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Wacom launches Bamboo

The firm has introduced a new consumer pen tablet.
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Wacom says the Bamboo device is designed for freehand writing, annotating and navigating in computer applications.

It is A6 in size (147.6 x 92.3mm) and is targeted at PC and Mac users in non-graphics markets such as home users, office workers and business professionals.

The device allows personalisation of emails by signing them off with a digital signature and adding sketches or doodles. By selecting a pen or highlighter tool in Microsoft Word, it can be used to jot notes, create rough sketches or mark up documents, spreadsheets or presentation slides.

The Bamboo has programmable ExpressKeys so that preferred commands can be accessed quickly, while the Touch Ring is designed to make zooming in and out easier. It also has 512 pressure levels of sensitivity and has a programmable double side-switch and eraser.

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The new, interactive pressure sensitive display tablet combines a high quality 12.1-inch TFT LCD colour screen with a more affordable sub-?1000 price tag. The slim line dimensions (405 x 270 x 17mm) compare well with the company's Intuos3 A5 wide graphics tablet and allows you to draw directly onto the display, taking away the sometimes disjointed feeling you get when using a more traditional graphics pad.