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"Perixx PERITAB-302" or then some used Intuos (or something similar).

The thing is that I'd want it to be fairly large, and rather inexpensive. Bad combination, I know, but I don't feel like shelling 300€+ for a new intuos straight away or then taking something that I end up hating because it's too small.

It would be my first tablet. I'd get it because I have had some tasks where I would've managed with much less hassle with a tablet, and the other thing is that I might want to use one in Blender, eventually. The Peritab seems rather inexpensive and has a fairly large surface area. What worries me a bit is that it only comes with two nibs, and the extra ones seem to be only purchaseable along with a new pen, costing half as much as the tablet itself.
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"Perixx PERITAB-302" or then some used Intuos (or something similar).

The thing is that I'd want it to be fairly large, and rather inexpensive. Bad combination, I know, but I don't feel like shelling 300€+ for a new intuos straight away or then taking something that I end up hating because it's too small.

It would be my first tablet. I'd get it because I have had some tasks where I would've managed with much less hassle with a tablet, and the other thing is that I might want to use one in Blender, eventually. The Peritab seems rather inexpensive and has a fairly large surface area. What worries me a bit is that it only comes with two nibs, and the extra ones seem to be only purchaseable along with a new pen, costing half as much as the tablet itself.

For some reason, when it comes to graphics tablets, I would not trust anything that isn't Wacom.

Is this for some kind of professional work or just for hobby? If for hobby, I personally recommend and own the Wacom Bamboo Create (CTH670) (this tablet may be called something else in England) which has a 21.6 x 13.7cm working area. Thus far, I have not had a problem with it and the working area is quite enough for my drawings. It is the biggest Bamboo they offer at a decent price. Without going into the Intuos range. The working area is nearly identical in size to the Intuos 5 Medium. It has half the pressure sensitivity of the Intuos 5, but I didn't notice it too much. For hobby, it's not a deal-breaker. It only has 4 Express Keys and two extras on the pen. The pen also includes the "eraser" end which the smaller models do not include.

I managed to draw this using this tablet and Sketchbook Pro 6. It's a WIP and still need to paint. The tablet is quite good and am quite happy with it.

If you are doing this professionally, I'd suck it up and suggest just getting a Large Intuos 4 or 5.

Hopefully this helps.
     
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So, okay, I found a deal for the small intuos 5 tablet with a wireless kit.

My question is, how crippled would I be with that and a 27" 1440p screen? People say that it's better to have a bigger tablet with a bigger screen, but I wouldn't be drawing professional posters.

I would want to use it for things like texturing, perhaps sculpting and such.
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