Wacom used to be the only real choice. They're still the best. If you want a nice and cheap go for Wacom Intuos or Wacom one . The competitors are seriously looking like very good alternatives nowadays. A few years back the alternatives were simply not good. I think the competition has gotten a lot better. It really depends on the size you're comfortable drawing. Large tablets aren't always better - I personally work best on medium sized ones. I'm currently using a XP-Pen Deco Mini7 drawing pad , might upgrade it one of these days to something that matches my screen aspect ratio again, but it's the right size for me. Using XP-Pen for simple tasks like retouching in photoshop and i love it, you don't have to stop there.