So the market has been changing quite a bit since I first found this forum and thanks to everyone here, grabbed my very first Tablet PC, a HP 2730 convertible. It was clunky, heavy and thick, but it changed my digital art life and I wasn't able to go back to screenless drawing again. Looking back at my first gear and seeing what's coming out now makes me realize just how far devices have come for art purposes. What I'm curious about... is what are people using right now? What do they love and what do they miss? What missteps have they had on their journey for their current set up? TLDR: Tell me your gear and stories! For me, my progression was a a second hand flipper with a *gasp* full-sized siloed pen and while I loved it for a good two years, it got kind of heavy when I saw so many shiny ads for a new thing that was coming out from... Microsoft? Seeing the surface announced I like many others drooled a bit, saw how thin and light it was and saved for one. Then it got delayed. But I had the cash and I really wanted a shiny small tablet with a wacom pen... so I got a Samsung Ativ 700t instead. I loved that device like it were my own child despite the *bleeping* keyboard disconnects, but it was then I started to realize screen proportions matter. As I started to do more digital painting in college it started feeling too narrow for serious work and holding it in portrait was a pain. I was starting to feel the size pinch of having the Ativ as my only drawing device and my gaming/work PC was gathering dust so I finally got the device that I had been dreaming of my whole life... but ended up being the biggest disappointment and waste I ever did... Wacom Companion Hybrid. I think in this forum that can stand as "enough said." I sold it to buy a Monoprice 22HD on a steep discount and a Samsung Tab A 10.1. Selling the Hybrid netted enough to buy both making it someone else's problem. The Monoprice was... okay. It worked, the pen wasn't as nice as the Samsung, the glass was too smooth but the power of Wacom felt nibs conquered that. The Tab A was a revelation however and I loved being able to use it in portrait like a real sketchbook. Thankfully the one thing I got out of the hybrid was a really good feel for what apps were worth it. Drawing on android, the apps aren't as robust as on Windows... but the UIs are usually designed so much better for pen/touch that the pure act of sketching and drawing something is less fiddly than trying to hit teeny tiny icons in Clip on the Ativ. At this point I was starting to take 2D animation in college and Painter classes and the ATIV with it's 4gigs of older ram just wasn't cutting it so I got the Best Buy Thinkpad Yoga 14 with a student discount. It worked for my classes, ate Flash, chewed it up and spit it out with no problem and gaming on it was amazing. But the pen... the pen.... oof. It was okay but not what I was expecting from Wacom. Drawing on a 300$ android shouldn't feel better than a 900$ laptop. Which finally dumps me at right now! XP-Pen 15.6 Samsung S3 My upgrade from the Tab A to the S3 was... because I could? Because I still had keyboard envy for missing out on getting a Surface 1? It's more of the same but better. I do so much work on that thing it's really quite silly. As reliable as the Monoprice was for a while, the single usb port got busted rendering it a 22HD monitor. The XP-Pen was a nightmare and a half to purchase and set up and even though I finally got it set up how I like and it feels waaaay nicer than my Hybrid did (except no touch, cry). Well and the screen protector scratches by NUDGING it. Other than that it's impressive what other companies are doing for 1/3 of the price of Wacom. Overall I'm happy with the two now but I really need a portable windows option that's newer than the ATIV. The Yoga is retired to gaming laptop duties and filing reports (stolen by my partner since his new job has him traveling a lot.) I've heard Wacom AES is getting better, but I doubt it's good enough to get me to draw on it over EMR.