Good (cheap) graphics tablet for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nerdowl, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Nerdowl macrumors member

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    My Medion graphics tablet that I got really cheap off ebay a few years ago has been on its last legs for a while and was not working properly on my Macbook (the middle was responding as the top), and it doesn't work at all on my Snow Leopard Macbook Pro. Anyway since then my pen has broken so it won't even work on my Windows netbook so I figured it was time to replace it. It is an A4 graphics tablet but I have heard that sometimes smaller ones work better.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a graphics tablet that preferably works on Mac and Windows? If you can recc one under £70 that would be a huge bonus, under £50 would be even better (I paid £30 for my Medion A4 tablet that was a rebranded Aiptek).

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

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    I would recommand Wacom tablet they worked best with Mac and PC but I don't know if they are selling for less than 50.

    Right now I am using very old Wacom Intous 2 tablet it works great with both Apple and PC.
     
  3. Nerdowl thread starter macrumors member

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    I did find a Wacoom Bamboo on ebay for under 50 but it's an old model. I was also not sure whether that size would be okay seeing as the only tablet I've used is an A4 one.

    And I just went to find the exact model number but someone's bought it since I saw it last night. :rolleyes: Oh well. :eek:
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    I haven't used anything other than my Bamboo Fun, but it works quite well for my needs.

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  6. Nerdowl thread starter macrumors member

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    There's more than one version of Wacom bamboo...

    This was the one I saw on eBay:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Bamboo-MTE-450-K-DE/dp/B000QUQDXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=
    =8-1

    This is the newer one I also saw:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Bambo...Q360/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1308477848&sr=8-3

    This is the new version of the one in the second link:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Bamboo-Pen-and-Touch/dp/B002Q4U4AY/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    Plus then you've got the Wacom bamboo fun range that balamw mentioned.

    I'm wary of going too old as that was exactly the reason the median tablet started playing up: the drivers really don't like snow leopard.
     

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