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Wacom Graphire A5

Wacom Graphire A5
alaScore 84

1200 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1200 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, size, design, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Wacom Graphire A5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1200 reviews)

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Wacom Graphire3

 

Expert review by:

Wacom Intuos3 6x11

 

If you're in the visual arts, you know you should be using a pen tablet. Or at least you ought to know. The main issue is really just choosing which Wacom tablet is right for you. For the budget-conscious, there's the Graphire line. For the...

Wide-format pressure-sensitive graphics tablet

Expert review by:

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth 6x8

 

Feature-complete tablet is only missing a cable

Perfect Bluetooth integration, rechargeable tablet, batteryfree tools, useful software bundle.

None

A steady hand

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Expert review by:

Wacom Intuos3 6*8 Tablet

 

Wacom is a renowned name in PC pen tablets for the digital artist, and are the leaders in PC tablet technology. Their tablets have been used by professionals world wide and are marked for their excellence in all their hardware. So, without further...

Wonderful for any aspiring artist ; Cordless/No Battery pen and mouse technology ; Pen precision and control ; Programmable QuickKeys and buttons ; Multitude of functions ; Simple and easy to install and use

Mouse is not as precise as pen

My experience with the Intuos3 was nothing short of fantastic. I loved just about everything about it, especially the grip pen. The tablet is very versatile with its multitude of customizable functions and light travelable design. Although I did not...

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Wacom Graphire Bluetooth

 

I haven't reviewed a Wacom tablet yet that I haven't loved, and I've had my hands on just about all of them. Like all of the company's graphics tablets, the new wireless Graphire Bluetooth is, in itself, a great productivity booster for professionals...

Wireless pressure-sensitive graphics tablet

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Wacom Graphire3 6x8

 

The Graphire3 6x8 is excellent -- a great performer with an outstanding design.

Wacom's cordless, batteryless tablet technology delivers excellent pen feel and response.

Included mouse is not a replacement for your regular mouse.

Redesigned Tablet-Mouse Combo Provides Great Graphics Value

Consumer review by:

Wacom TABLET, INTUOS 3 6X8 USB, DUAL

 

i like the portability of this tablet. i use it between work and home quite a bit. it is easy to just unplug, pack up, bring home and plug it in my home computer. i did not even know this equipment existed until i went to a photoshop seminar. i can't...

I am glad i went with the tablet and this size. i find i can be more precise with my work on photoshop cs2. i can't wait to try it out on more projects at work and school.

there are so many things to try out i don't know when i will have the time to try them all out.

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Wacom TABLET, INTUOS 3 6X8 USB, DUAL

 

Wacom tablet is one great tool to enhance handling any graphic application or web browser. Specially, to draw lines and hand writing lines are this tablet's great strength to show off. Even person like me who don't do any graphic can enjoy this stuff...

Great sensitivity

USB cable is looks weak

Consumer review by:

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth Tablet (6x8)

 

this graphic tablet is great for everyday use, one of my professors uses it for mathematics and loves it. It was quick to set up and start using, the battery is small, and i like that the pen and mouse included dont require any batteries, takes about...

bluetooth easy to set up, mouse and pen are comfortable, software included works well, quick set up, just turn it on and you are ready to go

none so far-will update if any arise

Consumer review by:

Wacom TABLET, INTUOS 3 6X8 USB, DUAL

 

Easily installed to the USB of the computer, replaces the mouse in addition to adding the pen function. The tablet is light and easy to use in any position. The bundled software makes drawing on the computer sooo much easier and editing much quicker...

The ideal interface+ for my daughter who is a serious artist.

Tiny little nibs- got to keep track of them- a case would help

Product Specifications

Graphire3 gives you the control you need to quickly and easily edit your digital photos. It works great with any software your mouse does and runs on both PCs and Macs. Draw, paint, create artwork for CDs/DVDs, sign your name, and annotate documents in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft PowerPoint. You can even write directly in Microsoft Office XP and with Apple Inkwell. With both a Wacom pen and mouse you'll have the right tool for any task. Using them alternately reduces repetitive motion. Join more than 2, 000, 000 satisfied Wacom tablet users and get the control, comfort, and productivity of Graphire today. Quickly and easily edit your digital photos using the control of the Graphire pen and your free copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2. Selectively apply high-quality photographic effects using the included Color Efex Pro 2 GE software by nik multimedia. Create great looking artwork with the natural feel of your Graphire pen and the amazing capabilities of Painter Essentials 2 by Corel. When used with a Wacom pen, Painter Essentials looks and feels like just about any natural art tool your heart desires. The Graphire pen makes it easy to sketch and write notes in Microsoft Office XP and Apple Inkwell. Mark up documents in Microsoft Word, annotate presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, and even jot a note to friends and family. The Graphire pen is pressure-sensitive so you can control the amount of a software tool's effect by varying how firmly you press the pen tip to the tablet. The pen is easy to use because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. When you move your pen over the tablet the cursor moves in precisely the same way on the screen. Where you touch your pen tip to the tablet is where you click.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in/0.7in/10.1in/10.3in/10.4in/16.9in/4.5in/8in
Height:0.5in/0.6in/0.7in/0.9in/1.4in/1.5in/10.1in/5.7in/8.2in/8.5in
Weight:0.4oz/1.1lbs/1.8lbs/1.9lbs/2.2lbs/2lbs/3.1lbs/3.2oz
Width:10.6in/10.9in/11in/13.6in/16.5in/2.4in/24.5in/8.2in/8.3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada/Netherlands/United States
Localization:Dutch/Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish/French
Manufacturer:Apple/Wacom Technology
Model:12x19/4x5/4x6/6x11/6x8/A5 USB/A5 Wide/Bluetooth 6x8/Bluetooth Pen/Classic/Classic XL/Grip Pen Accessory Kit/Pen with Eraser/Studio XL2
Packaged Quantity:1/10/5
Product Line:Wacom/Wacom Graphire/Wacom Graphire3/Wacom Graphire4/Wacom Intuos3

Input Device

Buttons Qty:1/3
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):Bluetooth/USB
Movement Detection Technology:Electromagnetic
Type:Digital pen / Digitizer / Mouse/Digitizer/Digitizer / Mouse / Stylus/Digitizer / Stylus/Mouse/Stylus

Miscellaneous

Color:Graphite/Graphite gray/Gray/Metallic blue/Metallic gray/Pearl/Pearl white/Sapphire/Sapphire blue/Silver/White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Stylus accessory kit
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP