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Drawing Tablets Consumer Help...

ZamzeeZamzee Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology
Hey guys,

I just started drawing and I am rather enjoying it, I am taking an Art Class at my community college. Anyways, the whole reason I am taking this class is it is a pre-req for graphic design courses, which is what I am truly interested in. So...

I would like to save up and buy a drawing tablet for my computer so I can draw on the computer. Does anyone know of some good ones under $200 that would get me started? I have seen them starting at around $50 but I figure if it's something I plan on doing for a while, I'd rather spend a little extra money and invest in a quality product versus the absolute basic. I am hoping to find one for around $100 or so.

Any suggestions?

- Zamzee

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This thread might be best suited for the Technology Tavern Forum.

    You could try the Bamboo as a starter, then work on getting something a bit more professional like an Intuos 3-4 +. The Intuos is however more expensive. Are we talking US dollars here?

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  • ZamzeeZamzee Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yeah U.S. dollars... Didn't see Technology Tavern will repost there, this one seems to be overrun by games but I figured a drawing tablet for PC is definitely technology. What kind of price ranges are each of these? Also I am interested in a large one with the drawing area slightly bigger than a regular sheet of paper.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anything as big as an A4 gets pretty expensive. You honestly don't need it to be that big though, especially if you plan to only use it on a monitor that's 1080p or smaller.

    Check wacom. Pretty much the most widely used and best brand for Graphic tablets. Bamboo is cheaper and best for casual noodling but if you want to get serious it's best to get an intuos 4.

    http://www.wacom.com/index.html

    but yeah, more suited for the technology sub forum.

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  • PhurrehPhurreh Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    For a hundred bucks, I'd go for the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch, it's largely sufficient for amateurs and above with its surprisingly good pen pressure.

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  • ZamzeeZamzee Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    On the Wacom website I found the Bamboo Pen and Touch like you said for about $200. That looks like it would be perfect, plenty of room, good price, simple and does exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the recommendation, looks like I will get it when I have the money. Thanks guys!

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  • ZamzeeZamzee Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I guess the official name is "Bamboo Fun."

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  • ZamzeeZamzee Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sorry, "Bamboo Fun" looks like the one I want, the "Pen and Touch" might be a tad small, I'd rather wait, spend the extra money and get more bang for my buck, but thanks for the direct to the product anyways. Found what I was looking for. :)

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