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2 in 1 Mini Graphics Pad £19.99

Graphics and mouse pad in one
Flexible surface

Configuration:
2000 lpi resolution for detailed drawings and accurate navigation
Super flat: 2 mm working area height only
Achieve amazing painting and drawing effects with the wireless pen and 1024 levels of pressure
USB powered

System requirements:
Windows® 7/Vista/XP
USB port
CD ROM device
Dimensions (LxWxH) / Weight:
19.1 x 19.6 x 0.8 cm / approx. 90 g
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#1
my dad uses CAD on his laptop - is this type of thing good for that?
#2
Depends, if he's working with graphics and colours with odd shapes, then a tablet is what he would be using.

However lines/mapping and orthogonal views don't really need a tablet.
#3
don_in_ed
my dad uses CAD on his laptop - is this type of thing good for that?


Normally a mouse is much more 'precise' than a graphics tablet like this for CAD work. I think this will probably be more of a necessity than an essential, but at this price might be a nice addition to his setup.
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love the "doubles as a mouse mat" nonsense

think every shop should market every item that has a flat surface larger than, say 15cm square, as 'doubles as mouse mat'
tin of biscuits - doubles as mouse mat!
large box of tampons - doubles as mouse mat!
etc..

:p
#5
Hot, I'l pick one up on Sunday for use with Ubuntu 10.10.

Cheers
#6
Can you use this to put a digital signature on a word document?
#7
martin1372
Can you use this to put a digital signature on a word document?
Yes but you would need to save the signature as a JPEG or such like image then insert the image whenever you need it. You cannot freehand write on something like Microsoft Office Word.
#8
don_in_ed
my dad uses CAD on his laptop - is this type of thing good for that?


useless for anything but a bit of fun, cad needs a quality A4 tablet
good deal for £20 but its just a toy
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Blasphemous
martin1372
Can you use this to put a digital signature on a word document?
Yes but you would need to save the signature as a JPEG or such like image then insert the image whenever you need it. You cannot freehand write on something like Microsoft Office Word.

Not an ideal solution but Insert->Object->Bitmap image then draw what you want. Given that it's a signature, you'd want to do it once and save it as a file for embedding.

Edited By: arduino on Dec 03, 2010 14:44
#10
Hi my 13 year old son is interested in graphics and hopes to take it as a GCSE next year. He also wants to be a game designer would this be any good for him? or should I get one of those bamboo ones? don't want to spend money needlessly and this is less that half the price of other ones.
#11
The cheap Bamboo ones are excellent - I have a Trust tablet which was twenty something quid and it is ok, I reckon this one will be similar. The Bamboo just feels so much better made. Just bought 10 of them for my school.
#12
This and the basic bamboo one are too small. The Wacom tablets are the only ones I would look at. Though I don't know about the Median one. For design you need a larger tablet, but the price goes up to a scary amount. But the people who use them would never have anything else but a Wacom. My small Wacom has lasted me 4 years and is still going strong and as new. If it ever breaks I will by one with a larger active area. (this is the bit of the tablet that works not the full size)
#13
WaxMechaniK
I think this will probably be more of a necessity than an essential


eh? isn't a "necessity" pretty much the same as an "essential"??
#14
don_in_ed
my dad uses CAD on his laptop - is this type of thing good for that?


You need to be looking into the 100's for getting into a reasonable quality. Im an architecture student and we have a range of these in the studio from £50-over £1000, quality varies greatly but nothing can replace sketching with the pen and paper.
#15
Problem is that people are comparing this to a professional tablet that costs £100's, this is a small tablet which for £20 is excellent value and does what it should, if you want one for amateur use for perhaps using with Photoshop this will work if you want one for business use buy a Wacom for around £300.

As far as size is concerned I have a wacom A6 size tablet and a larger A4 tablet and I have to say that the l find the larger A4 one more difficult to use, a lot more distance to cover with the pen and it gets quite tedious and now always prefer the smaller tablet.

IMOH this is a good buy and a good way of trying out whether a tablet is for you without spending a lot of cash! :)
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#17
niceguyrichy
love the "doubles as a mouse mat" nonsensethink every shop should market every item that has a flat surface larger than, say 15cm square, as 'doubles as mouse mat' tin of biscuits - doubles as mouse mat!large box of tampons - doubles as mouse mat!etc..:p

It doesn't say it 'doubles as a mouse mat', it says "Graphics and mouse pad in one", which means the pen can be used as a mouse, as well as for drawing.
#18
Im looking at purchasing one for my 9 year old who loves drawing, is it like a hetchasketch but more better quality when drawing pictures? u can erase when finished and stuff and can pics be saved onto it?
#19
disneygirl
Hi my 13 year old son is interested in graphics and hopes to take it as a GCSE next year. He also wants to be a game designer would this be any good for him? or should I get one of those bamboo ones? don't want to spend money needlessly and this is less that half the price of other ones.


Get a Wacom A4 one second hand off ebay I got one for £75 a few years back amazing piece of kit over £300 new (at the time)
#20
You don't need A4 for hobby use(photo retouching, painting etc), A5 or A6(wacom bamboo one) is enough. A4 tablet requires much more wrist/arm movement and in most cases it's an overkill.

Edited By: ronin1 on Dec 03, 2010 22:44: typo
#21
hellsbells591
Im looking at purchasing one for my 9 year old who loves drawing, is it like a hetchasketch but more better quality when drawing pictures? u can erase when finished and stuff and can pics be saved onto it?


No, it's not. You don't acctualy write on it. Here's a good video of what a tablet is:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPLSlZ8fHc
Please note that with this one you won't be able to use your finger - just pen.
#22
I reckon this Medion tablet is the same as this one sold by Trust -:

http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=16937

Different pattern and different colour pen but looks the same otherwise.
Costs around £20 from Amazon if you miss out at Aldi or don't wish to face a icy cold queue outside Aldi on Sunday!
#23
MUFCristiano
No. thats the bigger one aldi sometimes sell. It costs about 24.99 or 29.99. I had one for two years and punted it on an auction site for 50 quid. you can't lose
#24
martin1372
Can you use this to put a digital signature on a word document?


Or just take a photo of your signature and edit it a little to clean up the white background.

I put a macro on my dad's pc before which loaded his signature onto the clipboard so he could put his sig anywhere. Nothing special but saved a few clicks loading up clipboard etc each time!
#25
This may be just what we need,thanks to op.Some people may find it a good substitute for a mouse for those with limited movement.Excellent find heat added
#26
Had the previous version of this from a few years back and absolutely loved it. Following a change of laptop to Windows 7 it no longer worked as there were no updated drivers, so I can't wait to snap this up. I prefer this to the Wacom I got as a replacement. If you're a serious digital artist you'll want a high end Wacom but if you're not these are pretty brilliant.
#27
Popped into Aldi today & couldn't find it anywhere. Got there at opening time as well :(

Anyone else have any luck?
1 Like #28
arduino

Not an ideal solution but Insert->Object->Bitmap image then draw what you want. Given that it's a signature, you'd want to do it once and save it as a file for embedding.


WOW!!!! Great tip. Thanks :D

Edited By: jez0990 on Dec 05, 2010 10:58
#29
There at the check out behind a perspecs case, i did the sam looked all over 20miuntes then found them at the checkout !:D!
tonez
Popped into Aldi today & couldn't find it anywhere. Got there at opening time as well :(Anyone else have any luck?
#30
I take it these will not work with an Apple Imac ?
#31
I previously bought an A4 medion tablet and it was great. Ok, it's not the same build quality as the Wacoms, but for a piece of kit for your kids for christmas (if they are into drawing/photoshop etc) or for the amateur this is the bees knees. Unfortunately, my old one broke (I spilled coffee on it, it also triples as a nice table top) but oh happy day, I got one of these this morning. I think this one is going to be much more easy to handle then the old (I like to have the tablet in my lap while I draw)

For the amateur who wants to have a cheep tablet, this is ideal. It works and that's all that's important.
#32
I already have an older Wacom tablet but thought this one worth a try at £20 and I find it excellent TBH, so good in fact that I went back and bought a second one for my grandson!

FWIW My local Aldi had stacks of these even one week after launch!
#33
bought one today, ill be damned if i can get the seriel number registered. grrrrrr.
#34
can you use same one on several computers
#35
I got one - Excellent for the money!!
Hot!

Thanks.

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