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JoeP
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Anyone know?
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SquarejawHero
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LOL, I got my 15" Cintiq off a Californian artist. I live in the UK, I was going to Cali on holiday... brought a bankers draft and met him in a café on Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. Great felle, a bit eccentric, took me and my then girl off to a place downtown to drink Chinese tea with a friend of his and sit of the roof of his mates converted warehouse apartment with sweeping views of the city.

It's not a FAST way to get a Cintiq. But it was a damn good one.

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OFFBEAT
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I'd call around all your local computer shops.. most stores don't carry them, because they are so expensive vs. the amount of people willing to buy them.

I bought a refurbished Intuos 2 three years ago from http://www.coolgraphicstuff.com You could probably pay overnight delivery if you got ants in your pants.

They are an Authorized dealer, and they sell all the parts, and refurbished tablets.

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SquarejawHero
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*sighs* New 21" Cintiq... the food of gods... or is that honey and yoghurt, I forget...

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slapmagic
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find a friend with a Cintiq, grab it, and run ...

If you've got an Apple Store in town, they usually stock them. However they'll run you $100. Its cheaper to just look online at pricegrabber.com and wait for the shipping.

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slapmagic
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I'd also like to find one of these for under $10

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OFFBEAT
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If you guys haven't tried the above tablet.. it's heaven. If I owned one, i'd never use pen and paper again.
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OFFBEAT
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Actually.. Alias Sketchbook pro on THAT cintiq is heaven. Sketchbook Pro figured out an artist friendly interface that does not require the use of a keyboard.

If there are any wealthy patrons of fart jokes.. tommorrow IS my birthday ..hint ..hint

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Ganklin
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i have mine on order...for the past three and a half months. a month and a half over the promised delivery date. i'm actually getting pretty miffed at them as i am almost %100 certain that they are bumping people in line order to fulfill those orders placed by schools and studios.

three people in my department already have them and say they're more sensitive than their 18in counterparts. they say it takes some time getting used to.

despite my purchase of one, i for one have no desire to give up paper and pencil.

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CavePainter
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Mine's on order too.... I....I.... cant... wait... any.... longer...
[bawling]

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CavePainter
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I heard there was an issue with mercury in the monitors overseas and that they werent supposed to be sold here until they were made without it. Supposedly thats why production is taking a long time to ramp back up to demand. Urban legend, perhaps, but thats the word in the studio.....
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Jasen
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Maybe that's the reason that a dead fetus is growing on the side of my head.

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Maybe that's the reason that a dead fetus is growing on the side of my head.

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Wow, how'd that happen?
Two lame jokes for the price of one.

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Ganklin
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jasen, lol.

yeah i heard a similar story...something to do with the production of the screens and something to do with lead...i think its B.S. the 21in. has been in production and "available" since april. they stopped producing the 18 back in last oct. i find it extreamly hard to believe that its this difficult to produce these things in this day and age. they're not made of diamonds and gold for god's sake.

i think what we're seeing is the effects of what's called a monopoly.

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amanofan
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whats the life of the screen? as in durability to constant preasure from the pen?

I'm thinking of getting a Cintiq, but hesitant... they seem so delicate.

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SquarejawHero
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They're not, they're very durable. One of the lead designers on the project I'm on uses it all the time and has done for years. He's the reason I got one.

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Otterslide
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Almost three years of constant use with my Cintiq and I have ZERO complaints. When the screen is off you can see the scuff marks (not quite scratches) on the area of the screen where I do the most drawing, but when the screen is on you can't see or otherwise detect them at all.

Nope, no complaints. Best piece of computer or art equiptment I ever bought. [funny]

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Ganklin
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believe it or not, mine is actually on its way...i'll have it by this thursday in fact [Smile]

yes, as long as you don't go crazy on it, they're very durable. i feel i can have a heavy hand at times and mine at work has been holding up well. however, otterslide is correct that areas of contant use will become scuffed. for example, when the light hits the screen right, you can see where i scrub in flash's timeline.

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Toast
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There's been a rumor on the net for months now that Apple is going to come out with a tablet Mac. Check it out! Tablet Mac
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Toast
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Just realized it's more of a handheld PDA-type of thing though. Oh well.

Anybody get annoyed that there is still a gap, however small, between where the Cintiq pen touches the screen and where it draws on the computer? Like 1/8"? It's a small gap, but it's still nothing like drawing on paper. Most of the guys I work with swear by their Cintiq's...but I'm still not sold.

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Ganklin
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i know what you mean toast, and it did take me a while to get used to. however, i dont really notice it anymore. i have other issues with it, but in todays age where everything is digital, its the fastest way of creating work and posting it up on an ftp.

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