8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc)
word processing and ebooks/textbooks (would rather take notes in a book)
You could go with an Asus Transformer with the keyboard dock. Many other Android tab will let you use an external keyboard (USB or Blue tooth), but the KB dock in the Asus has and extra battery.