Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

Why the price difference?

Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2004, 04:27 AM
juga juga is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1
Why the price difference?

This forum is great for finding out what products people use and recommend. A long thread like the recent poll contains lots of useful info.

However, as a tablet newbie, the question most difficult to get an answer to is why does an Aiptek tablet cost $95, a Wacom Graphire cost $180 and a Wacom Intuos cost $270 (all A6 size)? All seem to have similar resolution and pressure sensitivity. Only Wacom seems to have a batteryless pen.

What exactly are you getting for your money?

Reply With Quote top
Old 06-29-2004, 05:21 AM
Leah's Avatar
Leah Leah is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 518
Of the Wacom tablets, the Graphire has 512 levels of sensitivity and the Intuos 1024. The Intuos also has a menu strip and supports ToolID and various accessories that the Graphire doesn't. I believe that the Intuos also supports tilt while the Graphire diesn't. In addition the Intuos has a longer warranty.

The Aiptek also has 512 levels of sensitivity (same as the Graphire, less than the Intuos) and I think on paper has similar functionality and specs to the Graphire. Of people who've used both Aiptek and Wacom tablets most seem to prefer the Wacom based on comments I've heard and read. Personally I've never used an Aiptek so I can't comment. I do love my Intuos, though .
Reply With Quote top
Old 06-29-2004, 07:30 AM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
If you're not in a hurry, I think you can find special sales on the Wacom tablet. I have the Graphire, but rarely use it. Most people, however, swear by the tablets.

Reply With Quote top
Old 06-29-2004, 09:14 PM
Jeff L's Avatar
Jeff L Jeff L is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 115
I bought the small Wacom Tablet last year sometime, and the only time I use my mouse anymore is when I need real dead-eye accuracy. An example of that would be certain selections. That and when I need to scroll alot.

Other than that, it's all tablet!
Reply With Quote top
Old 07-01-2004, 11:42 PM
Kitacat3's Avatar
Kitacat3 Kitacat3 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Australia, Queensland
Posts: 52
Question Other Brands


I am going to ask a similiar question. I noticed there are other brands of tablets out there other then the two already mentioned. Is there a comparitable brand to Wacom.

Thanks for the advise.

Reply With Quote top
Old 07-02-2004, 09:32 AM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
The only time I hear about a non-Wacom brand is when someone is complaining about it. Buy the best Wacom you can afford, skimp on size rather than features if you must. My 4x5 is plenty big for my retouching needs, but I do wish I had some of the newer features introduced since I bought it (1024 levels, tilt, etc.).
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nikon D50 SLR price reduction Craig Walters Photography 6 12-20-2006 03:41 PM
Shortcuts difference realaqu Photoshop Help 4 07-27-2005 04:31 PM
What's a fair price to charge for creating a photo collage? dipech Work/Jobs 15 05-17-2004 09:08 AM
Difference between Photoshop Element 1 and 2? valpatel Photoshop Elements Help 4 03-15-2003 10:45 AM
Using the Difference blend mode in Photo-based Art DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 5 07-15-2002 12:44 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved