As you may remember, we're sponsoring the Wacom Cintiq-- competitors will be on stage drawing on these LCD tablets which are big enough (21") for the audience to see the work in progress. I dropped by the motion graphics firm UV/Phactory earlier this week to get a demo of the Cintiq and was pretty blown away. The screen is crisp and clear, the surface is nice to draw on and the tools are incredibly precise. I want one.
The Cintiq is available for $2500 at these resellers, though most of them appear to be on backorder until later this month.