Wacom Intuos5 touch review
The Intuos5 gets high marks for its fresh design and on-screen reminders. We just wish the multitouch gestures were smoother.
- Great design and ergonomicsResponds well to pen inputOn-screen HUD for button remindersProgrammable ExpressKeys and Touch Ring
- Touch gestures can be flakyNo bundle option with the wireless kit
It's no secret Wacom has a firm grasp on what it takes to make great graphic input devices. Fresh off of its introduction of the Inkling last fall, the outfit recently unveiled the latest member of its high-end pen tablet line, the Intous5 touch. Essentially, Wacom took what made the Intuos4 a great addition to any designer or illustrator's workflow and refined it, with this latest iteration sporting a new rubber-coated shell. It also implements touch gestures -- much like those on the fresh Bamboo models -- which can be customized to speed up tasks you need to complete on the regular, preferably without the aid of a mouse.
Sure, a new matte black suit and the ability to navigate Adobe Creative Suite without a pen seem impressive at first glance, but is the new model worth investing northward of $229? Are you better off sticking with the Intuos4 you splurged on a while back? Let's see.
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