I'm looking to buy a tablet to take notes at school, because I write much faster than I type and I don't want the clutter of physical loose leaf paper or go through the trouble of transcribing my notes onto the computer, not to mention having to draw diagrams with my mouse which is a nightmare. I'm looking at products like the iPad and its relatives, but the thing is they have all these features I don't need such as apps and whatnot...I just want to be able to write on the tablet like a piece of paper, then upload the notes to my computer. I don't need music, photos, games, internet browsing, or any type of entertainment/media, etc. I'd also like the active surface area to have measurements similar to that of the size of standard loose leaf paper (8.5" x 11"). I have a Wacom Bamboo Create model, and the screen size is pretty good I guess, but when I first made the purchase and placed the order for it, I was under the impression that it was a tablet you directly wrote upon...unfortunately I think all the Wacom tablet products are just oversized laptop touchpads, which I am not comfortable working with. I had one of those Boogie Board things, but they scratch very easily, have issues saving (sometimes they do not save at all or cannot read an entire chunk of the screen so you have to do everything over, moved out of the "unreadable" spot), you cannot erase anything without erasing your entire work, and they are powered by a soldered battery deep inside the device which is difficult to access so you cannot reuse it once it dies. All in all it's a device hard to work with even if you only want the bare necessities like I do. It can't even perform the essentials, such as writing properly (skips pixels sometimes, imprints your hand on the board when you rest your hand on it to write, etc.). So if I have no other alternative, I don't mind purchasing a mainstream tablet, but I think it's a waste of money if I buy an iPad to take notes...the thing is, I also heard that using a stylus on a tablet like the iPad will not have good results due to the lack of accuracy in the nature of the capacitive touchscreen (as opposed to an active digitizer screen) on a standard table not designed for writing on, which is why I am searching for a tablet that is specifically designed for writing or even art. I know that Wacom uses the active digitizer technology, but again, I feel uncomfortable having to write blindly while staring up at a screen and not down on the writing surface itself. Can anyone recommend any tablets with a display surface and my aforementioned standards?