I LOVE my tablet. I have the same as Kiger. I saved up money for over a year to go to Japan as well but I bought this tablet instead of the Companion 2 or a Cintiq.
At school I previously worked on a smaller Cintiq but it was horrible. The distance between the display and my pen was just too much. But this MobileStudio tablet is the best. It feels very natural and the 13 inch size makes it perfect to carry around.
And guess what. It makes NO sound. When it does, it makes less noise than me blowing out candles on a cake. ^_^
I know it can be really hard to make the right decision but once I opened the box all of my doubts were gone and I still am in love with the tablet.
So, buy it if you need a tablet and have a job to save money for it. It will be worth your money. If not, return it.
The biggest con for me was that my nibb died on me after using the tablet for just a few weeks. It started scratching and making noises so I changed it to of the other nibs. I love the felted nib and want to buy more but as far as I know they don't sell any replacement nibs yet. Which is very strange...
My post looks like a Wacom propaganda but it really is as good as I described it. At least mine is.