The latest & greatest version of the Wacom INTUOS5 – I use the Intuos4 which I thought was awesome & now along comes a gooder, betterer, I want, I want version…
Here are some reviews [Click through to the source website for the full story]
Jesus Diaz : “…The Intuos 5 retains the same fine sensitivity as the Intuos 4: 2048 levels of pressure, requiring only 1 gram of pressure to start painting.
The tablet frame is rubberized and, while the actual drawing area remains the same, the surface has been extended. Overall, that feels better than the Intuos 4.”
Pratik Naik: “…The aesthetics is one of the most discussed feature about the tablet. The Intuos4 has a shiny look with the reflective plastic coating on the side where the touch ring and express keys are. With the succesor, not only is the entire tablet now covered in soft rubber, the express key buttons are embossed into the tablet itself, making for easier transitions when you’re working and focused on the monitor. Similarly, the touch ring feels better to transition to while you’re working since the surface area feels relatively similar across the tablet. There’s less of a contrast in how the entire surface feels than there is with the Intuos4. Everything is more uniformed and streamlined. “
The previous model was awarded a perfect 10/10 score when we reviewed it, so can its successor offer a compelling reason to upgrade? Well, anyone who is perfectly happy with their Intuos 4 doesn’t actually need to, especially since the 5 uses the same pen technology. However, there are still plenty of improvements which make this new generation a significantly better, more versatile tablet, and should win it plenty of new fans.