Last week I finally went and ordered the laptop I was wanting, and it arrived today. It's a convertible tablet: I'm writing this post with the handwriting recognition. It's surprisingly good! I'm looking forward to drawing with it. So far everything seems to be in order. One pixel was stuck at first, but it seems to have recovered. There's a tonne of junk installed on it. Look's like it's going to be hard to separate the stuff that's needed to keep the handwriting, fingerprint scanner, power management and other stuff working from the bloaty crap.