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Screen Tablet malarky => Heyaaaalpppp => Topic started by: jonc22 on April 17, 2017, 01:23:52 AM



Title: Wacom alternatives
Post by: jonc22 on April 17, 2017, 01:23:52 AM
What's a good alternative to the Wacom tablets something that will work as good but be a lot cheaper for a first time build. Don't fancy spending big money on a second hand Wacom and reckon it


Title: Re: Wacom alternatives
Post by: Ertew on April 17, 2017, 10:48:32 AM
I know that there exist many alternatives but I remember only Wacom. Small hint for You:

New Wacom tablets and used but still pretty new USB models are expensive.
Try to search for much older serial and ADB models. You can use it with modern PCs if You add WaxBee converter (teensy or adruino micro board with proper software).
P.S. Buy only complete sets with pen, cables and power supply. Spare pen can be more expensive than obsolete but fully working tablet.


Title: Re: Wacom alternatives
Post by: XDjackieXD on April 18, 2017, 12:57:51 PM
Older Wacom digitizers (especially the Intuos 3 series) seem to be available pretty cheaply used (I got an A4 version for 25€ and a A5 version for 20€ some time ago).
As for alternatives there are quite a few but most of which I tried didn't come close to Wacom (I heard some good things about XP-Pen and Huion but I never tried those two).


Title: Re: Wacom alternatives
Post by: jonc22 on April 18, 2017, 06:15:12 PM
Just looking at a Intuos 3 A4 now if I bought it what Monitor Screen size am i best going for


Title: Re: Wacom alternatives
Post by: Pesho on April 18, 2017, 08:57:40 PM
Older Wacom digitizers (especially the Intuos 3 series) seem to be available pretty cheaply used (I got an A4 version for 25€ and a A5 version for 20€ some time ago).
As for alternatives there are quite a few but most of which I tried didn't come close to Wacom (I heard some good things about XP-Pen and Huion but I never tried those two).

The digitizers yes, but the pens (ZP series) are rather expensive, more than the KP-series for the Intuos 4 tablets. If you can find an Intuos 3 with a pen at a reasonable price, it's a bargain. They are mostly 4:3 though.