Perhaps you know this but there’s a lot of equipment, not to mention sweat and long hours, that goes along with the experience you build as a designer. Pro photographers carry loads of lenses for every situation, pro painters are militant about canvas and bristle count, and 3D pros need their hardware to be just right. Especially when you’re on the go. Enter the new Intuos Pro Small.

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The updated pen tablet is a smaller, more compact version of Wacom’s Intuos Pro drawing tablets. Despite the tinier 10.6 x 6.7 x 0.3 inch frame compared to its predecessor, the screen real estate is actually larger: measuring 6.2 x 3.9 inches. As is expected, the screen works with all of Wacom’s Pro Pen variants, comes with the amazing Pro Pen 2 with 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, and features multi-touch gesture support like the other Intuos Pro tablets.

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One drawback of the smaller frame compared to the larger Intuos Pro Medium (13.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 in ) and Large (16.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 in) tablets is two fewer ExpressKeys (shortcut keys) on the Intuos Pro Small. Despite this, having six ExpressKeys to work with on a tiny tablet doesn’t seem so much of a problem. Along with the ExpressKeys, the Intuos Pro Small still includes the customizable Touch Ring and radial menu for easier navigation.

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The Intuos Pro Small does lack the ability to change the tablet’s texture sheet – a feature of the Medium and Large if you prefer something smoother or rougher to the touch. At the $250 price (compared to $380 for the Medium and $500 for the Large), it’s understandably missing, but one feature we’d like to see included.

The 5080 lpi resolution tablet connects to your computer using a USB-C cable and port, but you can also connect wirelessly using Bluetooth.

Wacom has made incremental moves toward portability and the Intuos Pro small can tuck away even more nicely now and would be a welcome accesory to a mobile workstation setup, especially if that mobile mouse has been a less that ergonomic issue. To see more of the tablet’s specifications and capabilities, check out Wacom’s official webpage for the Intuos Pro Small. And, let us know if you use an Intuos Pro on the go.

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