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Wacom Launches Next-Generation Graphire Tablet

Graphire2 gets improved mouse, same price By Dave Nagel
Wacom today unveiled its next-generation pressure-sensitive tablet, an update to the two-year-old Graphire tablet system. Like the previous model, the Graphire2 retains its $99 price point, but the new model gets a refined design and an improved version of the Graphire cordless mouse.

The Graphire2 Mouse, aside from a new design, gets improved balance and new driver functionality. It allows users to set both speed and acceleration for improved navigation and better integration with applications that support speed and acceleration.

According to Wacom, the mouse functions in safe mode and during computer boot before a driver is loaded. It has a resolution of 1,015 lines per inch and includes a scrolling wheel that functions on Macintosh and Windows systems. The mouse is cordless and uses no batteries or roller balls.

As with its predecessor, the pen that ships with the Graphire2 can sense 512 levels of pressure and also features a built-in eraser on the end of the pen. It also includes a two-button switch on its side.

The tablet itself has a 3.65" x 5" active area and supports Mac and Windows systems that support USB. It comes bundled with Mac and Windows software, including Adobes Photoshop 5.0 LE and Corel Painter Classic. It will be available at the end of the month. For more information, visit

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