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Old 07-03-03, 03:53 AM
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Anyone have a Wacom Tablet?

I'm looking at this one mainly cause its 25% off at most places and secondly its not that expensive,
So I was wondering if that size (4 x 5) was any good or if it was too small to be practicle?
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I once had a original Wacom Artpad, which was I believe even smaller than that. I loved it. Used it as my main pointing device (of couse, this was back in the day of Windows 95 and before USB, so hooking up more than one pointing device was more of a challenge than today). I don't think you'll have any problems with the size. Think about it-- is the full sweep of you mouse across the dimensions of the screen set to be more than 5x4 inches?
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I would go with the next size larger. I have a 5x4 (it was a gift) and there's not enough pressure points.

If you have a smaller monitor or lower the resolution, then its okay, but remember that the pad is going to map to your monitors resolution, the larger the screen the less points per ratio.

I know the price increases dramatically as you get larger, but you might want to think about it.

But it also depends upon what you are going to use it for... by the way, is it just a toy or is it going to be part of your daily work?
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I have a 12 x 12 and it is great. Nice thing is I can create the art on a sheet of paper and then trace it into Photoshop et al.

As far as Wacom tablets go they are excellent. I really want the 18" screen tablet they make but it's big $$$.
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I have a 4x5 and use it quite a bit when retouching photos. I don't have any complaints about the size.
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I have the 4x5- works great for me. I use it for graphic design. the problem I have with the larger tablets is that you may fatigue easily because you need larger movements of your hand.

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