Hey thanks for the informative reply! I think the usb keyboard or a gaming mouse would work well for shortcuts if art dock is not an option but you were mentioning theres no palm rejection. Not even with the expensive touchbase drivers? For that money there better be palm rejection and my dishes better be done. This can be worked around with an art glove but its not ideal. I might give it a go and do the install again this weekend.
I hear you about shuffling devices. I recently bought the asus note 8 for $190 on amazon because I wanted something super portable. I love it so far. Im actually selling my cintiq companion on craigslist because, while its amazing, its also heavy and not practical I really rarely use it. I will write up a blog post soon about cheaper cintiq alternatives such as the ativ 700t and asus note 8 even and compare them. I would hackintosh the asus note 8 but I dont think osx will run on baytrail. The 700t is really a great device especially considering it can be had for around $400 now days.