I got a new Monoprice tablet for my (early) birthday from Mom, and I am in love. I’ve been using a tiny Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet for the last couple of years, and I figured it was okay - but this 9x12 beast of a thing has the most incredible pressure sensitivity. I can actually draw on the surface and it reflects exactly on my monitor. It astounds me!
And it was only $90. $130 with shipping to Canada. We ordered it on a Monday afternoon and it showed up Wednesday morning.
It was a little hard to set up - I needed at PC to update the firmware and had to borrow a friend’s - but once it worked, it floored me. I did this in 15 minutes!
Would I love a Cintiq? Sure, but it’s out of my price range for now. This little angel is a fine substitute, since I can actually draw on it. I could only use my Bamboo for editing. I’m happy.