The Cintiq provides a pen-on-screen technology, where you can actually draw directly on the image rather than guess.
I love that it's so easy to use, but it comes with a hefty pricetag. For the smaller one, it will set you back $999.
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The other one that I am drooling over is the Intuos4 Medium. Though it's not as realistic as the Cintiq, it definitely has it's advantages. The price being one, and it is more portable. If you want an easy way to edit your images, scribble on photos and have fun, then the Intuos4 is looking like the way to go.
This medium tablet is $349, so a much more doable price than the Cintiq, especially for those that are looking for a more efficient way of simple photo editing.
What does everyone think? Any recommendations?