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    Smile New Wacom Bamboo with MULTI TOUCH!

    I don't know if this is already been "touched" upon (har har), but Wacom has a new product out. It's basically a new Bamboo with multi touch capability. It's definitely worth looking at, because they will most likely extend the new features to larger models in the future.

    Check it out here! http://touch.wacom.com/?contactID=106005399

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    Yes, and they also upped the levels of Pressure sensitivity on the Fun and Craft.

    Both of these tablets now have 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity on the pen.

    The Pen and Touch at 99 dollars has 512.

    I do have to say this is a good product spec wise. This can be used more than what I usually do. I have the tablet and pen as separate items because I didn't like the Wacom mouse with my tablet. However a touch sensitive area like a giant touchpad makes more sense and more intuitive than switching from mouse to pen.
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    By specifications, the active area is not in 16:10 proportions anymore. It seems to be a little bit more "squarish" than the previous Bamboo models. I find this choice strange, as most consumer-level LCD monitors are migrating towards 16:9 proportions.
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    It looks great but I think it will only reach Malaysia in a few more months just like the Intuos4. I'm thinking of getting one since my work space is limited and better it can free up one USB port on my laptop.
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    What I don't get is, how does the pen and touch one work? My hand glides across the surface of the tablet when I draw, so wouldn't it activate the multi touch and make the input spaz out?
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    It still works both ways. It recognizes organic and pen touch. It's just that smart. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayk View Post
    What I don't get is, how does the pen and touch one work? My hand glides across the surface of the tablet when I draw, so wouldn't it activate the multi touch and make the input spaz out?
    The tablet recognizes when a pen comes into proximity. Probably when it happens, touch is disabled.
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    Unless you can key different finger prints as hotkeys, I don't really see how this would help while painting. I guess i'd have to try it.
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    If you watch the video on the link I provided, it shows how you can rotate the canvas, zoom in and out, and other cool features by using the touch mode.

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    anyone knows if it is compatible with an intuos3 art pen? since most bamboo series works with intuos3 art pen? am considering this as it will be available in asia in about a month's time. am considering one of the new bamboo fun that has almost similar in size with an intuos4 medium.
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    Finally I can put away my tempera's away and finger paint like a big boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenichi View Post
    anyone knows if it is compatible with an intuos3 art pen? since most bamboo series works with intuos3 art pen? am considering this as it will be available in asia in about a month's time. am considering one of the new bamboo fun that has almost similar in size with an intuos4 medium.
    Not sure if the Intuos3 art pen is compatible with the new Bamboo but The Star Online did mention it is available now and you can check out the price in the article. http://star-techcentral.com/tech/sto...sec=technology I'm surprised Wacom roll this out sooner than I think since Intuos4 took a while to reach Malaysia.
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    I'm going to repeat this again.

    Intuos tablet pens you are best off assuming are not compatible with other intuos tablets of different models. That also includes other wacom tablets.

    Please do not assume otherwise. The pens can cost a bit and telling people they "might" be compatible makes them think it IS compatible. So unless you know for sure. Don't even think it is.

    The one exception of where I saw an intuos pen cross compatible was the Intuos3 pens with Cintiqs.
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