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  1. Dkitsme

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    i want a new tablet cuz it's my bday soon/x-mas, do you guys know Any good tablets you could recommend :)
     
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    Wacom bamboo is a modell you hear about everywhere :p
    I was gonna buy a bambo, but i couldnt decide what size i wanted...
     
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    any links? :p
     
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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Bamboo/~/link.aspx?_id=877DF9CCA96144F0BA0332CED36EF468&_z=z" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Bamboo ... EF468&_z=z</a>
    Just go to ebay and search for Wacom Bamboo ... I got one as well, it's nice, no complaints so far (well, some on Linux but I'm on Windows now ;)). One thing though: I bought the Pen&Touch version. You can use it as a tablet but also as a touchpad (the thing you got on a laptop). I thought it would be awesome to have one but I ended up using it for 2 days before switching back to a mouse. It was just not worth spending the ~40 extra bucks.
    Also, another tip: I'd suggest you get an A4 one, not the A5 version. It's more expensive but the active area is double the size, making it easier to draw stuff. This depends on how much you wanna spend though.

    If you really REALLY want something awesome, get this one:
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    Wacom Cintiq 24hd.
    24" HD screen, angle detection, rotatable display, work directly on-screen..
    But... 3200 bucks from amazon :D
     
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    If im buying, im gonna get the standard version.

    I second this.
    This is the reason i didn't buy one, couldn't decide weather the A4 version would be worth it.
    Im gonna go with yes, from now on.
     
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    I shall third xD this. A bigger tablet is a lmost always better, unless you have a small table. I have had a cheap Genius tablet and it broke within a few months. So go with Bamboo, thats what the Pros use and there is a good reason for it. You may be able to use GIMP as an alternative to PS, but i have yet to find a decent alternative to a bamboo tablet. :)
     
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    Thanks guys! it was a big help:p

    - maybe i start posting again after i got one, im a little busy atm.
     
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    I do agree that size factor is very essential but is there a need to consider portability and weight? If it will be brought (probably w/ a laptop) to a long trip, will it matter? Surely, not if it will just be used at home or studio. ;D Oh yeah, I do talk about tablets even though I haven't touch one yet ~noes And how big or small are the problems when using it together with a Linux OS? Is Bamboo balanced for a reasonable price while the the upper ones (like the one with display, Cintiq) possess greater "levels" of sensitivity but are designed for professional use? How about the advantages between wireless and wired pen / tablet? Between Bamboo and Bamboo Manga? ^-^
     
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    I dont think a wired pen is good. I mean when you draw you need the freedom of a wireless tool. Tablets like the Cintiq are, like you pointed out, only intended for very experienced/professional users. I have taken a workshop at General Motors once, (design department) and they have a few of those (just that they are like 30"). They explained though, that they only use them about 10% of the time, while using far cheaper and just as sensitive models without screen is still what is used mostly. So unless you got too much money and/or are planning on making money with the results of your use of the tablet, i wouldn't recommend a Cinitq-like model with display.
     
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    About the linux problems:
    Everybody said Wacom tablets are perfectly compatible with every Ubuntu after 10.04 but sadly mine didnt work at all, no matter what I tried. But on both Windows 7 and Windows XP that very same tablet works perfectly fine for me.

    Another thing about tablets in general:
    If you tend to draw "hard" (i.e. with a lot of pressure on the paper/tablet) like I do, the tips of your pen will be blunt pretty fast. I got 4 exchangable tips with my tablet and 3 of them were useless after the first month of hardcore use. New tips are quite expensive for what they are (I mean.. come on it's just a rounded piece of plastic) so you might take that in mind when you start drawing on them. Lower the pressure!
     
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    how come we never see any of your work?
     
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    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    Because I suck at drawing Oo
    The one time I drew something that looked close to good I posted it here... wait let me search for the link...

    Edit:
    <a class="postlink-local" href="http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=9192" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">viewtopic.php?f=40&t=9192</a>
    The image disappeared with that one server crash.. sigh... It's somewhere on my harddrive, I'll try to find it for you..
    I got another one though:
    <a class="postlink-local" href="http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=9575" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">viewtopic.php?f=39&t=9575</a> :D
     
  13. Dkitsme

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    I'm from a middleclass family in denmark, so the money isn't really the problem! :p
    the goverment gives me 210 dollors each month for studying.
    and did you ask me or arzoroc "how come we never see any of your work?"
     
  14. Arzoroc

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    Anyhow, here's the only thing I liked and I didn't finish it anyway:
     

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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    210$ = 1196DKK = 1253NOK

    Damn, thats a neat sum...
    How old are you again ?
     
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    not bad :p


    i'm 18 :)
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    You lucky person.
    My parents makes to much money for me to get them moneys...
    I got a grand at the start, but thats it, not sure if i get it each year or what...
     
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    you dont work or what? :question:

    and hey , merry christmas !
     
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    Looks like it is popular in Denmark (and USA) start working when you are like 14. In Germany on the other Hand, it is only common to work if you are a student in college and need the extra money to pay for your living. I have yet to meet someone who has a job with fixed times and does not either work there full time or is not a student.
     
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    No, i don't have a job, but i could if i wanted too.
    My opinion is that school is my job, and i should put my focus there so i can get a good payin job when that time comes!

    Merry christmas!
     

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