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    [tablets] graphire vs intuos... which do you use

    Hey guys, I have a little question and hope someone on here can answer.

    I'm looking to purchase a wacom tablet and I'm not sure whether to go with the Graphire of Intuos.

    I am studying industrial design going into 3rd year- so I would use it to draw out product concepts and the like...
    however I also do freelance web and graphic design and I also like to sketch concept art here and there just for fun.

    Which tablets do you use, and which would you recommend.

    thanks-
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    I had graphire for over two years and finally got myself a intuos at the beginning of this year. Sadly, I can't tell the difference between the two. I don't feel the pressure sensitivity difference, nor the tilting. Although others claim there's a significant difference... so I dunno, could be just me.
    Either way, it all comes down to your budget. If you can afford intuos, it doesn't hurt to get one. Especially it comes with a slightly better version of painter than graphire's bundle. Also it has two extra special pen tip (not that I use them anyway. too much hassle switch the nips). I feel the intuos mouse is harder to use, it's very heavy. But it's not a big deal.

    If you have enough table space, I suggest get the 6x8 size. If you cannot afford a 6x8 intuos, it might be better with a 6x8 graphire instead. 4x5 is pretty small, especially when you like to draw long lines.
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    I've heard the rule of thumb with tablets is buy the biggest one you can get away with if youre gonna hook it up to a desktop.

    i get a discount on them anyway, i just wasnt sure which one to go with. so considering the price isnt going to make a huge difference for me, I'll take your advice and go with the intuos3 6x8
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    intuos 3, woot!

    I have the intuos 3 6x8 and it is amazing!!! The pen is great and the mouse is as well, it is a little heavier though but it still works well. I'm acutally using my wacom tablet right now! I say if u have the money go with the intuos 3 6 x8 or bigger, if u don't then it doesn't really matter. intuos 3 does come with some better deals and added on merchandise.
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