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Topic # 151651 1-Sep-2014 10:41
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Hey guys,

Looking at getting a Graphics Tablet for use with Lightroom and Photoshop CC.
I work on a 24" 1920x1080 monitor and this is not likely to change.

Really on a tight budget here so was considering the cheapest one (Intuos Small) but now realise that it might be too small with my screen size/resolution.

Was also wondering if splurging for the Pro version was justified or not?

Anybody has one or has used one before and could share their experience? That would be great!

Cheers

Guillaume

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  Reply # 1119427 1-Sep-2014 11:00
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Hey,

Thanks for the tip. I have to say I was skeptical as I read in several places something along the lines of "Wacom or nothing"
But this product seems to have mostly really good user reviews.

Will definitely consider it as it is a much cheaper alternative.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1119431 1-Sep-2014 11:05
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The technology is becoming very standardised now, with less reasons to pay the significantly extra for Wacom.

Have a read of this blog for some good reviews of Wacom alternatives - http://frenden.com/tagged/review




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  Reply # 1119464 1-Sep-2014 11:43
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Cheers for that. SO which Huion did you get?

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  Reply # 1119514 1-Sep-2014 12:31
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I got the 610.

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  Reply # 1119531 1-Sep-2014 12:39
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I use one approx 8 hours a day, go for the large.  For proper use you want to be able to use your elbow for left/right and up/down control, not your wrist (large gives you enough room to make movements with your elbow).  If you have used a Wacom tablet before, and you think you should upgrade, you will not regret upgrading. 





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  Reply # 1119539 1-Sep-2014 12:42
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jonb: I got the 610.

Cool, essentially now tossing up between that Ugee M708 and the Huion 610Pro...

I like the design of the Ugee better but they both seem well regarded and around the same price.

Any thoughts?

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  Reply # 1119549 1-Sep-2014 12:56
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I think the UGEE looks better to me too.  The actual digitizer tablet will probably be the same in both models, judging by the same pen.  Huion might have better drivers though? 

I think the extra size you can afford with these is more important than having a smaller but better quality Wacom.  Natural strokes and still with high levels of sensitivity.  The pen you get with a Wacom would be the main reason for choosing that over one of these I think, although the pen that comes with Huion is easy to hold.



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  Reply # 1119571 1-Sep-2014 13:20
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OK, oredered the Ugee. Thanks for the tips!
Can't wait for it to arrive ;-)

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  Reply # 1119591 1-Sep-2014 13:55
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The larger the better, as you can always cut down the work area on it if too bug. I got a wide screen one. I also initially purchased a cheap one, and it was ok, but it was nowhere as good as a wacom. The quality of the wacom pen is a big plus, and the stylus tip doesn't wiggle around like it does in the cheap brands. As with everything, you pay for what you get. Mine is an intous 3, which is an older generation one, but has lasted me many years. The Teflon surface on them do wear out, and they are a bit pricey to replace, but you can buy replacement parts for them, such as new pen tips, new silicon pen grips etc, which I don't think you can do with the cheap brands.



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  Reply # 1119624 1-Sep-2014 14:27
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Hey,

cheers for sharing.

I usually don't mind paying extra to get better quality and usually live by the "you get what you pay for" rule.
But the positive reviews as well as the fact that I will essentially be paying 1/5th of the prices for this size + specs was really tempting.

Plus this is to be used for Photography editing so shouldn't really be any intensive drawing etc..

One thing that I thought was cool on the Wacom was the touch feature. I could imagine how great it would be to be able to pinch to zoom and scroll directly on the tablet but was hard to justify the extra cost...

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  Reply # 1119630 1-Sep-2014 14:34
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gcorgnet: Hey,

cheers for sharing.

I usually don't mind paying extra to get better quality and usually live by the "you get what you pay for" rule.
But the positive reviews as well as the fact that I will essentially be paying 1/5th of the prices for this size + specs was really tempting.

Plus this is to be used for Photography editing so shouldn't really be any intensive drawing etc..

One thing that I thought was cool on the Wacom was the touch feature. I could imagine how great it would be to be able to pinch to zoom and scroll directly on the tablet but was hard to justify the extra cost...


You can get a logitech touch pad that has those features. The button and the touch pad on the tablet are a must really, otherwise you have to reach over to the keyboard if you want to cut and paste.

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