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Last Edited by BeAuMaN April 26, 2016 at 12:06 AM
Dell has Wacom Intuos Art Pen [dell.com] and Touch digital graphics, drawing & painting tablet Medium: (CTH690AK) for $199.99 + $100 E Gift Card

Lowest price on Amazon is $173

Small CTH490AK [dell.com] is for $99 + $50 E Gift Card - Dead
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How much is Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch tablet better than monoprice graphic drawing tablet?
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Is this any better than the intros pro medium?
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Is this any better than the intros pro medium?
No.
The Pro has higher resolution, higher pressure Levels, more buttons with a touch ring and wireless not separate.
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No.
The Pro has higher resolution, higher pressure Levels, more buttons with a touch ring and wireless not separate.
Ah okay thanks. Not worth getting this as a backup for the pro then.
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Anyone able to compare this to the Pro who's used both?
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hmm...not seeing the $50 with the smaller one
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If my daughter is just getting into digital art, would the small be too small to work with ? Is there a big difference beyond just size between the small and the medium? Thanks in advance if anyone has input.
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If my daughter is just getting into digital art, would the small be too small to work with ? Is there a big difference beyond just size between the small and the medium? Thanks in advance if anyone has input.
At what age did you start your child in digital art? My daughter is four and I'm debating if I should let her draw only on traditional media and hold off on using digital media until she's older.

(Thanks for the responses Kevin)
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Last edited by adalta April 26, 2016 at 04:37 AM
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Anyone able to compare this to the Pro who's used both?
These are great digitizer tablets. I'd recommend starting out / practicing on these; learning the hardware AND apps on. The pro models do have higher levels of sensitivity; best saved until you're used to the feel, abilities & limitations of digital drawing. The touch feature adds a Lot of functional ability to top-rated drawing apps (Those apps are crucial, worth looking for student/ sale versions where possible). Sketchbook-Pro, Art-Rage, Adobe Illustrator, Anime-Studio/ Manga-Studio are all great standards. Look up reviews to find which suit your needs

Think of these as 10-Speed bikes to learn the craft, Feel & brakes. When familiar, THEN graduate to the 20-Speed Pro models to appreciate the extra control, features etc. Will take some frustrating adjustment for new users.. until it 'Clicks' & you fall in Love w/ Layers & custom mapped 'Undo' button.

The apps are crucial, worth looking for student/ sale versions where possible. Sketchbook-Pro, Art-Rage, Adobe Illustrator, Anime-Studio/ Manga-Studio are all great standards. Look up reviews to find which suit your needs. Free video & illustrated tutorials are everywhere & make it WELL worth having an extra monitor/ Tv / screen to follow along (even if just watching a mounted iPad). Cheers to All 'Happy little trees'
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How does the e-gift card from Dell work?
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At what age did you start your child in digital art? My daughter is four and I'm debating if I should let her draw only on traditional media and hold off on using digital media until she's older.
My daughter turns 12 this summer and has only ever doodled digitally. She has learned latex wound effects, makeup, paper mache, watercolor. She is pretty good at everything she tries so I want to start steering her now towards also doing digital work. I feel like I should have started her on it 2 years ago though, but her interest wasn't really there yet.
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As a digital artist for many years, I'd say if they push for it, great... if not then don't push it. Art is a competitive field, it is not for the light of heart and many get discouraged after years of training and money down the drain.

Don't get me wrong, I love my field and don't see myself doing anything else with my life, but I feel like there are a lot of people who get into this field being hand held and being told they're great when really it's mediocre. You'll be doing them a favor by getting them into other things that they will end up making a career and a life out of. And if they still really push for digital media, then there are many avenues to take and lots of areas to make money, but when you get down to the nitty gritty, digital media is less about making art that makes you feel good, but that makes money.

As far as this tablet goes, it's a great starter tablet for any budding digital artist. I've owned the 2, 4 and 5 and have worked on different types of Cintiqs at work. There's a big learning curve with every tablet (including the Cintiqs). It takes upwards to a week maybe a month to get used to that feeling of drawing and looking at your monitor (or in the case of the Cintiq, having to draw on a plasticy type surface). In the end it's people's preferences, and UNLESS you're doing matte painting or anything that requires the serious level of pressure points, then you don't need the higher end tablets. I've worked with graphic artists that used to use the ol' Wacom Bamboos and they're just fine. It's when you have to work on like I said, matte paintings or 3D sculpting programs such as z-brush that support the levels that it will truly shine.
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