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    Ever dreamed of iPadxCintiq hybrid?

    I have, many times. It's the ultimate digital artist's dream--being able to walk around with this thing on your left arm, an art pen in your right. No wires, no USB connections, just an electronic sketchbook with Painter of CS5 right there at the tip of your pen. I'm not even talking about a wireless Cintiq, it's a pressure sensitive iPad with all the abilities of a computer plus the wonders of Cintiq (with the convenient shortcut buttons on the side). Imagine you're on a picnic with your boy/girlfriend on a picturesque shore of a pond, just unsheathe "that" out of your backpack and start creating a digital masterpiece for the next 5 hours. Or if you're in a museum, just walk around sketching the stuff there, or better yet, make your copy better than the original!

    If this thing is in production, I'd like to personally hug and kiss the person who started it.

    On the cheek.


    Oh and I'm looking for a boyfriend too at the moment actually.

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    Oh God yes, daily.

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    Maybe Asus EP121?

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    Tablet PCs are nice, and pressure sensitive, but they are expensive compared to the iPad

    I would love to get one though. Either or, whichever has the best sensitivity and drawing programs.

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    For the price of those you could make a sketchbook with pages of 300 lb coldpress watercolor paper and buy kolinski brushes to work with. But of course you'd have to be able to draw and paint old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    For the price of those you could make a sketchbook with pages of 300 lb coldpress watercolor paper and buy kolinski brushes to work with. But of course you'd have to be able to draw and paint old school.
    QFT!!

    And anyways the Ipad....is seriously no leg pulling here...a piece of shit...

    A tablet PC is the only way to go for a digital sketchbook and the ASUS EP121 is a God send.

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    Hah... like I'll get it outside to drop it/lose it/brake it/have it stolen... I don't go out with more than 30 euros and a phone in my pockets, I've been attacked 3 times already (2 as a teenager on the way home from school, and one last year that I managed to escape). Not to mention that people in a big city like Paris are batshit crazy. Go sit on a bench and in under five minutes some bum will sit next to you and ask you for a cigarette. You won't see me walking around with something that will probably cost 5000 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    For the price of those you could make a sketchbook with pages of 300 lb coldpress watercolor paper and buy kolinski brushes to work with. But of course you'd have to be able to draw and paint old school.
    interesting to see you do that in a museum

    Quote Originally Posted by Brashen View Post
    QFT!!

    And anyways the Ipad....is seriously no leg pulling here...a piece of shit...

    A tablet PC is the only way to go for a digital sketchbook and the ASUS EP121 is a God send.
    That Asus Slate is quite something. But I haven't found any info about pressure sensitivity. It would be nice if it matched an Intuos 3 at least. If not then I'd just have to plug my Wacom into it, and that wouldn't be any different from a regular laptop.

    Haven't had any experience with the iPad, I was just referring to the idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vari View Post
    Hah... like I'll get it outside to drop it/lose it/brake it/have it stolen... I don't go out with more than 30 euros and a phone in my pockets, I've been attacked 3 times already (2 as a teenager on the way home from school, and one last year that I managed to escape). Not to mention that people in a big city like Paris are batshit crazy. Go sit on a bench and in under five minutes some bum will sit next to you and ask you for a cigarette. You won't see me walking around with something that will probably cost 5000 USD.
    yeah, you're right about that one. Though Texas is pretty much okay on safety, it wouldn't be a good idea to carry $5000 PC around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brashen View Post
    QFT!!

    And anyways the Ipad....is seriously no leg pulling here...a piece of shit...

    A tablet PC is the only way to go for a digital sketchbook and the ASUS EP121 is a God send.
    This is why I'm waiting. I feel like the iPad will either improve and figure out pressure sensitivity, or a competitor will do it. Once one comes along that seems ok, I'll get it. Not to replace my desktop or be a sole art machine, but for traveling and on-the-go sketching of ideas, etc.

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    Found a review of the Asus Slate: http://ilyanazarov.blogspot.com/. Not quite what I want though. If you could upgrade its memory and graphics card, maybe. Also it's too small for serious work, although it's great for sketches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Téa_Passer View Post
    interesting to see you do that in a museum
    I do it all the time in museums here in DC, why would you think thats a problem?

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    I've had no experience with tablet PC's and Cintiq's at all, i'm still banging away on my ol' trusty Intuos2 but that Asus Slate looks pretty cool! I could definitely see myself using one of those things when out sketching or even at my desktop.

    Also i remember having a chat with Rich Doble about Tablet PC's and he preferred them over Cintiq's. If a guy that talented says something like that there must be something in it!

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    Has anyone ever had the chance to use one of these?

    http://www.axiotron.com/index.php?id=modbook

    There's a MacBook pro version coming out soon. I'm surprised Mac isn't just making these already instead of the 3rd party guys.

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    Hmm, thanks, even the price isn't that bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    I do it all the time in museums here in DC, why would you think thats a problem?
    mind to share? have a thread? like how long it takes, what about the mess and the museum workers?
    I was coming from the perspective of someone with a terrible lack of time, a portable Cintiq is a solution for the "spur of the moment" when you're on the go and wanna paint but aren't prepared.

    Quote Originally Posted by acivicdilemma View Post
    Has anyone ever had the chance to use one of these?

    http://www.axiotron.com/index.php?id=modbook

    There's a MacBook pro version coming out soon. I'm surprised Mac isn't just making these already instead of the 3rd party guys.
    O my gosh this is what I've been talking about! I guess we'll have to wait for the pressure sensitivity to reach an Intuos level.

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    512 vs 1024 is not a big difference really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenboy View Post
    512 vs 1024 is not a big difference really...
    I have to kindly disagree with you there. It's double the sensitivity, and I have noticed a difference between the two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldilockz View Post
    I have to kindly disagree with you there. It's double the sensitivity, and I have noticed a difference between the two...
    It's probably a matter of personal preference
    I compared both and for me it's not a very big difference. Of course, it's nice to have more.

    For me Asus EP121 looks promising, I guess it will have something like 256 levels of pressure (like LE1700 I think?). LE1700 and Modbook are cool, but a bit too expensive.

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    I'm really excited for the Asus tablet. However, this dell convertible showed up online today and has similar specs plus a matte screen. I'd like to see how these tablets pan out.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/d...ands-on-video/

    edit: I just read on another site that it uses the n-trig digitizer as opposed to the wacom guts in the asus tablet. A quick google seems to show some customer dissatisfaction in their product.

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    Repost from Hardware.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375226,00.asp

    I'm a cheap bastard, so the price of the base model is definitely good news. Not sure about the type of digitizer, but I believe it's neither Wacom nor N-trig. From the videos I've seen, it looks like it does what is needs to do.

    There seem to be a bunch of slates coming, just a few month away. Hopefully the competition leads to more options with a good power/price ratio.

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    That dream of yours sounds like a nightmare!

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    LePad is the gayest name in hardware history

    on the fourth day of glitchmas my painter™ gave to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikken View Post
    LePad is the gayest name in hardware history
    What if it were 2 words and had an accent mark over the top?

    Lé Pad

    NOW, which is the gayer name?

    "Doing something half-assed more than once just makes you more of an ass."
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    LePad... as nothing can beat the very first impression, lol

    (Lé pâd will get quite close though )

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    We already had discussion on this forum about asus, battery last for 3 hours, when using ps even less, not to mention awful lag when using art rage, i don't even think about using ps on it!!

    wait a little, it will become everyday tool, like mobile phone or vibrator

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    What's the main beef with N-trig? Doing some reading, it appears that the drivers didn't originally support PS and other programs. That seems to have been fixed, but they seem to fall short, compared to Wacom. I'm still on an old Graphire3, with a stock pen. Using something with an N-trig digitizer, would there be a noticeable difference?

    Edit: Saw some videos. Man, that's just awful. I like Artrage and all, but it's not something I would use all the time.

    HTC is showing off their tablet, with a pressure sensitive, capacitive stylus, but what I've read indicates it's only suitable for simple drawings. Looks like it'll be a while before something comes along that I can justify buying.

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    MatejaPetkovic and Partialartist, I think you guys are correct. I remember always being an early adapter and blowing my money on something that would be better a year or two later. My Palm V 8b and Jazz drives come to mind...

    Granted, there's always the "you'll wait forever for the next best thing" but in this case I think most of us would be happy if the next batch of hardware had just bit more battery life (from SandyBridge maybe?), less lag, and and a decent amount of pressure sensitivity. I think things like Gorilla Glass and faster processor speeds will become more prevalent over the next year.

    The only issue I see is that the technical-artist niche is a lot smaller than the "just want to watch Netflix and Facebook" demographic.

    I keep checking back to these threads hoping one of you finally says "My tablet came and it's everything I/you/all-of-us ever wanted"

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    I saw some of the videos of the Asus. It does look promising and less of a hassle than the LE1700. I really want to believe that that is IT, that it's "the one". Please somebody crush my dreams already.

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