Graphics Tablets

  zapzaputa 20:49 18 Sep 2006

Anyone suggest a decent product.

I've looked at the WACOM CTE-640/S which seems OK and costs about £150.

Could anyone recommend something better for the price.


  De Marcus™ 22:28 18 Sep 2006

What size monitor do you use and what do you intend on using the GT for?

  zapzaputa 22:36 18 Sep 2006

I use a 19" on the desktop and the Qosmio laptop has a 17" screen.

I do a fair amount of graphics work for my own websites plus quite a bit of photo editing/painting.
Mainly I use Fireworks, occasionally Photoshop and the Corel suite plus a few lesser programmes.
I've managed with a mouse for several years but now I just want to 'spoil myself' with a proper bit of kit.

  De Marcus™ 22:51 18 Sep 2006

Then think of it like this, sensitivity is the key, not size (you can always zoom in, which is preffered anyway IMO), easily customisable (most are) is always a good point, pens which aren't powered by batteries (can be a pain if you spend hours using a GT and constantly changing batterys'). For graphics work (is this on a professional scale?) GT's are excellent, but they do take some geting used too if you haven't used one before.

  abbott8 22:00 21 Sep 2006

I've had a wacom tablet for a couple of years now and have never had a problem with it. It is a Graphire 2 which I beleive may have been superseded, I wouldn't be without it now although I only use it for doctoring photos and in emergencies as a mouse when my usual mouse packs up.

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