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    nanashi752 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I think I can get a graphire4 which one should I get? the 4x5 for around a little bit over $100 or a 6x8 one for a little bit over $200 or does it even matter since its the same thing just different sizes.

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    I tried asking around and looking them up, and the answer I come up with is unless your pretty serious about drawing, the extra 100 isn't worth it. However, one of the opinions I got was that the 4x5 is a little small... so it's not great for actual full blown drawing. Another thing I found is that you can toss things under the top sheet of the tablet, so a 6x8 would allow you to throw a bigger picture in there if you want to trace something.

    Another opinion is to check other options. Wacom is the industry standard it seems, so you're paying that 'Standard Tax'. From the reviews, I would avoid apitec though. UC-Logic I hear gets decent reviews.
    http://www.superpen.com/wp8060.htm

    err... here's the converstation I had:
    [21:47:31] <@Gvaz|bed> 4x5 get to be a tad small if you want to make art with it
    [21:48:00] <@Gvaz|bed> 6x8 is kinda cheap and gives you ample room
    [21:48:18] <@Vol> it's another 100
    [21:48:33] <@Gvaz|bed> my friend has a 6x8 for about $160 on amazon
    [21:48:36] <@Razgriz_0> personally, I'd go for those third part tablets you see on ebay
    [21:48:42] <@Gvaz|bed> i dont know if its still in stock however
    [21:48:46] <@Razgriz_0> they're quite big and cheap anyways
    [21:49:01] <+AuroraStar> I'm in such a good mood.......Tis weird how appearance makes you feel good. despite not usually giving a flying f^&#37;k
    [21:49:13] <@Gvaz|bed> you'd have to ask my friend for more details however
    [21:49:21] <@Gvaz|bed> and shes not on right now
    [21:49:26] <@Vol> lol. I'm with you Ark, but the question I got is on just the graphiers. 
    [21:50:03] <@Vol> It's also weird how you tend to look better when you feel good, Aurora. XD
    [21:50:52] <@Razgriz_0> lol aurora XD
    [21:51:05] <@Razgriz_0> http://cgi.ebay.com/Adesso-Cybertabl...QQcmdZViewItem <--big and cheap
    [21:51:20] <@Razgriz_0> [19:54:49] <@Vol> lol. I'm with you Ark, but the question I got is on just the graphiers.  <--what kind of question is that?
    [21:52:18] <+AuroraStar> meh I got my hair done and feel vain all day ^-^
    [21:52:28] <+kazechrno> xD
    [21:53:25] <@Razgriz_0> XD
    [21:53:28] <@Razgriz_0> nice =P
    [21:54:50] <@Razgriz_0> http://cgi.ebay.com/LATEST-UC-LOGIC-...QQcmdZViewItem <--this is a pretty good brand, I hear, vol
    [21:57:16] <@Razgriz_0> XD

    [21:57:35] <@Vol> Stylus pen with Pressure Sensitivity 1024 levels and Report Rate 200 points/sec << Holy crap, ark... that's double the Wacom. XD
    [21:57:46] <@Razgriz_0> XD
    [21:57:58] <@Razgriz_0> and half the price of a wacom 12x9
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    [22:00:35] <@Razgriz_0> I like the ones where you could put like a sketch or something on the tablet to copy it
    [22:01:04] <@Razgriz_0> but I think most 12x9s have that function
    [22:02:37] <+AuroraStar> .....I am blonde
    [22:02:39] <+AuroraStar> O.o
    [22:02:47] <@Razgriz_0> XD
    [22:03:32] <@Razgriz_0> it;s more like a very light blonde....er I've no clue about hair colors XP
    [22:04:09] <+AuroraStar> Sunlight in room +blonde hair
    [22:04:13] <+AuroraStar> meh
    [22:04:25] <@Razgriz_0> ah =P
    [22:04:32] <+AuroraStar> It looks blonder when straight apparently
    [22:05:45] <@Razgriz_0> oh, and vol
    [22:05:53] <@Razgriz_0> about your first question
    [22:05:54] <@Razgriz_0> [19:40:32] <@Vol> You know if there's anything special or noteworthy of the 6x8 over the 4x5 models?
    [22:06:10] <@Razgriz_0> it just depends upon your stroke size
    [22:06:22] <@Vol> ah.
    [22:06:34] <@Vol> well I was thinking you might be able to put hotspots on it.
    [22:06:50] <@Vol> in which case, a bigger tablet would give you more. 
    [22:06:56] <@Razgriz_0> XP
    [22:06:57] <@chuu> woahhhhh aura looks different o_____O
    [22:07:01] <@chuu> pretty as ever
    [22:07:13] <@Razgriz_0> lol
    [22:07:52] <@chuu> get the 6x8, btw.
    [22:07:54] <@chuu> whoever's buying.
    [22:07:55] <@Vol> my 12x12 digitizer on my desktop has all my dad's shortcuts on it... the drawing area is probably 4x5, the rest is shortcuts. XD
    [22:08:07] <@chuu> 4x5 is tiny. you don't have enough room
    [22:08:55] <@Razgriz_0> it just depends on your stroke lengths really
    [22:09:13] <@Razgriz_0> I'm able to easily use 4x5s =P
    [22:09:16] <@chuu> the drawing space represents your full screen, not just a portion of it.
    [22:09:24] <@Razgriz_0> or was it 4x6
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    [22:10:17] <@chuu> so your strokes have to be quite small in order to be able to draw properly, while with a 6x8, you have more room, there fore you can go into more detail.
    [22:10:31] <@chuu> ouch I was kicked? o_O
    [22:10:43] <@Vol> well can't you change the dpi for more accuracy?
    [22:10:43] <@Vol> well can't you change the dpi for more accuracy?
    [22:10:51] <@Vol> or something like that? :P
    [22:10:56] <@Vol> err..
    [22:10:57] <@Vol> no
    [22:10:59] <@Vol> dumb
    [22:11:01] <@chuu> no you can't
    [22:11:04] <@Razgriz_0> lol
    [22:11:09] <@Vol> just leave that to the software and zoom. XD
    [22:11:11] <@chuu> oh and, don't get a graphite.. whatever
    [22:11:15] <@chuu> those tend to break down fast.
    [22:11:24] <@chuu> I read a whole bunch of bad reviews on it
    [22:11:30] <@chuu> I have an Intuos 3 myself.
    [22:11:33] <@chuu> it works perfectly
    [22:11:36] <@Razgriz_0> like I said, it depends on stroke length; I'm quite accurate with tiny strokes myself
    [22:11:46] <@Razgriz_0> I've used a 4x6 before
    [22:11:55] <@Razgriz_0> had no prob with it =P
    [22:12:15] <@Vol> you know what...
    [22:12:24] <@Vol> I'm just going to post this conversation. XD
    [22:12:24] <@chuu> I just like to have room when drawing. it's like imagine a small canvas and a larger one. it's easier to draw if you have a larger one.
    [22:12:43] <@chuu> more room.
    [22:12:49] <@chuu> but that's just what I think.
    [22:12:53] <+SexySerenity> no chuu's
    [22:13:04] <@Razgriz_0> meh, just get the UC-Logic XD
    [22:13:05] <+SexySerenity> right i got a small one and it's a pain in the ass
    [22:13:12] <@chuu> tho my friend had a 4x5 and she said it was just too small
    [22:13:12] <@chuu> tho my friend had a 4x5 and she said it was just too small
    [22:13:17] <+SexySerenity> i barely use it
    [22:13:19] <+SexySerenity> it is
    [22:13:28] <@chuu> thats what I was saying, seren.
    [22:13:45] <@Razgriz_0> well most people have larger stroke lengths
    [22:14:08] <+SexySerenity> i mean i know a guy who does really well with his 4 5
    [22:14:14] <@Razgriz_0> yeah
    [22:14:29] <+SexySerenity> but he draws things smaller than an inch sometimes
    [22:14:34] <+SexySerenity> it just blows my mind
    [22:14:50] <+SexySerenity> but in school he uses much larger intenduo
    [22:15:49] <@Razgriz_0> ...why is does my wii look hungry? =(
    Vol~

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    Okay, if you have the money, just f***ing get the larger! XD
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    I have an Intuos3 6x11 and it's pretty good.
    I've almost never used it though.
    This thread makes me think of Kaze. =\

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    Indeed. Asked her, and she told me she'd have one in a few months... didn't tell me which one, but I got the impression it'd be a Wacom of some sort.
    Vol~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocalypticARK View Post
    Okay, if you have the money, just f***ing get the larger! XD
    I would buy it if it's my money, but my parents are lending me about $95 to my $47, I'm trying to get them to give me more so that I can buy a decent one. I'm also selling some of my games to my friends to get more money, see the problem here?

    Thx a lot Volvogga for going to all that trouble asking around. Really appriciate that man. Never thought that anyone would go to all that trouble for me lolz. So thx a lot, I'll probably buy that Adesso Cybertablet from ebay looks pretty good.

 

 

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