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Wacom Intuos5 touch Medium

Wacom Intuos5 touch Medium

from  $775+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Intuos5 gets high marks for its fresh design and on-screen reminders. We just wish the multitouch gestures were smoother.

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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02.06.14
Edit Feb 2014:I've wanted to snap thing thing in half every single day for the last six months. All I have to say is WACOM DRIVERS! What a nightmare. So many bugs in Windows 7 that made it almost unusable. The thing wouldn't work most of the time. Now on Windows 8 it is working much better....that still doesn't say much though. Now they have some serious screen mapping issues with dual monitors. That means they have problems with most of the professional world.I really wish there was some descent competition in this category. I would love to boycott Wacom.Old Review was a 9The good:Great design! Looks and feels amazing! Like it much better than the Intuos4.Multi-touch works great an is super fun to use. Don't listen to any nonsense about the friction of the surface. It couldn't feel any better.Wireless functionality for $40. No brainer! Buy it and love it.The pen functionality is exactly what you would expect from the Intuos line. Exceptional!The not so good:I love the feel and look of the rubber matte coated surface, but I'm finding it much harder for my thumb to find the right button. I find myself constantly pressing the wrong button or sliding my thumb up and down the surface searching for the correct button. The on-screen display that pops up when you let your finger rest on the surface is just annoying and gets in the way. I admit I end up having to use it when my thumb can't find the right button but that's only because it's so much harder to feel the buttons. I never had any issues finding the right button on the Intuos4.The art pen costs way too much! $99 is a lot to add rotation and wide nibs. Should be part of the regular grip pen. Always been this way though.Would have been a 10/10 if not for my issues with pressing the right button due to the new matte surface coating. It's been a few weeks and my thumb has still not gotten a complete handle on it. Other than that, I love it. It looks much better than the Intuos4, multi-touch is super fun and it's an amazing pen input device.

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