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Which Wacom tablet would be best to use for my major?

Asked by xTheDreamer (840 points ) September 22nd, 2011

I’m majoring in Communication & Multimedia Design, where it’s about designing stuff on photoshop and illustrator etc.

About two years ago I bought a drawing tablet form Wacom but my mom is using that now as a writing tablet so now I’m thinking of buying a new one. But I don’t know which Wacom tablet I should buy and which one would be the best one to use now.

I saw the new product of theirs, Inkling, that would definitely be something I would use because I like to sketch/draw on paper often and it’s easier to use than a tablet but if I can’t buy that one, which other would be good?

Which Wacom tablet would you recommend to me?

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ragingloli's avatar

I use a Bamboo, medium sized. It is accurate and has a good feel to it. Its pen does not have felt tips and other extravaganzas the more expensive models have, but I do not think you need them.
The tips do wear out quickly though.
It cost me 160€.
The main problem I see with the “Inkling” is that it seems to be just accurate enough for sketches, so if you want to refine it later on your PC, you will need a proper tablet anyway.

jrpowell's avatar

I have been wanting a Cintiq for a long time. I had a Bamboo that I gave to Dog since I hadn’t used it in a year and she would use it.

It really depends on what you want to spend.

dreamwolf's avatar

Bamboo should do the trick. Unless you work at Pixar or something, I’m not sure you would need the 400$ mega sized ones to be honest. As you are merely completing what your professors want to get across to you, in correlation to design as a theory and applied arts.:D

xTheDreamer's avatar

@ragingloli @dreamwolf Which Bamboo version should I use? Like the pen, pen & touch, fun or craft?

dreamwolf's avatar

The Fun is at a reasonable price! 200$, I’d check up on it at Craigslist, I got mines for 90 bucks on CraigsList. haha, but honestly my buddy who graduated sdsu with multimedia was a pentool master. but he now uses the “small” pen and does fine. If you’re well off I think investing in the 400 would be ideal. But for learning purposes small, medium does fine.

TheRocketPig's avatar

You can do most anything you normally want to do on a Bamboo. I personally shelled out the extra money and bought an Intuos, but for a student a Bamboo is great. They also just released a few new models a couple weeks ago.

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