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How serious are you about digital illustration? And are you familiar with traditional paper drawing? If you're serious about it then my best advice is to either pick up an used Intuos3 or one of the smaller Intuos4's. The Bamboo line is fine for beginner/hobby work, but if you are serious about pursing digital artwork then the Intuos tablets are worth every penny, and you'll more than likely quickly outgrow the Bamboo line pretty quickly. Especially if you are already familiar with traditional media and techniques. The Intuos tablets are going to have much better driver support and customization, and they are FAR more sensitive and accurate. Think of it kinda like the difference between Crayola markers and the high end Prismacolor sets. Both do the same thing but one allows for much more control and detail than the other.

I'm probably biased since I've been using Wacom's tablets for the last 10 or so odd years but I wouldn't even consider a non-Wacom tablet for drawing purposes. None of the other brand tablets I've used have ever come close to the quality of the Wacoms, even the entry level Bamboo line.

If you don't mind the smaller size then the Intuos4 small would be the way to go. It MSRP's at $200 but it's pretty easy to find under that (Amazon has it for $170 now). It won't give you the same amount of drawing space as the larger Bamboo tablets, but I personally don't find that to be too much of an issue when working digitally since it's so easy to zoom, pan, and rotate to accommodate your stroke. I'd personally go with a small Intuos4 over any of the Bamboo line (and I currently have a Large Intuos3). If you think the small will be TOO small and you aren't willing to save up for the medium then the only other viable option is one of the higher end Bamboo models IMO which will cost around the same.
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I went for the Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch medium, and it's pretty awesome.

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