Compact Pen Tablet for Creatives on the Go
Review by Gilmar Smith
Recently, Wacom introduced a new addition to its Intuos Pro family: the Wacom Intuos Pro – Small. Since I’ve been a Wacom tablet user for many years, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
The Wacom Intuos Pro – Small is only 10.6×6.7×0.3″, and it weighs a little less than a pound (0.99 lbs.), so it’s small, light, and compact, which makes it the best companion for any artist on the go. The tablet comes with a battery-free Pro Pen 2 that has 8,192 levels of pen-pressure sensitivity and around 60 levels of tilt recognition; a desktop pen stand; and 10 replacement nibs. The tablet is also compatible with the Pro Pen Slim and Pro Pen 3D.
With built-in Bluetooth connectivity for wireless operation, the Wacom Intuos Pro – Small also comes with a 6.6′, PVC-free, USB charging cable.
This new tablet is small in size, but it doesn’t lack features or quality. Even though it’s smaller than the previous version, its work area is larger. It has six customizable ExpressKeys, a touch ring, and customizable multi-gestures to speed up your workflow.
As someone who is constantly on location carrying gear for photo shoots, speaking engagements, and workshops, I find the size and portability of the Wacom Intuos Pro – Small provides the perfect fit for my needs. This tablet not only fits easily into any of my camera bags, it also barely adds any weight, and most importantly, I don’t miss any of the features of its bigger siblings while I’m on the go. ■