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   Corez
post Dec 6 2010, 09:34 AM
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Hey guys, it's been a while since I've been around here. But recently I've been doing a little research to see which tablet I should buy and obviously Wacom is my only choice. But now my question is which series would you recommend? I searched the forum a little bit and Bamboo and Graphire seem like the perfect tablets for newbs. Although most people recommend Graphire, I can't seem to find it on the Wacom site (dutch version), I don't know if they discontinued it. So yeah, what do you guys recommend? And since there's some dutch people here where do you recommend me buy? Mediamarkt?

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post Dec 6 2010, 09:38 AM
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I can't help you not having one, but I'll be interested in hearing what people say because I am really tempted to get one too smile.gif




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post Dec 6 2010, 04:15 PM
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I'm not Dutch, but I bought a Intuos3 6x11 tablet few years back and it was the best decision I made for expanding what I could do with my art. The reason I bought that tablet was because I was sure I would use it long-term, I'm not really sure exactly what you are going to use the tablet for, but my top choice (if your really committed to it) is the Intuos series. Of course they have the 4th edition out now and it's probably expensive as hell, but if you really want the bang for your buck I recommend the Intuos personally.

Don't let me pressure you into buying it at all, get what you feel will be right for you and if your not sure, go ahead and buy a cheaper one and if you really like it, you can always upgrade.
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post Dec 6 2010, 04:20 PM
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I own an Intuos4, so I can only comment on that. It's a great tablet, with a sleek design and nice features. If you know you want to get the Wacom brand then I think you have to consider the price level you want to pay and how much you plan on using the tablet. The Bamboo is geared more towards non-professionals (at a more affordable price), but you can still do a lot with it. However, if you plan on using your tablet a lot (and progressing you skills in the future) a tablet in the Intuos series might be a better option for you.




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post Dec 6 2010, 05:33 PM
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The best investment is the Intuos 4 medium or large. Getting a bamboo or lesser tablet series may seem like the right investment, but it's not compared to the high quality, working space, and pressure sensitivity of the Intuos 4. They are expensive, but several of my friends have gotten theirs refurbished for way cheaper and everything works just as good on the refurbished ones.

Thing is, if you do get a bamboo or lesser series, what if you need a bigger one? or higher quality one? It would cost more money in the long run to try one out for a year or two and get the best one later. It's way better to invest in the best tablet now because you will learn how to use it the same way you would with a bamboo or graphire; there's no learning differences between the tablets, only quality of pressure sensitivity and work space.

If anything get the Intuos 4 small, but I always found that the small feels very constrained. Medium is best for many different monitor sizes.




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post Dec 6 2010, 05:50 PM
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Out of interest what would you say about an intuos 3...? how much better is the 4th version? Because I could probably get a 3 quite easily (without breaking the bank...).




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post Dec 6 2010, 06:12 PM
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here is a pretty good comparison

http://techgage.com/article/wacom_intuos4_...al_pen_tablet/3

from: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/hardware/...sus-Intuos3.htm

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•Second-generation tip sensor with extended life span
•Double pressure sensitivity to 2048 levels
•Lighter response to starting pressure (detects 1 gram versus 10)
•Wider active area
•More sensible button and touch ring layout
•Illuminated display for ExpressKeys
•Reversible design for left or right handed use
•New flex nibs, more nibs included
•Improved pen stand that doubles as nib holder
•Redesigned mouse
•Separate USB cables on most models



After doing a quick read-though, it sounds like the prominent improvements in the Intuos4 are the increased button/pen pressure sentsitivty, wider/more flexible layout, and more sleek pen/tablet design.

However, I would expect the Intuos3 to be more than enough sufficent.




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   Corez
post Dec 6 2010, 06:24 PM
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Hmm, I'm currently looking into the Intuos, the price is obviously the hold back for me. I'm not sure I'll really be doing big stuff like digi painting, but mostly small paintings here and there for when I can't find the right stock
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post Dec 6 2010, 08:29 PM
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Have you check the refurbished prices?

An intuos 3 is fine, as far as I know you can still do quite alot with one. However it does have much less pressure sensitivity. How much is an intuos 3 btw?




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post Dec 6 2010, 08:43 PM
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no intuos 3 refurbs on the site, but on e-bay they are about £100+ less than the Intuos 4s




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   Corez
post Dec 6 2010, 09:04 PM
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I can only find the Intuos4 online, I'll go look around in stores since they usually have older products, hopefully
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post Dec 7 2010, 12:14 AM
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intuos 4 is the way to go.. **** all the other tablets biggrin.gif




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post Dec 7 2010, 12:47 AM
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lol, why all the hate for intuos3? tongue.gif
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post Dec 7 2010, 01:28 AM
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why do all has money and tablet!?? only me mouse userrrr????? tongue.gif




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   Somni
post Dec 7 2010, 07:17 AM
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There are some illustrators in my school who digitally paint with mouse and it's quite impressive!




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   Corez
post Dec 8 2010, 11:45 AM
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I think I'm going to save some money and buy the intuos4 medium in January, although I wanted it NOW haha
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post Dec 8 2010, 01:52 PM
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I personally have a Wacom Bamboo Fun M Which does me fine. But Intuos is awesome as well as Cintiq.




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post Dec 8 2010, 04:39 PM
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I found someone selling the intuos4 medium for approx. 120 euros off, it's supposed to be barely used. I'm going to buy it tomorrow smile.gif
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post Dec 8 2010, 04:52 PM
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Chaz says:
vera got into a relationship with v4. He's hitting her.
My goat left me.
SD isn't scottish anymore but dutch.
Tobi said **** you against jeff, now is jeff angry.
Cees is just being cees.
Goldenx isn't in lum





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post Dec 8 2010, 05:12 PM
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Awesome dude! At first for me it seemed like a waste of money, I think everyone goes through that at first since they don't know how to use it. But give it time and you'll see what kind of mystical powers it has, eventually you won't even have to paint anymore, it'll do it for you. How else do you think Phoenix-06 is able to get his paintings done so quickly? wink.gif
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