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Old 01-30-2008, 05:23 PM
WebDesigns WebDesigns is offline
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Tablet dilemma... Advise needed

Hi everyone,

I apologize in advance for posting another noob questions thread, but, I'm in the process of choosing a tablet, and have questions for a change...

About the use: I do web design and will soon be taking a course on multimedia design. I need to be able to create graphics by drawing and so forth in Photoshop. I live, breath and depend on Photoshop.

What I need:

1. A tablet under $100
2. I'm physically disabled, have very limited hand use and cannot use a pen with buttons on the side, as I do not have the capability of pressing them. (I currently do everything with a mouse and use Windows Stickykeys A LOT)

What I've looked at:

Aiptek Slim 12.1 Inch USB Tablet $129 (A bit out of budget though)

Aiptek HyperPen 8000U PC Tablet 8x6 drawing area( HYPERPEN8000U ) $80

Wacom Bamboo Fun Small - Mouse, digitizer, stylus - 6 x 4 in - electromagnetic - wired - USB - black $95

Anything good here? Any recommendations?

All advise/suggestions are more that welcomed and appreciated!

Me.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:34 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

you could also consider this model, but i havn't been able to find a review of it anywhere:

http://dealnews.com/La-Pazz-8-x6-USB...35/209632.html
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:44 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

Has anyone tried it?
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:31 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

I'm not sure if this would work with your disability, because it has buttons on the pen, but I never use the buttons, i just switch to the mouse when I need to click something else or right click.
but the wacom graphire3 4x6 tablet is good. I bought mine 2 years ago and it was 95$ i believe.
It's good, I like it, still use it plenty, and haven't had any problems with it.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:35 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

Ok, I'm on a laptop, so if I use the touchpad buttons, I don't need to use the pen ones right?
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:20 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

Have you considered a track ball?
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

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Ok, I'm on a laptop, so if I use the touchpad buttons, I don't need to use the pen ones right?
I was almost not sure what you meant, so I could still be confused. but are you asking if, while the tablet is hooked up, will you be able to use the touchpad buttons at the same time?
if that's what you're asking then the answers yes. I do that with mine sometimes while drawing, it works.
if that's not what you meant then please explain, i use mine on a laptop so i should be able to figure out an answer for you.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:40 AM
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Re: Tablet dilema... Advise needed

A trackball is a mouse device that has a large ball that your manipulate with your index finger or thumb. Depending on the model they have a number of buttons on them which you can click with your other digits. Logitech, Kensington and some other manufacturers have different models. Internet search for Trackballs and you should find several models.
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