can a wacom intuos5 touch pen tablet use the battery power of an Apple Mac Pro made in 2008, and can it be used outside without a power outlet

  • Asked by Solomon R from Elwood
  • Sep 27, 2012
Wacom Intuos5 Touch Pen Tablet

Wacom Intuos5 Touch Pen Tablet

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  • Answer

    If I understand your question correctly:
    -Out of the box, the tablet's power is supplied though a USB cable which also provides the data connection to your computer.
    -If you purchase the optional Bluetooth kit, the tablet will connect over bluetooth and run off a battery. So yes, you could use it outside (provided you had a laptop). But you will have to recharge it eventually with a USB cable.

    • Answered by Gabe T from Winnipeg
    • Oct 22, 2012
  • All tablets draw their operating power from your Mac via the USB port. There are no external power supplies for a tablet, nor are there batteries for stand-alone use. They must be used in conjunction with some kind of computer.

    Anywhere you take your Apple Mac Pro, the tablet will work.

    • Answered by Michael V from Yuba City
    • Mar 2, 2013