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Best tablet for drawing/sketching?

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Hello guys,I have never owned a tablet before but I have a Dell XPS laptop.I need a tablet with pen input to draw/sketch, etc.
Any screen size and price is fine.I would prefer a tablet with a user-friendly interface.
Thanks!
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I have 2 tablets at the moment. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Microsoft Surface Pro.
The Android is useful for music, checking/sending mail, GPS and general web browsing. The best thing about the Gatalxy Tab 2 is the battery life. I have gotten over 10 hours of constant use on a single charge before. With that said however, it is a horrible tablet for sketching... most android tablets are (save perhaps the Galaxy Note tablet). The capacitive stylus used on most tablets is rather clunky, inaccurate and slow. The Tab 2 only has a dual core 1Ghz CPU, but I've tested quite a few and the only Android tab w/stylus I liked was the Note.

Sketching on the Surface Pro is another story. It uses a 1024 pressure point stylus that also gives you the option of erasing things with the "eraser" side just as you would a real pencil. Photoshop doesn't seem to make very good use of it at the moment but One Note and Google Sketchbook work wonders on it. I am sure youtube has some videos demonstrating those programs on the Surface Pro. As far as the interface, I normally hate Windows 8, but on a touch screen tablet it actually works very well. The Surface Pro also has the added benefit of being able to run any Windows application, including Bluestacks, which lets you run a virtual Android operating system. So you get the best of both worlds.
Cons for the Pro: No GPS built in, expensive tablet with an expensive keyboard. The battery life is pretty abysmal on it. I balanced settings I get a little bit over 2 hours, but that is with a lot of use and programs running. If you are able to plug it in every once in a while it isn't to bad (It recharges pretty quick) but on the road you'll need a car charger.

I don't have any experience with Apple products. I've never liked their business practices nor their products, so I've never bought one. While I am sure they are pretty good, they still do not hold a candle to the processing power of the Surface Pro. I am sure someone else will post regarding Apple Ipads in more detail.

I hope this helped a bit.
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