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2005-12-24, 03:14
I want to get my sister a drawing tablet for xmas. I can't really want to spend much money though. maybe $120 tops. Are there any good tablets around that range? Any input?

2005-12-24, 03:20
Mac or Windows?

Wacom is king and has excellent support on Mac OS X. There are alternatives, but I've read complaints that some cheaper brands only work properly on Windows.

Wacom's low-end Graphire4 4x5 (http://www.wacom.com/graphire/4x5.cfm) retails at only US$99.95. You might find it cheaper elsewhere (http://shopper.cnet.com/Wacom_Graphire4_4x5/4014-3147_9-31517056.html) too.

2005-12-24, 03:23
12" iBook g4... 800 mhz I think.

2005-12-24, 03:27
You might want to refresh this page. I was editing as you replied. :)

2005-12-24, 13:15
try www.nextag.com to find a good price on things... that's where i normally go ....
macworld magazine has a similar service but i find nextag to have more sellers
..if you do use it... make sure to check seller feedback

2005-12-24, 13:28
Also, the Wacom comes with a lot of software. I believe you get Photoshop Elements 3.0 for free with it, which makes it worth the $99 for the tablet by itself, even if it is an older version.

2005-12-24, 13:39
Yeah, Wacom rawks. Excellent support in OS X.

2005-12-24, 18:07
You can find 6x8 wacom tablets in best buy, compusa, fry's, and even office depot for around 100 bucks.

2005-12-24, 18:43
I got a 4x5 wacom. Let's hope she likes it. It's a little small, but she also lives in a tiny apartment with very little desk space, so it should work out.

2005-12-25, 02:34
I have a 4x5 Wacom Graphire 3 and I love it. I prefer a smaller tablet though so I don't have to be moving my arm and wrist around so much.

2005-12-25, 13:09
You can get a Wacom Graphire 3 for $54.99 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/Search.do?c=1&context=&keyword=CTE430SACCS&searchSection=All&go.x=0&go.y=0) after rebate from Circuit City.

2006-02-15, 09:50
You should try to get a tablet that matches your screen aspect ration. Wacom has recently released the Wide series and the A5 Wide is an excellen choise.