I’m not a huge fan of cintiqs. Not that they’re a bad idea, but the excessive cabling, bulk, heat and glare make them unusable for me. That said, I’ve always thought that a solution would be cutting out those things.
Here’s a concept from Derick Schweppe, one of our fans, that addresses this very issue. It’s lightweight (I hope) tablet that runs Android OS with Wacom technology that would allow for full pressure sensitivity sketching without the bulk and the annoying cables.
Here’s a bit from Derek on the tablet concept –
The tablet can be used as an input for fully featured software such as photoshop. The wacom tablet incorporates a dual digitizer with both active pen and touch input. When sketching with the pen palm rejection is activated. The tablet utilizes a high quality IPS display.
One can only dream right?
Here’s a pic and for the full gallery check out his flickr page.