ImagoMouseFeatured By OwnerDec 27, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
hi, I use the bamboo pen and touch, it's pretty good and not too expensive i guess (i'm from poland so in my country it's not expensive) with bamboo you can use a lots of programes because it's very sensitive when you touch it so you can make a lot of cool drawing effects if you want see what you can do with it check out my gallery it may help you (and b.t.w i do not using paint tool sai)
try Monoprice. They have all the same sensitivity and features as a wacom pretty much, and their biggest one (10x12 in drawing area) runs about $60. I bought that one and have had it for about 9 months. I've had no issues with it, it doesn't lag at all, and it pretty nicely built. Go look at some reviews and such for it, but I always recommend it. ^_^
I've tried Genius and was disappointed. Currently Aiptek A4 works great for me, but for a change I'd like to try Wacom. Also, I'd recommend Wacom to anybody (worked on it two-tree times). It's like switching from campfire to microwave.
you've been using the same tablet for about 2 years so obviously you aren't much of a beginner anymore
i used to have a vistablet but for hanukkah i switched to the wacom intuos4 small ([link]) though since i've been experienced with a tablet before i've been recommended the medium size but just look at that price (even the small is a bit pricey, haha!). but i personally think that the small works just as good! it has many useful and fun functions that the vistablet doesn't have.
but since you want a good tablet for a low price i've been recommended the monoprice by a number of people ([link]) you could get it at a good size for a good price!