Looking for graphics tablet

I was looking to get a new graphics tablet priced at $100 USD or less because the one I have is old and the aspect ratio does not match that of my monitor.

So if you use a graphics tablet can you please tell me what I should get.

Note: It would be used for model sculpting and image painting, aspect ratio needs to be 16:10.


Well if $100 is your limit then you will have to go for the cheaper range of tablets.

Wacom has the Bamboo series, which offer one or two choices for that price limit.

The other, if you are really on a budget, is the Monoprice tablet. They use a digitizer that works fairly well with image painting and sculpting.

Monoprice: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=monoprice+tablet

Wacom: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wacom+bamboo&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Awacom+bamboo

How about if I wasn’t on a $100 budget, then what should I get?

Get a Wacom.

Intuos 5 or a cintiq.

Also lenovo is coming out with a 13 inch wacom enabled touch screen in the next couple of months, it will retail for about $350. To give some perspective, a 12 inch wacom cintiq is $999, so the lenovo version is quite a good price.

I personally use a cintiq, and own 2 intuos 3, an intuos 4 and have worked on an intuos 5 and a bamboo.

All are very capable. You have to ask yourself if you like drawing on the screen or leaving the screen free and using a tablet. Some artist use both.

Starting off, it might be best to get a good bamboo and after you find you like the workflow or build up the skills, upgrade to a more expensive intuos 5 or cintiq (or toss in the lenovo when it comes out).

The mono price tablets, which are very cheap are also pretty darned capable for their price point, though Wacom always has the best pen input and should be your first priority in picking a tablet brand.

Ok, thanks for all the help