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    Cintiq 12wx or Intuos 2 ?

    Hi there!

    I've been using my small Intuos 2 for years and finally thought about buying a new tablet, probably a cintiq now.
    The idea of lying on the couch with a tablet on my lap seems to be a striking one... also no cold hands while drawing in winter...
    The problem: there's no way that I can test a new tablet first, I just can order at the official wacom store and then.. surprise.
    I'm not someone who has the time to draw everyday, I'm using my tablet 1-3 times a week, sometimes, if I'm busy, not even for weeks.
    Would you recommend a Cintiq 12wx to me or shall I stick with my Intuos 2?
    My Intuos 2 is still ok, it's just so damn small lol

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    I would upgrade to a larger intuos 3 or intuos 4 if you are serious (6x8 or 9x12). I had the 12wx cintiq and I did not like it. Not much screen area and there was some lag issue. Some people seem to like it tho. But the cost of a 12wx used is around 750+...you can get a really nice tablet for less than 50% of that.

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    The 12wx just isn't worth the price compared to the size of Intuos 4 you could get. I have an Intuos 4 and I'd hiiiiighly recommend it.

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    Everyone's different, personally I have 12WX and I find it much better to draw with than an Intuos, it's much more accurate and far less tiring.

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    Depends on your personal taste, really. I just switched to a cintiq 12 after ~7 years of using an Intuos 2 and I just fell in love with it. If I use a non-cintiq tablet now it feels unnatural and awkward to me.

    See if you can find a store where you can try out models of tablet. I was lucky enough to find a store that had the cintiq 12 and the 21 out for testing. I noodled around the the cintiq for an hour or so before I felt confident that it had the right feel for my work style.

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    considering your drawing habit, I'd recommend getting an upgrade for your intuous 2 instead. Wacom 12wx worked fine for me, but I think it has room for improvements, which will likely be realized before long. It also costs a much bigger chunk of change than a regular intuous.

    If money isn't a problem, however, cintiq is the go.

    I've also recently picked up a tablet PC... the pressure sensitivity isn't all that on it, but it's much more portable than any regular tablets, so it's ideal for sketching on the move.

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    Thanks for yours thoughts on this, everyone!
    I think I'll give both things a try and order a Cintiq and one of the bigger Intuos 4.
    So I can test both and send the one back that doesn't suit my preferences

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    i have 12wx and intuos 3 6x8, 12wx is better. no lags or delays for me.

    yes there are some drawbacks because of the technology, but you can paint on the screen, the size is good, but u need 2nd monitor for place tabs and other palletes. use 12wx at full screen and u wouldn't need 21. the price of the 12wx is high because of the IPS screen btw.

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