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Driscoll
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« on: March 29, 2008, 05:09:44 AM »

hi, first post

i have the time and patience to do start this project, if not the knowhow or skill.

what's a good combination of monitor and tablet to go with, considering bang for buck ratio? It doesn't have to be huge, I have a pretty short stroke. even then, my graphire 4x6 is killing me.

thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 02:17:16 PM »

Ud-1212-R
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Dell 1503fp
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 10:01:16 PM »

Yep, those are shown to consistently work and are just good products themselves. My current prices so far is

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Name Price S&H Total

Wacom UD-1212-R (tablet+serial cable) 19.99 13.44 33.43
Wacom UD-1212-R power supply *scrounged* 00.00 00.00 00.00
Wacom UD-1212-R pen 29.00 8.10 37.10
Dell 1503FP 15" LCD monitor 51.00 8.00 59.00

129.53
Oh and the monitor includes the power and VGA cable.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 08:13:28 PM »

thanks guys,

those both seem like incredible deals. why does wacom make such a cheap tablet, and i've never heard of it? is it the old serial connection? is the functionality the same quality as the newer ones? would it be worth just buying the UD-1212-R as a replacement for my little graphire 4x6?
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 10:50:43 PM »

I just bought a UD-1212-R to base a build on and also to replace my Volito2. I have to say the 1212 is so much better, more responsive and its just nicer to work on a bigger tablet. So yeah, go for it!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 04:31:59 AM »

The UD-1212-R I bought is has no tilt-sensing, as far as I know. Also it will have less degrees of pressure than a graphire, and yes, it's serial. You can buy a serial-to-usb adapter at your local electronics store for pretty cheap though, I'm sure.

eBay is a fine fine place to shop, but be wary of scams, and read all the details carefully. Also remember, the prices I listed were the cheapest ones I got after over 2 months of shopping, checking eBay DAILY. The buying is slow, but then again, we are in this to save the money, right?
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 01:50:34 PM »

My UD-1212-R has tilt sensing.
Unless yours is a Digitizer I, not II.  Maybe....
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 09:16:30 PM »

Tilt is not a big deal to me, at least, i dont know if it is. Never used it.

I see some good deals on ud-1212-r's without pens or cables. I assume it's just a regular serial cable. What about the pen, can I substitute my current graphire3 pen? What the story on compatability with pens?

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008, 10:08:57 PM »

It's not a normal serial cord. There's a power socket on the female end of the cord which is where you plug in your AC adapter. If you don't want to buy that specific cord, you can find a wiring diagram somewhere on the forum that'll show you how they're wired up.

And the Graphire3 pen won't work with the UD series. You'd have to find a pen from a tablet PC. Again, there should be a thread somewhere on the forum about this.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 12:33:44 AM »

You can also purchase one at coolgraphicstuff.com
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 12:40:52 AM »

thanks so much guys

so buying a lone tablet is def not a great deal, at least not if you dont already have the stuff. a lone tablet, at like 20-30 bucks, a serial, power cable, and pen is coming out at around 110 bucks, and i'm seeing whole packages go on ebay for around 100. should i keep waiting, or just go for one of the full deals?
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2008, 01:32:47 AM »

USA?
If so, I would search Craigslist.

The prices on eBay for wacoms and monitors seem to have gone up.  Recently, I got a 55 dollar 1218 including shipping.  It wasn't even from my city.  St. Louis or something.  Search all the major cities and stuff.  Your bound to find one.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2008, 02:49:22 AM »

alright, ill check it out. too bad craigslist doesnt have global search.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008, 02:51:13 AM »

whats the difference between a GD-1212-R and a UD-1212-R? Just as good for building with?
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008, 03:33:59 AM »

GD is intuos 1.
I remember Intuos 1's being quite jittery (literally).  Cause a lot of jitters, but a build here and there may have used it.
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