December 18, 2009 @ 05:33 PM

Post: 998

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Boston

i know there were similar posts to this in the past, but they were from years ago. So i figured i would start fresh.

I am stuck between buying a intuos 3 small, and a bamboo fun medium. They are both relatively similar in price, and i know the intuos 4 is already out but it is going to be my first tablet and i want to make sure im going to stick with it before dropping alot of money. At the same time i dont want a tablet i am going to grow out of really quickly.

At the moment i will be happy having something responsive that i can lay down sketches with really well. But i dont know if i want to get into advanced designs as of yet because my tablet use thus far is VERY limited, and i am farely advanced with the pen tool in illustrator. (i cant see a tablet being as precise a i am with the pen tool, at the same time i am willing to sacrifice precision moderately if i am going to greatly increase my productivity.)

my reasons for not purchasing the intuos 3 thus far is because A. It isnt the intuos 4, and B. I am left handed and i have heard many mixed things about left handers on the 3.

The main reason why i havnt ordered the Fun, is quite literally because it has the word FUN in the title, and that strikes me as being a toy...

Does anyone have any input, because i am getting pretty frustrated.
January 3, 2010 @ 10:17 AM

Post: 414

Join Date: Jul 2007

The Bamboo Fun is cool because it can be used with the pen or with your finger for general navigation. If you're gonna be doing any kind of "serious" editing though I'd say go with the Intuos 3 or 4
January 3, 2010 @ 05:47 PM

Post: 718

Join Date: Jan 2009

^ YUP This link should help too. The bamboo fun is good if your starting out on a budget it work but it limited in terms of feature. However if u want something more professional than i would suggest the intuos.
January 4, 2010 @ 01:05 PM

Post: 27

Join Date: Jan 2009

Location: NJ

fun or starting=bamboo is fine
serious business=intuos

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