Anyone know a good brand and price of writing / drawing pad that I can use with my computer / laptop? I have OneNote and would like to use my laptop to take notes in class like a tablet PC would. And we could use this to draw in PhotoShop or autocad, too...
I hope you know what I am talking about.
I searched around and on ebay but found very limited resources about this type of equipment, maybe I didn't search right
As far as quality goes, you have to get a wacom. Personally I have the 4x6" one, which is the smallest they do (cost me £45) and it's plenty big enough for most things. Ignore the cheaper brands - the quality is not nearly as good, and some have driver issues - some don't even support the macintosh platform which is madness for a graphic design tool (they're cutting out 60-70% of their audience). Mine came with tablet, pen, mouse (no mouse ball or optical sensor) and corel painter. Pretty good deal IMO
I can control the entire Mac OS with the pen - using it as a keyboard and a mouse. Inkwell lets me write into almost any text box on the fly, and use gestures for things such as delete, enter, tab and so forth. Sadly, windows lacks this feature.