Wacom Intuos – Everything You need to know

Wacom has  recently launched it’s latest generation of Intuos lineup called Wacom intuos small. The Tablet comes with a totally new design and some really great features.

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The tablet comes in two models

  1. Wacom Intuos Small
  2. Wacom Intuos Medium

 

 Wacom Intuos (small)Wacom Intuos (medium)
Active Area6.0 x 3.7 in8.5 x 5.3 in
SurfaceTextured (Paperlike)Textured (Paperlike)
PenWacom Pen 4K (batteryless)Wacom Pen 4K (batteryless)
Pressure Levels40964096
Pen Reading Height7mm7mm
ExpresskeysYes (4)Yes (4)
Multi-touchNoNo
Wireless SupportYes / Bluetooth (optional)Yes / Bluetooth
Resolution2540 lpi2540 lpi
Reading Speed (pen)133 pps133 pps
Battery / StandbyYes (optional) / 15 hrs.Yes / 15 hrs.
ColorBlack / PistachioBlack / Pistachio

Design

Wacom Intuos buttonsThe Wacom Intuos comes with a very smart new design. All the buttons are placed at a more reachable position as compared to other intuos devices. The buttons also works as a pen trey/holder.

The edges are curved and looks elegant and the back has a rubberized grip pads attached.

The pen has been totally re-designed and has an removable back and a nib storage compartment inside.

Material

Choice of material used in this tablet are good. The device has been made with high quality plastic With is highly resistive of scratches.

The buttons are very tactile and have have a sharp and satisfying click to it.

Material used at the surface is scratch resistant and doesn’t crack or breaks apart even after years of abuse.

Pen

wacom intuos stylus pen with removable backWacom has equipped this model with the latest pen which thy call “Wacom Pen 4K” and have some really unique features.

The 4K pen has 4,096 range of pressure sensitivity with a maximum reading height of 7mm. It also comes with +/- 0.25 mm digital tolerance in accuracy

First the pen works on EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology which simply means it works without a battery, which is a huge advantage as it does not needs any maintenance or recharging. One more benefit of battery-free pen is, it is more damage resistant due to accidental fall.

One of the unique feature of the pen is that it has a removable back which acts as a storage for extra pentips.

Surface

Wacom tablet are known for the best drawing surface with a very high quality scratch resistant surface.

Almost all drawing tablets comes with textured surface but wacom is the one who have really got the perfect blend of friction and smoothness. The tablet makes a very satisfying sound while drawing and which makes the drawing process more engaging.

The tiny dots on the textured surface looks good and super professional.

Included Softwares

wacom intuos free softwaresThere are three basic software packs which are given out for free….

  • With Wacom Intuos small (without bluetooth) you get to choose one out of – Painter Essentials 6 (drawing/painting) or Corel AfterShot 3 (photo-editing)
  • Wacom Intuos small (with bluetooth) gives you option to choose 2 out these three softwares – Corel Painter Essentials 6 (drawing/painting), Corel AfterShot 3 (photo-editing), CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO 2-yr license (comic/manga)
  • Wacom intuos medium gives all three softwares – Corel Painter Essentials 6 (drawing/painting), Corel AfterShot 3 (photo-editing), and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO 2-yr license (comic/manga)

Shubham Singh

Shubham Singh is an Adobe Certified graphic designer and 3D artist and has worked on a variety of company, contractual and freelance projects.

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