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Buying a Tablet PC for Digital Art: Is 1.2ghz solo enough?

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June 8, 2011 3:57:33 AM

Basically as the thread title says. I am buying a Motion LE1700 tablet pc. Its kind of a budget alternative to buying a wacom Cintiq, and while it doesnt' have as many levels of pressure it's a whooooole lot cheaper.

The Motion Le1700 is unique in being one of the only tablet PCs with Wacom tech,and its gotten a good reputation amongst the digital artist community. It doesn't pack the punch of my laptop or desktop but it pretty much going to be a single purpose use machine. Drawing and sketching in Corel Painter.

Now here is the specs:

2gigs of DDR2 Ram (I think I will upgrade that to 4 though)

80 gig hard drive

1.2 core Solo CPU

The rest of the specs are pretty good. The only one I am worried about is the processor. Does 1.2 sound like enough to do work in Corel Painter? Min specs for painter ram is 512. Would RAM or CPU have a greater effect on the ability for the machine to render brush paths and such? I want min lag when working, since the purpose is to be intuitive.

Min specs for Corel painter are 1 ghz of CPU. So it meets the min, but I don't know if thats really enough for me. Thoughts?

Corel min requirement page:

Motion Le1700 bid page:

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June 8, 2011 2:23:17 PM

well I can't tell you how good it is at running corel with that processor, but it meets your minimum requirements, so I don't see why it would have problems running it.

I'm not an artist and I've never had a tablet, but generally speaking yes, getting a faster cpu will give you faster processing, will it be a noticeable improvement over the one you have here, I can't tell you.

here's a review for a machine with the same cpu

maybe you can find some reviews for that one and that will give you an idea of what the processor is capable of
June 8, 2011 11:07:23 PM

I can tell you the 1.2ghz core solo will work pretty well if you try not multi tasking too much. You may notice a little lag as you're painting on the screen but just take it a little slower and you probably won't even notice. The 4gb of ram would definitely be very beneficial. I had an Hp 12.1 laptop with a swivel touch screen that had quite a bit better specs and it lagged a little while drawing on screen but wasn't anything bad.
June 9, 2011 1:45:40 AM

Hmmm well I guess I'll see then. At least I can always return it. Here's to hoping