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Which Wacom is Best for Working from Home?

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The Wacom crew is a lucky bunch: we get to work with you fabulous artists every day. And we also do a fair bit of working remotely, whether that’s from home or from various secret spots in the actual office. All of us carry a Wacom device with us wherever we go so we have several years of experience when it comes to which tablet is the best for working remotely. But, you don’t have to take our word for it – we also asked some artists for their ideas too. Here’s a round up of the best Wacom tablets to take with you when you need to leave the office.

Intuos Pro Small

This one offers the same features as the rest of the Intuos Pro line – customizeable buttons, Touch Ring, and the Pro Pen 2 – but it’s tiny. Exact measurements: 269 x 170 x 8 mm / 10.6 x 6.7 x 0.3 in.

Who this is for: Anyone used to working on a larger Intuos Pro in the office, including photo retouchers, 3D artists and those who want the 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity of the Wacom professional products.

Buy now on Amazon.

Photo by Shireen Faridniya.

Wacom One

This is the latest release from Wacom. It’s a 13” screen that you draw right on. And it’s only $400. You can plug it into an Android phone, but it’ll also work with your laptop whether it’s a Mac or a PC. This one has a battery-free pen (like all Wacom products) and a 1920 X 1080 pixel display.

Who this is for: Students, those who need to mark up a lot of docs, and anyone who wants to draw from anywhere in their home.

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MobileStudio Pro

Mobile is in the name…literally. This one is a stand-alone computer with the processing power to run multiple demanding applications simultaneously. It has Wacom Pro Pen 2’s advanced pen performance, a 4K resolution display, and up to 85% Adobe RGB coverage (CIE1931) and high-performance graphics options. The screen delivers uniform brightness and identical color depth all over so that every pixel of your artwork is consistent. Productivity features include customizeable ExpressKeys™, Radial Menus and multi-touch.

Who this is for: Professional artists who want to streamline their tech. It’s a one-stop solution for the fanciest creators.

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Cintiq Pro 24

If you’ve got the space, go for the Cintiq Pro 24. See every tiny detail of your 3D design, video or animation. 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 px) is packed into a 24” LCD display with superb color accuracy (99% of Adobe® RGB coverage, CIE1931). When paired with a Wacom Ergo Stand or a Wacom Flex Arm, the Cintiq Pro 24 allows artists to tilt and angle their display to suit their working style and their ergonomic needs. And here’s the best part: Teradici, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software that allows people to visualize and interact with media workflows from anywhere, offers both Windows and Linux client support for the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24.

Who this is for: Professional artists who are used to the big space and color accuracy of the Cintiq Pro 24 in the office.

Buy now on Amazon.