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Wacom CTL471

Wacom CTL471
alaScore 84

1776 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1776 reviews of Wacom CTL471. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Wacom CTL471 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Wacom CTL471 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet CTL471 for PC / MACWacom Bamboo Pen Tablet CTL471 for PC / MAC

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1725 user reviews of Wacom CTL471 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (CTL471)Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (CTL471)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Wacom Bamboo Splash CTL471


Thanks to its excellent ArtRage Studio software, the Bamboo Splash is the bargain-priced drawing tablet package Wacom should have released last year. Though we still miss the pen eraser.

Accurate drawing surface. 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Works with both PCs and Macs. ArtRage Studio paint software is loads of fun.

No eraser. Lacks multi-touch support.

Software, Performance, and Conclusions So what's on the new CDs? ArtRage Studio is a painting program, and a pretty full featured one at that. Autodesk Sketchbook Express offers a variety of brushes, pencils, and pens, and is more suited for detailed...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Timothy W. (

5 weeks in and it stopped working correctly


i love art in all forms and i enjoy drawing artwork this tablet is a wonderfull buy if your just trying to start out

worked great for 33 days,

after i got home from work literally a little over a month the tablet stopped recognizing pressure sensitivity. wich made the tablet quite useless for art. im currently trying to contact the customer support for a replacement

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Charles B. (

Great Tablet!


This tablet is very fun and easy to use. Setup is very simple (plug in, install drivers, ready to go!) The price wasn't bad. Also the software that came with it was nice, but I needed something with a bit more depth so I purchased Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Reza R. (

Works Sometimes


When it wants to work it does good

A lot of the time it will randomly draw horribly. The tablet will work, but the lines are very jagged, rough, and bumpy even when i do the smoothest line I can and I can not figure out why for my life it does this. The cord is HORRIBLY small and barely...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Geannie J. (

Nice beginner's tablet


We bought this graphics tablet for my wife. She's been an artist for years, but has not owned a tablet since around 2004, and she wanted to get back into digital work. The tablet is fantastic, and it's like drawing on a small-format sketchbook. The...

*Easy to install *Excellent price -- I got it on sale, but even without the sale, the price was pretty good. *Light on resources *Free full-use graphics software included -- we own an Adobe suite, and the tablet works really well with it, but the free...

*The pen is too big for the wife's hand. She is used to drawing with regular pens, pencils, and smaller artist's paintbrushes. The pen that the Splash comes with is about the same size as one of those pens that has 4 different colours in it. *The cord...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: David D. (

Fantastic Item


I bought this for an aspiring young artist in our family and she is able to sketch using this in the same or better quality than she can on paper. She is able to effortlessly zoom in on edges and small areas for finely detailed work that I would think,...

This device is so accurate and smooth that it is as like drawing on paper, maybe better.

There are no cons that the artist I bought this for has commented upon other than she did have issues with "pressure sensitivity," as she put it, but that turned out to be an issue in the operating system and not in the device. The information to...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: SW (

Very nice unit


I have had several tablets in the past, but this is by far the nicest and most responsive. The driver install could be a bit cleaner. I use dual monitors and only wanted the tablet to respond to the second monitor. Once I figured out where the setting...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Q4KJT (

Fantastic for the price!


Works under Linux with mypaint, inkscape, GIMP, and others. I'm using Ubuntu. Pressure sensitive pen works like a charm. Seriously, this is the bomb for those of us that know how to use graphics programs and wish to manipulate scans and pics.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Clifford H. (



Bought this for my girlfriend and she has been using it every day. She is very happy with this product and has had no issues with it thus far. :)

None at the moment.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Jimmy G. (

bamboo tablette


great buy so far 100$ with garentee not bad at all .

hi jsut wnated to sya i bouth thsi bamboo table from staples for 100$ witha 2 years garantee i'm not a professional art guy but i'm loving it .

jsut for a 100$ more it could get more option ona tabler go directly tot he site of wacom ro see other wacom product you understadn , the wire to connect to tablette to pc or laptop is little shorter then i aspected , i need to plug in in front on my...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Energy Management

USB powered: Yes


Mouse included: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Autodesk Sketchbook Express\nAdobe Photoshop Elements\nCorel Painter Essentials & Nik Color Filters
Cables included:USB
Drivers included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accuracy pen:0.0197
Battery free pen: Yes
Pen included: Yes
Pressure levels:1024
Report rate (pen):133
Wireless pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


USB powered:Y

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Minimum processor:Intel
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Tablet input type:Pen
Wireless technologies:Wired
Working area:5.8 x 3.6 / 5.98 x 3.74

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Black, Green, Lime

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295 / 5.75
Height:0.295 / 8.27
Tablet weight:8.47
Width:5.75 / 8.27