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DrawingIsDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
HI
I was wondering if anyone could tell me some good pen tablets. I have windows 8 on my PC so it must be compatible with that.
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Dannikins Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo~
I suggest the Bamboo Connect. I got mine for $80 at Best buy.
Good luck.
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Wirejeweller Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I'd say Bamboo as well. I don't know how much they cost but I was lucky enough to be given one by a friend as a hand-me-down. I'm not sure if it would be worth asking on these forums if anyone has an old one they don't use any more/upgraded from they would be happy to send to you for a reduced price/with you paying postage costs/something like that?
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DrawingIsDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks so much for all reply's
I think I'll buy wacom bamboo fun pen & touch.. Or something llike that. I appreciate all of you taking your time tryig to help me.. Kind of.
'Thanks A LOT! ♥♥♥
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Espliego Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I use the bamboo small touch and pen
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Shirayumi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I use bamboo and I love it. But again, I'm still a beginner.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
First ask your self, do I want to do this proffesionally, or just doodle for a living? Or am I beginner or advance? Ask alot of questions and try answering them.

It matters because if you get the intuos, you could get a good surface area, but you may not even use all the buttons. You like bamboo because its cheapest and afordable, but the surface area is small.

Generally, tablets don't matter too much, other then if its compatible with the program your using (which it probably is since from vista and onward, windows supports tablets anyway), sometimes hardware reliability, and most importantaly, if the resolution is about the same as the screen. Meaning, the surface, should proportionally as wide and talked the screen. Hardware reliability, means if the product has customer support, doesn't spazz like crazy, etc.

Wacom tend to be the standard since it has all three and comes in several sizes.
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kittysophie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Digital Artist
i like using the bamboo tablet:D i usually use intous4 in school but i dont like it
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Kurogashi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would recommend AT LEAST intuos.
bamboo is great but if you're serious about art, youll quickly outgrow it and realize all the functions (sensitivity!) you're missing that the intuos has to offer.
at least that's what my friend's dad says. and he works at pixar, so i take it as fact.
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9Skulls Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get the Intuos5 (size M, with or without the touch features) and you'll fall deep in love with it. This thing is so brilliant, so genious you can't really hold yourself from CREATING stuff with it. It's so responsive and precise (2k pressure levels baby) that you'll be blown away! The tablet itself is pure matte black, made of quality materials (looks like something you'd find from Batman's arsenal). It's a real monster of a tablet.
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Abacusss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Definitely go with a Wacom Bamboo tablet. I got my first one years ago, and it only just broke the other day. Stick with something under 100 bucks--you don't necessarily need a large drawing surface. Intuos tablets are too expensive, no matter how professional you are.
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couldn't agree more.
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DshawnC Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Especially for beginners. I started with a Genius 8x6. I still have it but never use it, the pen sucks. I have been using a bamboo pen tablet for about 2 years. It has a few kinks but it's fine. Anything higher than this is for someone more advanced and for more detailed work.
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Shiraw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i'd suggest any wacom tablet. they are undestroyable, awesome to draw with and well just awesome. everyone I know who once bought a wacom, doesn't want to have another tablet ever^^ I have my wacom bamboo fun pen & touch since over 3 years and I still love it. It works perfectly even after eating, sleeping on it, dropping it annd using it to carry things. undestroyable.
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hedwards Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
They are, but the cost of getting a new stylus is quite expensive. Granted, it's an amazingly sophisticated stylus, but it literally cost more than the Monoprice tablet that should be arriving tomorrow.
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Shiraw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
u dont have to start with a stylus =D =D there are quite cheap one. but hey, paying a little bit more for quality isn't a bad thing.
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hedwards Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Yeah, but by the same token, I could replace it at least twice for what a similar Wacom would cost. And, if you haven't used a tablet before, it can be a real struggle to learn to use it. Better buy used or cheap and make sure that you actually use it.

*glaresathisgraphire*
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Shiraw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my first and only tablet is a wacom bamboo fun pen & touch and worth every cent xd best 150€ i've ever spent. and every tablet needs time to be mastered.
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hedwards Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Yes, but spending that kind of money without any assurance that it's going to improve anything, is really quite a leap to take. At least with a cheaper tablet, you're not taking as much of a risk.

I don't suggest that somebody start out with a dSLR, or bridge camera for that matter, for a similar reason. It's a lot of money to blow when you're not even sure how to work a less expensive device.
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Shiraw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
if you think so. [link] 60€.
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hedwards Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
That's also smaller than the one I'm getting for 50% more. So, you give up some area, pay 50% more and end up spending probably 3 or 4x as much if you need to replace the pen at any time. [link]

Just saying.
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Koshi-Doshi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd recommend getting an Intuos, only because it's the model I use and it's brilliant. But since I can pretty much assume you're new to tablets, I wouldn't go and splurge on a tablet so quickly..just get a cheaper Wacom/Bamboo model and you should be set- make sure to look at the specs and see if it suits what you're wanting to do.

Seeing as Wacom is generally up to date with their projects, it should definitely be compatible with Windows 8.
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Immer-Frei Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you're on a budget, DigiPro tablets are the best to start out with. It's what I use. They're 40 bucks on Amazon, and they work just as well until you're ready to invest in a more expensive tablet. They're durable, and really great in my opinion.
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DrawingIsDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thx for all replys, but is any of them compatible with windows 8 or are they just compatible with windows 7?
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SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pretty much any Wacom tablet-- they are the best known for a reason.

I have also heard good things about Monoprice tablets: [link]
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achipps Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have a touch screen monitor then you don't need a tablet. I know how to get around in Windows 8 but a lot of people have a hard time with it, because it works best with a touch screen.
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WorstPlayer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Bamboo Create and I'm very happy with it :D
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Keepitfresh1113 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you're just starting out, the bamboo. Theyre cheap and if you dont like it much, no loss. But if you do begin to like it and want something more, I have the intuos 4 medium and its never given me a problem, I live it! I dont think theres a reason to pay for a 5 if you dont have the money, but if money is not a problem, then the 5 is great!
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AngelsDead Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wacom for sure.. Intuos 5 L ;)

I've got the version before that.. intuos 4 L
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aresgirl34 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Any wacom tablet is the way to go, they have them in varying sizes and prices ranges from what the can do. I'd start by looking on the wacom site, pick on you like and find it cheap on amazon. I currently have a wacom splash that I love, and I've used the bamboo as well. Wonderful tablets!
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MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're just starting out, get the Wacom bamboo splash.
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DrawingIsDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
One last question :P
which cind of wacom bamboo?
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DrawingIsDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thx.
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bleachrocks2010 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wacom Bamboo pen are pretty awesome
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N647 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm I would recomend wacom bamboo
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