WACOM BAMBOO SPLASH REVIEW
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 8.5 ounces
The Wacom Bamboo Splash is Wacom’s entry level tablet and the less expensive of their line. For those just getting into graphic drawing tablets or just looking for a cheaper alternative but want to buy from a trusted drawing tablet manufacturer who has years of experience in the market place then the Wacom Bamboo Splash could be the tablet for your. The entry level tablet has plenty of options and includes top of the line software.
DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY
The Wacom Bamboo Splash has a slim form factor with tapered edges and a material loop for holding the pen. The graphic drawing tablet has a matte black finish with a green base and the favorable tactile feel.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Contained within the box is the Bamboo tablet,pen with three spare tips,USB cable and software CDs. The included CDs have the Bamboo drivers, ArtRage Studio and Autodesk Sketchbook Express.
SPECS & FEATURES
The Wacom Bamboo tablet comes with the ArtRage Studio and Autodesk Sketch Express software. The ArtRage Studio is a full featured paint program and Autodesk Sketchbook Express comes packed full of a variety of brushed, pencils and pens.
The Wacom Bamboo Slash as a 5.8 x 3.6″ active drawing area, usb connectivity and a pen that has a 1,024 levels of pressure of sensitivity. Something I always like to see is the feel of realism and the bamboo surface gives off the feeling of pen on paper. The Bamboo Splash is small enough for someone who is looking for a tablet to travel which and doesn’t want to take a bigger tablet of 10″ or more
The Bamboo Splash pen
The Bamboo Splash pen has an ergonomic design which I found really comfortable and luckily does not require batteries. There are two switches that I was able to program in more common shortcuts and it can conveniently store on the tablet via the material holder. Unfortunately the pen doesn’t come equip with an eraser like some tablets at the same price point or other Wacom tablets and I wish it was an added feature but it a minor downside.
The Wacom Bamboo Splash is compatible with Windows 7, Vista SP2, XP SP3, Mac OS X.10.5 or higher withIntel Processor. Both the drivers and the include software didn’t give me any issues installing. After installing the drivers and software I was up in running in a matter of minutes.
Overall the Wacom Bamboo Splash is a great tablet for anyone looking to get into using graphic drawing tablets for the first time, it easy use and has a lot of great features for such an affordable tablet. The tablet comes with everything you need to start drawing including Artrage and Autodesk sketchbook. Unfortunately the pen tool doesn’t have an eraser and some users might feel constrain due to the small active drawing surface area but if you can look past that this is a great table with an even more amazing price.