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Wacom Intuos2 6X8 USB Tablet -Platinum (XD68USBPLAT)

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  • Unique patented batteryless, cordless technology
  • Has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Features menu strip buttons above the active area of the tablet for easy access to your favorite shortcuts
  • Includes Intuos2 Grip Pen and Intuos2 2-D Mouse
  • Software includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, Painter Classic by Corel, Wacom Brushes 1.0, and penPalette by nik multimedia
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Product Description

Product Description

NEW in FACTORY BOX intuos2 graphics tablet with grip pen in sleeve mouse and base , 2 CDs that includes Adobe sogftware

From the Manufacturer

Pressure Sensitivity and Tilt
Intuos2 features Wacom's unique patented batteryless, cordless technology. With 1,024 levels of pen tip and eraser pressure sensitivity, nothing unlocks the power of Photoshop, Painter, Paint Shop Pro, Flash and other professional graphics applications like Intuos2. All Intuos2 pens also support pen tilt and bearing for completely natural feel and control.

Intuos2 Grip Pen
The Intuos2 Grip Pen features Wacom's patented batteryless, cordless technology with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. This cushioned pen reduces your grip effort by up to 40% so that you can work comfortably with less stress. Customers tell us that being able to use a pen helps them alleviate mouse and trackball induced repetitive stress injuries*.

Comfort and Ease of Use
Intuos2 comes in 5 sizes for every work style from 4"x5" to 12"x18". The tablet connects to your computer's USB (or Serial) port with an 8 foot cable so you have room to kick back and work comfortably. It's easy to use a pen tablet because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. When you move your pen over the tablet, the cursor moves in precisely the same way on the screen. Where you touch your pen tip to the tablet is where you click.

A Better Mouse
Intuos2 batteryless, cordless mice have no ball to clean so you always have smooth tracking. With 2540 dpi resolution they are also much more accurate than other mice. The 4x5 and 6x8 sizes come with the three-button Intuos2 2D Mouse. The 9x12, 12x12, and 12x18 sizes come with the five-button Intuos2 4D Mouse.

Quick Access to Shortcuts
Each Intuos2 tablet features menu strip buttons above the active area of the tablet for easy access to your favorite shortcuts. The menu strip buttons have default shortcuts and they are fully customizable through Intuos2's software control panel. Pen side-switches can also be customized to generate mouse button clicks, keystrokes, modifier keys, or even to generate a pop-up menu selection of shortcuts.

Intuos2 pen tablets feature a thick, durable overlay so that you can easily trace photos and art. Because the Intuos2 pen works up to about a quarter inch above the tablet surface, many customers also tape paper and art directly to the tablet surface to change the feel of the working surface and for convenience. Larger tablets offer more working space to simplify this type of functionality with larger art and copy work.

Intuos2 Accessories
The most notable Intuos2 accessory is the Airbrush. This unique input solution provides all of the same capabilities as a real airbrush when used in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop 7 or procreate Painter 7 by Corel, including pressure (height), tilt angle and bearing, and ink flow control. The Airbrush fingerwheel can also be used to control brush size independent of opacity. This is a very handy benefit when working with tools in Photoshop. An Intuos2 brushed metal Designer Grip Pen is also available.

Bundled Software
Nothing makes a pen tablet come alive like great pressure-sensitive software--and all Wacom pen tablets come bundled with software from companies like Adobe, Corel, and nik multimedia, some of the greatest software companies in the business.


  • Intuos2 Grip Pen
  • Intuos2 2D Mouse
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
  • Painter Classic by Corel , Wacom Brushes 1.0, and penPalette by nik multimedia (All)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product Information

Product Dimensions 17.3 x 12.9 x 2.7 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 4 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number XD68USBPLAT
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4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #253 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Input Devices > Touch Pads
#755 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Input Devices > Graphics Tablets
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com May 30, 2003

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First off let me commend Amazon on the shipping. I ordered Wacom 6x8 on a Tuesday around 11:00 am, and it was delivered to me the next day around 10:00 am and I ordered it using the free super saver shipping!
The product is great. I was previously using an Aiptek Hyperpen 6x8 pad. There is no comparison. I found the Wacom to be much more precise at slow movement speeds. In addition the writing surface is very nice. There is a little bit of texture to the overlay which feels very good when using the pen. With the Aiptek, the surface was so smooth, I had to tape a piece of paper over the surface.
I will give one bit of advice though. The overlay is initially very hard to lift. Static cling makes the thing almost impossible to lift. No where in the documentation or online does it say how to lift the overlay. After contacting tech support, it was suggested to take a piece of masking tape, place a strip on the bottom of the overlay, right by the Wacom logo. Make sure you leave a bit extra over past the overlay to act as a handle to pull on. Then just pull up slowly and it will lift the overlay. The overlay is fixed at the top, so only the bottom part will swing up, so don't bring it up to far otherwise you could bend the overlay and it would be hard to get flat again.
Otherwise I don't have any complaints. It is a great product and I think the 6x8 size is perfect for pretty much all tasks. Any bigger would require too much arm movement. 6x8 is pretty analogous to the movement you would make on a regular sheet of paper. If you are thinking of a larger size and don't really have need for the ability to trace large images or drawings, try this for a test. Measure out a 9x12 area, and take a pencil and try drawing a line from the top left to the bottom right.
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I have been holding out for a neutral-colored professional tablet from Wacom for quite a while, and here it is. The Platinum 6 x 8 Intuos 2 tablet works very well with my Mac, and it looks great too. It is very obvious that the build quality is excellent. The pen, which is very comfortable, comes with a stand that will not easily tip over. The replacement tips will come in handy over time. I think the 6 x 8 model is a very good deal, especially considering you receive Photoshop Elements 2 with it in the software package.
Artists will love the creative freedom you have with the pen. The amount of control you have over brush strokes, for example, is as exhilarating as a computing experience can be. I stayed up until 4:00 am drawing in Photoshop, I couldn't put the pen down! Do not hesitate to buy this new Platinum model.
Amazon also deserves credit for getting this tablet to me, via UPS 2nd day air, within 26 hours of when I purchased it!
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By A Customer on June 10, 2004
It was really hard deciding between the Intuos2 4x5 and the 6x8. In the past I've used these tablets both at home and at work. I mainly do photo retouching in Photoshop. The 4x5 is pretty expensive for a little tablet and there is a great deal on the 6x8 Platinum (cheaper than the purple 6x8). At these prices I can only afford to get one tablet. I want it to be the right one. I picked both of them up at a local electronics store and have them side by side in front of me now for testing. I'm only using a single 19 inch monitor. The 4x5 is a little small. You have to be more accurate with it to select menus, click icons etc. This accuracy requires you to make very small and precise hand movements that I'm finding makes my hand a little stressed and tired. You have to remember that a pen is not like a mouse. With a mouse you can move over an icon and hold it there without clicking on it. With a pen you have to have the tip hover over the pad in that location. If you touch the pad it means you clicked something. Any little movement of the hovering pen causes the cursor to move around. You are much more steady with a mouse. The 6x8 tablet is physically twice as big as the 4x5 and thicker. It is a bigger commitment of desk space. I must say that it feels more comfortable than the 4x5. With the 4x5 my hand would have to go off the right edge when I wanted to select something all the way on the right side of the screen. With the 6x8 the cursor isn't as wobbly when hovering over a point. My hand movements are a little looser since the tablet's active area is bigger and my hand is not as stressed when trying to click a tiny button on the screen. If you ever want to go with dual monitors forget about the 4x5. It would be way too small. Don't even think about getting anything bigger than a 6x8 either.Read more ›
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First off, I have to say that this really is a top notch product. I really "trust" Wacom, and they've made a really outstanding product with the Intuos2 6X8 tablet.
I would list the pro's and cons, but honestly, I don't have any cons. I've never had a single problem with it, it just always works. I've been using one at work for a year, and I bought one for home use about 6 months ago. I use mine with Adobe Photoshop 7, and all around, it does everything that I want it to do and more.
All of the great reviews on this site should tell you, this is a great product, that is worth every cent. I have no question about getting one, and everytime I do artwork for work or for myself, I'm extremely glad that I own one.
Just get one!
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