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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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Pretty cheap i would say. Any others? –  Dennis G Dec 12 '11 at 11:55
@moontear Updated the answer. –  Joonas Dec 12 '11 at 11:59
That helps me a great lot. Thank you! –  Dennis G Dec 12 '11 at 12:21
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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
@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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