I agree with Mieke even though I haven't ever used a Cintiq. But they're sweet.
I use a Wacom Intuos 3 like Ron, and I love it. Mine has a smaller area (4.5x6) and it works great with my 21" monitor. I picked mine up near the end of the life cycle for the model. Unless you find one used, The Intuos 3 has been replaced by the Intuos 4. I believe the main differences are greater sensitivity and more programmable keys.
They`re a lot of fun to use.
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