Summary: I know Wacom is name brand and there are bigger tablets that are just as cheap or cheaper than this but there's reliability when buying from Wacom. If you don't want to look at the specs of other drawing tablets then Wacom is a no-brainer for a drawing tablet. It's also the best one if you're just starting out. Even the older model of this is still working, YES IT'S WORKING the classic pen tablet with the red tab on it and ridiculously long cord?
Summary: My review may be a bit unfair, but this tablet wasn't as great I was expecting. I think this has to do with the fact that I previously had an Intuos4 which is one of the high-end tablets, so this one just seemed very watered down. But hey, it still gets the job done!
Summary: Good portable tablet. I've used the cheapest tablet out there (Genius) and the best (Intuous 3) and this is a good in between. Solid build and very portable. I've even used it on 2 screen desktops for animation and was plenty productive.
Summary: Pros: -Precise -Quality made -Pressure sensitive tip -Tutorial is well made -Best value vs. quality on the market for lower end tablets There's really not much to say other than this is the perfect beginner tablet. It's cheap and does exactly as advertised. It's not like some tablets that are cheaply made and lack quality and precision. This is a professional grade tablet without the extra buttons and software that come with them.
Summary: First off let's start with the good parts of this, that's what you want to hear right? This tablet is very neat to work with, it's not laggy(slug-ish) like previous tablets I've used which is like trying to use a snail to draw. I use the program PaintTool SAI, a fairly advanced program. This tablet has made my art a lot better, since you feel like your drawing on paper. The pen is easy to grip and if you sweat a lot it doesn't get hard to move.
Summary: This is the second Wacom tablet I've used. I bought this one because I had points and it was only $29. The pen is a bit too thick for my hand, and I find I squeeze it too hard. But, it works very similary to the Sapphire I had a few years ago. What I do like is when I want, I can just write the words in the script window and I don't have to type, but it is slow to do it that way.
Summary: I dislike this tablet in comparison to the wacom pen series, as they aren't as sleek and the pen feels like it's being dragged through mud, a totally unpleasant sensation against the board. It also has a VERY short usb cable, that disconnects on and off if you move. That being said, the pen has wonderful grip, the tablet fits well on my lap and it has ample space to work on.
Summary: I love the effectiveness of this tool. It is really powerful. My two complaints: 1. The cord does not plug in well to the actual tablet so it periodically disconnects and reconnects while in use. 2. The whole tablet is flat and it is not easy to find the borders of the writing space while looking at the monitor. It takes a little time to get used to. All in all, I like the tool and will use it often.
Summary: I like Bamboo Connect so far. This review is based mostly on the predecessor CTL-460 so people who've owned that model may find this review helpful (people who never owned one can skip this paragraph). Bamboo Connect (aka CTL-470, aka Bamboo Pen -depending on where you try to find it) is an improved version of CTL-460 in looks, what's included and CONNECTION,i.e.
Summary: Wanted to use the tablet to create Kahn Academy style content for my students. While Sal Kahn, in his website's FAQ, specifies that he uses a Wacom tablet and Camtasia to create his videos, he didn't say which model of the tablet he actually uses. I chose the low end version because the intended use required only low end features. Perhaps the only extra feature I'd like to have in model I chose (CTL470) was the built-in eraser at the butt end of the stylus.