Excerpt: I've been using the Wacom Bamboo tablet now for a week now, and I have to say that for the most part, I'm happy with it. I've used competing companies' graphics tablets before, and I'm surprised by the superior performance of this little tablet. It's a nice size, for my desk, but even if it didn't fit on the table, I could place it on my knee with the long cable. The Pen/Stylus, is just the right size for my fingers, and is just the right weight as well (especially...
Excerpt: The simply named Bamboo is best suited to home office or workplace use, says Wacom. While the drawing, painting and photo-editing uses are still there, you can also use the graphics tablet for daily tasks such as browsing the internet and making notes.
Conclusion: Then there's the navigation aspect; the idea that the Bamboo will replace your normal computing tasks that would otherwise fall to mousing and keyboard shortcuts. It took us some time to get used to the fact that the Bamboo's tiny input area represents the entire display screen in an absolute sense. As such, you don't have to scroll to a given area -- you can just lift and point, and the cursor will appear there.
Pros: Tricky to do larger pen strokes, Gets grimy quite easily, Navigation not always as precise as needed
Cons: Very portable, Mac/Windows compatibility, Good pricing
Summary: Wacom's Bamboo promises to "reinvent the pen for the 21st century". It falls somewhat short of that lofty goal, although it's a great introduction to using a graphics tablet if that's what you're after.
Pros: Very portable, Mac/Windows compatibility, Good pricing
Cons: Tricky to do larger pen strokes, Gets grimy quite easily, Navigation not always as precise as needed
Summary: В плюсы этого устройства можно записать хорошие технические характеристики, компактность и наличие сенсорной панели. В минусах — непродуманная подставка под перо и быстро теряющие лоск глянцевые кнопки. Словом, стильная вещица для любителей почеркать на полях в свободную минутку. Для серьезных и профессиональных применений не подходит, но будет неплохо смотреться на столе в качестве аксессуара.