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Attention to our Graphic Design Readers

August 21, 2008 Written by Anthony Severino

Written by LinuxGuru

This is a little off the beaten path, but I absolutely felt compelled to share this with any of our readers who love graphic design and are looking for a worthy Wacom Tablet while remaining on a tight budget.

It’s been around for a little while, but it’s dirt cheap now…

Enter the Wacom Bamboo.

Don't let the small size fool you...this baby's wonderfully sensitive and responsive, and is compatible with the biggest widescreen monitors out there

Don't let the small size fool you...this tablet's very sensitive and responsive, and is compatible with the largest widescreens out there

It sports 4 customizable function buttons, a battery-less pen (how do they DO that?!?), and it’s powered via Mini-USB cable.

It’s compatible with, and comes with software for, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X. Being the LinuxGuru I am, I was able to configure it for full use with Ubuntu as well in less than 15 minutes.

It works wonderfully, has 512 pressure levels, autodetects and applies the eraser if you flip it around and use the fat end, and gels perfectly with GIMP, Photoshop, Illustrator, and whatever else you might need it for.

My laptop with my newly-acquired wacom bamboo adjacent

My laptop with my newly-acquired wacom bamboo adjacent

So how much is this black beauty?

70 bucks at Best Buy…Wacom lists it for 80 on their site.

Incredible!

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