I am about to start college as an engineering student and I have been looking into a laptop or Tablet but am looking for something that I could take some notes on and maybe during breaks tinker with a little programming I am looking for something inexpensive that I am not going to worry if I accidentlly spill my soda on or drop it.
I am mainly a Windows user and here are my basic programs that I use for day to day use.
Visual Studio 2010 Express
Microsoft Office 2010 Student
FireFox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer,
I would like to get an Android or Linux Based Tablet because it would make it easyer to carry around and I have seen some of the Features of Android 2.2 and Linux and liking what I see. I am hoping that someone out there could point me in the direction of finding the right kind of tablet and software similar to the above posted.