Iím currently using a wacom intous and a Toshiba Satellite. The Satellite is approaching the end of its lifecycle. You see itís a Pentium 4 as opposed to a Centrino, having just missed that chip revolution, and itís constantly burning me, overheating, and otherwise threatening to catch on things on fire.
So Iím thinking of updating to a tablet notebook. Iíve pretty much got my heart set on it. I love my intous, but I want the added functionality of being able to draw directly on the image. Iím tired of the disconnect between wacom and screen, and Iím not really ready to plop down two grand for a cintiq when what I really need to do is replace my combustible laptop. I also think I can live with the drop in sensitivity. Iíve all but convinced myself that my work doesnít need over a thousand levels. My simulations are pencils and watercolor or ink and watercolor, maybe some pastels. Iíve never pushed painter to its limits. I also want the portability. My pyrotechnic laptop goes all over town with me, but the same canít be said for itís big purple companion.
So whatís a good tablet notebook? At or under two grand, and is there a specific add on wacom pen you recommend? Iím interested in your user experiences, not just in the realm of artist usability, but also more practical things like dvd burning and ventilation. I donít want another laptop that comes with the warning label Ďcaution may burní. And seriously, that label is on this thing. Should have been a dead giveaway.