Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch CTH-470
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Works well, but I'm not sure I needed it
A C, Amazon
8 April 2014
Summary: I received a refurbished Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet with pen a few weeks ago. While shopping for a drawing tablet the size & price of this one seemed about right. The device arrived in a nice package looking brand new. Some extra software was included, most of which hadn't expired and was still useful. Using the pen/tablet takes a little getting used to. But it works. The pen is an interesting and decent way of navigating your computer.
Summary: This is the smaller cousin to the Create Tablet. Used and refurbished is about 50% cheaper than new. Compared to the Create (also Used and Refurbished on Amazon), it's another 25% cheaper still. That is it's advantage in terms of using this as a drawing tool. It has a smaller drawing surface which can make it more convenient to carry. If you are buying enough for a class set, as I was, these two advantages outweighed all the other options.
Summary: I really like he price and the quality. The only "problem" was that the promotional codes inside the package were invalid. It makes this funny thing in Windows 8 where the drivers just appear to stop working after I disconnect the tablet for a couple of days and I need to re install them (happened twice so far). Other than that I have only good feelings about this tablet. Is really responsive and it comes with some good utilities.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who is using it with an online math program. It is very good at allowing her to write her work out as if she is using pen/paper for the problems. Takes some getting used to but she is doing great in using it after a few weeks.
Summary: The Bamboo is a great entry level pad that will control all of the functions in photo editing programs, really in all of the computer's functions. It literally replaces a mouse. And it is way more comfortable after a time than a mouse, more convienient and more functional, plus you get the "tablet". Sign your name to documents on the web,just like writing with a pen, draw pictures, create your own desighns for cards and so on.
Summary: Probably the pest tablet of this price bracket. bettery-free pen means I can draw all day long - unlike some of the cheaper ones - ewww. The drawing areas smaller then Im used to but works better for me. once i got used to it with less wrist movement i get less tires; better or worse for you on this will be 100% personal preference, but i say try it.
Summary: I got a second hand one that was well taken care for, (from family) and it works wonderfully, I am an artist of sort and I use PSE 8 and wow it was great, one small problem I don't know what caused it but when working with it for a few hours (my average drawing takes about 4 hours) it would just all the sudden quit. tough would work, but the pen just wouldn't work. I don't suspect this would be a problem with any one elses, but yeah.