haven’t used one, a tablet allows you to write on the screen like a pad and paper. I use this feature literally hours each day as I write messages, create mind maps, and taking meeting notes. About three weeks ago, the hard drive on my X 41 Tablet blew up – so I sent it in to Lenovo for repair. Got it back, spent a week getting it back up and the software reloaded (which is a pain because there is no optical drive/CD/DVD) and this morning it blew up – AGAIN!!! I know it makes me a thirty something weenie, but I live on my computer! I am sending it back in to Lenovo/IBM for repair. If we can’t get this right soon, I see a lot less PC in my future, and a lot more fruit (Hellooo Apple!).