Wacom launches Wacom One: its most affordable pen display tablet ever

Wacom One Creative Pen Display
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If you like the ideas of using a pen display to produce hand-drawn illustrations, but have been put off by the price of some models, industry-leader Wacom may have the answer. The new Wacom One Creative Pen Display tablet launched at CES 2020 has been designed as a cost-effective 13" pen tablet for aspiring digital artists and content creators wanting to create fresh graphics, or to enhance photos and video with a more natural, ergonomic method of digital input.

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The Wacom One Creative Pen Display’s pressure-sensitive pen incorporates EMR (Electro Magnetic Resonance) technology, meaning it doesn't require a battery or any recharging. The 1920 x 1080 Full HD color display offers 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, 72 per-cent coverage of the NTSC color space and is finished with an anti-glare film. There are also foldable legs built into the chassis, helping you to set a more comfortable working position.

Wacom One Creative Pen Display is compatible with Windows and Mac, along with Android devices, enabling you to use your phone as the host device instead of a computer. It can be used with several third-party pens from manufacturers such as Lamy, Samsung and Staedtler.

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Bundled with each Wacom One Creative Pen Display tablet is a six-month free trail of Clip Studio Paint Pro from Celsys; a powerful, easy-to-use drawing application for comic and manga creation. You also get Wacom’s own Bamboo Paper app for note-taking and sketching. The Wacom One also opens up all the pen-enabled features in Windows 10 and Mac OSX.

Wacom One is available now in the US from B&H, priced at $399.95 and can be purchased from Wex Photo Video in the UK for £359.

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.