Best graphic tablet for iBook 800 ???

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  1. yzedf macrumors 65816

    yzedf

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    A friend of mine is looking to buy a tablet to do some graphics work. More for learning than anything else. Looking for the best available, for under $100 if possible. She already has Photoshop and some other programs... just needs the hardware to do "serious" work.

    Thanks,
    YzedF
     
  2. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    I have Wacom Intuos (6x8) and I recommend it highly. New one, Intuos 2 (6x8), is around $350, but you might be able to find used one somewhere for less. I purchased mine about 4 years ago while working at advertising agency and still works perfectly and Wacom's latest driver software still supports older models as well.

    I wouldn't recommend Graphire if you or your friend plan on doing a lot of work with Photoshop. Graphire's drawing area is quite small (3.65x5 versus 6x8 on Intuos) and not as comfortable to use for serious work. It is cheaper though.
     
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    If its for learning and just general imaging, the graphire is a great choice, we have them at the computer labs and they do the job. If she's a pro or very serious about her work, the intous is the only way to go, but the graphire is a fine tablet, infact i plan to buy one just for touching up photo's, some work in fireworks and other odd things.
     
  5. yzedf thread starter macrumors 65816

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    $???
     

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