Just to throw a wrench in the conversation, but if you're interested in mobility (like drawing on the couch) then you might want to look into a used talbet pc. You could get a used Lenovo x200t or a HP 2730p or a Fujitsu t5010 for about 500$, or something like a slightly older Lenovo x61t for 250$. Fully functional core2duo laptop with a Wacom screen inside. Flip it around, and you've got a thick slate. Draw right on the couch, or anywhere. They've only got 256 levels of pressure and you loose the nice big screen size that you've got in your current set up, but mobility is really an asset. Might be worth thinking of as an optional addition to your digital arsenal- sort of like a "Hey, I want to draw but everyones around-- time to use the tablet pc" kind of idea.
I love mine, and couldn't imagine being tied down to only working at a desktop. Easily one of the best tech purchases I've ever made, IMO.
That a really cool idea. I like the freedom of it.
Really can't spend any more money right now but it's something to think about for the future.
Scott, would something like this help?
I'm considering something like this as I too am having difficulty getting comfortable with my laptop and Intuos4.
This AIR DESK looks like the best solution. I don't have one YET but sure
Could not add the link ( new user) but Google 'Air Desk' to find their site.
Hey guys... maybe David Revoy's article can help...
Check this out...
w w w .davidrevoy.com/?article30/ergonomic-of-graphics-tablets