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Wacom Bamboo Create: A Great Tablet for Artists

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Introduction

The Wacom Bamboo Create is an excellent beginner’s and semi-professional tablet. Despite slightly worse sensitivity specs on the pen area, it produces great results and is really comfortable for drawing. The biggest advantage of this tablet is its price range ($199+ or less) and a large drawing area that is touch-capable. That’s right, you can pinch to zoom, scroll and even tap with just your finger.

Click here to read more or buy the Wacom Bamboo Create on Amazon!

Kind of a dream come true for anyone who has a tablet that doesn’t respond to anything but the stylus, right? In fact, some people claim to have stopped using their mouse after getting this tablet (Amazon review)!

 

Pros

  • Ease of use and portability.
  • Touch capable – multi-touches, too!
  • Only $199+ or less for a good sized tablet.
  • Large active area at 8.5 x 5.4-Inches.
  • Tablet Resolution: 2540.
  • Freebies: AutoDesk Sketchbook Express, Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter Essentials, and a few coupons.
  • 4 ExpressKeys for shortcuts.
  • Pressure sensitive pen with an eraser.

 

Cons

  • Just 1,024 levels of pressure.

 

Highlights

  • Touch features, pinch to zoom, scroll, tap.
  • Large surface area.
  • Good accuracy and pen sensitivity – not 2048 levels like the Intuos series.
  • Highly recommended by artist users.

 

Details

  • 13.8 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches and weighs 1.4 pounds.
  • Comes in a grayish white.

 

Click here to read more or buy the Wacom Bamboo Create on Amazon!

This space is for the hard working and talented artists we’ve come across on the web. A place to celebrate and reward their efforts and recognize their works. If you have any questions, or are the artist of one of these works, click here to contact us.

 

New Cintiq Companion & Companion Hybrid Tablets

Two new Cintiq tablets will be available in October 2013

Wacom has been silent for a long time and now we all know why!

Cintiq Companion:

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  •  Uses full versions of  creative programs like Adobe Photoshop.
  •  Multi-touch screen capability.
  •  Adjustable and detachable stand.
  •  Features a front and back HD camera.
  •  The Pro Pen features a new ergonomic design.

Tech Specs:

  •  HD 1920 x 1080 display
  •  8 GB of RAM, 3rd generation Intel Core Processor i7  & Intel HD Graphics 4000
  •  Windows 8
  •  Wacom Pro Pen with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
  •  2MP for the front camera & a 8MP for the back camera.

The Companion seems to be a very powerful tablet. This is something I have been wanting for a while. A portable drawing/painting tablet that also allows me to use the full version of Photoshop, email and I can stream movies and music with Bluetooth and Wifi.

As with most of Wacom’s tablets, the price is hefty. The Cintiq Companion will cost you $1999 for 256GB and $2499 for 512GB. You can pre-oder it now, but I recommend waiting because they usually sell for less on Amazon.

If you are looking to buy a less expensive portable Wacom tablet, I suggest clicking here to read my review of the Cintiq 13HD.

Cintiq Companion Hybrid:

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The Companion Hybrid is intended to be more like a sketchpad than the Companion or a  regular Cintiq tablet. For example, you can only use Android creative apps for drawing and painting.  I view this tablet to be a big step up from the Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pad. The Hybrid also includes two HD cameras, Wifi and Bluetooth.

It’s possible that the Android drawing and painting apps could be limiting.

Specifics:

  • 13.3 inch HD display and lightweight making it very portable.
  • Uses the same great pressure sensitive pen.
  • Multi-touch screen.
  • Adjustable and removable stand.

The Hybrid has a lower price than the regular Companion. It is $1499 for 6GB and $1599 for 32GB. Again, I recommend waiting if you can. The prices always seem to drop once they are available at other online stores.

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