Pros: Accurate pen. Easy setup.
Cons: Apparently only lasts as long as the warranty. Seemed like a toy, not a tool.
I've always been a big Wacom fan -- until now. All of my other Wacom digitizers lasted 4-5 years. Apparently the quality has taken a big hit with these newer digitizers.
I have to say that the Wacom Bamboo is truly a feat of modern-day planned obsolescence. The device had a one year warranty and dutifully bit the dust at the 53rd week. Needless to say, I am unimpressed.
Pros: When the device was functioning correctly, I was very pleased with the accuracy of the pointer. The pressure sensor was good at determining the difference between moving the cursor, drawing a rectangle, and performing a drag-and-drop. The installation was pretty easy as well. The Wacom Bamboo also had peaceful coexistence with my mouse. The device also doesn't draw much power.
Cons: The device is not reliable. It failed one week after the warranty expired. There is something wrong with how it registers pressure now. It will only draw selection rectangles on the screen. It won't simply move the cursor anymore. I won't be giving Wacom another dime. Cosmetically, the device felt cheap. I suppose that should have been a warning sign to me. The pen also felt cheap in my hand. The older digitizer (Graphire 3) had a pen that felt like a professional intrument. The Bamboo pen felt like a toy. I also missed having the plastic overlay that allowed the user to do tracing on the tablet.