I've currently got a 17" gaming laptop that I've been using for stuff, however, I'm thinking about giving it a nice permanent home on my desk and just using it as a desktop, and in turn, possibly getting a cheap-ish tablet. I've also thought about toting around a sketchpad and some pens, but having a laptop can come in VERY HANDY. Also, has anybody ever given Maya or 3dsMax a go on a Tablet?

Also, my budget is around $700, but I'm capable of saving up...

Thanks!