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Wacom Intuos5 Medium (PTK-650)

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Overall 8

Expert Review

11 June 2012
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 7

Touchy Subjects: Wacom’s New Tablets Add Multitouch

1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Wacom is the dominant name in the tablet market — not the touchy-swipey kind, but the pen-based input kind, devices that sit on your desk and serve as tools for pointing and clicking. The company has just announced a total refresh of its marquee Intuos line, its family of tablets made for professional designers, artists and anyone who uses digital production software. The big news is that with the Intuos5, Wacom’s tablets now fully support multitouch finger gestures.
  • Pros: Addition of multitouch support makes Wacom’s most popular input tablet even more capable. Ambidextrous design with the option to go wireless. New heads-up display on the ExpressKeys reminds you of your settings in an instant. All the settings and gestures are customizable. Pen is comfy.
  • Cons: Touch features lack the accuracy and responsiveness of the input pen. Coated plastic surface doesn’t come close to the feel of glass. Smoothness of gesture-based input is inconsistent.
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