Parblo A610 Review

The Parblo A610 is a tablet by Parblo that aims to give artists on a budget a great tablet with many customization options without having to break the bank.

Let's see if this truly is a great tablet or if perhaps paying a little more is worth it.

Parblo A610 Specifications

TypePressure-sensitive
Minimum System RequirementsWindows Vista or OS X
Model NumberA610
Size16.5 x 11.0 in
Active Area10.0 x 6.0 in
ConnectionUSB
Express KeysYes, 8
Multi-TouchNo
TiltNo
Spare Nibs8
Pressure Levels2048
Wireless SupportNo
Resolution5080 lpi
Pen Reading Speed230 rps
Warranty1 year

Initial Impressions

The Parblo A610 came packaged with the tablet itself, rechargeable stylus, USB cable, tablet drivers and tablet documentation.

Parblo has also included one of their artist's gloves to makeParblo A610 drawing on the tablet more comfortable.

Setup was fairly easy, but make sure you delete any old drivers before installing these new drivers. You may find yourselves running into problems if this is not done first.

Since I had no problems with the setup, we can get on to the review.

The Tablet

The tablet came with a fairly good active area of 10.0 x 6.0 inches. This should be enough for the average user.

The tablet surface was fairly smooth and unlike some tablets you won't have any problems with your hand becoming irritated due to a rough surface. I have a feeling that drawing on this tablet is going to be a pleasure, but we'll see!

The tablet came with eight programmable express keys that can be programmed using the included drivers to quickly execute shortcuts. The express keys were in a convenient spot for pressing when drawing and never got in the way.  I sometimes had to press the express keys a little hard to get them to work, but it wasn't incredibly noticeable.

The Stylus

The stylus that came with the Parblo A610 came with 2048 levels of pressure for maximum sensitivity.

The line quality was fantastic when the stylus was charged(as I'll touch more on in a moment) and the grip was fairly comfortable.

The pen was just the right size as well; I think anyone will feel Parblo A610comfortable holding this stylus. The stylus must be plugged in periodically to be charged, which was a bit disappointing. What's even more disappointing is that since the battery does not last very long you may find yourself plugging this stylus in more often than with other pens.

There is supposed to be a red light that indicates when the stylus is running out of battery, but my stylus had no light. Thankfully I was still able Parblo A610to tell when my stylus was running out of juice when my lines began to become thinner.

The pen holder that came with the tablet was fairly standard for most tablets. You can place the pen vertically or horizontally, use it for storing small things, etc. The pen holder was also used to hold the spare nibs packaged with the tablet itself. Average pen holder overall, it was neither noticeably good or bad.

Art's Assessment

The Parblo A610 is a fairly good tablet that came bundled with a not-so-good stylus that drags it down a bit.

The tablet had a fairly good active area of 10.0 x 6.0 inches and most people won't have any problems drawing on it. The tablet had eight programmable express keys that can be programmed using the included drivers to Parblo A610execute certain shortcuts on press.

The stylus that came with the Parblo A610 was very accurate and with 2048 levels of pressure you'll get a good variety of line weights with this pen. The pen required charging and due to a short battery you'll find yourself having to plug this stylus in frequently. The pen holder that came with packaged the tablet was fairly standard and held the spare nibs for the stylus.

The Parblo A610 is a great tablet for beginner artists and artists on a budget, just make sure to look at all your options before deciding on something.

4.0 out of 5.0 – Fantastic

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