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Why no new Intuos XL

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Why no new Intuos XL

Postby mladenp » Wed 18. Dec 2019, 14:30

Hello Wacom community,

i'm working on Wacom pen tablets for the past 25 years. Started with a tiny ArtPad 2, but soon i realised that professional retouching on dual displays works best with bigger tablets. I used different Large versions of Intuos tablets, but when I upgraded to two 27" 2560 x 1440 screens i had to get the XL version which i'm using for the past 5 years.

The lack of a new XL version of the recent Intuos Pro series is very concerning. The Driver still works with the old PTK-1240, but i'm afraid that wouldn’t last very long.

All retouching professionals that I know, still use the XL version and everyone is concerned.

I tried to work with the smaller Large version, but because of the smaller size it is too fast and with very low precision.

I also tried the Display Toggle, but this is no option for me either. It just another button which i need to click and it changes my workflow drastically. Same for the Precision Mode.

What are your suggestions or hints. How do you work with smaller tablets on bigger screens.

Do you think that we can expect a new XL Intuos?

many thanks!

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Re: Why no new Intuos XL

Postby mladenp » Mon 4. May 2020, 10:16

Really? No replies!?
How do you work with all these small tablets?
Where should I post my request?

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Re: Why no new Intuos XL

Postby wacom5 » Tue 5. May 2020, 09:59

You posted in the right place but I have no answer to add. We are not aware of any new XL tablet coming the last generation was the Intuos 4 which is 4 generations old. I will forward your feedback to the team.
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Re: Why no new Intuos XL

Postby HubertusausBerlin » Mon 18. May 2020, 13:51


Yes - I wait already for an update of the XL tablet for years too!

I am an illustrator and graphic designer, working on a 27 "Mac and a second 27" monitor for the many tool windows.

I often have to switch between drawing and grafic elements. When it comes to drawing, I'm dependend on finely coordinated movements that only enable a optimal projection. Even the L surface (which makes up just half of the XL) is still too small for me and the movements are too fast.

I have been working with Wacom tablets for almost 20 years - and I cannot understand that one of the most important work tools is suddenly no longer updated in the usual way.

Are there no plans for a new XL pen tablet?

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Re: Why no new Intuos XL

Postby HubertusausBerlin » Tue 19. May 2020, 09:23

Here again to illustrate the large projection differences between the currently largest pen tablet Intuos Pro L and the old Intuos XL:



x Intuos Pro L: 31.1cm x 21.6cm / 12.3 '' x 8.5 ''

x Intous 4 XL (: 48.7 cm x 30.4 cm / 19.1 '' x 11.9 ''

You can see the difference is huge!

An idea would also be if there were an extra long pen tablet for designers with two monitors.

After all, it is completely normal for many designers, illustrators, etc. to work with two large monitors.

I know a lot of colleagues who have been working with the Intuos 4 XL for years. And there is still no adequate replacement!

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