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    LE1700 - portable cintiq - IT WORKS! - now with video!

    Hi all,

    3 months ago I risked and after a lot of research I bought a Motion Graphics LE1700. In case you dont know what it is, imagine a Ipad that runs Windows XP with a Wacom screen.

    So i installed Zbrush, Photoshop CS4 and PaintTool Sai and been using it and have to say it works amazing. From life drawing to zbrush sketching.... in the park, in bed, in the couch with girlfriend, on a trip....

    2 batteries, each 3 hours power, a "View Anywhere" screen for different angles... It changed the way I do art for sure.

    For the non believers, I work in videogames, I have a cintiq 21x at work and a Intuos 3 A4 at home so I am aware of the different levels of pressure and how important they are.

    In Zbrush I can get away with it and PaintTool sai is like a super sketchbook pro so it compensates.

    Finally shortcuts are a bit of pain since you only have side buttons, but its enough, you quickly get used to it. And being able to carry it ANYWHERE, just no words for it.

    Some work done with it:

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    Nice, how much does the LE1700 cost exactly?

    I searched but it's more a Tablet PC than a Cintiq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portus View Post
    Nice, how much does the LE1700 cost exactly?

    I searched but it's more a Tablet PC than a Cintiq.
    It's a very thick slate actually.

    As far as cost, according to this site: http://ruggedpcreview.com/3_slates_motion_le1700.html

    About $1700+

    Though saw this for used here: http://www.gainsaver.com/Catalog/Det...03&version=103 Note: people have had negative experiences with them so only use for reference

    If it went with the used prices, I'd buy it over a giant iPad anyday.
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    I'm seriously considering this. I tried using a Toshiba M200 tablet PC for this very purpose, and while it was ok, it's used and for some reason not very stable anymore. It tends to crash. A lot.
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    Bough on ebay for 700$, 2 used batteries (practially new) for 70 dollars each.

    It weights at around 1 kg.

    Its not that thick, at all. I can take some screenshots if you guys want to see.
    I mean, it has thickness but nothing that causes a problem.
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    Yeah some photos would be nice, I use Paint Tool SAI for my digital sketching needs so I'm well interested now on this Tablet PC. I imagine it uses a TN panel so it might not be good for accurate color work.
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    If we're are talking about slate tablet pcs, basically a computer on a screen without the keyboard, there are also the Fujitsu Stylistic models. c:

    Fujitsus comes with PVA panels, if I am not mistaken. They also have fantastic viewing angles.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fujitsu-Stylisti...item3eff60c261


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fujitsu-Stylisti...item563c03049e
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    man imagine just being able to cary this thing to live drawings and such. i want one!
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    Here is a video I just uploaded for the non believers!

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    When I'm rich and have a Cintiq, then Yes- I would buy this.
    Although by then there would probably be a better one available.
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    that was my thought 5 years ago!

    But after the Ipad dissapointment and talking with Wacom representatives last Montreal Game Conference and realizing no one is really trying to do this, I dont want to wait anymore. And artistically, it changes a lot, from life drawing to actually painting a full environment outdoors, no longer limited by the pencils or paper you carry.
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    Are you using the stabilizer feature in SAI? The brushes seem to lag a bit.
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