What you need to know
- Wacom launched its first Chromebook compatible graphics tablet, the One by Wacom.
- It's been certified by Google's 'Works with Chromebook' program.
- The One will set you back $70 and is available on Amazo, Wacom, and select retailers.
Wacom today announcedthe One By Wacom graphics tablet. It's the first of such tablets to be compatible with Chrome OS. The company's product is also certified as "Works with Chromebook", a label Google announced last year to highlight accessories that were optimized for the platform.
Wacom is aiming this at artists and students. For students, the company is selling this as a way to make note-taking easier. Tablets like the Surface and the iPad Pro have proven valuable in educational environments, and as many Chromebooks don't offer built-in pen support, this is the next best thing. Wacom also notes that existing Chromebook users can use this without needing to upgrade their hardware to something like the Lenovo Duet that has pen support out of the box, something that's sure to be appealing to schools that have already deployed large numbers of Chromebooks.
Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President of Wacom's Branded Business said:
As this is a graphics tablet, it's also aimed towards artists as well. Wacom touts support for the Celys-made Clip Studio Paint app for Chrome OS as an app that works very well with the One.
Commenting on the launch, Celsys President Kei Narushima said:
The One by Wacom is available now and will set you back $70 on Wacom's site. Would you rather buy a pen-enabled Chromebook or a Wacom tablet? Let us know in the comments below.
It's a Chromebook that's made plenty of waves as the perfect Chromebook for work, play, or just chilling on the couch. The new Lenovo USI Pen will make it a fun artist companion as well.
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