A stripped-down graphics tablet for beginners, the Wacom One takes most of what’s good from its pricier models and shrinks it down. It’s fun to use, but there are some omissions, like shortcut keys. You could still easily use this for half-serious work if you needed to. Professionals may find it too much of a step down, but it’s not designed for them.
- Easily Wacom’s most affordable graphics display
- Easy to set up and use
- Empowering for novice digital artists and hobbyists
- Clunky and now old-fashioned connectivity
- No touch or buttons makes navigation harder
- Matte screen protector is a little intrusive
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- 77AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsLaptop Magazine80An excellent choice for beginning artistsIf you’re looking to get into the digital drawing business and want the recognition and reliability of a brand name such as Wacom, the Wacom One is a great choice. If you’re looking for something a little more budget friendly, check out the XP Pen Artist12 Pro, although the drivers can be a bit spotty.Gizmodo70The First Wacom LCD Tablet That Works With Your Smartphone Needs Cord ManagementAt $400 the Wacom One is the company’s most affordable LCD tablet, but that price does come with lots of hardware trade-offs including a lack of any and all shortcut buttons, and a screen that’s far from professional grade. Support for Android devices is an interesting new feature, but the list of supported devices is currently very small, and pro apps like Photoshop haven’t hit the Google Play Store yet.PC Mag80Wacom One Creative Pen Display ReviewNot exactly an impulse buy but priced well below Wacom pen displays like the Cintiq 16, the Wacom One is a fine product for students, doodlers, and casual artists who'd like to write and sketch digitally.DigitalArts80Is Wacom's own 'cheap Cintiq' any good for artists and designers?The design choices are solid and very smart, and certainly provide enough for anyone purely looking for a quality drawing experience. However, a closer examination will reveal the ways in which this device gets its lower price tags -- reduced colour range and pen pressure levels being the main factors. I certainly also missed a few features which, while ultimately optional, really contribute to the comfort and quality of life of anyone who hopes to use it daily as a work tool.CNN80Wacom's latest pen display brings any drawing to lifeThe Wacom One is an exemplary representation of a Wacom drawing tablet. It's got a nice display size, just the right size for desktop use. The sensitivity, accuracy and screen resolution make for an immersive and responsive drawing experience. Plus, the bonus software gives you a great array of programs to take advantage of its best uses.AppleInsider60The Wacom One tablet is a decent alternative to more expensive display tabletsThe Wacom One is an excellent tablet -- for certain people. While it doesn't stand up to every professional case, and illustrators would need to make an additional purchase to make this a must-have tool, it still is a high-quality experience. It's an excellent tool for casual artists, editors, and note-takers. The pen is one of the nicest I've used to date.TrustedReviews90Slim and portable, the Wacom One is a great creativity tool for students and hobbyistsIf you’re a student artist or a hobbyist looking to invest in your first pen display, the Wacom One is an excellent choice. This tablet is slim, portable, Android-compatible and incredibly affordable for a Wacom display. On the other hand, if you’re a professional coming from a Cintiq or a person who relies heavily on Express Keys in their workflow, you’re likely to feel frustrated with the limitations of Wacom’s scaled-down display.