I got a Wacom Cintiq last summer. As pricey as they are it's been really invaluable to me to do my work with, I have no idea how I'd have met deadlines without it.
Before that I went through a Trust tablet, a bamboo, and a pen and touch. The trust one was pretty cheap and a big size, I just lost patience with it when the drivers utterly messed up when I switched computers and it ended up being totally unusable, ending up with two cursor locations that the cursor continually jumped between...which was annoyting to say the least. I ende dup giving it to one of my friends. It was a nice tablet...just not a lot in the way of user support.
Bamboo was nice, but a little small for my taste, as I jumped from an A4 size to a postcard sized work area. Pen and touch was better, and has a nice feel to it, plus a handly little pen holder on the side wihch I wish my cintiq had now, as I keep misplacing the pen and panicking.
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