I have worked with these tablets, and am here to say that they are amazing-
To recognize my handwriting and convert it to text, made me a believer!
The more you use your handwriting the better the tablet will recognize it - up to 99% accuracy.
The speech recognition works the same way - the more you use it the better it will recognize your speech. Amazing what these tablets are capable of.
Do not buy a gateway if you live in Canada. I bought one and can not get parts. Gateway refuses to ship outside the US.
There is another supplier but he insists on shipping UPS and they charge 59.00 to cross the border.
I wanted a stylus 19.00 US plus 59.00 brokerage fees. Not in this life time.