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Wacom intros Intuos5 multi-touch tablet range with HUD
Thursday, March 1, 2012 @ 3:35am

Wacom has launched the latest iteration of its professional pen tablet range, the Intuos5 series. The creative tablets are aimed at professional photographers, designers and artists as a method of fine input for applications including Photoshop. The new Intuos5 series includes multi-touch support, Express View heads-up display software that shows current settings on the tablet, and a new soft-touch matte finish.



The new tablets support both PCs and Mac as well as multi-touch gestures made by hand along with the included stylus. Finger-based gesture support includes support for zoom, scroll, pan, and the ability to rotate digital content. Customized gestures can also be set for individual applications to help users streamline their workflow. Three models are available in small (4x6-inches, $265), medium (6x8-inches, $400) and large (13x8-inches, $550). A pen-only version in the medium size is also available for $350. Prices are in Australian dollars, where the models are already shipping. US prices and availability have not yet been announced. [via Engadget]



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  • Reader reaction
    Found 4 comments
    ... 344771
    I wonder how long it will take until Apple makes Wacom tablets irrelevant...
    Comment posted by: Omek
    re: . . . 344856
    You assume they have any plans to do so. they may not, shocking as that seems
    Comment posted by: charlituna
    too long 348061
    That won't happen soon, because wacom owns patents on almost every technology used in stroke digitalizer tablets for art and design.

    No iBad nor any other tablet computer even approaches to the precision and sensitivity used in graphical tablets. It's like the difference between painting the Mona Lisa with your fingers and with brushes.
    Comment posted by: facebook_
    By the way 348062
    You mention that it supports PC and Mac, but that's technically wrong. It is the software which supports the device, specifically the kernel and the drivers. For instance, wacom may not mention that its tablets work in other OS, 'cause they don't develop drivers for other platforms; however these tablets are pretty well supported for GNU/Linux, because the Linux kernel supports them, not otherwise.
    Comment posted by: facebook_Isaac David
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