Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Splash CTL471
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5 weeks in and it stopped working correctly
Danielle D., Newegg
24 November 2014
Summary: i love art in all forms and i enjoy drawing artwork this tablet is a wonderfull buy if your just trying to start out
Pros: worked great for 33 days,
Cons: after i got home from work literally a little over a month the tablet stopped recognizing pressure sensitivity. wich made the tablet quite useless for art. im currently trying to contact the customer support for a replacement
Pros: This tablet is very fun and easy to use. Setup is very simple (plug in, install drivers, ready to go!) The price wasn't bad. Also the software that came with it was nice, but I needed something with a bit more depth so I purchased Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
Summary: I got this for a friend as a late Christmas gift a few months ago. I wanted to wait before reviewing it to give her some time to be able to play around with it and make sure that it works without any problems. And it does! It works great and she loves it. She's really just beginning with digital art, so this beginners tablet is perfect for her. She loves the art programs that came with it, and I was happy to see that everything came in it's original packaging.
Cons: A lot of the time it will randomly draw horribly. The tablet will work, but the lines are very jagged, rough, and bumpy even when i do the smoothest line I can and I can not figure out why for my life it does this. The cord is HORRIBLY small and barely reaches the USB port on my tower.
Adrienne Wilder "Writer of speculative fictio..., Amazon
8 February 2014
Summary: Bought one of these for a friend and myself. Excellent. I own one of the high end Wacom professional model tablets and purchased this one for a friend who is a beginner and the one for myself so I could have something portable. In some instances I found this smaller tablet actually easier to work on than the larger one. The sensitivity is up to par and I can't really tell a difference between it and my other one which retails for about $500-$700 used. So for the money?
Summary: I need to learn how to coordinate my hand on the tablet better with the cursor on the computer. It is not as easy as drawing directly on paper. But I am sure once I get used to it, it would be fun. If I want to put more money for it, I would get a wider tablet. Many times I feel it so tight and run out of space to go.
Summary: We bought this graphics tablet for my wife. She's been an artist for years, but has not owned a tablet since around 2004, and she wanted to get back into digital work. The tablet is fantastic, and it's like drawing on a small-format sketchbook. The only real drawback is the pen. If you buy this tablet, consider one of the compatible pens that are the same diameter as a pencil for more comfort if you have smaller hands or are used to smaller drawing implements.
Pros: *Easy to install *Excellent price -- I got it on sale, but even without the sale, the price was pretty good. *Light on resources *Free full-use graphics software included -- we own an Adobe suite, and the tablet works really well with it, but the free software is perfectly usable and offers some features that Adobe can, of course, accomplish, but with a bit of hoop-jumping and advanced knowledge needed. *Works with Windows 7 out of the box, and it even works well with...
Cons: *The pen is too big for the wife's hand. She is used to drawing with regular pens, pencils, and smaller artist's paintbrushes. The pen that the Splash comes with is about the same size as one of those pens that has 4 different colours in it. *The cord is really short -- it is clear this thing was meant for a laptop, not a desktop setup. Thankfully, both of our desktop towers are close to the desk surface with USB ports near the top. *Nibs seem to wear down fairly quic...