Another step closer to graphics input nirvana

Some of you may have heard of the graphics input idea that I fancy as the way to go for high-end graphics use. Unfortunately, we're still a ways away from 300dpi fast-motion pen/touch sensitive screens that are mounted on drafting boards (and about that size). However, Wacom, makers of fine graphics tablets, have just announced the Cintiq 21UX, a 21" LCD display that can is designed to be used with their graphics pens directly and works at angles from 15°. This is getting pretty close, and at $2995, the pricing is pretty reasonable for somebody who might otherwise be considering a 1600x1200 display and a high-end graphics tablet.