Friday, October 18, 2013

Gadget Review: Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Medium Tablet (CTH680)

The Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Medium Tablet (CTH680)
(previously the Bamboo tablet) is a great tablet. It is very thin and very responsive.

IN THE BOX: The tablet comes with a micro USB cable, installation drivers, the tablet, a pen holder (in blue and black), 2 bands to differentiate between pens (blue and black), the pen and the tablet. What this is lacking is a help book to teach you something about the tablet and the pen.

INSTALLATION PROCESS: The installation process was seamless in my Windows 7 Dell laptop. The drivers were installed instantly when I plugged the tablet in. There was no need for the CD. I tried to install the tablet on my HP laptop running Windows XP but no dice. I get a message that the platform is not supported. So, if you have Windows XP, skip this.

THE TABLET: The medium tablet has a sleek look with a thin body and soft edges. It has an active area size of 8.5 x 5.3 inches. The tablet itself is 10.75 x 8.75 x 0.4 inches. It is super thin. It is extremely responsive.

SUPPORT: As of the writing of this review, I was not able to find in product overviews, webinars or manuals at the Wacom website. I might just be looking in the wrong place, so if anyone can direct me to it, advance thanks.

EXTRAS: The wireless accessory kit is not included, which would have been nice. It costs an additional $40. Additional pens are roughly $80 extra.

I honestly do not have anything bad to say about this product. It comes with Bundled software that you can download from the Wacom website (code included).

NOTE: I have a video review of this product, but Amazon says it is too large. I will be attempting to reshoot it to give everyone a better sense of the tablet.

Note: So, for some reason the video is sideways. The video in my camera is upright. The video in the computer is upright. When I change formats is just goes horizontal. Boggles my mind. I will try to fix it as soon as possible. 

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