Intuos4 S full review
Wacom’s Intuos4 range sits between the enthusiast Bamboos and the high-end Cintiqs. The A6 Intuos4 S (active area 15.8 x 9.8cm) is ideal for creatives on the go.Visit Group test: what's the best graphics tablet?
Wacom has still found space for a user-defined Touch Ring with toggle functionality and six customisable ExpressKeys. Designed to increase productivity and speed up common tasks, they require a little effort to first set up. See more Graphic Tablet reviews
The detachable USB cable can be positioned for right or left-handers. Build quality is excellent and extends to the redesigned pen, which is well balanced and comfortable over extended use, thanks to a well-cushioned barrel.
The pen offers an impressive 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity along with realistic pen-tilt recognition for precise control. This is most noticeable when mark making is subtle and delicate. Wacom supplies a pen stand, or well, and replacement nibs, which are easy to change. The tablet surface also benefits from an upgrade, feeling more like paper than the previous slippery surface.
The Intuos4 S produces excellent results
Wacom again sets the standard other manufacturers must hope to achieve.
Intuos4 S: Specs
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 309 mm x 208 mm x 12 mm
- Active area (W x D): 158 mm x 98 mm
- Weight: 0.7 kg
- Resolution (per point): 0.005 mm (5,080 lines per inch)
- Tilt sensitivity: ± 50°
- Maximum reading height with pen: 10 mm No. of ExpressKeys: 6
- Touch Ring controller: 1