Graphics tablet, I have a bamboo create. Do NOT get a samsung tablet lol. Those are basically laptops with touch technology and a lot less. remember; tablets and graphics tablets are very different things. Cintiq tablets have a hefty price due to the fact that they have a screen and you can use a pen to touch them, but they look like they are very much so worth it.
Depends on your budget if you're thinking about a graphics tablet. mine was $250 CDN. Cintiqs can run $900+ CDN. There are tablets that cost less than mine, but you must get a pen. Just do some research
=Recoat is right, a tablet and a graphics tablet are very two different things. So of course, the obvious answer would be buying a graphics tablet. in addition to the graphic tablets, if you are not concern so much about the price, a wacom bamboo are mostly for beginners, those who have no experience with digital drawing with a tablet, and it's cheaper. what i recommend is a wacom intuos 5 or 6 (whatever is the most recent). it might be more for professionals and it is quite more expensive than a bamboo, but the variety of options on it are well worth the investment. but anyways, it's up to you, do you want something cheap and for beginners or something more expensive but includes more options?
The Samsung note might be good for "other stuff" but for drawing/ art creation you are really limiting yourself. With a graphics tablet like the bamboo pen you can use it with in all industry standard software. Not to mention getting a low end one, which is all you need to start out on won't be so pain full on your wallet.
good choice. Might I suggest a one from the Bamboo line of Wacom Tablet. They are perf for first starting out with digital painting. I've had mine for a few years now, and it's taught me well. Hoping to upgrade to something a little bigger tho soon.
I dont know if Tablets can be used for animation from what I heard they are crap. A graphics tablet is easier to use and it takes time to get used to as well but you can do so much more with them and a bamboo fun is suppose to be good I use a bamboo pen. So graphics tablet is better in my opinion.