The pressure sensitivity 1024 and resolution 2540 lpi is not so great but might be definitely enough for the amateurs and beginners in graphic design like me. Wacom Bamboo is compatible with Vista SP2, 7, XP SP3 that promote opportunities of the users substantially. The software included is free to download - AutoDesk Sketchbook Express, Photoshop Elements, Nik Color Filters.
Firstly, I’ve found Wacom Intuos5 has a bigger size in comparison to Wacom Bamboo. The special sensitive touch ring provides scrolling control and brush size. The programmable buttons on the device allow quick working just by placing the finger over it. The multi-touch surface helps in scrolling, navigating, and zooming the artworks. Wacom Intuos5 is compatible with 7, Vista, XP and MacOS 10.5.8.
Trying to compare the devices and understand which one to choose – Wacom Intuos5 vs Bamboo it is clear that both tablets are good, have their advantages and disadvantages. Summarizing all the mentioned information the next short comparison chart could be of high importance to you.
The main virtue of Wacom Bamboo is its weight 0.53 pounds that makes it rather light in comparison to Intuos5 that is 2.18 pounds. The main fault is the absence of the programmable ExpressKeys in comparison to Intuos5.
Speaking about Wacom Inuos5 it has the active area 8.8 x 5.5 inches that merits your attention in comparison to Wacom Bamboo that is only 5.8 x 3.6. At the same time, this model has no built-in screen. This advantage possesses Wacom Bamboo.
The total reed speed is 200 pps for Wacom Intuos5 vs Wacom Bamboo that has 133 pps.
Comparing the devices one versus another check once more all advantages and disadvantages and think if you can get along with a long USB cable or perfect spare nibs to the pen, and what is more essential for you – better resolution or portability.