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    Talking wacom bamboo VS wacom intuos

    hi ..... i had been using a genius mousepen 8X6 and it was broken recently ...... so i'm going to buy a wacom tablet very soon ........... since i have no experience with wacom tablets , could someone tell me that why artist prefer wacom intuos to wacom bamboo ...... thanx a lot

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    I have a wacom intuos 3, my husband has a bamboo. We both prefer the Intuos, but that's mainly because it's much larger. It's 9x11. It has a great toolbar at the top for hotkeys so you can quickly undo, save, copy and paste all with just a tap. So I recommend the Intuos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Oreilly View Post
    I have a wacom intuos 3, my husband has a bamboo. We both prefer the Intuos, but that's mainly because it's much larger. It's 9x11. It has a great toolbar at the top for hotkeys so you can quickly undo, save, copy and paste all with just a tap. So I recommend the Intuos.
    thanx ..... do they have same sensitivity apart from those features ?

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    I've used both and I think the Intuos has a higher sensitivity, but I'm not sure about the actual stats. In general the Bamboo are more economical, the Intuos is more expensive but it's also a better tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Oreilly View Post
    I've used both and I think the Intuos has a higher sensitivity, but I'm not sure about the actual stats. In general the Bamboo are more economical, the Intuos is more expensive but it's also a better tablet.
    thanx i'm mainly focusing drawing and painting so intuos seems good

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    go for at least intuos medium for more natural drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonameowns View Post
    go for at least intuos medium for more natural drawing.
    yep i'm aiming at least a wacom intuos3 medium one ......thanx

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    The only problem is to find a brand new Intuos 3 In almost all stores they got only Intuos 4 now. I've read a lot of reviews and it seems that the nibs wear out very fast on the 4 model. I've heard Wacom also offers some sort of surface cover which helps in this case (but I'm not sure about that). I just wanted to warn you about that. After reading so many customer reviews I decided to wait for Intuos 5 (whenever that comes), before upgrading my little bamboo. No matter where you buy it from, if you are buying a Wacom tablet go to the forums. An Intuos medium tablet is a serious investment (at least for me) so read as much as you can before making purchase. I was disappointed to hear how quickly the nibs wear out on the 4 model.

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    Bamboo is good enough for painting but for drawing and, especially, lineart, a bigger Intuos will be better.

    I am personally biding my time on Bamboo and dream about saving for Cintiq...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vari View Post
    The only problem is to find a brand new Intuos 3 In almost all stores they got only Intuos 4 now. I've read a lot of reviews and it seems that the nibs wear out very fast on the 4 model. I've heard Wacom also offers some sort of surface cover which helps in this case (but I'm not sure about that). I just wanted to warn you about that. After reading so many customer reviews I decided to wait for Intuos 5 (whenever that comes), before upgrading my little bamboo. No matter where you buy it from, if you are buying a Wacom tablet go to the forums. An Intuos medium tablet is a serious investment (at least for me) so read as much as you can before making purchase. I was disappointed to hear how quickly the nibs wear out on the 4 model.
    thanx a lot i really didn't know about this nibs issue ........ so better to go for a refurbished wacom3 8X6
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    Bamboo is good enough for painting but for drawing and, especially, lineart, a bigger Intuos will be better.

    I am personally biding my time on Bamboo and dream about saving for Cintiq...
    thanx a lot mate

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    Intuos all the way. The only reason to get a Bamboo is if you find you either can't afford the Intuos or you are a hobbyist that has no need to get anything bigger.

    Intuos is absolutely worth the investment. I bought a 6x8 Intuos in 2001 and I still use the same one to this day.

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    My Bamboo is used mainly for photo editing and is fine for that since I'm a hobbyist. I dabble with drawing with it but it seem very hard to get fine to thick or thick to fine lines in one pass.

    I want an Intuos 4 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    Intuos all the way. The only reason to get a Bamboo is if you find you either can't afford the Intuos or you are a hobbyist that has no need to get anything bigger.

    Intuos is absolutely worth the investment. I bought a 6x8 Intuos in 2001 and I still use the same one to this day.
    thanx a lot for ur suggestion

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    My Bamboo is used mainly for photo editing and is fine for that since I'm a hobbyist. I dabble with drawing with it but it seem very hard to get fine to thick or thick to fine lines in one pass.

    I want an Intuos 4 as well.
    thanx mate

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    last bamboo tablet i had had no support for the Pen tilt option in photoshop... didnt know that when i bought it, but I ended up finding a used large intuos 3 online for 100 bucks.. + i think theres no way to replace the lead of a bamboo tablet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virg View Post
    + i think theres no way to replace the lead of a bamboo tablet..
    Wrong. https://direct.wacom.com/stores/5/Ba..._P1556C157.cfm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Virg View Post
    last bamboo tablet i had had no support for the Pen tilt option in photoshop... didnt know that when i bought it, but I ended up finding a used large intuos 3 online for 100 bucks.. + i think theres no way to replace the lead of a bamboo tablet..
    hi thanx for the advice bro .....can u tell me what do u mean by "pen tilt"

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    it seems that wacom intuos 3 still rox

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    I had a Wacom Graphire4 (the older brother of the Bamboo) which I've been using for nearly 4 years. Earlier this year, I got a medium Intuos4. The difference is like playing the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES vs the one on the Wii. I never regretted shelling out 300 bucks for it.

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    There is a whole section of this forum devoted to WACOM products: http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=155

    Sounds like you may already have your answer (and I agree that Intuos3 is a winner), but you might still enjoy some of the threads in the WACOM section.

    = : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jie Kageshinzo View Post
    I had a Wacom Graphire4 (the older brother of the Bamboo) which I've been using for nearly 4 years. Earlier this year, I got a medium Intuos4. The difference is like playing the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES vs the one on the Wii. I never regretted shelling out 300 bucks for it.
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    There is a whole section of this forum devoted to WACOM products: http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=155

    Sounds like you may already have your answer (and I agree that Intuos3 is a winner), but you might still enjoy some of the threads in the WACOM section.

    = : )
    thanx a lot for both of u really useful these ideas when buying a new wacom

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    It seems a lot of people are singing the praise of the Intuos but I own a Bamboo and I... freaking... LOVE IT. But I too am biding my time while I work up enough cash until I get a Cintiq... Maybe I should have bought a Cintiq instead of CS5 Design Premium...

    ...NO, I love it, I will not cheat on it with a hotter model.

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