Hi, I have had the smallest tablet made by WACOM for four years - cost about £70 then. It is small, but I have found it to be quite effective - used for art work and graphics. Obviously the expensive ones have more features and are probably more responsive, but if on a budget like me, you could not go far wrong. The pen does not have a cable - nor does the mouse which I use all the time instead of the standard type. Best of luck with your choice! Oh, I don't know about XP - I use Windows 2000 Pro on both machines.
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