View Full Version : Tablets, help with the money, not yours, mine.

Shadow Stalker
05-14-2003, 07:36 PM
Ok, I bet you've seen theses before, but please help me.

I don't have much money to spend on a tablet up to $200. Do any of you with really big ones really use it, or would a 4x5 be fine. Also I've looked into Wacom and Aiptek, because I think they are the two leading companies. Here is what I found.

Wacom--Very expensive, but they have lots of extra accessories, like other pens.

Aiptek--Much cheaper. But I doubt the quality.

I found a 4x5 Wacom "Intuos2" for $167 the cheapest Here (http://www.pcnation.com/asp/details.asp?item=507066) , yet I found a 12x9 Aiptek "HyperPen 12000U" for only $119 Here (http://shop.aiptek.com/?page=product&product=HP12U) .

I've heard from some people that the Aiptek tablets are rough and that the pens arn't that comfortable and your hand hurts after a while. Whats your advice. Thanks.

05-14-2003, 07:55 PM
I'd advise you to stick to the Wacom brand, I've heard nothing good about the Aipteks.

4x5 is not such a bad size, espescially for your first tablet. I use a 4x5 at home with no trouble...

05-14-2003, 08:01 PM
Wacom or nothing. 4x5 is okay, but if you're going that small, just save the $$ and get a Graphire. http://www.mwave.com had some good prices on the larger size Intuos' last I checked.

05-14-2003, 08:36 PM
I have a 4x5 Graphire works for me. anything but the mouse.

Shadow Stalker
05-14-2003, 09:24 PM
Thanks. I will probably go with the wacom. The 4x5 Intuos2.

And whats with those "extra pens" like the inking pen, stroke pen designer pen and Airbrush. Are they anything special?

05-15-2003, 07:10 PM
I'd go for the Graphire if you're going to get one small but whichever. As for the pens I wouldn't really say they're anything special about them they do some special things but I wouldn't get any of them myself.

Tony Moore
05-15-2003, 09:20 PM
if i were you, i'd stick with the Graphire if you're just getting a 4x5, and save your money until you decide to go up in size.

i'm sure a lot of people use the extra pens that you can get for the Intuos, but i'm not one of them.


Shadow Stalker
05-15-2003, 11:16 PM
Whats the difference between the graphite and the Intuos? I thought they were basicly the same.

05-16-2003, 07:20 PM
Intuos cost more pretty much but have higher sensitivity and levels of pressure. That's about it I think. Just stick with the Graphire and save the money for if you might lose one of your pens as they cost 40 bloody dollars and I've lost 2 of them, I have my ideas about what happened to them though :mad:

05-17-2003, 12:01 AM
wacom ? .... :confused:

Whats a wacom ?