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Graphic Tablets (and how to get one)

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:29am

Strop

Strop

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Some of you are interested in purchasing a graphics tablet, so I thought I'd post some general pointers and let other users give their own advice.

* Industry benchmark is Wacom. They have very good products with solid support. Just Google Wacom and you should be on your way.

* Find a tablet that's the right size for you.

* Remember it may take some getting used to. It's also best if you test it out before you buy to minimise risk of disappointment.

* Tablets are generally expensive. The most popular model, the 6x8 Wacom Intuos3, has an RRP of about $500-600, depending on your supplier.

* The best place to find a good price for this kind of equipment is online. Search for bargains and "educational prices". Second-hand is somewhat less advisable.

* Aldi, apparently, sells their own brand for very cheap. I do not know about quality.

 

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:31am

Esuna2400

Esuna2400

632 posts

Hmm, since im 12 i cant really get one from the internet... Would office works do?

 

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:37am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

I don't know if Officeworks supplies them to be honest.

Since you're in secondary school, I strongly recommend researching into the "educational offers" online as you're elegible, and it would cut the price down by nearly half. After delivery, mine only cost $330 as opposed to $630.

 

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:39am

Esuna2400

Esuna2400

632 posts

Cool, thx again Strop

 

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:51am

Zophia

Zophia

9,535 posts

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Oh yays! Something I can point people to when they ask me~

I feel so lucky that I got a good one for free...

 

Posted Nov 6, '08 at 9:53am

Esuna2400

Esuna2400

632 posts

>.> Lucky

 
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