Graphic Tablet - how to select???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Garand, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Garand macrumors member

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    My wife uses Photoshop CS2, Illustrator, and Quark 7.0 for her home business. She runs on a dual 2.5 G5 (2004), running 10.4.7, airport express, Radeon x800st card, 2.5 GB RAM on a 20" widescreen, and she can ouput to 2 printers (cant remember the models)

    She has had her eyes on a graphic tablet - I guess thats what you call them - for some time but she has not purchased one as of yet. I wanted to get her one as a birthday gift. What should I be looking at to ensure I am getting a good piece of hardware that will run with her system and with the programs she is using. I would like to narrow down the list of candidates a bit so hopefully she can try them out to make sure she likes them. I am not sure how much these cost but lets figure a budget of $500 for now.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    Of course only buy.search for Wacom graphic tablets.

    There are two markets:

    Intuos - pro
    Graphire - you n me

    www.wacom.com

    If you need serious precise control and use a tablet all day, go Intuos.

    If you just need a tablet for precise work, whether all day or a little bit, go Graphire.

    Im sure if you search a bit youll find more threads.
     
  3. ipacmm macrumors 65816

    ipacmm

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    I use the Wacom Intuos3 and it does everything I want. I would check out wacom's web site and see which tablet that fits your needs.
     

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