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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Hello everyone,

I plan to buy my first table for editing photography in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5. I donít do high volume of very detail edits, but I would like to buy a tablet for basic editing as well as learning and experimenting. Therefore, I would like to get something that will be very usable, while keeping my expense to a reasonable minimum.
I have seen new Intuos4 small for about $130-140, Used for about $100-110. Intuos3 for 65-80.
My questions:
Should I be considering the older generation tablets Intuos3 and 4?
IS it worth it to spend the additional $$ for the latest?
Will the small size be adequate for learning and doing basic edits (and some detail edits) on my 24Ē monitor?
I would appreciate all of your input and advice. Thanks.



Feb 14, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Small is too small. Previous generation is fine. Be careful if buying used that the tablet hasn't been heavily used. You might also consider the Bamboo Create for $160 new: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/823345-REG/Wacom_CTH670_Bamboo_Create_Digital_Tablet.html


Feb 14, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


the 'small is too small' idea is very personal. In reality, photo retouching is all about fine finger/wrist action vs. drawing which is more arm/elbow.

You can find any number of previous threads regarding the pros/cons of small vs. medium. Personally, for me, the small is quite fine and the medium is simply too big.



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Intuous 3 new in the box

I just bought one, it's as advertised. A small tablet is plenty big enough for me.



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:10 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Thanks for the responses.

Mr Joe. I will do some research on the Bamboo. I was told that the one to get was Intuos, but I will do a comparison.

Howard, I fond some of the small versus medium chats. I was more interested in knowing if older versions versus newer vesion. Specially the Intuos4 versus the Intuos 3. ( I would buy the Intuos5 but it's a lot more money)

HO1972, Thanks for the link. that looks like a good buy.



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:46 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


For reference, I believe the older Bamboo series was 512 levels of touch sensitivity instead of 1024.


Feb 14, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Small is perfect size. Get the intuos over the bamboo. Search for a new 4, very affordable and little true difference to the 5.


Feb 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Thanks for all your input. I decided to go with the Intuos 4 samll. I found it new in amazon for $130.
I also see that they sell protective covers for the drawing surface. Should I get one? or is it better not to cover it?



Feb 17, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Mine is fine with out the cover. Great deal you found, you will be happy.

Greg



Feb 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What version Intuos Tablet on a Budget?


Yeah.. I agree with the others.. the sensitivity with the intuos is better... I purchase a used 3 medium for $75 a few weeks ago and love it... good stuff!


Feb 23, 2013 at 06:08 PM





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