I've narrowed the decision down to these two tablets. Although this will be my first tablet purchase I am never one to get the lower models to see if I am happy with it before I get the high-end stuff. Instead I usually research what I am looking to buy and see if I would be happy with it and then save myself the hassle of getting two of the same thing with different levels of quality. That said, I want to make sure that I get the right tablet for my situation.
I'm currently running a 20.1" LCD monitor in a resolution of 1600x1200. I've read a lot about the scaling that takes place if your screen resolution is larger than the size of your tablet. However, I've also read that you can specify what area of the screen you would like the tablet to be active on, which eliminates the problem of scaling. Regardless of how it is set up, I would like to have my transition of going from paper to tablet go as smoothly as possible. Due to this I have been leaning towards the 9x12, which I have read has little to no scaling on monitors running 1600x1200. Also, desk space really isn't an issue as I will most likely use the tablet on my lap while drawing.
Up until now everything that I have read has pointed me towards the 9x12. Did I miss something somewhere or is this the right tablet for me?