Technological impairment alleviated!
I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.... and I have to say I am quite impressed with it. Tablets and all the cool applications may be old news to some people but I'm still shocked about how well everything works, and how above & beyond my basic needs a little $200 Android tablet has taken me.
I strongly suggest to anyone who cannot afford an adequate hardware/software setup, or simply does not wish to make a large financial investment to give a tab with Sketchbook Express a trial run. It behaves exactly as it does on a Windows Surface if you just want to try it at a Microsoft store. The app is free and allows you to make some pretty slick works with a simple tool set; which I can't complain too much about given how well it works in addition to the more robust paid version.
I'll post how Sketchbook Pro works out and if it's worth the $4.99. Some of the googleplay reviews I've read seem pretty ill-informed or outdated when they're not outright glowing; one person complained for a whole paragraph about how there's no 'pen only' mode (the product description specifically boasts a 'pen only' mode); one other person complained about no hue or saturation adjustment. This would be slightly annoying if proven to be the case. There's always the work-around of using the default photo editing app with the supposedly missing feature in addition to other adjustment tools (cropping, etc).
Hopefully these gripes are all due to user failure which, if you've ever worked a technical support or a retail job, you know to most often be true culprit. In any case five bucks seems a small sacrifice for such potential greatness!
Listening to: Zeke
Reading: 3rd book in the Tawny Man Trilogy
Watching: HBO's Spawn
Drinking: lotsa coffee