Wacom Bamboo Fun (Medium) Graphics Tablet - £129.99 @ Dixons (+free delivery)

Wacom Bamboo Fun (Medium) Graphics Tablet - £129.99 @ Dixons (+free delivery)

Found 24th Feb 2011
This is pretty much THE best graphics tablet for the enthusiast, short of buying the professional "intuos" models.

RRP is £170, Ebuyer are £150, Amazon are £137, so this is a really good price for anyone after a tablet.

This model has "touch" capability as well, so you can use it with the pen, or as a giant laptop touchpad.

Also comes with a full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements as a download.

Full blurb:

The new Bamboo Fun combines multi-touch functionality and pen tablet technology in a single device. A simple tap of the finger will select an icon or open a menu. With two fingers you can easily zoom or rotate photos, scroll down web pages, or flip through a photo album.

Styled in silver and white, Bamboo Fun comes in two sizes – small and medium. Both sizes allow you to create natural-looking paintings, drawings or doodles. You can retouch, manage and share your photos – or personalise your documents using handwritten notes, sketches or doodles.

A variety of useful Bamboo apps inside Bamboo Dock are kept ready for download, as well as full versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and ArtRage – Bamboo Fun Medium even comes with a full version of Corel Painter Essentials. Use Bamboo Fun with any operating system to tangibly enhance your creative output.


Free yourself to draw, paint and create just about anything. Digitally paint in every medium, from chalk to oils. Bring your ideas to life through your own creativity. Express yourself.

Use Bamboo Dock to run applications made for your Bamboo: the Bamboo apps. From games and sketching to composing music or sharing and connecting with friends, there is an ever-growing collection of Bamboo apps to choose from. Go for it.

Gain the benefits of multi-touch and use gestures in all standard applications. Bamboo is flexible, versatile and intelligent, and can be customised to your needs. The smart experience.

Make every gesture count. Scroll, zoom, rotate or flip through photos and documents – easily and intuitively. Everything at your fingertips.

Including digital imaging and painting software via download: Adobe Photoshop Elements and Art Rage; Medium contains in addition Corel Painter Essentials
Two sensors for pen and multi-touch input
Support of multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate and more
Pressure-sensitive pen tip and eraser for natural feel
Improved resolution for high accuracy
Battery-free and ergonomic pen with two buttons
Paper-like tablet surface with 16:10 aspect ratio
Reversible tablet design for left- or right-handed use
Four customisable ExpressKeys for quick function access
Attached pen holder for convenient storage
Easy USB connection
Interactive tutorial to make the most of Bamboo
Bamboo Fun tablet with USB cable and pen holder
pen for Bamboo Fun
replacement nibs
nib extractor
quick start guide
software download instruction
Bamboo installation CD (with driver software, online user′s manual and interactive tutorial).
Internet connection for software download
PC: Windows® 7, Vista or XP (SP2)
Macintosh®: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Intel® or PowerPC® processor
USB port
colour display
CD-ROM drive
Dimensions (W x D x H): 248 mm x 176 mm x 8.5 mm
Weight: approx. 420 g
Interface: USB
Maximum reading height with pen: 16 mm
No. of ExpressKeys: 4
Dimensions (W x D x H): 337 mm x 223 mm x 8.5 mm
Weight: approx. 740 g
Interface: USB
Maximum reading height with pen: 16 mm
No. of ExpressKeys: 4


does this suffer fast nib wear like the Intuos4 range?

Original Poster


does this suffer fast nib wear like the Intuos4 range?

Just been reading up about this. According to some reviews, there are 4 spare nibs in the box, so they should last a while.

I guess this is a bigger problem if you also use it as a complete replacement for a mouse.

A friend just bought the Wacom small bamboo on here for £40, I've just bought the Intuos 4 large for £317. This is a nice tablet, very accurate and slightly more accurate than my Intuos 4!

Wacom Bamboos are great tablets, I've been using the smaller one for years as a complete replacement for a mouse. My current one has lasted about 4 years and is still going strong. One of the nice things about these is that the cable disconnects from the device (Mini-USB), so there's no chance of breaking the cable and having to throw the whole thing away (like some cheaper tablets)
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