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Get Your Tablet On (Sale)

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet

I tweeted quickly about a deal on a Wacom tablet but I wanted to drill down on the subject.

FutureShop has the Wacom Bamboo 5.8″ x 3.6″ Pen & Touch Tablet for $89.99, that’s $40 dollars off the regular price. This model can use the pen as per usual but it’s also a touch pad and will accept multiple finger inputs much like an iPhone does. You can zoom, scroll and pan without losing time moving over to the mouse. Sale ends July 10th 2010.

If you’re a bit more budget conscious or touch is not a deal maker / breaker for you, Staples / Bureau En Gros has the pen only model for $20 dollars less@ $69.99. Sale ends June 15th 2010.

Both these tablets would more than adequate for the amateur graphic artist or even the pro who has monetary constraints.

Personally I’m very torn on the more features versus less money graph. Of course something has to replace my 10 years plus Wacom Pen Partner (that doesn’t work). It’s so old it connects via a serial and printer / com port. Then again maybe I’ll just wait a few more years for a clearance sale and get one really cheap.

boo 5.8″ x 3.6″ Pen & Touch Tablet

Survey? Survey? Survey?

I continually get this popup from BestBuy about taking a customer satisfaction survey. You know what would satisfie your clients BestBuy? After a dozen times of clicking no thanks you might want to stop pestering your client base. I know that would make me happy.

At least if you had a Wacom sale going on like FutureShop I might forgive you. If I had the money I would probably get one as my eight year old Wacom connects using a serial (that I have to emulate with a USB emulator) and com port.

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