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    Very Important Question

    if u are a beginning artist and want to get started then what are the cheaper alternatives to the graphire tablets.i have done research and found some brands, namely:
    ACE CAT
    NISIS
    MEDION
    TRUST
    ALPTEK
    if ANYONE has ever used any of these please tell mne about them because i would love to buy one and tell me if they r comp. with reg. pcs. TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THEM. THANK YOU
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    You'll probably want to make sure you get a decent quality tablet whether or not you're just starting. I can't vouch for any of the ones you mentioned other than Graphire, so thats the only brand I could suggest at the moment other than the Intuos, which is more expensive. Unless you're a professional, the size of the tablet shouldn't matter too much since you'll get use to it soon enough, though I would try to get at least a 6x8 if possible. A 4x5 runs only $100 from the website(you could probably find one cheaper or larger on e-bay), so I think that might be your best bet if you're really looking to get a decent tablet as cheap as possible.

    Oh, and you might want to take into consideration that Graphires comes with a copy of Painter Classic free.
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    thanx for the reply. hasanybody ever used anything besides wacoms in here?
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    Wacom user, but my own opinion is you get what you pay for. Never heard of the listed brands.

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    I've heard of TRUST and APTEK, apparently they suck ass, i doubt the rest are any good. Get a wacom instead, the graphire3 is good and not that expensive.

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    - hey dadamafia

    I used to use a NISIS here at work. It was shit. The pen has a battery in it and when moving round the screen using the pen, sometimes the cursor would stay in the same place, you'd have to go back and literally poke at the board till it caught (if that makes sense?)

    I stuck with it for almost a year, then persuaded work to buy an A4 reg WACOM... life is so much better now....

    Get a Graphire3, if you cant afford an A4. Or get work to pay for it. Then take it home and never bring it back...j/ks

    Mollyx

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    Yeah there have been threads.
    Other brands break more easily and the drivers are not as good.
    A small Wacom is the low-budget-way-to-go.

    (old threads, don't bump)
    http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=30723
    http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=34512

    Before you decide to buy a tablet without pressure sensitivity ... use a mouse.
    Pressure sensitivity is what makes the difference IMO.

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    thanx alot everyone because i saw a 12x9 for like 40$ and i was seriously tempted to buy it. thanx again
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