Wacom Bamboo Pen Graphics Tablet - £39.99 Delivered @ Amazon
453°Expired

Wacom Bamboo Pen Graphics Tablet - £39.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Banned 36
Banned
Found 9th Feb 2011Made hot 9th Feb 2011
Awesome little tablet I use for stop frame animation a must if working on graphical applications. Bargain price grab em' quick!

35 Comments

greencode

Same price at Dixons, … Same price at Dixons, [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fgbuk%2Fwacom-bamboo-pen-graphics-tablet-03614368-pdt.html%3Fsrcid%3D867%26xtor%3DAL-89%26istCompanyId%3Dbec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7%26istItemId%3Dmratlll%26istBid%3Dt]Currys[/url], PC World and John Lewis


That is plus delivery.

Chinny_racoon

That is plus delivery.



Dixons and John Lewis are free delivery...

ramtec

Dixons and John Lewis are free delivery...



Out of stock @ John Lewis. Dixons or Amazon

Good price. Anyone who uses Photoshop (plus all the other obvious photography/design/illustration apps) will benefit from using one of these...

The black version is smaller than the grey version right ? What's this like on Windows 7 ? This barbary lion cannot stand Mac OS.

Thanks. Always thought of buying one but never did, now I have!

Raniator

Good price. Anyone who uses Photoshop (plus all the other obvious … Good price. Anyone who uses Photoshop (plus all the other obvious photography/design/illustration apps) will benefit from using one of these...



Not sure I would agree, Im far more productive with a 3D mouse than a small tablet. You need to be looking into the £100's for a decent tablet.

3d Mouse - 3dconnexion.com/pro…tml

F1_Fanatic

Not sure I would agree, Im far more productive with a 3D mouse



Which model would you recommend for Photoshop?

3d mouse or in the real world ... a joystick ..

Can anyone explain what you can do with this please.:)

Hasn't this really been the standard price? With the Pen and Touch being about £20 more... and me tempted to get the Pen and Touch because it has double the degrees of sensitivity.. and then ending up not buying either X)

1616french

Can anyone explain what you can do with this please.:)

If you need to ask, you probably don't need one It's for controlling the mouse cursor like a pen, for creative applications.

It's ok, especially as a starter...£40 is probably about true worth.

As mentioned above if you really want to make the most of a pen in Photshop et al you need to go into the hundreds for an Intuos model - the weight of the pen and the overall feel of the tablet will show you where the money goes.

I bought this a month ago for about £50
Graphics tablet is for Digital drawing so stuff in Sketchbook Pro or Photoshop

Good device the only flaw is that the drawing area is small but you get used to it and for £40 thats not bad

F1_Fanatic

Not sure I would agree, Im far more productive with a 3D mouse than a … Not sure I would agree, Im far more productive with a 3D mouse than a small tablet. You need to be looking into the £100's for a decent tablet. 3d Mouse -http://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacenavigator.html




You might find a 3D mouse easier to use but for most with a photo shop program, a tablet is more than suitable. 3DM's target 3D application/design eg model graphics and CAD for object manipulation -

As for the +£100 comment, it seems you've not used to many GT's - there are loads out there that give excellent results...... many sub £50 (though they are normally the smaller sized models).

having just bought an entry level tablet of ebay (earlier wacom one) I think this is ideal for someone who doesnt realy know if they would use a tablet but would like to try it, the intuos is a pro model for use day in day out, these bamboo's are great for occasional use

I've had it in the back of my mind to buy one of these for ages so thanks for the heads up. Voted Hot

Im just dreaming of the day the Intuous 4 Medium drops below £250

Is this what you need to do art work on a pc?

I have an 8 year old who loves to draw and would be interested to draw and play on the pc.

Any cheap software packages that works well with this?

Thanks

I've used one of these since Christmas and its a very nice tablet. Same price as it was on Amazon before Christmas though.

Stealth_Fox

I've used one of these since Christmas and its a very nice tablet. Same … I've used one of these since Christmas and its a very nice tablet. Same price as it was on Amazon before Christmas though.



uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Wac…4AE

Great find. Thanks!

Banned

bookshifter

Is this what you need to do art work on a pc?I have an 8 year old who … Is this what you need to do art work on a pc?I have an 8 year old who loves to draw and would be interested to draw and play on the pc.Any cheap software packages that works well with this?Thanks



Basicaly yes; this and an art/design package

Really good value Tablet, I would be lost on illustrator CS4 without one - HOT.

This is a really excellent price. I bought one at the higher price just before Christmas, and it is a great piece of kit if you do any graphic design.Very hot!

ZerocoolJ

You might find a 3D mouse easier to use but for most with a photo shop … You might find a 3D mouse easier to use but for most with a photo shop program, a tablet is more than suitable. 3DM's target 3D application/design eg model graphics and CAD for object manipulation - As for the +£100 comment, it seems you've not used to many GT's - there are loads out there that give excellent results...... many sub £50 (though they are normally the smaller sized models).



The +£100 is in fact an understatement in some cases. It depends on what you want to do, in my opinioin anything under £250 isnt for professional work. This tablet here is absolutely fine for touching up photos perhaps a little light drawing/painting on photoshop but to get good results if you want to draw detailed drawing and get professional you HAVE to spend a lot of money.

amb47uk

Im just dreaming of the day the Intuous 4 Medium drops below £250



At the moment the Intuos 4 large is £311 delivered on Amazon.

These are cheap and nasty, cause nothing but problems if a client turns up with one at work, avoid. Intuous 3 if you really need one.

Just bought one instore at PCworld, Reserved it instore using my iPhone, walked to the other end of the shop and bought it....

£39.99

For anyone interested in buying a tablet but are unsure perhaps my experience may help............
I bought a Wacom graphire tablet around 10 years ago it is a much earlier version than the one in this thread, I bought it before Win Xp arrived yet amazingly it still works on Xp Vista and now W7 using Vista drivers, it is a small tablet and takes a little getting used to, it is worth finding a tutorial online to learn how to use it properly, once you get used to a tablet you will find it invaluable.

As regards size I also have an A4 tablet but I must say that I find it a lot harder to use, and you have to move the pen a long way to cover the screen, it soon becomes tiring.

Unless you are using it for professional use I would say the small size like the one in this thread is the best option.
HTH.

These are very good. I've been using photoshop for maybe 10 years as well as CAD programmes for modelling. Being a lefty with a pen and a righty with the mouse is useful so I am suited to these.
I don't believe a 3D mouse as used predominantly in engineering (in which I work) would be beneficial for 2D art applications which is what this is for in reality. Its also aimed at the consumer market i.e. not pro designers who would benefit from a larger work area and the slightly more comfortable pens (Intuos range).
I bought one of these models from Amazon this Christmas to take to Uni with my laptop for my Eng Masters. It fits nicely into the side pocket on my laptop bag and the pen stows in the little loop on the edge of the pad. Its a really smart package.
Quality is superb and unlike many at this sort of price does not require a battery in the pen; the power goes to the pad via the USB (the cable is really long by the way). My other half got a pen and touch model (she works in knitwear design and does a lot of line drawings i.e. garmet spec drawings). No benefit to me as I know all the typical PS shortcuts which is the main selling feature of the pen and touch. The pen and touch has an eraser at the top of the pen (flip the pen around and use the other end to erase) however as the end of the pen is flat it means using the edge of the end of the pen (imagine using the blunt end of a Crayola crayon) as the eraser which I found weird. I prefer just selecting the eraser tool and then using the pen nib as normal.
If you like using design packages, even for photo editing then these are superb. As mentioned, the small area might take a little while to get used to but I actually prefer the smaller working area as you only need to move your hand to cover the screen area not your arm. One final thought before I finish this blurb; and for those contemplating getting one of these. I do some work in human factors engineering which tells us that easy tools/interfaces are normally those that we can naturally relate to based upon learnt skills (i.e. driving (think about how many times you've driven along a motor way and thought "I don't actually remember actually driving the last few miles". You do it so much you actually don't have to think about it, automation kicks in. Well what have you been drawing with since you could pick up a crayon?

£40 bargain.

philby27

Quality is superb and unlike many at this sort of price does not require … Quality is superb and unlike many at this sort of price does not require a battery in the pen; the power goes to the pad via the USB



This is a good point TBH many tablets do require a battery in the pen which does make it heavier and less comfortable to use.

I've got a wacom intous 4. Great bit of kit, if you can afford it get one if them instead, these are an ok starter tablet, but for anything serums they're not much good

Can I use this to write mathematical equations and etc?...
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text