Bamboo Special Edition review

Wacom created the original Bamboo consumer tablet in response to the criticism that its professional range was too expensive. With this special edition, Wacom delivers a high-specced tablet with a host of enhancements that won’t hurt your wallet. Stylish in its black and silver livery, it oozes quality.

The pen provides accurate tracking, but this version also allows gesture control for rotate, zoom and scroll, enabling a level of control that is second to none. The 24cm small version reviewed here may look compact, but you don’t feel cramped as you draw and paint, and the package is completed with left and right-handed support.

Bundled with Photoshop Elements 8, ArtRange Studio Pro and Corel Painter Essentials 4, the value here is astonishing.

With gesture control plus a host of bundled software the Bamboo is the best yet

OUR VERDICT

The touchpad control won’t be for everyone, but if you have been eyeing Apple’s Magic Trackpad, and you’re interested in moving into the world of the graphics tablet, this Bamboo could kill two birds with one stone.

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