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Anyone got any good tablet recommendations?

Asked by Begeara (371 points ) October 28th, 2010

I’m the the market for a tablet, mainly for drawing purposes. I’ve gotten into drawing lately and discovered I’m quite good at it, however until now I’ve just used printer paper and a number 2 pencil. I’ve got many friends who have tablets they use for drawing and a few of them complain about the brands they use. I’m wondering if anyone has a tablet they can recommend or warn me against?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t own one yet, but Wacom’s bamboo is the one that was most highly recommended to me when I was asking around.

Iclamae's avatar

I have Wacom’s Bamboo. It’s the Pen & Touch model so that it has both sets of functions. It’s a great, relatively cheap option for someone just starting out with a tablet. Especially since you aren’t sure how much you’ll use it. (People who are starting a business based around one might decide to go with something different since this is a small tablet.)

Also, before you go tablet shopping, I would recommend checking your local Craigslist. I know someone who found a $500 tablet on there for $125.

Fyrius's avatar

I’ve been recommended to get a Wacom and not settle for anything cheaper. There’s a lot of cheap but unreliable rubbish, apparently.
I followed that advice, and got one at A5 size. It was a hefty investment, but I’m still happy with it. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in digital drawing and willing to put some money into it.

Begeara's avatar

Alright, thanks everyone, I’ll be sure to add those names to my list of things to check out. I’ll mainly be using the tablet for drawing web-comics as me and my friends are starting up a website

madmax303's avatar

if your just a beginner on the tablet, you should get the Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch. i bought it and i love it. its $100 i believe and it came with photoshop elemetns

Begeara's avatar

Yeah I’m leaning towards that =]

Fyrius's avatar

Bloody heck, why is this thing so much cooler than my old trusty Graphire4?

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