Don't bother with the touch feature. It's pointless. I wanted to use the touch feature as well, but it really isn't very good. Instead of a bamboo pen, though, I suggest a bamboo connect. It has, if I'm not mistaken, slightly better specs and costs about the same. Hope this helps
Also, I purchased my Wacom Capture on ebay for less than half the price and its practically new. SO TOTALLY USE THEM
I have the Pen&Touch one, but I honestly don't use the touch thingy. To be honest, I have turned it off months ago (if not years- I've been using this tablet for almost 3 years now). I'm not usre abot each device's specifics, but if there's no difference in pressure sensitivity or nibs wearing down- just go with Pen and save yourself a ew bucks. And then go have some ice cream, because ice cream is awesome.
I have a bamboo capture and I can confirm that the touch feature is nothing special. Don't bother! If you want a tablet you can use your fingers with, you may as well buy an Apple Magic Trackpad. That would be MUCH better and it costs a similar amount of money. Plus it looks sexy. And if you have more money to spend, just buy an iPad (or Galaxy Tablet, but I have actually drawn with an iPad before and know it has amazing apps) and you'll have a tablet WITH a screen AND it doubles as a computer. As a note, none of these suggestions have pressure sensitivity(well, okay, iPad 2 has stuff with pressure sensitivity but it costs extra)
personally, I'd just go for Bamboo pen. I rarely use my tablet outside of art, and multitouch gestures just annoy me. I don't think touch will be that useful in dig art. ((though I must admit, wireless capabilities for the pen & touch do seem pretty cool. wires annoy me in general))
Cool, the only doubt I have is: does the Bamboo Pen stylus have the eraser? If it doesn't, is it worth using anyway? With my old tablet the eraser function was pretty obsolete, I mean, I rarely used it and whenever I needed to use the eraser I simply selected the relative function from PS panel..
hm, I'm not sure about that. I have a cheap bamboo fun tablet, which does have an eraser function on the other side of my stylus. I would hazard a guess that bamboo pen tablets do as well, as one of the features listed is 'eraser' on another site. in all honesty, I barely ever use the eraser, simply because, as you mentioned, it's pretty obsolete, and to me, it takes more time to flip the stylus than to pick eraser. you can also pick shortcuts for the buttons on your stylus (i think bamboo pen stylus has 2??) and you could probably set eraser as one of those shortcuts?
Hi, If your stylus is the problem, you might be able to replace the stylus instead of buying a new tablet. The cost would probably be about $30 (USD): [link] and maybe less on ebay or amazon or at a local store. (just be sure to get the correct model!)
Already tried the replacement way but the cost turns out to be just a little less than a new tablet bacause I live in Italy and I have VAT tax and shipping cost which are kind of expensive... so I think it's worth buying a new one also considered that my model (MTE 450) is veeeeery old and I might need to replace the entire tablet not so distant in the future, so why not buying a new one now?