Wacom launches new Bamboo graphics pen tablets

Three re-styled and improved models of the entry-level tablets – Pen, Pen & Touch, and Fun has been launched globally today and is available at S$135, S$185, and S$335 (all incl 7% GST).

Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet

Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet

The 29-year-old Japanese company is the market leader in graphics tablets, enjoying more than 80% of the market share.

Wireless dongle for Wacom Bamboo

Wireless dongle for Wacom Bamboo

The Bamboo series is the entry level line of tablets for the company, while the Intuos is the mid-tier line, with the Cintiq line the high-end tablet cum LCD display for the heavy-lifting.

This is the third generation of the Bamboo series. The aesthetic design has been restyled to feature a lime green highlight around the edge and a reduced bevel around the tablet’s working area.

All support 1024 pressure levels in the stylus pen tip and a resolution of 2540 pixels. Both the basic Pen and core Touch & Pen models are small sized tablets while the most pricey Fun is medium sized.

The wireless module inserted in the tablet

The wireless module inserted in the tablet

The Touch & Pen and the Fun models both feature four customisable ExpressKeys, supports the use of both pen and finger-touch, supports wireless usage through an optional wireless accessory kit for an extra S$65. The kit may not be available in some countries though.

The Pen model does not have any ExpressKeys nor the wireless ability.

Bundled software for the three models are also slightly different. Both Mac and Windows PCs are supported. The main specifications are tabulated below:

Wacom Bamboo Pen Pen & Touch Fun
Colour Black / Lime green
Pressure levels 1024
Total resolution 2540
Size Small Small Medium
Tablet dimensions 278 x 176 x 9.8 mm 352 x 209 x 9.8mm
Pen active area 147 x 92 mm 217 x 137 mm
Weight 420 g 640 g
ExpressKeys 0 4
Touch no yes
Wireless no yes (optional +S$65)
Bundled
software
Bamboo Scribe 3.0
Evernote (downloadable version)
Additional
software
ArtRage 2.5 Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
Ink Squared Deluxe
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Corel Painter Essentials 4
for PC Windows 7, Vista or XP SP3 or later, USB port, colour display, DVD-ROM drive
for Mac Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, Intel processor, USB port, colour display, DVD-ROM drive

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