Graphics tablets are computer input devices which let you to hand-draw images and graphics, similar to the way one draws images with a pencil and paper. The leader in the industry appears to be Wacom. Size is one of the most important factors in choosing one.

I am looking for one because my daughter wants this capability for her birthday. I have a friend who is pretty serious with these kind of devices. Her work is stunning.

I'm trying to figure out how to do this without spending a fortune, and the Bamboo
model from Wacom
is looking pretty good at this point, at less than $100.

Now I just need to find her a computer that doesn't flop around on the ground
like a rat with a broken leg. Any advice for that one?

Curt runs a company that helps people with project execution and lives with his wife, kids and a slew of animals in Austin, Texas.