In late 2016, Wacom launched the MobileStudio Pro, their high-end tablet computer. So here we present our all-new, updated guide to all things Wacom, including MobileStudio Pro, the Cintiq range, the Intuos range and Intuos Pro.
So which Wacom is for you? All will be revealed in our rundown below…
Our bestselling graphics tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
- Wacom Intuos Pro special edition
This is very much the graphics tablet that most people will want to use (though bear in mind that when it comes to the larger models, it’s not necessarily the tablet that everyone will actually need!) and is perfect for designers, 3D artists, videographers and more – essentially anyone who spends a decent portion of their day in Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress or editing tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.
Intuos Pro provides greater resolution and sensitivity than Intuos, can recognise pen tilt angle and features eight express key buttons which can be mapped to application-specific profiles. As with the Intuos5, there’s still a small, medium and large option, and with multitouch functionality, you can set up shortcuts such as ‘swipe’ to undo, ‘pinch’ to close a window and more. While the small is a good choice if you need a more portable option, for most creative work we’d recommend the medium. Essentially, the more detail you need to go into (or the more screen estate you’re using), the bigger the model you should go for.
Buy Wacom Intuos Pro Small Pen & Touch here – £38.79 (£166.55 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Pen & Touch here – £209 (£250.80 inc VAT) saving you £50 for a limited time!
Buy Wacom Intuos Pro Large Pen & Touch here – £298.79 (£358.55 inc VAT)
Buy the special edition Wacom Intuos Pro Medium (with matte aluminium finish) here – £223.49 (£268.19 inc VAT)
The entry level graphics tablet: Wacom Intuos range
Go for these if… you want to use a graphics tablet but aren’t after the precision or size of an Intuos Pro.
There’s a bit of a myth that graphics tablets are only for, well, graphic designers, but the pen and tablet approach is useful for everything from basic image editing to navigation. What Intuos does is allow you to be far more precise in your on-screen movements than you can be with a mouse.
I’ve now moved on to an Intuos model, for example, and although I do use Photoshop and InDesign, this is infrequent. Intuos allows me to be far more precise in the way I navigate on-screen, moving windows and selecting text more naturally than I could with a mouse.
Featuring five different models, Wacom’s Intuos range is built to accommodate design of all types. Each come bundled with different software, are available in a variety of colours and come in either small or medium sizes.
Intuos Photo – Bundled with Corel AfterShot Pro 2 and either Macphun Pro Package or Corel PainShop Pro X8 depending on whether you work on Mac or Windows.
Intuos Draw – Bundled with free ArtRage Lite creative software.
Intous Comic – Bundled with Clip Studio Paint Pro and Anime Studio.
Intuos Art – Bundled with Corel Painter Essentials 5.
Intuos 3D – Bundled with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore 3D design software.
Buy Wacom Intuos Art Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (small black) here – £74 (£88.80 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Intuos Photo Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (small black) here – £74 (£88.80 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Intuos Comic Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (small black) here – £74 (£88.80 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Intuos Art Creative Pen & Touch tablet (medium black) here – £110.49 (£132.59 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Intuos Draw Creative Pen & Touch tablet (small white) here – £49 (£58.80 inc VAT)
The complete mobile solution: Wacom MobileStudio Pro
Go for this if… you want to combine your graphics tablet and laptop into a single piece of kit.
This Intel Powered, tablet computer provides a complete mobile solution for creatives on the go, running full versions of your favourite creative software. With up to 4K resolution and 96% RGB colour performance, as well as the brand-new Wacom Pro Pen 2 (which is 4x more pressure-sensitive and 4x more accurate than the previous version), this is a game changing bit of design kit.
MobileStudio Pro comes in two versions – 13 and 16. MobileStudio Pro 13 packs a 13.3” screen, designed for maximum mobility, and features 2560×1440 resolution, 96% Adobe RGB colour performance, six ExpressKeys, and four different configurations to choose from. The MobileStudio Pro 16 provides a larger workspace, offering up a 15.6” 3480×2160 resolution display with 94% Adobe RGB colour performance. It also boasts a more substantial eight ExpressKeys and comes in two different configurations. Both models run on full versions of Windows 10.
Buy Mobile Studio 13, Intel Core i5, 64GB, 4GB, Intel Iris Graphics 550 here – £1,166 (£1399.20 inc VAT)
Buy Mobile Studio 13, Intel Core i5, 128GB, 8GB, Intel Iris Graphics 550 here – £1,374 (£1,648.80 inc VAT)
Buy Mobile Studio 13, Intel Core i7, 256GB, 8GB, Intel Iris Graphics 550 here – £1,499 (£1798.80 inc VAT)
Buy Mobile Studio 13, Intel Core i7, 512GB, 16GB, Intel Iris Graphics 550 here – £1916 (£2299.20 inc VAT)
Buy Mobile Studio 16, Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8GB, NVIDIA Quadro M600M with 2GB GDDr5 VRAM here – £2,199.99 (£2,639.99 inc VAT)
Buy Mobile Studio 16, Intel Core i7, 512GB, 16GB, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB GDDr5 VRAM here – £2291 (£2,749.20 inc VAT)
The high-end pen display: Wacom Cintiq display
Go for this if… you work with illustrations, 3D design or any field where you’re more likely to deal with texturing, fine art or brush work.
Wacom Cintiq brings together the Intuos’s pen and touch input with a high res display to create a piece of technology that is, quite simply, unbeatable for digital artists. Rather than having to interpret your on-screen movements on a tablet, you get to paint directly onto the screen, allowing you to achieve incredible accuracy. It’s also completely customisable to your way of working – each stand allows you to position the screen in a way that is comfortable for you, and the ExpressKeys and TouchRings can be tailored to your needs.
- Wacom Cintiq 27QHD
There are a number of sizes available – the Cintiq 22HD is a desktop version with a 21.5″ full HD display, while the Cintiq 13HD is a far more portable option. The latest version, the Cintiq 27QHD, is right at the top end, with improved hi-def resolution in its 2560×1440 pixel active workable area, a distinctly slimmer and lighter form factor, and a new customisable ExpressKey Remote Control which can be placed on your tablet or on your desk for more flexible working.
Buy Wacom Cintiq 13HD here – £485 (£582 inc VAT) saving 10% for a limited time.
Buy Wacom Cintiq 22HD Pen-only display here – £1102.29 (£1322.75 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Cintiq 22HD Pen & Touch display here – £1169 (£1402.80 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Pen-only display here – £1348.49 (£1618.19 inc VAT)
Buy Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Pen & Touch display here – £1565 (£1878 inc VAT)
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By Ade Leader