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
|Minimum System Requirements||Windows Vista or OS X|
|Size||16.5 x 11.0 in|
|Active Area||10.0 x 6.0 in|
|Express Keys||Yes, 8|
|Pen Reading Speed||230 rps|
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 make 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 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 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 comfortable 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 to 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.
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 execute 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