Affordable Graphics Tablet: Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet
The Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH470) is ideal for editing photos and enhancing your digital art skills. It comes with 1024 levels of pen pressure sensitivity and supports multi-touch gestures during projects. This allows you to scroll, rotate, flip or zoom in/out your documents while working on them. Capture Pen and Touch also comes with four ExpressKeys which allows you to customize the tablet with shortcuts. It measures 10.9 by 6.9 and is compatible with Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 and Windows 7 as well as Macintosh OSX 10.5 and above. As of 2013 the Graphics Tablet ships with Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 9 , Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 and possibly Corel Painter Essentials software. Wacom also backs their products with a one-year warranty.
Of course Wacom Tablets are the highly recognized premiere tablets on the market. Installation is usually easy, continued use is usually smooth and problems are generally rare. Granted there are a small number of users who state minor bugs with drivers in 2014. While I haven’t had the chance to personally use and review the Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch, I will update this review when I do, most reviewers give it 4-5 stars over at Amazon. The consensus is the design is good, the tablet feels good, it’s smooth and easy to use. The texture allows for smooth gliding of the fingers when using the touch technology. Overall reviewers recommend it as a perfect starter tablet for people getting used to using graphics tablets to do digital artwork.
Here are the specifications along with Pros & Cons breakdown:
Overall size: 10.6″ X 6.9″
Work Area: 10″ X 6.25″
Connector type: USB, 53″
OS Compatibility: Windows 7+, Mac OS X (any version)
Resolution (LPI) 4000, RPS: 200
- Wacom name brand.
- 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
- Compatible with Windows 7 and Macintosh OSX 10.5 and above.
- Works well with Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter and many other digital art software.
- EXpressKey short cuts.
- Multi-Touch Technology.
- Eraser tip on pen.
- Can sometimes react too sensitive to pen pressure.
- (NEW) As of 2014 some users have driver problems, considering most systems may be running Windows 7-8 or newer versions of Mac OSX, it may be best to go to Wacom’s site and download drivers here.