And frankly the folk I see that want to scribble are always looking for a better note taking app. The tf300 with its dock is great since I can keyboard the text in at full speed. And it comes with a note taking app.

Don't have the Samsung in the collection.

I do have a question. Why the latest OS question? It's not that important as I've found out. It's nice to have but as you suspect, in a few months you're back to out of date and since consumers are loathe to pay for updates, they won't come out.