Wacom CTH-480S-S Intuos Pen and Touch Graphics Tablet - Small
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Intuos Small -- Creative Pen and Touch Tablet with Pressure-Sensitive Pen and Multi-Touch Functionality
Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet -- you create, so you control. Editing photos, drawing, painting, scribbling, scrolling, zooming, turning, turning pages -- whatever you decide to do, you're in the driving seat.
Work with the pressure-sensitive Intuos pen like on paper and erase what you don't like, or use multi-touch to work with your fingers on the tablet, fast and accurate. With the individually customisable ExpressKeys, you can access the shortcuts and additional functions of your choice. Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch comes in 2 sizes: small if you're short on desk space and medium if you need more room to make larger arm movements. Whichever size you choose, Intuos is user-friendly and will still fit comfortably into most laptop bags.
At a Glance
- Individually customisable elements
- Pressure-sensitive pen nib
- Ergonomic, battery-free pen with 2 buttons
- Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, turn pages, and rotate
- Shortcuts on 4 application-specific ExpressKeys
- Ergonomic, slim-line tablet design
- Individual choice of pen holder and colour ring on pen
- Wireless-kit compatible (accessory kit sold separately)
With Intuos Pen and Touch, it's easy to turn your creative ideas for your photos, images, and drawings into reality and perfect them -- so enjoy the ride.
The 4 ExpressKeys are always ready to offer you quick access to the shortcuts and additional functions of your choice.
No Cables, No Cable Clutter with the Optional Wireless Kit
Make it even easier and more comfortable to get creative and combine your Intuos Pen and Touch with the wireless kit (sold separately), giving you the freedom to work wherever you want. This easy-to-install snap-in module with its tiny receiver and rechargeable batteries can turn every Intuos Pen and Touch tablet into a full-featured wireless device.
Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Pen and Eraser
With its 1,024 levels, the pressure-sensitive Wacom professional pen gives both right and left handers the natural feeling of drawing, scribbling, and painting onto paper; the eraser gives you the possibility to do exactly what its name suggests -- rub out what you don't like.
Intuos Small and Medium
Get a creative pen and touch tablet with pressure-sensitive pen and multi-touch functionality.
Thanks to its compact format, the Intuos Pen and Touch fits into a laptop bag and can go wherever you do -- whichever size you choose.
Intuos tablet and pen
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Top Customer Reviews
I thought I'd start with one on the cheaper side, that can still satisfy a designer's needs.
Wacom exceeded my expectations by far, proving to be a very handy tool in my drawing arsenal.
Initially I found it a bit weird in getting used to the stylus, but after about an hour I couldn't even see the difference between drawing with a real pen and the tablet.
I use it with a wide range of softwares, from Photoshop to AutoCad and Vectorworks. As Photishop has brush pressure adjustments, the tablet behaved beautufully and saves me a lot of tine in doing computer renderings.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase - worth every penny!
The drawing (in progress) attached is made using the Intuos tablet.
The touch feature also works well, giving you access to many of the same pinch-and-swipe gestures as Apple's trackpads. Using touch gestures and the pen at the same time can be a little confusing, however, particularly if you have a habit of resting your hand against the tablet when drawing. Since I also have a Magic Trackpad, I keep the Wacom touch feature switched off (using the switch on the right of the rear panel). I use the trackpad with my left hand and the tablet and pen with my right.
One of my main reasons for buying this was to use it with Photoshop on a Mac, and here's where my problems arise. Although most of the functions in Photoshop work well with the tablet, some cause the Wacom driver software to hang for a few seconds. It seems to happen most when using or switching brushes. A click on another input device such as a mouse button releases the hang and executes all the buffered input to the tablet.
This problem may be something related to my specific setup, so may not affect all Mac users. However, Googling "Photoshop Wacom brush hangs" (without the quotes) reveals a lot of similar complaints and no solution in sight. I haven't experienced any problems using Photoshop with mouse input, nor when using the Wacom tablet with other software besides Photoshop.Read more ›
"Trusty" and "Utopic" hardware stacks (kernel versions 3.13 and 3.16) found in 12.04.5, 14.04.1 and 14.04.2 - All pen and touch functions work although the buttons on the tablet are not programmable from the GUI (there may be a way to configure them with a script but I didn't try that)
"Wily" hardware stack (kernel version 4.2) found in 15.10 - as above, but the buttons on the tablet can be programmed with the GUI
"Vivid" hardware stack (kernel version 3.19) found in 14.04.3 - unfortunately there seems to be a bug that is preventing the tablet from being recognised.
My understanding is that the "Medium" sized version of this tablet should behave in the same way. The pen only version should also be basically compatible - the CTL-480(S) series.
I also believe that, currently - November 2015 - the replacement Wacom tablets - the 490 series - are not supported by Linux without applying "development grade" kernel patches etc.(not something most people will want to do).
I would expect that Linux versions derived from these "base" Ubuntu versions will have the same compatibility. It is also highly probable that non-Ubuntu Linux versions with post 3.13 kernels could be made to work if the appropriate additional packages are installed.
Oh, it also works fine on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit!
The postage was very quick, I was expecting it in 2-3 days and it arrived the next day! Well done Amazon. The packaging was good, plenty of padding and not too difficult to open. I did have an issue with my first tablet pen being a little faulty, occasionally not 'letting go' after dragging, but after speaking to Amazon I was sent a replacement, which also arrived promptly. I was very impressed.
This tablet is perfect. Easy to use, lightweight, responsive... I always use my tablet rather than a trackpad, or a mouse, so it gets a lot of useage and has stood up to the test well. I draw with it, as well as use it for general 'computering', which is a pleasure. The pressure sensitivity is brilliant, the pen is responsive, the tablet surface is very nice.
What more can I say? If you are looking for a graphics tablet that you can use whenever for whatever this is for you. It is a good price and nice to use. Perfect as a present, or to treat yourself.
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The best bit of kit I have bought in years. Can't get enough of it!Published 2 days ago by B. Spear
You get what you pay for. Having been used to what is now the Intuous Pro series, I was shocked at the stickiness, the lack of responsiveness and the general difficulty of using... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JMF
Love it. Great quality. No problem with drivers in Windows or Mac. Works well with GiMP too.Published 4 months ago by M T.
It works fine. But....You have to buy software to use it with. This can be expensive. Budget for both!Published 5 months ago by BB
Good product, prompt delivery, an excellent all round tabletPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Son loves it, much easier to use than a mouse. Excellent drawing tool.Published 6 months ago by KatieD