CNET First Look
The Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a smooth operatorA unique solution for creative nomads who need power a little more than they do portability -- and aren't hamstrung by affordability.
[MUSIC] Wacom's MobileStudio Pro Windows 10 tablet isn't for everyone. But if you need the best, most flexible pressure sensitive tools for content creation, it's probably the best for you. MobileStudio's got multiple personalities. It's a Windows 10 tablet. It's a hybrid laptop when any keyboards connected and it's additional touchscreen display in graphics tablet when plugged in with system via the optional Wacom. It comes in 13 and 15 inch version. This is the bigger one with all the thrills. The UHD display, 3D camera and workstation. If you're familiar with the company's [UNKNOWN], you'll recognize the set of controls down side, it's express keys. They can easily be programmed individually for each application. [MUSIC] What I really like. As with the company's new generation of pen tablets, the Mobile Studio supports 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity. That's more than any other option out there. The biggest immediate benefit is an insanely smooth feel with no perceptible cursor offset or lag most of the time. Keep in mind that you won't get the benefit of the extra levels of pressure until software applications get updated. The display has some light leakage in the corners, but it's quite glare-resistant. It's also got an SD card slot and three USB-C ports, plus other typical tablet amenities and rubber feet. [MUSIC] What I don't like, it doesn't come with a stand. And ideally, it should have a built in kick stand to [INAUDIBLE] to hold the stylus. The battery light is not great. And when is not always the tablet's fault and it's potentially fixable in software, the performance varies. For instance, Compute intensive brushes and painter display significant lag. [MUSIC]