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I'm in the market for a few new items to enhance my workflow.

One, and the most important one because I really do need help with this, is a Graphics tablet.

I can't afford a Wacom, and I have been looking at a stock standard A4 USB graphics tablet shared by Trust, Nisis, and others. Of course, on Ebay and on their websites, these tablets claim NOT to be compatable with Mac.

What I am wondering is this, has anyone bought and used a cheap graphics tablet bigger than A5? I want one About A4 size, and to cost about £50 ($100) or less.

The second thing I am after is a wide screen monitor. I am sorley tempted by the Samsung SM204BW 20" Widescreen monitor, it is a good price over here right now.

So, what does everyone reccomend in terms of items?, and please take into consideration I am in the Uk.

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I have a Wacom 6x8 tablet. I haven't used any other tablets, so I can't say how well other tablets will work, especially with a Mac. I would really suggest saving to get the Wacom if you could.

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Though I can't help you with the widescreen monitor, I do own a tablet.

I also own a Wacom 6x8 (Graphire, to be exact) tablet like StretchR does. They're really affordable for a tablet (in my opinion) and its well worth saving up a little more money for. =)
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i have a wacom too, so i can't really help you iwht other brands...

but i did just get a nice cheap widescreen monitor 20 inches...

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