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Wacom Intuos5 Medium (PTK-650)

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Overall 8

Expert Review

7 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Wacom Intuos 5’s a charming tablet for serious digital artists, with few to no drawbacks. But unless you’re planning on getting into it in a big way, the £270 pricetag is far too steep for the option of sprucing up just the odd image.
  • Pros: The Intuos5 is sturdy and unassuming - just what you want from a tool for another purpose. It’s easy to set up too, with a DVD installation disc and some quick steps to follow. Once you’re done, you can get started. This is a very different experience to drawing on a regular joe iPad or Android tablet: the 8.8x5.5-inch screen and pen are incredibly pressure sensitive (capable of registering 2048 different levels), so newcomers might find the experience strange, from f...
  • Cons: Wacom is the big daddy in drawing tablets for a reason. That said, its skills command a high price, and the medium sized Intuos5 we tested still hovers around the £270 mark, several months after launch. That’s a lot for a drawing tool, and if you think you’re a more fair-weather digital doodler, you might want to consider one of several Android devices that incorporate some of Wacom’s tech, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Note 10.1 tablet. If you’re getting an upgra...
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Overall 9

Wacom Intuos5 Graphics Tablet Review

13 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Intuos5 is another great product from the kings of the tablet market. Except for a few weird gestures that don’t match up with Lion, the touch gesture features are a great addition.
  • Pros: Still the best tablet on the market and a must-have for designers and artists.
  • Cons: Gestures are different from Lion’s default gestures.
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Wacom Intuos5

27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I've been a long time user of Wacom graphic tablets as part of my editing workflow. Making selections, painting a mask, and many other operations are not only more intuitive with a pen, but you have much finer control than you do with a mouse or a trackpad. Until now, the Intuos4 Bluetooth tablet has been what I considered to be as close to perfect as you could get.
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