Tablet PC for ART

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  1. Help me

    Help me Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ok,ok, the title wasn´t original...
    I need a tablet pc for digital art.
    The programs I use:
    -Photoshop CS 2
    -Painter IX
    -Alias Sketchbook

    What IS important to me:
    -Screen quality
    -Speed (cpu, hd, ram, etc) to run the programs I use.

    What is NOT important to me:
    -Weight
    -Battery life
    -Security

    More info:
    -Will use it in my house.
    -Want to be able to use an external monitor (DVI)
    -I´m from Argentina... sooo service and garanty will not work here.


    I was thinking in the toshiba Tecra-M4 or the M400 or the M200.

    Any idea witch will be the best for my needs and in witch configuration?
    Other good tablet (for my needs) from another brand (fujitsu, acer, hp, etc)?
    An a slate could be better?

    Sorry for my broken english.
    This forum is great.
    Thanks to all.
     
  2. nfwolfpryde

    nfwolfpryde Scribbler - Standard Member

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    For art, I think the M400 is too small. I'd go for the M4 if it were me.
     
  3. Help me

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    Thanks for the reply nfwolfpryde!!!
    The M4?
    In witch customization?
    Other posibilities (diferent brand, slate, etc)?
    Thanks again.
     
  4. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Sorry nfwolfpryde but I would have to disagree on this point..

    A 12" screen of the M400 is liken to using a Wacom A4 Graphics Tablet.
    This is more than adequate in the use of drawings.

    I currently use an A4 Graphics Tablet and as such my next purchase is to obtain a 12" TabletPC ~ thus negating the need for the Graphics Tablet.
     
  5. poetdante

    poetdante Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I also would go for the bigger screen. I also hear that the m4 has better graphics so wouldn't that be better for art?
     
  6. Havraha

    Havraha Pen Pal - Newbie

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    NOOBS! NOOBS! ALL OF YOU!

    Technically, M4 has a dedicated graphics card. Nice, nifty, but the only graphical performace you're going to see that making a difference in is while playing games or working in a 3D program, because it's the GPU's memory that one-ups it over computers without a dedicated GPU.

    Secondly, although I haven't finished with my review yet, let me tell you that the 1500x1050 resolution display on the M400 makes you feel like you're staring at a truly massive screen, especcially close up.

    So it's really up to you and what you think you'll be more COMFORTABLE with.
     
  7. marbles

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    You definitely need a bigger screen if you are doing graphic design.

    You would be frustrated VERY quickly on anything smaller than 14"
     
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