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Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet (PTH850)

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  • Quickly and professionally edit photos and create digital artwork using natural pen control
  • Use the new multi-touch surface to pan, zoom, navigate and more
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity for precise pressure control
  • User-defined ExpressKeys put time saving shortcuts, at your fingertips
  • Express View display provides an on-screen reference for each key's function, keeping you focused on your work
  • Custom radial menus for rapid navigation
  • The finger-sensitive Touch Ring provides intuitive control of scrolling, brush size, and more
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Technical Details

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Product Details

Style: Large
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 0.5 x 12.5 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0076HMDRI
  • Item model number: PTH850
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (555 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2012

Product Description

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Product Description

Designed to meet the high performance demands of creative professionals and photo, art, and design enthusiasts, Intuos5 combines Wacom's finest pen tablet experience with multi-touch input in a single device. Immerse yourself in a natural, intuitive workflow alternating between using multi-finger touch to position and navigate your artwork, and the pressure sensitive pen to precisely sketch, paint, retouch, and edit your ideas. The time-saving ExpressKeys can be customized for your favorite application-specific shortcuts and modifiers, while the innovative Express View display provides an on screen-reminder of the keys settings. With a simple USB connection, Intuos5 brings natural pen and touch control to your PC or Mac computer.

From the Manufacturer

For creative professionals such as Photographers, Designers and Illustrators or anyone who desires professional results, the Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet combines Wacom's most advanced pen technology with multi-touch functionality. Natural and intuitive to use, the tablet lets you alternate between using multi-touch gestures to position and navigate your artwork and the pressure-sensitive pen to sketch, paint, retouch, and edit. With 102.4 square inches of working area, the largest of the three Intuos5 touch models is preferred by those who work in large format or large dual displays.

callout top with logo
Large Pen Tablet
At a Glance:
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity help you create artistic details
  • Multi-touch functionality lets you pan, rotate, and navigate your artwork
  • Eight ExpressKeys offer personalized, time-saving shortcuts
  • ExpressView display provides an on-screen view of ExpressKey settings
  • Reversible ergonomic design for left- or right-handed use
  • Two-year limited warranty
Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet Product Shot

The large working surface is ideal for drawing with large strokes and working on large format artwork. View larger.

Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet Product Shot

On-screen ExpressView display gives you handy reminders of your time-saving ExpressKey shortcuts. View larger.

Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet Product Shot

Contoured pen and pen stand with ten replacement nibs included. View larger.

Advanced Pen Technology
Pen Pressure

To simulate traditional pens, markers, and brushes, the Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet features 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity as well as pen tilt recognition. Varying the pressure of the pen against the tablet can create variations in line width and opacity or unique brush effects.

The Grip Pen comes with a pen stand that contains ten replacement pen nibs, including five standard nibs, one flex nib, one stroke nib, and three hard felt nibs.

Multi-Touch Functionality
Multi Touch

Using standard Windows and Mac multi-touch gestures, the Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet lets you pan, rotate, and navigate your artwork. Multi-touch serves as an alternate input method that is both natural to use and a complementary to pen work.

The tablet's finger-sensitive Touch Ring allows you to control up to four user-defined functions, including scrolling, zooming, brush size, and canvas rotation.

Time-Saving ExpressKeys
Express Keys

Use the eight ExpressKeys on the Intuos5 touch to activate your own time-saving shortcuts and modifiers in each of your tablet applications.

An ExpressView display provides on-screen reminders of your ExpressKey settings, so you can stay focused on your creative work.

Comfortable, Ergonomic Design
Ergonomic Design

The Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet features a soft-touch matte-black finish, gently sloping sides, ample hand support, and a contoured pen-for long hours of comfortable use.

In addition, the tablet's ergonomic design allows you to flip it for left- or right-handed use.

Free Bundled Software

Included with the tablet is a "Bundles Software Download key" that enables you to download the following valuable Bundled Software applications: Adobe Photoshop Elements, Anime Studio Debut, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, and Nik Color Effects Pro 4 Select Edition. You can also take advantage of a free 90-day trial and a special offer on Corel Painter software (Bundled Software subject to change; see www.wacom.com for more information).

Dimensions and Weight

The tablet measures 12.51 by 19.18 by 0.472 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 3.97 pounds. The pen active area measures 8 by 12.8 inches (H x W), and the touch active area measures 7.5 by 11.8 inches (H x W).

Connections and Compatibility
Easy Set Up

The Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet easily connects to your PC or Mac via USB. You can even enable a wireless connection by purchasing and installing Wacom's optional wireless accessory kit (sold separately. www.wacom.com).

The tablet is compatible with Windows PCs (Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, or higher) and Macs (Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later) with Intel processors.

Other computer requirements include a USB port, a color display, a CD/DVD drive, and Internet access.

Two-Year Warranty

The Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Intuos5 touch Large Pen Tablet , Grip Pen, pen stand, 10 replacement nibs (five standard nibs, one flex nib, one stroke nib, and three hard felt nibs), nib removal tool, USB cable, quick-start guide, installation CD, and Bundled Software Download Key.

Wacom Matrix
Size Small Medium Large
Ideal For Limited desktop areas and easy transport
in a laptop carrying case
Most tablet users, including those who
work with two displays
Drawing with large strokes and working
on large format artwork
(H x W x D)
8.18 by 12.6 by 0.453 inches 9.9 by 14.96 by 0.453 inches 12.51 by 19.18 by 0.472 inches
Weight 1.46 lbs 2.18 lbs 3.97 lbs
Pen Active Area
(H x W)
3.9 by 6.2 inches 5.5 by 8.8 inches 8 by 12.8 inches
Touch Active Area
(H x W)
3.9 by 6.2 inches 5.5 by 8.8 inches 7.5 by 11.8 inches

Customer Reviews

It is very easy to use and the learning curve is rather small.
Beth Sharp
I've had this tablet for quite some time now and I have to say that it is possibly the best technology purchase I have ever made.
Nancy Levan
I am in love with this new tablet after an upgrade from my well used Wacom Bamboo tablet.
Neil Curry

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

284 of 292 people found the following review helpful By emora on March 9, 2012
Style Name: Medium Verified Purchase
UPDATE 4/2 - I have been working on the large tablet for two weeks. It has been working great without any glitches or lockups (i've still yet to have any driver problems..ever). I feel a lot more confortable with the tablet to screen ratio. When I draw the strokes feel a lot more comfortable and natural. When it comes down to choosing between the Medium or the Large size tablet, you have to look at what your main working focus is going to be. Since I do illustration and digital painting, I value the natural feel and movements. I do agree with the fact that you could retrain your muscle memory to a smaller tablet but it's simply your preference. My co-worker has a small tablet and his main use is for photo retouching/editing. The touch function is handy when you get use to the new gestures, but again, I feel that the gestures are mostly for navigation and partially for some convenience. Main focus of a tabled is for pen/tablet graphical work (at least for me). I do like that you can turn the touch gestures on and off with a button. Also really like that if I gently place my finger over the button, the tabled will display the map of each function for the buttons. I still give this tablet a 5 stars because of the ergonomical confort in the design, But, most importantly, it is an amazing tablet to work with. As an digital illustrator/painter, the large size meets my needs for the most natural feel (updated 4/2).

This tablet is simply amazing. The new button set up and feel is a great change. While drawing you really get a paper texture feel. If you have used an Intuos4, you might not notice much of a pressure and response difference but the new buttons and rubber is a big change. I think its a lot more practical and more efficient while in use.
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Once again I purchase another Intuos to see what improvements have come along. Since I also help beta test software, I wanted to see the capabilities of this tablet.

This is the first Intuos I've owned that the first impression is not great

[EDIT 7/24/13] Come ON Wacom!!!! I Find my tablet refuses to power on, it's once again the dead USB port issue I encountered with the Intuos4. Can you imagine trying to make deadlines and your tablet dying because of this issue?

[EDIT - 9/1/12] Decided to update the review with a new edit. A Wacom rep contacted me over this review and has been working with me since to help keep fixing issues I've mentioned previously. I still get Tablet orientation problems when installing new drivers. I also have gotten a crash sometimes. If you get "TABLET NOT FOUND" There are two services that you need to restart in Windows.


The HUD is no longer lagged and I have to wait a moment for the switching between wired and wireless mode. I had it crash in Sketchbook Pro 6.

Touch is much better in programs that have actually taken the time to utilize it vs the default. Painter 12 and Sketchbook Pro 6 work much better with it.

[EDIT - 6/19] There is a new driver on Wacom's site 6.3.2.w3 that will finally allow your Windows computer to sleep. I did run into the problem where the icons on my taskbar and start menu were broken but since fixed the icon cache.

[EDIT - 3/24] I finally got the wireless kit, which is an extra 40 dollar purchase, and there are some problems with it too. I placed it up top of my review since people haven't seen much on the wireless performance.
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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful By ComputerPro on March 5, 2012
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Update 9/11/2012: I have found a compromise system of settings between Apple and Wacom that seems to work fairly well. On Apple's settings pane I UNcheck everything on the Point & Click tab and leave only the two Zoom boxes checked on the Scroll and Zoom tab (the More Gestures tab doesn't seem to affect it). In the Wacom touch settings, Standard Gestures tab, I have UNchecked Tap to click, Tap to right click, and Rotate.

My belief is that part of the problem arrises when the two touch features fight with each other, and this particular setup seems to minimize the arguments.

I'm still using and happy with driver, version 6.3.2-4 (Mac)

Update 7/11/2012: The latest driver, version 6.3.2-4 (Mac) is the first version that I would call good. It seems to include some palm rejection (a feature they had promised was in the pipe-line), and it makes all the difference in the world. At this point if you were holding off for decent drivers (and you are on a Mac), I'd say go ahead and pull the trigger. Windows drivers seem to lag behind the Mac drivers, so I can't vouch for them. The palm rejection is not perfect - it only seems to work at the very bottom of the tablet for some reason - but it makes the tablet very much easier to use with your hand. The pen input remains, as ever, very good.

Update 03/21/12: The latest driver, version 6.3.0-4, has resolved the crashing for me. They have also taken the initiative to contact me an discuss my continued issues with the current driver and my desires for future versions (This was not to my knowledge related to this review, but rather a support request).
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