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.

Intuos4 S review

The Intuos4 S produces excellent results

Buying Advice:

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
  • 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

OUR VERDICT

Wacom again sets the standard other manufacturers must hope to achieve.

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