REVIEW: Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch

We get hands on with the Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch entry-level graphics tablet (aka the Bamboo Capture) to see if it offers value for money for digital artists.

Our Verdict

Although the Bamboo Pen and Touch may lack features when compared to more advanced tablets, those features come at a hefty price. At just £75 the Bamboo Pen and Touch is £125 less than an Intuos and £100 cheaper than the Medium Fun model. This means it’s the perfect graphics tablet for beginners and keen amateurs on a budget.

For

  • Supports multi-touch gestures
  • Reversible design for left and right handers
  • Budget price
  • Ideal for beginners

Against

  • No customisable gestures
  • No customisable shortcuts
  • Lacks features of advanced tablets

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The Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch

The Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch, known as the Wacom Bamboo Capture in the US

With more apps integrating multi-touch gestures into their user interface, the humble graphics tablet is taking on a new lease of life as a multi-touch input device. The Wacom range of graphics tablets now comes with complete support for multi-touch gesturing across its entire range, including its entry-level Bamboo products.

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Bamboo Pen and Touch

Although the Bamboo Pen and Touch may lack features when compared to more advanced tablets, those features come at a hefty price. At just £75 the Bamboo Pen and Touch is £125 less than an Intuos and £100 cheaper than the Medium Fun model. This means it’s the perfect graphics tablet for beginners and keen amateurs on a budget.

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