Wacom announced its new Intuos5 pen tablets for professional photographers, designers and artists. The slim-profile Intuos5 has an ergonomic, ambidextrous design, a bold new look, matte-black, soft-touch finish and illuminated accents. The new line features multitouch, supporting gestures to zoom, scroll, pan and rotate digital content.
The Intuos5 tablets provide a maximum data rate of 200pps. They include customizable ExpressKeys and one Touch Ring with four-function toggle, which are designed to help users streamline their workflow and be more productive. These professional pen tablets come with Intuos5 Grip Pen that registers 2048 levels of pen pressure and up to 60 degrees of pen tilt, allowing the pen to emulate the same feel, response and effects derived from working with traditional tools such as paint brushes, markers and pens.
The Intuos5 comes in three sizes, the Intuos5 touch Small (PTH-450) with 157x98mm active area; touch Medium (PTH-650) with 224x140mm active area and the touch Large (PTH-850) with 325 x 203 mm active area for pen and 294x190mm for multitouch. All three tablets become wireless by installing the Wireless Accessory kit. The tablets are priced at $229.95, $349.95 and $469.95 respectively. Wacom will also release Small and Medium models without multitouch support.