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    Tablet for digital art.

    I want to do the illustrations for my children's book and since I'm doing a lot of bed-rest, doing them on paper/canvas is impractical. I figured a tablet would suffice, but I don't have a lot to spend. I need a 9+ inch screen but it doesn't have to do much else other than the art programs.
    Anyone have a suggestion? Used ipad, cheaper android type tablet, other?

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    Found a bunch of refurbished Android tablets out on New Egg that hover around $200 - 250.
    There is at least one good drawing program that I know of that you can download for free - I downloaded SketchBox --use it for doodling on the train. Pretty neat coloring features, etc.

    I bought a refurbished Nexus 7 from them about 2 years ago - never had any trouble. The ones I filtered on just now all have 9 inch or greater screens.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by garvey; 08-10-2014 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    Found a bunch of refurbished Android tablets out on New Egg that hover around $200 - 250.
    There is at least one good drawing program that I know of that you can download for free - I downloaded SketchBox --use it for doodling on the train. Pretty neat coloring features, etc.

    I bought a refurbished Nexus 7 from them about 2 years ago - never had any trouble. The ones I filtered on just now all have 9 inch or greater screens.

    Good luck!
    Thanks... Do you know if the android tablets on par with ipads when it comes to basic performance?

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    Sorry, but I can't make a comparison as I've only used Android devices. Maybe others on the forum can give a perspective on the iPad.
    I think it's safe to say that you'll probably get more for you're money on the Android side.

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    Not sure if you want a digitizing art tablet for PC, but I use an older model Wacom Bamboo for drawing. Most professionals use this approach (more expensive tablets). Wacom like this or other make.

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    My brother told me that Wacom offers an app that will work on touchscreen PC.

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    I'll be drawing using a stylus attached to a mouthstick, so a wacom pad wouldn't work while in bed. I'll keep looking for affordable tablets.

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    Samsung and Huawei have decent tablets, but they are still a bit pricey. Maybe using some kind of contraption to help you draw while in bed, I don't know.

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