Wacom Intuos4 Professional Tablet
As Natural As Can Be
The shape and surface alike have been completely re-engineered to enable ergonomic, consistent strokes, even over long periods of time. Available in four different wide-format sizes, S. M, L, XL, you can pick the perfect size to fit your specific working style and workflow needs.
Go With The Flow
Workflow, that is. An all new professional tablet, Intuos4 takes into consideration the many aspects of a professional’s workflow, software integration points, and equal demand for both performance and comfort.
Innovation in every detail. That’s Intuos4. Whether it’s the new Wacom Tip Sensor that lets you capture every nuance of a stroke, the new precision mode, or the added levels of pressure sensitivity to dynamically adjust exposure, brush size, line weight, and opacity, Intuos4 promises to exceed your every expectation.
Powerful, Yet Sensitive
Featuring the new Wacom Tip Sensor, you’ll now realize precision and control beginning with only a single gram of pen pressure. With every stroke, Intuos4 captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure, giving you the creative power to dynamically adjust exposure, brush size, line weight, opacity and more by pressing harder or softer with the new Grip Pen.
Working Under Pressure
With 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, Intuos4 gives you the creative power to dynamically adjust exposure, brush size, line weight, opacity and more.
The Keys To Success
Work smarter not harder. Set-up the Intuos4 ExpressKeys™ to activate your own unique, time-saving shortcuts and modifiers in each of your applications. With Intuos4, remembering your shortcut settings is now as easy as casting a quick glance at the tablet. Each ExpressKey is now equipped with an accompanying illuminated display providing a constant reminder of the key’s application-specific function.*
The finger-sensitive Touch Ring allows you to control up to four different functions in each application for on-the-fly adjustments such as zooming, scrolling, brush size, canvas rotation, and more.**
Left, Right, Left
The innovative, ambidextrous design of Intuos4 allows you to maximize the productivity of both your hands. By placing all of the ExpressKeys and the Touch Ring on the same side of the tablet, they are in the perfect position for use with the hand that is not holding the pen. Simply rotate the tablet 180° degrees, and change a single control panel setting, to adjust the tablet from a right-handed to a left-handed configuration.
Intuos4 is the most comfortable Intuos tablet yet. The slim-profiled tablet has gently sloping palm rests that provide complete support for working on all areas of the tablet. The cordless, battery-free pen features a cushioned, ergonomically contoured barrel and a selection of interchangeable nibs.
A new weighted pen stand not only provides a convenient pen holder, but also functions as a handy twist-off storage compartment for pen nibs and handy nib removal tool. Standard, felt, stroke and flex nibs ship with the Intuos4, allowing you to simulate working with a variety of traditional art and design materials.
Software, No Less
Intuos4 owners are entitled to download their choice of software titles from industry leaders such as Adobe®, Autodesk® and Corel®.
There is even room for a mouse on this professional pen tablet. Completely redesigned, the new five-button mouse moves the cursor based on both the direction and orientation of the mouse, for smooth, accurate tracking across the tablet surface.
* Illuminated displays applicable to M, L and XL sizes
** The Touch Ring and ExpressKeys feature application-specific settings.
Intuos4 – Bonus Software
When you buy Intuos4*, you’ll gain access to the Intuos4 Bundled Software Download Program where,at no additional cost, you can choose to download several valuable creative applications. As part of this program, you can choose to download two different plug-ins that give you additional brush tools and photo effects in Adobe® Photoshop® or Photoshop® Elements. Additionally, you can chose two applications from a selection of three valuable creative applications offered by leading software manufacturers: Adobe®, Autodesk®, and Corel®. Many of these applications also offer valuable upgrade programs which you can access through the Wacom Privileges Program.
The Intuos4 comes packaged in a stunning retail box that includes a black and white-themed box that includes a photo studio shot of the Intuos4.
The back panel of the retail box has another studio photo and all the features consumers will get when they purchase the Intuos4. They also discuss how the Intuos4 can be flipped around to support left and right-handed users.
When we opened the retail box, we were greeted a simple 1-2-3 installation graphic and the Intuos4 wrapped in black packaging. Overall, I love the minimal approach to their advertising scheme and the simple installation graphic is easy enough that a child would understand it.
The Intuos4 professional tablet we received was the medium-sized version that is about 14.6 inches long and 10 inches in length. The border around the active workspace is pretty large, but will be nice to have when you are working on extended projects that require the use of the Intuos4 for intricate drawing and shading.
There are eight ExpressKeys compared to only four on the Bamboo tablet, and Wacom also added a handy touch ring that can control four different functions for on-the-fly adjustments such as zooming, scrolling, brush size, and canvas rotation. When users assign functions to each key, the function itself will be displayed in an LED display to the right of each button. Pretty nifty if I do say so myself.
The height of the Intuos4 is slighter higher than the Bamboo at .5 inches. This height difference wasn’t very noticable during testing either. What was noticable was the weight of the Intuos4, which tops out at 2.2 lbs.
Wacom included a small slider that hides the mini USB port that can be switched depending on the user’s left or right-handed preferences. This is a small feature, but one that should be beneficial to all users who need an ambidextrous
tablet for their graphics needs.
The base of the Intuos4 includes four large rubber feet that should provide enough grip on any surface for those artists who have a heavy hand during drawing. The bottom of the tablet also includes the model number and serial number.
One of my most favorite aspects of the Intuos4 is the grip pen that uses Wacom’s new tip sensor technology that responds to only a single gram of pen pressure. It also utilizes 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, battery-free, and cordless. It also has two customizable side switches that come in handy for quick brush changes and other key functions.
The weighted pen stand includes 10 replacement nibs and a nib
puller. These nibs give users flexibility in determining what style of pen they want at any given time. Sometimes they may want it to feel like an actual ballpoint pen, but other times they may want a straight pencil or soft-tipped marker. These options are excellent because the user will ultimately determine how they want to use the Intuos4 for different types of projects.
One of the final key accessories that come standard with the Intuos4 is this mouse shown above. It has the same rubber feel like the pen and also has a scroll wheel and two over-sized buttons for left and right clicking.
The bottom of the mouse has an interesting felt material that glides easily on the surface of the Intuos4. I’ve never quite seen a mouse base designed this way, but it seems to be ideal for the surface Wacom developed for the Intuos4.
Tablet Dimensions (W x D x H): 370mm x 254mm x 12mm, 14.6″ x 10.0″ x 0.5″
Active Area (W x D): 223.5mm x 139.7mm, 8.8″ x 5.5″
Weight: Approximately 1kg (2.2 lbs)
Pressure Levels: 2048
Generation 2 Pen Tip Sensor: Yes
Finger-Sensitive Input: User-defined Touch Ring
Tilt Sensitivity: +/- 60 Degrees
Display Toggle: Yes
Application-Specific Settings: Yes
Compatibility: Mac and PC
Mouse Included: Yes
Warranty: 2-year in USA and Canada, 1-year in Latin America