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I've been looking at getting a graphics tablet for a new HTPC build I've almost finished as the input device. It's running a dev copy of Windows 8 and I really wanted to enjoy a touch interface to my 46" TV. However a good graphics tablet is expensive, and restricts my TVs resolution to it's resolution so I'd have to buy a 1080p tablet (which is very expensive). I want to find a tablet pc to sub in for a traditional graphics tablet that will let me get around the issues of resolution and cost.

HTPC Specs: 2600k, 560Ti, Bluetooth, Wired+Wireless networking, TV tuner, 8GB RAM, 6TB storage, already network shared (if you need more details ask).

I'm looking at a few different tablets (all dual-core though), used, under $300. Toshiba Thrive, HP Touchpad, etc. But am totally open to suggestions based on whichever one will do what I want it to best.

Basically I want to accomplish as many things on my list below as possible. Any suggestions on Apps, the OS I need, best Tablet to use, etc is appreciated.

--I want to see the screen as I'm interacting with it. Similar to: http://wacom.com/en/Products/InteractiveDisplays.aspx
--Can I do it either over WiFi, or Bluetooth (don't know exact spec off-hand), or will it be USB tethered.
--I want my Windows 8 PC to look beautiful on the TV, no reduced graphics, etc, like if it would if I were to use a remote desktop app.
--I want to use it bare-handed and not need a stylus for it, but a decent accuracy stylus would be nice if I ever decided to sketch stuff out.
--If I can't get a graphical display, can I at least get performance similar to one of these: http://wacom.com/en/Products/Bamboo/BambooTablets.aspx?
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Why not wait (a while) for a Windows 8 tablet. I bet it will do it natively with Windows 8 PCs. Until then, use one of these:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=599...promoid=1297¸

If you don't want to wait though, I guess there's an Android app that does it, so I'd get the best bang for the buck tablet you can find. (the Asus Eee Pad Transformer or the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are very good btw)
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