Originally posted by James Kendrick, ZDNet
Tablets can be used for many tasks and taking handwritten notes is an important one for professionals in the field. Having a digital notepad can be a useful tool in many professions.
Windows 8 is nudging OEMs to produce a wide range of tablets including those with pen support for both digital note-taking (inking) and creating art. These tablets range from those with powerful performance (Core processors) to those seeking a balance between battery life and performance (Atom processors).
Professionals planning on using a tablet all day for inking only have one real option. Powerful tablets such as the Surface Pro only get 5 hours or less out of a battery between charges, and that eliminates them from consideration for such endurance note-taking.
Tablets with an Atom processor such as the ThinkPad Tablet 2 (reviewed here) get over 8 hours of use on a single charge. This will get users through a whole day of meetings or other activities where inking is in progress. Read more