Hey I'm kinda new here, being a highschool kid, only aspiring to be a fully employed industrial designer sometime in the future (I do some stuff now, just not professionally)
Anyway, I've been saving pennies trying to get a Toshiba Tecra Tablet because I have tried one of these babies and I fell in love with it the first time I drew a portrait of the amazed Best Buy employee standing next to me. I wish I could have saved that pic, it was really really good for a quick sketch.
Basically, tablets are great because it would mostly replace 'napkin' sketches for me. Sitting in line, in the car, or what have you, all those art tools right there.
That and the Tecra is powerful enough to run apps like 3DSM and AutoCAD.
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