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I've been eyeing Drawing Tablets for the longest time and the biggest deciding factor is the active size. Ideally, I would get the Fun at an active size of 8.5 x 5.4 instead of the Pen & Touch at 5.8 x 3.6.

Since money is an issue, I need to know if the PaT is enough room to draw or it's better off forking over the extra $100 for the Fun. Advice from those that have either is greatly appreciated.




Not sure if this is the right parent thread so I've posted this in two seperate ones.
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I have a Pen and Touch, and it seems alright.

Just FYI, I bought a refurbished, and it seemed like brand new to me.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IZELMM/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002OOWC3S&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1WTJPC18VSR80DWKNCST"]Amazon.com: Wacom CTH460 Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet (Factory Refurbished): Electronics[/ame]
Pen and Touch at $60 + shipping

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-CTH661-Sliver-Factory-Refurbished/dp/tags-on-product/B003IZEY9C"]Amazon.com: Wacom CTH661 Sliver Bamboo Fun (Factory Refurbished): Electronics[/ame]
Bamboo Fun at $135

Not really $100 more.
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Personally I wouldn't get the Pen & Touch. A lot of people who buy the Pen & Touch like the touch function for a while then they just totally stop using it. My sister owns a Pen & Touch and she says she doesn't like it. I own a MTE-450 model which I like, it does what it needs to do. Try picking up some of the older Wacom models for cheap. The only thing I don't like about my MTE-450 is the surface area to draw on but if you want a larger surface area it's going to cost a lot more. The Cintiq and Intuos series are nice but just way too expensive for someone who is not a professional.
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I'd go for as much as you can afford in one go, because when you find out that you have too little it will cost more to upgrade. I've never used to Fun, but I have used the P&T and I found it a little too small for my liking (I draw flash animations for fun). I use an Intuos4 Medium and I must say any extra active area makes it that just that much easier and more fun to draw on. That's just my opinion.
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I own one of the wacom bamboo tablets, its nice and fun but a bit small and doesn't get used as much as I had hoped when I bought it.

I doubt I will buy another one until a decent sized one with a display screen background becomes affordable. I never realized until I bought it how awkward it is to draw on something and not see the line on the same surface.

Edit: +1 on not needing the touch function.
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Alright, after reading all these replies, I've decided to go with the larger Fun model as I'll primarily be using this for digital art, thanks for all the input!

As a follow up however, how big is the adjustment to not drawing on what you're looking at? I was wondering about this but I figured I would just adjust to it eventually.
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Alright, after reading all these replies, I've decided to go with the larger Fun model as I'll primarily be using this for digital art, thanks for all the input!

As a follow up however, how big is the adjustment to not drawing on what you're looking at? I was wondering about this but I figured I would just adjust to it eventually.

Its pretty much the reason I dont use mine very often. With a large monitor at high resolution and a tablet drawing surface ~1/6th the size of my screen I have difficulty lining my pen up with where i want to be on the screen without looking at where the tracer is.
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