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Wrao
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?

Brad
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.

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

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

intlplby
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

Ryan
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.

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

Sargasm
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.

Wrao
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.

octavist13
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.

torifile
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.

starcat102
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.