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on December 15, 2011
Don't get me wrong, this tablet is very nice. It does what it's supposed to. The pressure sensitivity is very nice and spot on, increased pressure from older models of the bamboo. I previously had a Bamboo MTE450A and Bamboo fun (both older generations), both had the same functionality as each other. I never upgraded to the Bamboo Pen. I accidentally smashed my pen for my Bamboo fun, and sold my Bamboo already, so I figured I would upgrade. I should have went for a new pen.
The problem with this tablet is that they took all the cool features from the previous models that separated Wacom products from other tablet makers, and threw them out the window. They took the eraser off the pen, which I didn't think was a big deal, until I realized how dependent I was on it. They also took away the scroll wheel and buttons on the actual tablet. They also changed the USB cable, which really isn't too big of a deal. But the problem I have with this tablet is that they didn't ADD anything! They increased the pressure sensitivity and took away everything else. And raised the price. I didn't bother to check the dimensions of the tablet area, assuming that you would be able to use all of the light grey area. I was wrong, the picture is deceiving. Only about half of the area is usable.
So what it comes down to is that this a good tablet for drawing, the pressure sensitivity works well and it has a good feel. But it's a complete downgrade from other bamboo products, like the MTE450A and older Bamboo Fun's. I would suggest researching them before making a decision, you can probably find them at the same price or cheaper than this tablet, while getting much more functionality.