Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 25, 2008, 12:36 AM   #1
mogra
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Graphic Tablet

Hi Everybody,

I am thinking of buying 2 tablets. I have PowerBook G4.

Goal : find some cheap solution to exchange notes while on skype.

Recently one of our collaborator moved to different state. Skype is really great for all conference call meeting .... but problem arises when we have to exchange math formulas. There is no easy way to write them easily and exchange on skype ... so I thought may be tablet is the answer. So I am looking for some cheap solution .. so I can buy two of them and send one to my collaborator as well.

Any ideas and advice will be helpful. My apologies if this is wrong place to post this kind of question.
mogra is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:33 AM   #2
JasonElise1983
macrumors 6502a
 
JasonElise1983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Between a rock and a midget
I don't know that a tablet will help you any, you still have to be able to send the file over, but a Wacom Bamboo is what i would buy.

http://www.wacom.com/bambootablet/bamboo.cfm

-JE
JasonElise1983 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:05 AM   #3
pinktank
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
bamboo is really nice and affordable
pinktank is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2008, 11:18 AM   #4
Island Dog
macrumors 6502a
 
Island Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: St. Cloud, FL.
I just bought a Bamboo, and it is very nice. Obviously it's not as "fancy" as the more expensive options, but it does the job well.
__________________
www.theappnews.com
Island Dog is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2008, 12:19 PM   #5
mogra
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Thanks everybody
mogra is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2008, 10:57 PM   #6
bbbshrimp
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles
I am still really struggling if I should just get a cintiq instead... but it's 10x the cost of bamboo...
bbbshrimp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 26, 2008, 07:35 AM   #7
Hecklerdanny
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbshrimp View Post
I am still really struggling if I should just get a cintiq instead... but it's 10x the cost of bamboo...
I have at different times owned a Graphire Tablet, a Intuos2 and now a 21UX Cintiq. If you've never used a tablet before then I'd pretty strongly recommend starting with the lower end models, to see if you like it. (Most people love them, but not everyone, my graphic designer brother has never touched his)

I've recently upgraded to the Cintiq, and while it's much more fun to use than the Intuos2 tablets, I don't find myself able to do much more on it then I could the regular Intuos2 Tablet. Don't get me wrong, I love the Cintiq, but I'd start small. Just my opinion.

All Wacom Tablet's are just awesome.
__________________
You think you're too cool for school. But I've got a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite...You aren't.
Hecklerdanny is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad: Is the iPad 4 a good tablet for a first time tablet user? saintforlife iPad 16 Apr 4, 2014 10:43 AM
Apple's Share of Tablet Market Drops on Increased Android Tablet Sales MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 76 Nov 5, 2013 09:30 AM
Which drawing tablet for graphic designer? hulk2012 Mac Pro 16 Nov 10, 2012 11:34 AM
Even at $329, iPad mini will be the cheapest tablet that runs TABLET apps leukotriene iPad 70 Oct 23, 2012 05:17 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC