aiptek vs. wacom tablets? is aiptek worth it?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Steven C, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Steven  C

    Steven C Guest

    so in my seach for a glld tablet, someone pointed out aiptek. they have
    a tablet for $119 that seems decent... called the HyperPen 12000U.

    it seems ok, does anyone have any info on this tablet? their product
    website is here:
    http://www.aiptek.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=R-HP12U&Category_Code=T1

    since it has a huge drawing area (12x9 inches) and 512 levels and is
    only $119 it seems like a steal. plus it works with photoshop and all
    the other major graphic suites.

    i dont necessarily NEED a wacom tablet if this tablet is an alternative
    and good choice.

    any ideas?
    thanks in advance.
     
    Steven C, Mar 29, 2005
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  2. Steven  C

    Hecate Guest

    Build quality is awful. Unless you do a lot of your own drawings from
    scratch, the tablet size is too big. You're far better off buying a
    smaller Wacom. There's a reason professionals use them...

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    Hecate - The Real One

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    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Mar 29, 2005
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  3. Steven  C

    Drifter Guest

    Had the Aiptek for a while (about three months). During this time
    there were several versions of the driver software, some were better
    and some worse, but none of them able to cancel out this annoying
    "jitter" that made fine control impossible. Got frustrated and bought
    the Wacom (Graphire3 6x8). No jitter, excellent fine control, and the
    "flip over for eraser" like a pencil is just too cool and useful.

    I have a few other Aiptek devices that range from "fun toy" to
    surprisingly good, but I really have to give their drawing tablet a
    major thumbs down.

    buy the Wacom.


    Drifter
    "I've been here, I've been there..."
     
    Drifter, Mar 30, 2005
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    Donald Link Guest

    If you search with google you will find that the reviews are not that
    good. Probably, the biggest complaint is in the driver implementation
    and the fact that if preforms about as good as the cheapest wacom.
     
    Donald Link, Mar 30, 2005
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