Choosing a Wacom
Wacom is probably the worlds most reputed name in Graphics tablets known for it's innovative products. Currently the products sold by Wacom include Bamboo, Intous, Cinitq, Inkling and PL range, making it a little difficult to decide which one to buy. here is a little guide telling you about each Wacom Line to make it a little easier for you to decide.
Wacom Bamboo (Soon to be called Intous)
Wacom Bamboo is the lowest priced product. if you are just starting with drawing you should go with Bamboo. The options in Bamboo are pen only and Pen+ Touch. Pen + Touch has multitouch capabilities.
Price Range - From AED 400 to AED 1,000
Sizes : Available in 2 sizes - Bamboo Small and Bamboo Medium.
Wacom Intous 5 (Soon to be called Intous Pro)
Intous is the mid range Tablet for graphics professionals. It has higher resolution and pressure levels compared to Bamboo. Same as Bamboo, the intous comes in Pen only or Pen+ Touch.
Price Range - AED 900 to AED 2,400
Sizes : Available in 3 sizes - Small, Medium and Large.
Wacom Cintiq is the highest range of graphics tablets. Since it's a display, you can see what you draw in real time. There are HD and HD with Touch models in Cintiq.
Price Range - AED 4,200 to AED 17,000
Sizes - 13", 22", 24".
Inkling is a digital paper product that helps you digitize your doodles. There is a receiver and a pen. You clip the receiver to any surface you wish to draw on ( mostly A4 size paper) and start drawing using the pen. The receiver will record each stroke in the internal memory. You can create layers by pressing buttons. Once you are done, you connect it to the computer and download you drawing stored as a digital file in the receiver.
Inkling is absolutely portable, comes with rechargable batteries and a carry case, so you can use it anywhere.