RE: Drawing tool

Subject: RE: Drawing tool
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:15:02 -0500

Dori Green enthused:
> A quick run through E-bay shows that I can spend anywhere from $60 to
> $400 for a graphics pad. I have several notes out to sellers trying
to
> find out if the item they're offering will work on a laptop running
Win
> 98 SE -- they don't always specify the system requirements.
>
> Caveat emptor to be sure, but I might have a new toy soon! And I
> actually could justify it for my job but I'd still want it to work on
my
> laptop.

First thing will be that a Win 98 SE laptop would not have USB 2.0.
Will a modern (USB 2) tablet work over USB 1.x?
Are there drivers?
Do you need an old serial-interface tablet?

As for prices, I've been searching a bit and Costco online seems to have
pretty decent prices. The $400 range would get a Wacom Intuos 3 8x11
tablet. They're also much more trustable than the really
bargain-basement online sellers that get the one-star ratings (out of
five), only because the rating gizmo doesn't let people rate zero
stars...
Also, if you don't like, you can return to a bricks-and-mortar Costco
store.
Hmm. Time to visit my piggy-bank.

Kevin

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References:
Drawing tool: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Drawing tool: From: William Gaffga
RE: Drawing tool: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Drawing tool: From: Dori Green

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