I had a chance to check out the Wacom One drawing tablet. Now, I’m not really a graphics or artist, so this is all new to me. I’ve seen these before, but never really got a chance to use one.

That being said, set up on my Windows based laptop was very easy. There is a multi-cable that needs to be plugged in. One for the tablet. One to the laptop. One to the HDMI on the laptop. And one for power. What’s nice about the power is you can either use it as a USB and it comes with a removable AC adapter. I did find the cable a little clunky, but once I had it all plugged in, I fired it up. Set up on my laptop was very easy. Windows recognized the device, and in a few minutes, I was ready to go.

The Wacom One does come with some software you can use. As well as some trial software as well. But this tablet also works well with just about any software. I used it with GIMP and had no issues at all. Very seamless transition. It also works great with handwriting recognition.

It comes with a stylist and it feels like a regular pen. In fact when you are using the tablet, it feels like you are writing on paper. It’s a nice feeling. You don’t have to press hard, it just picks up the touch right away.

It is a 13 inch screen, which is a good size. Plus a really nice resolution. And there are kickstands on the bottom, so you can keep it at angle to use it. Use can also use it as a second monitor, though, personally I’m trying to figure out how to set that up, but that’s just me.

I was able to pick up using rather quickly. In no time I was drawing on it and cutting out images a lot more tightly than I’ve been used to. It’s so much precise than using a mouse. Personally I can’t wait to start editing videos with this.

I highly recommend the Wacom One. This is great for beginners as well more advanced users. You should look into picking one up for yourself.

Many thanks for Wacom sending this to us to check it out.

By Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 50 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian originally started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well, that voice has been shared and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.