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geary
01-11-2005, 02:31 AM
Hey all,<p>Just trying to control my excitment, my parents have agreed to go halves with me in a Wacom Intuos3.<p>The best part is, it's gonna be 9'x12', which is huge - and I got a great deal.<p>What do you guys think of it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.streetwise.com.au/images/site_images/design/wacom_intuos3_9x12.jpg" BORDER="0">

whipster
01-11-2005, 04:27 AM
lucky you

The Water Is Poison
01-11-2005, 05:21 AM
I had a 6 x whatever it was. The pen broke. lol<br>

NOM15
01-11-2005, 05:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>: wHiPsTEr 2005 :</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lucky you</TD></TR></TABLE><p>no sh*t ? lol.... I could never afford one (at least not one of those big ones), they cost A LOT of  over here. So yeah, you're lucky you got a great deal. <p>It's probably awsome.... what can I say ?...have fun!

pcread
01-11-2005, 05:45 AM
I have a small Wacom (A5), but it's in a box in a friend's garage (I moved house). It's great for free art, but sometimes not as easy to use accurately. Great fun though. Enjoy

Jake
01-11-2005, 06:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's gonna be 9'x12', which is huge</TD></TR></TABLE><p>9'x12', that IS huge... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I take it you mean inches. <p>I've had a Wacom Oversize A4 (about 30cm x 23cm) for a year and I love it. I hardly bother with the mouse anymore and its great for photoshop. Plus I was getting RSI in my wrist from the mouse and now it doesn't hurt at all.

JBlair
01-11-2005, 08:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jake</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">9'x12', that IS huge... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I take it you mean inches. <p>I've had a Wacom Oversize A4 (about 30cm x 23cm) for a year and I love it. I hardly bother with the mouse anymore and its great for photoshop. Plus I was getting RSI in my wrist from the mouse and now it doesn't hurt at all.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was gonna say.........holy crap dude! You could sketch a life-size sub compact on a tablet that big. I need to get a tablet, they are just sort of expensive and my poor laptop needs more ram first.

Naga Royal Guard
01-11-2005, 08:50 AM
you should go for it, its gotten easy these days to add RAM to laptops

Santeno
01-11-2005, 09:21 AM
Excuse the ignorance here, but is this some sort of design computer? what's the deal, does the stylus do double duty as a mouse and as a pen that you can draw with? sounds interesting.

pcread
01-11-2005, 09:45 AM
<A HREF="http://www.wacom.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wacom.com</A>

The Water Is Poison
01-11-2005, 11:07 AM
the pen does double with a mouse but it ussually comes with its own mouse

Nick
01-11-2005, 02:52 PM
I am looking into one of those as well...I believe best buy has them for 350...

geary
01-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Well Graphics tablets are like unlimited drawing paper that transforms the image on the computer screen - there are some tablets made by Wacom that are actually thim, mobile PCs - but we're talking thousands of dollars here.<p>Lol, Jake, I mean 9" x 12". Not used to doing inches. <p>I'm so excited.

AXLE
01-11-2005, 07:29 PM
I keeping my eye out for some on Ebay.com, damn I really want one!

geary
01-12-2005, 02:25 AM
I checked on .com.au, there aren't many, but there are plenty of good deals on ebay.co.uk.<p>I saw a Wacom 6x8 Grapphire for 3 euros, it had no pen (which can be purchased! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

AXLE
01-12-2005, 03:50 AM
I am thinking about one of these...<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5148507539&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBay...DW:IT</A><p>The latest one went away for 131 bucks, heres the link...<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5150440003&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBay...DW:IT</A><p>But if can get one of those under 100 I will be happy, if not then one of these from the states would not be bad...<p><A HREF="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1051384394672&skuId=4475213&type=product" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol...oduct</A><p>12x9 inches is a really good size so if I where to purchase any tablet it would have to be no smaller than this size. I see tablets for sale that are like 4x5 inches <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> What can you do with a size like that?<p>

geary
01-12-2005, 04:28 AM
9x12 is the top size for the basic range.<p>Once you get into 12x16 and 18x22, they cost thousands and are made to order.