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Wacom CTL471 5.8" x 3.6" Active Area USB Bamboo Splash Pen and Tablet

  • 5.8" x 3.6" Active Area
  • 2540 lpi Resolution
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The popular tablets give you freedom to communicate and express yourself in unique and personal ways. You’ll appreciate the slim, ergonomic designs, new functionality, and carefully-planned software bundles that let you accomplish the tasks you’d like to do on your computer. Bamboo works elegantly in virtually any software application and with current and next generation operating systems, such as Windows 7, Vista SP2, XP SP3, Mac OS X.10.5 or higher, Intel Processor.

 

  • newegg Slim, ergonomic design The tablet features slim, ergonomic design giving you maximum comfort when you capture your imagination.
  • newegg Bamboo Pen Input The Bamboo pen is a great way to work on your computer. The cordless, battery-free pen gives you an intuitive way to express yourself when navigating, drawing, painting, editing photos, and writing. The pen, when combined with Bamboo's textured work surface, provides you with a natural pen-on-paper feel, which is perfect for detailed work.

Learn more about the Wacom CTL471

Model

Brand
Wacom
Model
CTL471

SPEC

Interface
USB
Tablet Dimensions
10.9" x 6.9" x 0.4"
Active Area
5.8" x 3.6"
Pressure Levels
1024
Resolution
2540 lpi
Accuracy
+/- 0.02 in (+/- 0.5 mm)

Packaging

Package Contents
Bamboo pen tablet
Bamboo pen
Spare pen nibs
Quick Start guide
Installation CD (includes driver software, interactive tutorial, and user's manual)
Software DVD (containing Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage 3 Studio)

SPEC

System Requirements
Windows 7, Vista SP2, XP SP3, Mac OS X.10.5 or higher, Intel Processor
USB port, color display, CD-ROM drive, DVD drive for software installation.
Max. Data Rate
133 pps
Features
Connection: USB Type A (PC) , USB Micro (tablet)

Orientation: Reversible for right- or left-handed users

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • rachael c.
  • 11/24/2014 3:53:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs5 weeks in and it stopped working correctly

Pros: worked great for 33 days,

Cons: after i got home from work literally a little over a month the tablet stopped recognizing pressure sensitivity. wich made the tablet quite useless for art. im currently trying to contact the customer support for a replacement

Other Thoughts: i love art in all forms and i enjoy drawing artwork this tablet is a wonderfull buy if your just trying to start out

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  • Charles B.
  • 10/22/2014 9:10:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Tablet!

Pros: This tablet is very fun and easy to use. Setup is very simple (plug in, install drivers, ready to go!) The price wasn't bad. Also the software that came with it was nice, but I needed something with a bit more depth so I purchased Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

Cons: None

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  • Reza R.
  • 3/17/2014 12:36:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks Sometimes

Pros: When it wants to work it does good

Cons: A lot of the time it will randomly draw horribly. The tablet will work, but the lines are very jagged, rough, and bumpy even when i do the smoothest line I can and I can not figure out why for my life it does this. The cord is HORRIBLY small and barely reaches the USB port on my tower.

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  • Christopher W.
  • 9/26/2013 8:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice beginner's tablet

Pros: *Easy to install
*Excellent price -- I got it on sale, but even without the sale, the price was pretty good.
*Light on resources
*Free full-use graphics software included -- we own an Adobe suite, and the tablet works really well with it, but the free software is perfectly usable and offers some features that Adobe can, of course, accomplish, but with a bit of hoop-jumping and advanced knowledge needed.
*Works with Windows 7 out of the box, and it even works well with Ubuntu on a netbook without having to apt-get a million little dependencies to make it work. (Used with GIMP and InkScape on Ubuntu.)

Cons: *The pen is too big for the wife's hand. She is used to drawing with regular pens, pencils, and smaller artist's paintbrushes. The pen that the Splash comes with is about the same size as one of those pens that has 4 different colours in it.
*The cord is really short -- it is clear this thing was meant for a laptop, not a desktop setup. Thankfully, both of our desktop towers are close to the desk surface with USB ports near the top.
*Nibs seem to wear down fairly quickly, especially when the pressure features are in play. Shutting that off and manually changing brush size seems to increase the longevity of the nibs while leaving behind fewer scuff marks.

Other Thoughts: We bought this graphics tablet for my wife. She's been an artist for years, but has not owned a tablet since around 2004, and she wanted to get back into digital work. The tablet is fantastic, and it's like drawing on a small-format sketchbook. The only real drawback is the pen. If you buy this tablet, consider one of the compatible pens that are the same diameter as a pencil for more comfort if you have smaller hands or are used to smaller drawing implements.

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  • David D.
  • 8/1/2013 6:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Item

Pros: This device is so accurate and smooth that it is as like drawing on paper, maybe better.

Cons: There are no cons that the artist I bought this for has commented upon other than she did have issues with "pressure sensitivity," as she put it, but that turned out to be an issue in the operating system and not in the device. The information to adjust OS settings was easily found by her on the manufacturer's website forum and easy for her to follow.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for an aspiring young artist in our family and she is able to sketch using this in the same or better quality than she can on paper. She is able to effortlessly zoom in on edges and small areas for finely detailed work that I would think, being a non-artist myself, would be difficult with paper and pen since she can pinpoint every pixel individually. She was able to match or even exceed her pen and pencil work with very little time spent becoming accustomed to the new media.

Another plus is that distributing additional copies can be done with them as crisp and clean as the original whereas scanning or other means of photoduplication seem to degrade colors and clarity during copying.

As I said above, I am not an artist but I watch her work with her Bamboo as if it were as natural to art as any other media she works with. An actual artist would be able to give a better review than an armchair artist but I could not get her to write it.

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  • Karl S.
  • 3/9/2013 9:01:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Bought this for my girlfriend and she has been using it every day. She is very happy with this product and has had no issues with it thus far. :)

Cons: None at the moment.

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  • Jimmy G.
  • 3/4/2013 10:35:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsbamboo tablette

Pros: hi jsut wnated to sya i bouth thsi bamboo table from staples for 100$ witha 2 years garantee i'm not a professional art guy but i'm loving it .

Cons: jsut for a 100$ more it could get more option ona tabler go directly tot he site of wacom ro see other wacom product you understadn , the wire to connect to tablette to pc or laptop is little shorter then i aspected , i need to plug in in front on my destop pc .

Other Thoughts: great buy so far 100$ with garentee not bad at all .

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  • Benjamin C.
  • 2/5/2013 7:09:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: This is my first tablet, I'm a graphic designer and have been wanting to try one for a while and when I saw the bamboo on sale I thought I'd give it a try.

I like the texture of the tablet, it feels nice on my had. it's a reasonable size. I haven't had a nib go out yet, but I've noticed some ware on it already. I got a small baggie of replacements though.

Works great with Illustrator and Photoshop!

Doubles as a mouse with some cool gesture features!

Cons: The buttons on the pen, I still accidently push them which can be annoying.

Other Thoughts: Because I'm new it's probably just me, but I tend to rotate paper and such while drawing. But the tablet does not know its orientation so it takes a little hand eye coordination.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2013 4:55:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: - The pinpoint software makes the pen even more useful instead of staying in mouse mode all the time (forcing you to continuously draw back and replace your pen on the upper right corner or so )
- Gets the job done
- Amazing price for beginners ( that's me, for art! )

Cons: - Way too short of a cord for today's size and position of USB inputs ( Some people have computers on the right side
- incapable of reversing the mapping
- no extra leds for the pen so you can get the pressure sensitivity better
- no way to replace led
- button placement irritating, middle-mouse button is already jammed in for me

Other Thoughts: The little flap on the end with the wacom logo can be used for the pen holder

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  • Katie R.
  • 1/25/2013 9:50:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTablet of the Starving Digital Artists.

Pros: Fantastic tablet for $70. You can draw and such and life is a party. I can't compare it to one's that are $200 or more, because that would be unfair and just silly.
I COULD compare it to my last wacom bamboo tablet I had for many years beforehand, which was almost twice as small and would constantly have connection issues with.
I think the amount of drawing space is snazzy.
The surface gives off a feeling like you are drawing on paper.

Cons: Cord is a tad short, but I'm not bleeding and the world will go on. So far, no other problems I have encountered. I wouldn't feed it after midnight.

Other Thoughts: Great for artists on a budget and ones that wish to dabble into digital art. Good for new and old artists.
If you purchase, plug the thing in before shoving the disc in. The disc box lies to you.

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