Pros Easy to set up; No batteries needed; Very intuitive
Cons Takes some adjusting to; Drawing surface is plastic and slick; Mouse is useless
Summary [Own: Graphite Grey 6x8 Model]
Such a surprisingly low score, all things considered, in my opinion (4.7 as of this review).
The Graphire3 does exactly what it is advertised to do, and according to the Wacom website, it's primarily designed for photo touch-up; I've never seen it advertised as anything more than that... at least not on the company site.
This tablet is definitely not for pro graphic design users (Intuos is recommended for that), but it works magnificently with Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro for rough sketches and the like. The only grip here is that both the drawing surface and the pen nib are a hard plastic, which makes the surface very slippery (like drawing with a ball-point pen on glass) and takes some getting use to.
The mouse is pretty much useless. It's a novel accessory, but I wonder how much the price would have gone down if they didn't have that bundled. But overall, I love my Graphire3 tablet, especially just for drawing and doodling in Photoshop.
Note: As of this review, the Graphire4 has already been released, and not very many retailers have a good size/color selection of this tablet, if any at all.
Pros Too expensive for its features. The Graphire models offer more control and features for its value.
Cons With so many tablets makers around the world-and I am not going to name any, let CNET reviewers do their homework-why just review Wacom tablets?
Pros Its cordless, battery-free and has a good quality wheel mouse.
Cons The surface is more sticky than previous Graphire versions, hence offers less control. The photo frame is nearly impossible to remove vs. lift up and replacable transparent sheets of graphires 1 & 2. Mouse is optional- it was free with the original gr
Pros It's great when it works.
Cons The hardware is good, the drivers are awful. There is a serious bug which renders the tablet useless for a second user in XP SP2. Unless the first user logs out totally, the whole tablet is dead for the second user. This is not the first major driver bug