Wacom Tablets?

Benjamindaines

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I'm looking to buy a Wacom tablet and was wondering with the difference between the black and white ones is. The black ones are double the price :eek: I'm looking at them on a web site, the call the white one a graphics tablet and the black one a digitizer tablet... which just confuses me even more. Anyone know what the difference is?
 

mustard

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Benjamindaines said:
I'm looking to buy a Wacom tablet and was wondering with the difference between the black and white ones is. The black ones are double the price :eek: I'm looking at them on a web site, the call the white one a graphics tablet and the black one a digitizer tablet... which just confuses me even more. Anyone know what the difference is?
Any one feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but the black one that you refer to is an Intous 3 (I have one) where the white on is a Graphire


Intous > Graphire (overall)
Price $199 to 749 < $99 to 249
Size 4X5 to 12X19 in > 4X5 to 6X8 in
Levels 1024 > 512
Tilt Yes > No
BT No < Yes
Accessories Yes > No
Buttons 8 w/two slides >2 w/one scroll wheel

And there are other differences I am sure that can be seen at www.wacom.com
 

elbirth

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I'ved used a Graphire in an Apple store before (I think the 4x5... it was tiny) and I didn't really like it. It was basically like drawing on a piece of glass... The glossy plastic covering on it didn't feel responsive at all and was overall awkward.


I personally own a 9x12 Intuos2 which I love. I'd really like to get an Intuos3 but can't really see the point in upgrading since what I have has been working perfectly for the past 5-6 years. I'd really love to get a Cintiq, however, because as much as the pen helps with accuracy over a mouse (not to mention pressure sensivity... it's to die for), being able to draw directly on what you're editing is priceless.
 

Bear

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Benjamindaines said:
I'm looking to buy a Wacom tablet and was wondering with the difference between the black and white ones is. The black ones are double the price :eek: I'm looking at them on a web site, the call the white one a graphics tablet and the black one a digitizer tablet... which just confuses me even more. Anyone know what the difference is?
Although it is fairly easy to guess whoich ones you're talking about, providing the name and size also helps just so people are answering the correct question.

And as to your question, have you looked at the Wacom web site to see the features of each model?