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Original poster
Jan 13, 2014
Ok, so i'm not sure if this is the right forum for Tablet help
But oh well. I'm fourteen and have a hobby for drawing, However
Through internet research (about 2 hours) I haven't seemed to
come across the question of "Bamboo Fun or Intuos Medium?"
I bought a Intuos medium for £160(GBP) but forgot to check if
this was the right move.

The only exception i wanted is that its not the small...
This is due to the fact that i use large strokes and on a
small tablet this is improbable, and difficult.

The Intuos medium:

The wacom fun

ANY HELP? :confused:


macrumors 6502a
Feb 10, 2012
B'more or Less
I bought a Huion 610 last summer for ~$55 based on Frenden's reviews & couldn't be happier with it. Much better pressure sensitivity & 2-1/2 times larger drawing area than my old & tiny 4x6 Wacom Bamboo. I believe the Monoprice & Huion's use the same UC Logic digitizers. Ray Frenden's reviews are incredibly useful.

The Huion vs Monoprice vs Wacom review.


macrumors 68000
Sep 5, 2013
Oregon, USA
My favorite method is getting an intuos off eBay that's missing its pen (there are always many). Pens are hard to find/buy, so prices are low. Then get the correct pen from provantage, based on which tablet you win. Intuos2 and 4 are my favorites.


macrumors 601
Jul 1, 2004
I'm currently researching the same thing, though it's between the (new) Intuos like, Intuos4, Intuos5 & Intuos Pro.

The (new) Intuos line is the same line as the old Bamboo line. Not as many features and more designed for home use as the Intuos/Pro models. A lot of the specs look the same (pressure sensitivity, size, etch) between the old Bamboo line and the (new) Intuos line.

Aside from that, the new models look a little nicer (though that's just my opinion). Also, you can add wireless to the new model.


macrumors regular
Jan 7, 2014
larger tablets take longer to get used to. the width of the tablet is mapped to the width of your screen. so the bigger the tablet the further the pen travels before your cursor gets to the edge of the screen. Many people choose medium because they consider it the best size for professional work. Personally I didnt like this size. Ive tried it both with a 27 inch screen and a 32 inch screen and because the pen travels so far on the tablet it seems like the cursor is moving really slow to get across the screen. you can change this by making the mapping smaller on your tablet but then it ruins the point of paying more money for something larger.

I prefer smaller tablets as the cursor feels more natural to move it across the screen. Ive seen top notch work from a bamboo so smaller size doesnt mean you cant do professional work like people like to make it sound.
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