View Full Version : What's a good pen tablets?

02 February 2007, 05:34 PM
I was wondering what a good pen tablet is that good for photoshop and maya thats under
30 dollars

02 February 2007, 08:35 PM
you mean 300 dollars right?

02 February 2007, 09:51 PM
I certainly hope so...if not, sorry to burst your bubble, but there's no such thing. The best price you could hope for in a useful tablet would be about $100--the Graphire series from Wacom. But if you want to do a lot of painting, it would be more appropriate to buy an Intuos, and those cost even more. :(

02 February 2007, 01:50 AM
The answer is very simple: none

02 February 2007, 08:54 AM
30 USD? The cheapest one i know of is the voltio 2, which costs around 100 USD.
And i'd really advise you not to get this one, as i own one and it's a piece of ... :thumbsup:

Graphire! or Intuos :scream:

02 February 2007, 05:09 PM
I had the previous version of this one by Manhattan and is just enough for 3d and painting.

It doesn't work nice with photoshop, but it does with software like Painter, AR2 free, Blender, Wings3d,, DazStudio, Dogwaffle, and Artweaver (great free painting soft like a mix of PS and Painter) which you can get here->

But of course, if you want to stick to PS and remain closed to other software, go get a wacom.

02 February 2007, 06:19 PM
I actually found a graphire 2 for 30$ for sellout price at, i think it was either compUSA or Office Depot, but it was small, yet had pressure sensitivity, but it is nothing compared to my intuos3.

02 February 2007, 01:32 AM
Are the Graphire2 drivers even compatible with today's operating systems? I had either a Graphire or a Graphire2 at one point, and it was incompatible with Windows XP...

02 February 2007, 11:22 AM
Been using P-Active 8060b, its around $100usd, pretty nice except the pen is little fragile and uses 1 aa battery. But it has tons of shortcuts built around the tablet which could be used to run any program, hotkeys, with any parameters. Has nice sensitivity and pen feels good with the weight of the battery.

I just ordered 2 extra pens around $15 each.
Works well with PS, painter, artrage, and alias sketchbook.

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