View Full Version : WACOM BAMBOO PEN TABLET MTE450.. Good choice?
11-07-2008, 09:15 AM
I am getting a wacom and I am trying to decide what is good and what isn't. Dell has the WACOM BAMBOO PEN TABLET MTE450 on sale for 79.99. Do any of you have this? What should I look for in a good tablet?
Let me know what you have. :)
11-07-2008, 10:37 AM
I have that one and I love it. BTW, Best Buy has it on sale for $69.00 now.
11-07-2008, 10:46 AM
I just bought (about a month or two ago) a Wacom Graphire Wireless. I was going to get the bamboo fun but for a bit more I got a bigger size and more was offered. I played with the display for the bamboo tablet (not the bamboo fun, the regular one) and was pleased with my graphire purchase. I didn't have bluetoooth on my computer so I then had to buy an adaptor, which made my tablet a bit more expensive...but I'm starting to use it more now and LOVE it! Especially the pen and the ability to draw with it! Much more natural than a mouse! Have used it a little bit for editing photos and see the value of it there, too!
11-07-2008, 01:36 PM
I also have a WACOM Graphire 4 tablet at work. I'm an admin. assistant to a Board of Directors and I got so used to using the Graphire 4 at home that I bought the Bamboo Fun for home and took the Graphire 4 to work. It works with every program I use, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, our membership database, as well as my games, and my Adobe programs too. When I first got it, I wasn't sure it would work with everything, but it does. I've been using them both for 2 years now and love them. I even have 2 monitors at work and the Graphire 4 works over both of them!
11-07-2008, 02:09 PM
oh, that is very interesting. what is the difference between the two of them?
11-07-2008, 02:30 PM
I have the WACOM Graphire 4 tablet and love it with Photoshop. Changing the size of a brush just be pressure on the tablet is great. I bought the Bamboo for my husband to use with the laptop just because it is so responsive.
11-07-2008, 02:36 PM
I did read that, that putting pressure changes the size of the brush. Is this a corrective action, like if you push too much and it gets too big, can you fix it? I have been looking at a few different ones. Some of them get pretty pricey. :)
I have the Intuos 3 and love it! With the pen pressure, if you make it too big, erase it and use less pressure next time :) I use it for everything - email, editing, scrapping - whatever :)!!
11-07-2008, 06:20 PM
The Graphire 4 is an older model than the Bamboo Fun. It also has a slightly smaller surface. I see no reason to pay for anything bigger than the Bamboo Fun, like the Intuos...it does everything I've ever wanted it to so, it's surface is plenty big enough! I have great control when drawing, erasing, selecting! It's great!
11-07-2008, 07:58 PM
that is a good thing to know, betsy. One thing that has been causing some concern is how big does it need to be. I think I will be getting the bamboo. It's got great reviews on almost every site I've seen it on.
Maybe once I get it, you can give me some pointers. :)
11-08-2008, 05:41 AM
Lisa, I was totally surprised & very pleased to discover that no matter what size your monitor (or in my situation at work, 2 monitors!!) the pen tablet adjusts aqnd fits your whole screen area! It kind of blew my mind when I first hooked it up at work and saw that it went across both screens! I just cant tell you how much I like using them, even the older Graphire 4!
11-10-2008, 10:54 AM
i have a graphire also, in my next life I'd love a wireless, but I actually dont use it much, mostly, I guess because I havent learned all that it can do. I should look into the classes from the other posts are even, I think the site has a some tutorials on basics dont they?
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