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Failure Boy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:04 pm     Reply with quote
Gr33ts! I recently got addicted to a friend's 9x12 wacom, but can't afford such an item on my, uh, limited budget.


Anyway, while browsing for alternatives, I came across: http://www.accessmicro.com/productinfo.php3?ProductId=K1110B35&rnd=1854724446

Has anyone else heard of these things? Comments on workability, etc.? Thanks in advance!

Andrew Stevenson

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:37 pm     Reply with quote
It's a good tablet for the price. I had one a few years ago until I got my Wacom. The main thing that I didn't like about it was that the pen is attached. Other than that I had no worries with it. The pressure sensivity is steady, and for the size (8x6) and the price it's a good deal for someone who wants to get the feel for a tablet before shelling out $300 for a wacom. Hope that helps you make a decision.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 6:11 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for the quick reply! I've been doing some more research on the Pablo, but I can only find one review of it (Zdnet). I'm just worried about that one tag - Ages 10 to adult? Kinda makes me suspicious it's a kids product, but if it works, it works, neh?
Right now it's at the top of my list, though.

Andrew Stevenson
I'll post some of my stuff later, when I've increased my artistic skillz0rs a little.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 7:22 pm     Reply with quote
Hey, I'm also in the "not enough money for a wacom but REALLY want a tablet" situation. I've also researched the Pablo and almost got it once. I too am also pretty scared about the "convenient" price.
I'm just posting this to bump the topic back to the top of the list so maybe someone else could comment and add some more insight.
Oh, and if you happen to get a Pablo, it would be great if you would tell me what you think about it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:32 am     Reply with quote
I have used both the Pablo and the Wacom Graphire several times. I hated the Pablo and liked the Graphire. The attached pen gets VERY annoying. And also the pen was just too chunky. The plastic surface that you press the pen against felt too slick. It didn't offer any resistance (like a pencil or ink pen on paper would).

The Wacom has a nice contoured pen and the surface was resistant and very like actual drawing. I would almost bet that the Wacom has a better pressure sensitivity to it, as well.

Without a doubt, I say go for the Gaphire.

It costs $100 (U.S.), and is the best for the budget.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:43 pm     Reply with quote
My advise would be to put some money toghether and buy an Intuos, there are some drawbacks with the Graphire tablet ...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2001 5:38 pm     Reply with quote
Hmmm... Mixed reviews there. I'm a little confused now... Basically, I have 700 canadian, but I'd like to spent the bare minimum neccessary (no source of revenue until I get my art functioning). The thing is, I need both a tablet, AND Photoshop. Actually, I think the 9x12 Wacom comes with Painter... Does Painter work as well as Photoshop for air-brushing, colourizing, scanning, etc.?
Also, what do you guys think about re-furbished tablets? The 9x12 is a little out of my range, but the re-furbed is kinda close...
Seriously, though, thanks anyway. Down in just-left-of-nowhere, Ontario, it's hard to find people who know about this stuff.
Thanks!

Andrew Stevenson

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 7:25 pm     Reply with quote
Well, here how I think the things are:

I would advise you to buy Graphire only if you want to fool around with the tablet (there are a few bugs when using this tablet)

The size doesn't matter that much I guess the Intuos A5 would be the best choise money/value...it costs around 350$ This way you won't have to buy another tablet after you get annoyed buy the Graphire...but if you do not afford to buy the A5 model, get at least the A6 model.

As well you get Painter Classic wich is a very nise program to work with..

Hope this helps out...
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