Summary: I had a hard time getting the software to run correctly (or for that matter obtain the right software) for this product. I am using an iMac from right before they were made with metal (the plastic white ones). I no longer use this product partially because of the cumbersome software.
Excerpt: It comes with Bamboo standard software and cool features. The software allows you to install other little apps that will help you enjoy your Bamboo experience better. Something I’ve actually really enjoyed, which is a bit unexpected is playing Angry Birds on Google Chrome with this tablet. That’s my thoughts on this tablet. It has done pretty well and I’m pretty sure it’s going to hold up in the long run.
Summary: I fell in love with this tablet when a friend let me borrow it for a few weeks some years ago. I received this as a Christmas present this year and I now have it set up on my desk. I plan on using it for digital painting, graphic design and as a mouse replacement in some applications. A great tablet for starters and pros alike. Mine came with a full copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and a filter pack as well. Very handy and a great value!
Summary: ...and I finally got one. I should have sprung for it many years ago. It's fun to use, once I got used to it. Well, let me be honest, I'm not completely used to it: there's definitely an art of drawing on a blank pad and not seeing what you drew (on the pad) but instead, watching it happen onscreen. That takes some getting used to, but that's training ME, not an issue with this pad.
Summary: the Tablet came brand new of course but I was worried because you can't buy this at a local retail store anymore. I was think about getting the bamboo fun which is 2x the surface area but this is perfect for a 1080 monitor as far as the size ratio. Feels natural when drawing and the eraser is something I wouldn't go without.
Summary: AFIK, Wacom has discontinued these. Bummer! I don't need the pen and touch variety, just a touchpad for ergonomic reasons and to alleviate stress from single-handed mousing. With the Wacom Bamboo Touch Tablet, I can use both my right and left hands for "mousing" functions, improving speed and productivity and minimizing RSI/CTS strain. The Bamboo drivers allows you to assign the device independently from the mouse settings in the operating system.
Excellent tool; terrible software problems and customer service
10 September 2012
Summary: I originally borrowed a version of this tablet from a friend, and proceeded to keep it for most of a year because I loved it so much. It's perfect for digital painting, sketches, photoshopping mustaches onto your friends, touchpad replacement, what have you. I was so pleased that I bought one, but after hours of confusion, anger, denial and general frustration, I was unable to make the tablet talk to my computer.
Summary: Great for beginners into the tablet world. It's inexpensive and gets the job done. Admittedly it's not the most stylish but it's a great "first stepping stone" on knowing what tablet to get if there is a next time. Personally I would have LIKED to have gotten the more "updated" silver model but after actually using the coverage area this one has, I think I choose well to get the smaller working area.
Summary: I purchased this as my first tablet-having never used one before-and instantly fell in love. The price was right in my range, especially since this was my first buy and I wasn't sure if I would feel comfortable or be able to accurately work with this. I've drawn my entire life and this was my first step into digital. I was lucky and I took to the tablet like a duck to the water.
Summary: Do not buy this. It's a waste of your money and time. Mine took 100 tried from plugging it in and out, and the light that says if the pen is touching just kept blinking. And mine, I set up pressure and it had no pressure. I had enough and threw it at my table to rot. I will never use it again, and if I can find the pen to my old tablet, I will use it. Just get DigiPro WP5540 5.5" x 4" USB Tablet with Stylus (Black) . It's amazing and I have one.