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Wacom One

Wacom One

from  $399.95+
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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Easily Wacom’s most affordable graphics display
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Empowering for novice digital artists and hobbyists
Cons
  • Clunky and now old-fashioned connectivity
  • No touch or buttons makes navigation harder
  • Matte screen protector is a little intrusive
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
60
AppleInsider
The 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.
 
80
PC Mag
Not 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.
 
80
CNN
The 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.
 
70
Gizmodo
At $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.
 
90
TrustedReviews
If 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.