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Dobiewonkanobie
Mar 14, 2008, 01:26 PM
I'm an industrial design student who can't decide. Like the threads for 15 vs 17in MBP, I can't decide between a 6x8 or 6x11. My friend has 6x11 and says its kinda big and he doesn't use all he space, but then again he's not complaining. I'd be using CS3, and Solidworks primarily at this point. The largest drawings I do get printed out at 18x24. I feel like a 6x9.5 would best!

Any thoughts from others and they're experiences use one or both sizes?



Techguy172
Mar 14, 2008, 01:39 PM
I find 6x8 More than Big enough works great in CS3.

Father Jack
Mar 14, 2008, 01:44 PM
Get the larger one, bigger in the case of graphic tablets is definitely better.
Only choose a small one if desk space is limited .. :)

Sorry meant to say I use a Wacom A4 tablet with Photoshop CS3

tobefirst
Mar 14, 2008, 01:51 PM
I'd go with the 6x11, because it more closely matches your screen's aspect ratio.

LeviG
Mar 14, 2008, 05:18 PM
I'd go with the 6x11, because it more closely matches your screen's aspect ratio.

agree go for the widrescreen assuming its for the laptop in your sig.
However it may be worth considering the a6 wide (the smallest wide one whatever that is in inches). Don't pick the graphics tablet because of the work you do, pick it to suit the screen its being used with. :)

Adrien Baker
Mar 14, 2008, 06:35 PM
I'd go with the 6x11, because it more closely matches your screen's aspect ratio.

Thirded.

Adrien

kingslod
Mar 14, 2008, 09:04 PM
The resolution of the 6x8 is fine, and your arm/hand don't have to travel as much. As someone who does graphics 8+ hours a day, the less your arm and wrist have to travel the better. Carpal Tunnel is not fun!

digitalnicotine
Mar 14, 2008, 09:13 PM
Both can be adjusted to fit your laptop screen, but if you have an external screen that is 22" +, I'd opt for the 6x11 (which is what I have). That 3 extra inches is not going to give you carpal tunnel syndrome hehe. Make sure your setup is ergo-correct, and take plenty of breaks to prevent CPS, regardless of what you use. Good luck to you.

Artful Dodger
Mar 14, 2008, 09:44 PM
Well I've had the 6x8 Intuos 3 before and I'm much happier with my 9x12. Both can be adjusted/set to your screen size or your working space but I'd go with the 6x11 and then setup your corners once you get it. As an off topic item those hot keys on the side of the tablet are very nice to use on either one ;)