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Have been googling my eyes out, besides marketing blabla I couldn't find good information at all...

There are several graphic tablet producers:

Of course Wacom is the best. But they are also pretty expensive. Wacoms Intuos4 supports tilt (Bamboo does not).

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to Wacom. I basically want an A5 tablet with a pen having tilt (and maybe rotation) support. Is Wacom the only one offering this? I don't care about buttons or anything else.

Also: Wacom seems to be the only ones supporting rotation of the pen (with the Art Pen).

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Hanvon drawing tablets do have tilt feature. Though they are not exactly cheapest of the cheapest drawing tablets.

Hanvon - Not all of them have tilt I believe, so check for Tilt in the "Technical specifications". Art masters do have it.


You asked if there are any others and I was like "Can't remember any other ones- Trust..."

Trust - The 3 newest ones seem to have tilt. ..and the pens seem to work without batteries nowadays..

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I'd go with Wacom. They're expensive, but simply good. Also, I'd took into consideration tablet's ability to trace stylus rotation. In my experience it's even more useful than tilt. Be adviced though: not all Wacom styli support it.

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You're right about that, but only the Art Pen supports rotation, which would be additional $s. Right now I'm looking at Intuos vs. Trust and whether I really need tilt - rotation does seem very interesting! –  Dennis G Dec 12 '11 at 15:27
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@moontear Also, wacom still has the most accessories. Which is good to keep in mind... –  Joonas Dec 12 '11 at 17:51
    
I understand very well importance of the price :) – I'm on a tight budget :). I only want to suggest you to consider another requirement for your purchase. Pen rotation can save you a lot of trouble if you do a digital painting. –  thebodzio Dec 12 '11 at 20:18
    
I guess that's why my Intuos4 never seems to respond to pen rotation reliably. Though even its tilt function acts a little goofy. I mean, in the config tool, everything registers fine. But when I actually set a brush parameter to tilt, it never does what I expect it to. –  Lèse majesté Dec 15 '11 at 9:52
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I've noticed that the brushes in ArtRage rotate as you paint, which could be useful in conjunction with Photoshop. You can import Photoshop documents and .abr brushes with limited adjustment options. My .PS document layer mask didn't carry over to ArtRage though. ArtRage can save .psd too.

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Welcome! Can you share what ArtRage has to do with tablets supporting tilt functionality? This doesn't seem to answer the posed question at all. –  Scott Apr 24 at 22:09
    
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. –  Ilan Apr 24 at 22:26
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