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    Buying an Le Motion 1700: Issues or advice

    So yeah, its not a wacom brand, but it is one of the heavy contenders for wacom alternatives.

    I have been thinking about getting one. I have been reading through the archives on peoples advice. Seems mostly one or two people commenting on it, and they were old so I figured the issue was worth a resurrection.

    Anybody have knowledge, expeirence etc with these tablets?

    Its only 256 levels of pressure, but most people have said that doesn't matter to much. Plus, I think I can get one for like 500 dollars. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDonQuixotic View Post
    So yeah, its not a wacom brand, but it is one of the heavy contenders for wacom alternatives.

    I have been thinking about getting one. I have been reading through the archives on peoples advice. Seems mostly one or two people commenting on it, and they were old so I figured the issue was worth a resurrection.

    Anybody have knowledge, expeirence etc with these tablets?

    Its only 256 levels of pressure, but most people have said that doesn't matter to much. Plus, I think I can get one for like 500 dollars. Any thoughts or suggestions?
    A motion Computing LE tablet uses Wacom technology.
    I'm not sure how hard you've been looking as this thread is 4 pages long and you would have learned it actually does use wacom technology.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=187509

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    A motion Computing LE tablet uses Wacom technology.
    I'm not sure how hard you've been looking as this thread is 4 pages long and you would have learned it actually does use wacom technology.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=187509
    oh yeah. I actually think I remember reading that now.

    I was a little more worried about the hardware more than I was the screen. Is it of decent speed and stuff?

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    oh wow. How did I miss that video. Thanks! I think this basically helped make up my mind.

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    Photoshop may give you some trouble, but Paint Tool Sai, Sketchbook Pro, and Artrage will work phenomenally on it. I don't have the 1700, but I have its younger brother, the 8.4 inch Ls800. Runs really warm, but works like a charm.

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    I plan on using mostly Corel Painter. I hope that won't be too memory intensive. I am thinking about buying a couple of extra sticks of ram

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    I found one with 2 gigs of ram, 80gigs of hard drive, and a 1.2 core solo CPU.

    Is a 1.2 too week to work with corel painter? I don't know really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDonQuixotic View Post
    I found one with 2 gigs of ram, 80gigs of hard drive, and a 1.2 core solo CPU.

    Is a 1.2 too week to work with corel painter? I don't know really?
    While Corel Painter 12 has multicore support, not all the brushes use it. Just depends on what resolution (image size) you're working with.

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    Typically like 4000x5000 pixels at 600 dpi. It runs fine on my desktop and laptop but thats like 3.2 duo

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    Run it at a smaller resolution for sketches and scale up and finish it on the desktop.

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    Yeah. I figure thats what I'll have to do.

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    I love it!!!! I work in Photoshop 7 just fine. Start having some troubles with really large files though.

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    One bit I should add though is the battery life is really horrible. Mine lasts for around 20 min with media player/PS7 and full brightness. I bought 2 Energizer XP18000 and they last for 2h 50m each with the same settings.

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