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Dec 13, 2007 16:47 |  #1

My daughter wants a Wacom tablet for Christmas. Looking at B&H, my choice is either the medium Bamboo Fun or the Intuious (sp?)3 Special Edition. The first is $200, the second $369. Is the difference in price worth it? Why? Also, keep in mind that Dad might use it for his photography!;)


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Dec 13, 2007 18:43 |  #2

For most applications, the Bamboo should be more than adequate. The advantage of the Intuos tablet is that it was twice the resolution as the Bamboo which comes in handy if doing extensive graphics or illustration work. But for photographic needs, the finer resolution of the Intuos isn't really necessary.


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Dec 13, 2007 19:45 |  #3

Did they stop selling the lower priced Graphire4 series? I got my 4x5 for like $70 a couple years ago. Its all I need... thought about a larger size perhaps, but not for $200.


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Dec 13, 2007 19:52 |  #4

I'm with David, the Graphire is fine. If I was using it 8 hours a day every day I'd spend more, but you're not going to need it for every photo. Just get the smaller one.


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Dec 13, 2007 20:05 |  #5

Not certain but it looks like they may have replaced the Graphire series with the Bamboo series. I only found one Graphire model at the Wacom site and it's the BlueTooth version.


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Dec 13, 2007 23:11 |  #6

They still had a Graphire at Bestbuy a couple weeks ago, but I don't see it listed on many websites at all... perhaps they felt its low price and still good cut into sales of higher models.
I notice the Cintiq has dropped in price a bit!!! drool!


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Dec 14, 2007 00:50 |  #7

If you are interested, I am selling my Wacom Tablet 12 x 12 !! HUGE! for 400$ I never really used it cuz I like to be precise with the pentool. PM me if you are interested.


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Dec 14, 2007 01:00 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #8

PacAce wrote in post #4500620 (external link)
Not certain but it looks like they may have replaced the Graphire series with the Bamboo series.

Yes this is true. Bamboo is alot more marketable, so they dumped Graphire name and sexed up the line a bit.


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Dec 14, 2007 09:24 |  #9

I have the graphire4 but will look into the bamboo. It looks like it can do more for about the same price.


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Dec 14, 2007 10:46 |  #10

I just got the Intuos3 4x6 a couple of days ago and I absolutely love it. I got it for an early XMas present...I guess my gf couldn't stand watching me trying to edit with the touchpad on my laptop ;) LOL


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