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I don't know what kind of tablet to get! Advice?

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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've wanted a tablet for a very long time, and my mother agreed to get me one for Christmas, but trying to find one is quite overwhelming! I told her I'd tell her what kind I wanted, but I don't even know, so I was hoping some of you lovely deviants could give me some advice?

I plan on using it mostly with paint tool SAI, I definitely want one that is pressure sensitive, and I'm not sure how much she's willing to spend, but I assume less than $200? :/

Recommendations? Please? >.<
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends a bit on how much you use it and what you're planning to do with them.
The Wacom Bamboo tablets are the best tablets for starting out. They're less expensive, and have lesser features than the other tablets, but are still very decent and fit for the average beginning artists.
The Wacom Intuos are more expensive. They have more features and highter accuracy, but are imo only worth the money if you're drawing a lot with them.

No matter what you do, always go for Wacom.
There are many other brands of tablets available, but I've never seen one match up against Wacom's quality.
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wacom does seem to be the consensus. c:
I'll probably go with a bamboo.
Thank you for your input!
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Bushwoolies Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wacom intuos! Depending on how much you want to spend, you should pick a model from this range.
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BreathingPoison Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I have a wacom intuos 4. It's my first tablet and I love it. <333 I have it for... 2 years? and It's still working fine. It's pressure sensitive, easy to use, and affordable (within the 100-200 dollar range). I use it with SAI and couldn't ask for anything better. XD I got it for Christmas too. We can be tablet buddies oh god //dies
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only issue with intuos is that I'd have to get the smallest one in order to afford it, and I feel like that might be a pain? Dx
being tablet buddings would be fun though. xD
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BreathingPoison Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I have the small and it's a decent size. I work fine on it, It is my starter tablet. The tablet itself is as big as my lap. I like it. XD
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have to think about that then. o.o
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AuroraPaws Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a cheap 30 dollar tablet called Genius with a g-pen 560, if you are looking for cheap...(My older sister gave it to me, so I can't complain x3) However, if you want something good, I suggest wacom.
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greentofu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Get the Intuos 5 ( Small or medium ) I got my medium for 239 so you'll prolly find a small for cheaper.
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your input~ I'll look into it.
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Jazzami Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, I think this question should be in the Hardware forum.

Anyways....
I personally prefer Wacom since they're the leading brand.
I also recommend that company since I've seen that most of the other brands use batteries in their pens. Wacom doesn't.

If your mom is willing to spend less than $200, then you should look into the Bamboo line. They're cheaper and easy to get started. :)

There are 4 tablets to choose from: Bamboo Connect, Splash, Capture and Create.

Connect and Splash are almost the same but Splash has ArtRage Studio. But I guess it doesn't really matter since you plan on using Paint Tool Sai. Both cost $80 each.
Capture has Photoshop Elements but again, it doesn't really matter much so I wouldn't go with this one. This one costs around $100.
Create is the biggest and has the most programs. It costs around $200 so I'm not sure if your mom would be willing to buy this one. :|

So I'd recommend Connect or Splash.
Splash is technically cheaper since it comes with 1 more program than Connect and the price is the same. But, since you plan on using Sai so go with whichever you want.

There are lots of cheaper brands that sell tablets for less (like Genius) but I find that Wacom is better in my opinion. Try to look around! :D
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, I didn't even see a hardware forum. >.< I saw other people asking about tablets in this forum so I thought it was the right place.

Regardless, thank you very much for your input, it's very helpful. :3
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Jazzami Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's alright! Lots of people do that so it's easy to get confused. :)
Although I get confused way too easily...

Anyways, no problem! I'm just glad I could help! :)
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MrFeline Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Waccom seems to be what most people have, the Waccom Bamboo is a solid starter tablet that's pretty cheap (80ish on waccom's site), and it can serve for quite a while. Personally I'd recommend that but I haven't had much experience with other tablet makers.
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LumiPop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your input. c:
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