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The Wacom Intuos Pro is a graphics tablet and pen made for digital drawing and digital design tasks. Whether image processing, 2D animation, design or other graphic applications: the tablet can be used in a variety of ways thanks to either a Bluetooth or cable connection. It also offers a usable stylus with the battery-free Pro Pen 2. The tablet comes in three sizes: S, M and L. I've had this for the past few days Wacom Intuos Pro M tested. I borrowed it from a friend to get an impression. And I have to say: it convinced me. Here you come to the product page with Prime Shipping.
Since I want to familiarize myself with the subjects of digital drawing and 2D animation as a hobby, I was looking for a graphics tablet. An Apple iPad or iPad Pro was ruled out for me because I not only wanted a rough drawing surface, but also a device that tends to have a lifespan of 10 years or more. Function keys on the side of the device were also important to me. Another advantage of the Wacom Intuos Pro, which I have now tested, is that the pen does not require a battery. "It works like magic" as Steve Jobs would say: D
But now an investment of over 300 euros for a new hobby should be carefully considered. That's why I was happy that a friend of mine has exactly the graphics tablet that I had chosen as theoretically the best for me after long comparisons. So we asked without further ado and borrowed the input device for creative work. I've been using it for a few days now, every now and then in the evening for an hour or two. I noticed a few things that I didn't want to withhold from you. Maybe you're looking for a good graphics and drawing tablet - maybe even for that Valentine's Day?
The creative input device also works on the Apple Mac under macOS, but since I “only” have a MacBook Pro from 2012, I didn't want to overuse it. That's why I installed the necessary Wacom drivers on my gaming PC with Windows 10 and connected the tablet to it via USB. First, I deactivated the touch input so that I wouldn't trigger any actions by laying on my hand while drawing. Then I assigned a few actions to the eight buttons and the menu wheel that are useful when drawing: change brush size, change layer, step back, and so on.
Since I'm still a complete beginner - at least in the digital field - I don't want to share my sketches yet. But what I noticed while making the same: it is worth practicing a quick pen guide right from the start. Depending on the individual fine motor skills, the lines that have just been planned can become wobbly when slowly dragging the pen over the surface of the tablet. This is not a fault of the device, but is in the nature of things. In addition, it is good to familiarize yourself with the limitations of the drawing area at the beginning in order to learn the relationship between tablet and monitor and thus hand-eye coordination.
Important lesson: Only ever compare yourself with your own achievements of yesterday, never with the achievements of others today!
After comparing different manufacturers and models, the Wacom Intuos Pro was my favorite anyway. Because of the price, I didn't want to make an arbitrary purchase. After the fortunate circumstance that I was able to test the device for free, my decision to buy has been solidified; also and especially for size M (see below). I think the drawing area is sufficient and, in addition to the pen, I like the individually assignable side buttons and the menu wheel (officially called the "Touch Ring"). As soon as my hobby fund allows the purchase, I'll probably get my own ...
The Wacom Intuos Pro is a graphics tablet with USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a battery-free pen with 8.192 pressure levels. Compatible with all graphics, illustration and design programs as well as with 3D and 2D animation apps (including OpenToonz), the smart device equipped with touch surfaces can be used extensively. Depending on the area of application, there are three sizes and versions with a clip, thanks to which a drawing on paper can be held over the drawing surface (Wacom Intuos Pro Paper). Below you will find a comparison of the three basic models in sizes S, M and L.
|Intuos Pro S||Intuos Pro M||Intuos Pro L|
|Size:||17 x 27 x 0.8 cm||39,4 x 29,2 x 0,8 cm||48,6 x 36,1 x 0,8 cm|
|Weight||450 g||700 g||1,3 kg|
|Price||198,99 Euros||325,99 Euros||460,61 Euros|
Notes: On Amazon, the thickness of the device in sizes M and L is 4,1 cm - but that is only the diameter of the pen holder, which also contains the replacement leads. The tablet isn't really that tall. The width is also to be understood including the connected USB cable.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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