Summary: This thing is too big to be practical. I exchanged it for a 6x8 and is just the right size. This 6x11 widescreen version makes it impossible to fit most laptop bags (I have a WIDESCREEN 15" laptop); the tablet is designed in a way that it extends far beyond 6x11" of workable tablet area, and it is not so portable because of it.
Summary: I used the small Wacom Graphire tablet for several years and was very pleased with it. I do a lot of work in Photoshop and can't imagine ever doing without a tablet. Being left handed also helps since I keep the tablet to the left of the keyboard and my regular Microsoft Mouse to the right of the keyboard (I don't care for the Wacom mouse.) After reading the virtues of its big brother the Intuos3, I broke down and bought it.
Summary: There is no picture for this item so I thought that the 'sleeve' would be similar to that available for the Graphire, a plastic cover that protects the pad. Wrong, it is a zipped black bag for the purpose of protecting the pad when it is being transported. It may be very good for that purpose but it is not what I wanted. I am unable to return it for credit because I took it out of its plastic packing to examine it and this renders it non returnable.