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    Default Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    Hi people again, after so much time.
    I had been very busy with the job & the studies, but now I have returned to make designs with my old graphic Tablet.

    I have a TB-7300 Trust Graphic tablet since 2007 (4000lpi, 1024 pressure levels) , but now it's failing more than a little.

    Well, I'm sad but I suppose that 5 years is a good retirement age for a graphic tablet. Now I'll have to buy another tablet and I wonder if you could help me to do it.

    Do I buy another Trust Tablet or Should I bet for Wacom this time?

    I have been watching this "cheap" models.

    Trust Canvas Widescreen Tablet
    (The more Expensive, around $193) (4000lpi /1024 pressure levels)
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    Wacom Bamboo Fun S Pen & Touch CTH-470S (131$) (2540lpi 1024 pressure levels)

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    Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch CTH-470K (118$) (2540lpi 1024 pressure levels)

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    Trust Slize Slim Tablet (Around 80$) (4000 lpi 2048 pressure levels)

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    Thanks for your help!
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    Default Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun S Pen & Touch CTH-470S, I don't use it much but I like it.
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    Default Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    Hi

    I know of only two real reasons to have a graphics tablet:

    1] You are a serious freehand artist and/or calligrapher

    2] You prefer using one as a pointing device [because you find it more natural, easier on the grip, or whatever.. than a mouse] for some if not all of the time

    plus the touch buttons and gestures can be useful, but not enough that I'd say they were a reason to get one just for that

    ........

    if 1] applies then the choice is a personal one

    if only 2] applies then any decent make of tablet should suffice

    as it happens I have a wacom bamboo, and I like it - it does the basic function very well of drawing pressure sensitive lines, and that's all I really need
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    Default Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    I have a Genius tablet and I like it and use it a lot. One thing you can do is have a look at what is available at local stores and see if they have any display models that you can try.

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    pgd6 Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    Nice advice, Angelize.I'll follow it.
    I went yesterday to one store to see them, but they were no exposed, just in box.
    Probably I'll go today to see them in another bigger store. Thanks!

    Thanks for your opinion HanDrawn and Wizard too.
    I'll probably go for Wacom, there's a lot of people who tell me that wacom tablets are better than others, but I would need to see and touch them.


    Thanks to all!!!

    P.D.-My reason to have a tablet is the first one,Handrawn. I'm young but serious designer (or that's what I try ). I won't put here my resumè, but in summary, I've been working designing backgrounds and characters for e-learning video games, and some other graphics for short films and full websites design.
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    Post Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    I can't speak much for other brands but I do enjoy my XP-Pen tablets. I have a XP-Pen Deco Pro Medium Graphic Tablet at work , it’s pretty big ( 11 x 6 inch active area ) and has 8 shortcut keys. Support Pen tilt and pressure .

    I would highly recommend, whatever brand you're looking into, GET THE BIGGEST ONE that you're able to (price, desk space, transportability, etc.). A large tablet works much closer to 1:1 hand movement to screen space movement, making you more accurate.
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    Default Re: Choosing a Graphic Tablet. Can somebody help me a little?

    this is an old thread and things have moved on a bit

    I now have a cintiq as well and yes for the detail work big is better

    But the small tablet intuos is portable - also, if you make short fast strokes on it they move a long way on the computer screen, which is very useful for expressive lines
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