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Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The size and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and design. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design, durability

reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Intuos5 Pen and Touch Large Graphics TabletWacom Intuos5 Pen and Touch Large Graphics Tablet

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Large PTH-850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability. The durability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the price.

usability, durability, reliability

price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet with Corel Painter 12 (PTH850SP1)Wacom Intuos5 Touch Large Pen Tablet with Corel Painter 12 (PTH850SP1)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Wacom Intuos5 touch review

 

The Intuos5 gets high marks for its fresh design and on-screen reminders. We just wish the multitouch gestures were smoother.

Great design and ergonomicsResponds well to pen inputOn-screen HUD for button remindersProgrammable ExpressKeys and Touch Ring

Touch gestures can be flakyNo bundle option with the wireless kit

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Wacom Intuos5

 

Wacom refreshes its marquee Intuos line of input tablets, adding support for multitouch gestures.

Addition of multitouch support makes Wacom’s most popular input tablet even more capable. Ambidextrous design with the option to go wireless. New heads-up display on the ExpressKeys reminds you of your settings in an instant. All the settings and...

Touch features lack the accuracy and responsiveness of the input pen. Coated plastic surface doesn’t come close to the feel of glass. Smoothness of gesture-based input is inconsistent

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Wacom Intuos5 review: Wacom Intuos5

 

The redesigned Wacom Intuos5 fixes some drawbacks from the already-excellent previous version, plus adds multitouch operation to an already impressive bag of input tricks.

There's still no interface for sharing/migrating saved settings or allowing third parties to provide preconfigured application-specific settings. Also, the heads-up display trigger is a little too sensitive.

Though it doesn't add any new graphics-specific capabilities over its predecessor, the Wacom Intuos5 input tablet remains a must-have for digital brushworkers.

Feb, 2012

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jen McPherson (techgage.com)

Wacom Intuos5 touch Medium Tablet Review

 

Wacom has long been considered by many to be the go-to brand for PC tablets, and it's been for good reason. With its recently-launched Intuos5 touch, the company proved us wrong - our favorite tablet could in fact get better. With this latest release,...

Initially, I wasn't sure that the Intuos4 could be improved upon, but with the Intuos5 Wacom has once again proven me wrong. The board feels better, the express keys are improved, and the touch features are fantastic. There are some areas I feel it...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Pete Collins (layersmagazine.com)

Wacom Intuos5

 

About 10 years ago I borrowed (stole) my sister's Intuos2 tablet and I've rarely used a mouse since. I almost can't work without my tablets. When I heard that Wacom was coming out with the Intuos5, I couldn't figure out how they were going to add...

Touch-enabled; programmable; wireless capable

I’m a strong proponent of using tools that will make you more efficient and excellent in your work. I believe this so strongly that besides my camera and computer, my Wacom products are indispensible. So if you’re serious about your work and time, take...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (everythingusb.com)

Wacom Intuos5 Tablet Review →

 

Wacom's Intuos 5 has everything you need and want. It will look great on your sleek white minimalistic table and will be a workhorse during those sleepless marathons of wedding pictures. The price, while a bit steep, is to be expected for a...

Touch support ; Build quality ; Wireless kit

Pen can get stuck between writing surface and bezel ; Some multi-touch gestures don't work properly ; Touch wheel still small and inaccurate

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Topham (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Medium Review

 

The latest touch tablet to be added to the Wacom lineup

Quick to setup, ambidextrous design, touch sensitive

No visual display, high price

As tablets go, this is as good as it gets and if you're looking for the ultimate cursor control when you're editing, you won't be left disappointed.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Graphics Tablet Review

 

We have a look at the latest graphics tablet from Wacom with Pen and Touch controls. Could this be the latest gadget to speed up your photo workflow?

2 year warranty; Choice of nibs; Customisable buttons; Allows the use of Photoshop / other apps without the use of keyboards; Clever touch gestures feature; Feels good

Large border around working area

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Serenity Caldwell (macworld.com.au)

Wacom Intuos5 Touch

 

The Intuos' design has been subtly rethought and polished in a delightfully sleek way. The entire bezel of the tablet is coated in a matte grey rubber. The smooth plastic of the drawing area has received an extra few centimetres of buffer, for those...

Touch and pen interface; ExpressKeys HUD is useful and unintrusive; all tablet sizes feature wireless option; new design

No Bluetooth model

The Intuos5 feels like Wacom’s first major attempt to recreate the experience of working with canvas. It’s possible to gesture when necessary, draw when not and work more gracefully without keyboards and extra accessories. We can’t wait to see how...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Wacom Intuos 5 Touch

 

The Intuos 5 is the fifth incarnation of Wacom's professional pen tablet range.

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Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: No

Energy Management

USB powered: Yes

Mouse

Form Factor:Right-hand
Mouse included: No

Other Features

Active area (WxD):12.8 x 8 / 6.2 x 3.9 / 8.8 x 5.5
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3 (32/64bit), Vista SP2 (32/64bit),\n7 SP1 (32/64bit) +\nMac OS X 10.5.8 +
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.6 x 0.472 x 8.19 / 15 x 0.472 x 9.88 / 15 x 9.9 x 0.453 / 19.2 x 12.5 x 0.472
Format:A4 / A5 / A6
Tablet included: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Autodesk\nSketchbook\nExpressAdobe\nPhotoshop\nElements 11\nDebut 8 Nik\nColor Efex Pro 4 Select Edition
Cables included:USB
Drivers included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Tablet stand: Yes

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.00984
Pen included: Yes
Pressure levels:2048
Report rate (pen):200
Rubber grips: Yes
Wireless pen:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:39.4 / 78.7
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless range:78.7

Power

USB powered:Y

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Minimum processor:Intel
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:11.8 x 11.4 x 15.4 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Tablet

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:RF Wireless / USB
Diagonal:12.6
Maximum reading height:0.394
Number of hot keys:6 / 8 / 9
Resolution:5080
Tablet function keys:Left
Tablet input type:Pen / Pen, Touch
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wireless
Working area:12.8 x 7.99 / 12.8 x 8 / 6.18 x 3.86 / 8.8 x 5.5 / 8.82 x 5.51

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Tilt angle:-60 - 60
Tilt angle range:-60 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.472
Height:12.6
Tablet weight:23.3 / 3.97 / 34.2
Width:8.19