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Wacom’s new Intuos tablets are perfect for the beginner doodler

Wacom’s new Intuos tablets are perfect for the beginner doodler

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Wacom announced an upgraded version of its Intuos pen tablet today, which comes bundled with software options like Clip Studio Paint and a new pen with 4,096 levels of pressure.

The new Wacom Intuos comes in small and medium sizes and three different colors: charcoal black, pistachio green, or berry pink (only available in some regions). The Intuos Small with Bluetooth is available now for $99, the Medium is $199, and you can choose two out of three software downloads: Corel Painter Essentials 6, Corel AfterShot 3, or Clip Studio Paint Pro. There’s also an even cheaper model of the Intuos Small that comes without Bluetooth for $79, but it only comes in black and software options don’t include Clip Studio Paint.

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The new Intuos tablets cost around the same but are an upgrade over the old Intuos Art models, which required a USB cable connection or a wireless accessory kit and had 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Though, in all honesty, my current setup with my two-year-old (now discontinued) Wacom Bamboo One works fine with the USB cable, and I personally can’t see a difference in pressure sensitivity above 1,024 levels. I can’t speak for the pricier Cintiq display tablets, but my experience with cheap beginner Wacom tablets is that they last forever. If you’re just getting into drawing or want to get a beginner tablet for kids, the new Intuos tablet is a great introduction to digital art. The bundled addition of Clip Studio Paint Pro, which normally costs around $50, makes this worth it alone.