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Wacom's Intuos Pro caters to creatives of all stripes

Ink or stylus, you can now use either.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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Intuos Pro Paper edition

The full kit includes a clip, case, Finetip pen and redesigned stand.

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Packaging

Wacom's packaging is unusally well designed and easy to repack if necessary. The Paper edition comes in two boxes, essentially a bundle of the Pro and Paper accessories.

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Paper edition, another view

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Pro Pen 2 and holder

The redesigned holder still stores extra nibs, but has a flatter look and classier matte metal construction.

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Just the Intuos Pro

To reduce the size, Wacom got rid of a lot of bezel.

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Controls

It has the same eight ExpressKeys and Touch Ring layout as previous models, but they've been redesigned for a slightly more modern look.

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Paper edition clip and pen

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New buttons

Wacom added a power switch (because of the built-in-Bluetooth) and a dedicated touch on-off control. The pinhole is for resetting the tablet's internal settings.

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Closeup of the buttons

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Nib replacement

To change the nib, you take it out of the stand and stick it in the hole on the bottom. You then twist the stylus to insert or remove it.

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Paper edition carrying case

While it would be nice if the tablet came with a carrying case, too, this is a pretty nice one for stashing your accessories and pens.

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Paper edition case internals

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Another view of the controls

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More views of the ExpressKeys

You just can't get enough, can you?

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Feet

Rubberized strips prevent the tablet from sliding.

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Pro Pen 2

You can change the ring color around the head for self-expression or to be able to recognize yours if it hangs out in a crowd of other Wacom pens.

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