Sep. 27, 2011 at 2:32 PM ET
Professional digital artists and amateur doodlers alike drooled when Wacom — one of the largest makers of graphics tablets — announced the Cintiq 24HD recently. Unfortunately not even all the drool in the world can help everyone justify paying $2,500 for a high-definition pen display.
Wacom's got a solution for that though: Three new — and in comparison to the Cintiq 24HD — far cheaper pen tablets.
For those unfamiliar with pen tablets: They're basically input devices which let you use a pen-like stylus to draw and write as you would on paper. And Wacom's product lines are some of the most popular when it comes to such hardware.
The company's latest offerings come in the form of the Bamboo Connect, the Bamboo Capture, and the Bamboo Create.
All three of these devices use Wacom's proprietary digital pen technology. Because of this technology, the included stylus offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity — which means that the tablets will be able to detect even the slightest changes in pen angle and pressure as you scribble.
The differences between the models are their prices, sizes, multi-touch support (in other words, the tablet's ability to accept input from fingertips instead of the included stylus), and included software:
The Bamboo Connect, the Bamboo Capture, and the Bamboo Create are now available for order via Wacom's website or through authorized resellers.
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