I'm a novice in the field of designing and have been designing since the past 12-14 months, I would like to add a new dimension to my designing skills and would like to go in for a Wacom tablet, however, I'm not able to decide as to which Wacom tablet would suit me best. My criteria

  1. Should last long and I shouldn't be needing an upgrade soon(8-10 months)
  2. Budget is <$600

Please help me out here.

3 answers


You will have to compare the products yourself and see what best suits you (sensitivity, size, etc). You can go directly on the wacom website or here is a comparison link: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/aboutgraphics/tp/graphicstablets.htm

Answered about 8 years ago by adelacreative

You should also make a trip out to Fry's and see and handle a few to see how you like the feel in your hands.

Answered about 8 years ago by Abinadi Ayerdis

Wacom's last a long time so I wouldn't worry about the "needing an upgrade soon" concern.

You sound pretty serious about it, but you don't say exactly what and how you draw which is an important consideration.

If you want to experiment at a relatively low cost start off with a Wacom Bamboo ($99), http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/ and move up to a big Wacom later if you find it suits you.

The big difference in the models is pressure sensitivity which gets into how and what you draw. The $99 Bamboo has pressure sensitive pen, the cheaper ones (pen/touch) are not. You probably do want a pressure sensitive model. Later you could upgrade to a large Intous4 (<$600) or Cintiq (the later certainly being out of your price range for now).

Answered about 8 years ago by Jon Brown
  • @JonBrown Thanks a lot for answering, I generally doodle a lot and design logos for companies and I'm based in India(Bangalore) where the only guys who sell it are the apple guys but they don't have it on display so I cannot play with it to see how it feels and figure out which one would suit me best. mudflap about 8 years ago
  • You might call around the other Wacom dealers in Bangalore and see if any of them have them to see in store, but I don't know you'll really get a feel for working with a tablet without using it for hours in a production environment (hence the recommendation for a cheaper/smaller bamboo). With your budget though you could just go straight for a Large Intous4 and be very happy. Wacom Dealers in Bangalore: http://www.wacom-asia.com/store/in/in009.html Jon Brown about 8 years ago
  • Hey, thanks a lot, kinda helped me a bit, Intuos4 Medium in my hands. mudflap about 8 years ago