Wacom introduces three new updates to its tablets; the Intuos is an upgraded Bamboo series, while the previous Intuos line is now called Intuos Pro with the new line-up. A new Bamboo Pad series is also being introduced.
The Intuos Pro, built for professionals and enthusiasts, comes with the Wacom Grip Pen with 2,048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, improved customizable ExpressKeys and the Touch Ring, Express View and the Heads-Up Display feature. A personalized Radial Menu lets users access preferred settings through a menu display. A wireless accessory kit is included with the tablet, which lets users work up to 10m away from their computer.
The Intuos Pro comes in four Pen & Touch models: Small (US$249), medium (US$349) and large (US$499), as well as a Special Edition (medium, US$379) with a silver frame.
The Intuos pen tablet takes over from the previous Bamboo series, and is aimed towards beginners and hobbyists. Multi-touch allows users to use gestures to work, and the pen has been redesigned to better fit the hand. Similar to other Wacom pen tablets, the Intuos features four ExpressKeys with application specific settings for popular creative software.
There are four Intuos models available including the Intuos Pen (small, US$79), Intuos Pen & Touch (small, US$99), Intuos Pen & Touch Manga (small, US$99) and Intuos Pen & Touch (medium, US$199).
Wacom's newest Bamboo Pad is plug and play with Windows 7 and 8, while a driver needs to be installed on a Mac (running OS X 10.7 or later). The Bamboo Pad is available in a wireless (US$79) or USB version (US$49), and comes in four different colors; grey, blue, light green or purple (wireless only).