ArtRage 5 Product PageArtRage Lite Product PageArtRage for iPad Product PageArtRage for Android Product PageArtRage  Android Oil Painter Free Product PageArtRage  Free Demos Page

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: what tablet to buy?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    11

    what tablet to buy?

    sorry if I posted this in the wrong section,any way. I thought it would be a good idea for people buying tablets.

    I thought people could post about thier tablets to get an idea of what to buy.

    Name:
    Company:
    model:
    price:
    size:
    software:
    any special features: (Eg: pressure sensitive)
    pros:
    cons:
    (optional)where you bought it:
    and mabey a picture

    Edit: thought I would add some more stuff
    "If everyone gave an eye for an eye, no one would see" - Gandhi

  2. #2
    4x5 Wacom Graphire
    On sell for $60
    Pro: Works great never had a problem out of it. Small size does not take up a lot of desk space. Came with nice software, of course I droped all that and got ArtRage, so thats moot.

    Cons: Not sure, never tried any others to compare to. Maybe – due to its size drawing is more from your wrist and not full arm movements. Painters may not like that.
    Very Happy Owner of ArtRage Studio Pro!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    11
    Thanks for your post Blade_Pride. Could you perhaps give the model?
    "If everyone gave an eye for an eye, no one would see" - Gandhi

  4. #4
    Its the wired Graphire, I think the Bamboo toke its place in the line-up. I also think you can get them with Artrage now.
    Very Happy Owner of ArtRage Studio Pro!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    NJ, US
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    1,004
    Forbes, your survey is too detailed. The answer to your question's really simple: you get a Wacom Intuos 3 if you can afford it, or a Wacom Bamboo if you can't. Most people find the 6x8 size to be the most comfortable, 6x11 if you've got a widescreen monitor. Fewer people, but still a substantial number, are perfectly happy with the 4x6 size, though I find it rather limiting. If this is your first experience with a tablet, give yourself at least a week of full-time use to get a feel for it; it will likely feel awkward at first to be looking at the screen and drawing somewhere else, but don't give up on it. Finally, many people find the tablet's smooth surface a bit disconcerting; considering placing a piece of paper on it to make drawing feel more natural.

    If you search the forums for "which tablet," you should find at least two or three threads with several responses.

    Hope that helps, and good luck with your decision. =)

    (And happy new year!)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    11
    Thanks justG thats really helped basicly i couldn't afford the intous 3 so i ordered the medium white bamboo tablet for my birthday whicj is on the 7th , and a happy new year to.
    "If everyone gave an eye for an eye, no one would see" - Gandhi

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Santiago de Chile
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    3,371
    A comment with my Tablets:
    First one: a Wacom 3x5 (I think) ", but for me not so enough surface to draw.
    Now, I have a Genius 6 x 8 ", and itīs more comfortable for me. It seems like my olds paper block, and pencil itīs so sensitive...
    Here at Santiago de Chile, there are only this 2 brand: Wacom and Genius.
    Most important: good drawings and paintings, and enjoy with AR.!!!!

  8. #8
    I use a SONY VAIO PC where I draw right on the monitor. Once you go to direct contact to a screen,..a Wacom will never do. I used a Graphire for several years (and it was indeed very good) until I found this VAIO (a dream come true) a year ago and it made a HUGE difference. Next I will get a Tablet PC for times when I need more mobility. Motion makes the best for artists. The Mac Tablet Mod also is a great one.

    If the price is keeping you from a Tablet PC, (and they can certainly be pricey!) I have found Wacom's to be the best tablet out there! Never tried the Genius tablet though.
    Todd P. Dolce

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Norena, Asturias, Spain
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    17
    I use a Wacom Intuos 3 A5 Wide, and for me is the best choice if you have a widescreen monitor. I used a Graphire for several years, and it's a really good choice too.

    If you need to directly touch the screen, choice a Wacom Cintiq. I tested a 19" and is a really pleasure!! A Vaio with touch screen is not an option for me. Very, very expensive.

    I use tablet regulary for work with Photoshop and ZBrush. I am new on Artrage's World, and I think is a amazing piece of software :-)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    United States
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    200
    I hemmed and hawed about three or four years ago, trying to work up the courage to plop down the money required for the Intuos 3 (mine's a 6x8, and ran about $350 at the time).

    I'm real glad I did. I used a Graphire 4x5, and it's not even close. This tablet's paid for itself at least 20 times over since I bought it.

    Currently saving up for a Cintiq.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •