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#1 whitebread

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:09

My sister loves to draw in Photoshop. She's very artistic. For Christmas, I would like to buy her a new tablet as her current one is slowly dying :(

I'm looking to spend $200 - $250 CDN, and want to buy it online (preferably TigerDirect.ca, Amazon.ca, or Canada Computers).

First of all, is $200 - $250 realistic? I have no idea what these things cost.

Second, just in case anybody is unclear, when I say "tablet" I do NOT mean something like an iPad.

Finally, I'll be giving her my old MacBook (running OS X 10.7.4, I believe; I'm also going to put Windows 7 on there). So, the tablet needs to be USB 2.0-compatible.

Thanks!! :)


#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:18

I heard Wacom is very good.

http://www.ncix.com/...nufacture=Wacom

#3 Hum

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:19

Here's one or two:

http://www.buy.com/p.../238886363.html

http://www.buy.com/p.../235467626.html

Yeah, they will ship it to Canada.

#4 ZakO

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:25

Both the Wacom Intuos5 (small) and Wacom Bamboo Create are in your budget, I would definitely recommend either of those. Before switching to a Cintiq display I tried out loads of tablets, of the ones I tried those two were the best in the $200-250 range (although I used the medium Intuos5, not the small one).

The Intuos5 series is more sensitive (pressure levels / angles) but the Bamboo Create has a larger drawing area.

http://www.amazon.ca...49281217&sr=1-7
http://www.amazon.ca...49281217&sr=1-5

#5 Anibal P

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:26

Will be hard to beat these prices, and they ship to Canada:

http://www.monoprice...raphics Tablets

#6 MikroMan

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 18:20

I'd definitely recommend Wacom. I got Wacom Bamboo Medium size last year and I've been using it for drawing and some editing in photoshop. If you want sure quality, go for Wacom, Bamboo or Intuos.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 18:27

Wouldn't bother with anything other than a Wacom.