Intuos Pro Small VS The Medium & Large comparison, which one is better for you?

Are There Any Differences Between The Small Intuos Pro With The Medium & Size Models?

Recently, Wacom released the small version of the small Intuos Pro. Before that, there has only been the medium & large size for that iteration. You may be wondering weather you should get the new small Intuos Pro, or simply go for the larger sizes.

In this comparison, I will illustrate all the differences between the 3 sizes, including the missing features. For a detailed information about the tablets, you can also refer to my detailed reviews about each of them here:-

As with the case of all my comparisons, I won’t specify which product is better or not, but present you with detailed information about the tablets, so you can make a better buying decision.

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Small Intuos Pro:-

Medium and large Intuos Pro:-

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Features That Exist In All Intuos Pro Models

  • All Intuos Pro models support mltitouch. With an On/Off button on the side.
  • The pressure sensitivity is the same in all models:- 8192.
  • All the model support tilt ±60 sensitivity.
  • The pen is battery-free.
  • Bluetooth connectivity support is the same
  • Come with spare nibs (6 standard and 4 felt nibs, found in the pen stand)

Active Drawing Area

Intuos Pro has the smallest active drawing area (the area where you actually draw on). The drawing area is 160 x 100 mm (6.3 x 3.9 inch). That can be small for some people, but the smaller size of the small Intuos Pro makes it the most portable. That’s specially the case with the compact design of the latest model.

You can see size comparison of the three models in this table:-

Size Comparisons
Intuos Pro Small Intuos Pro Medium Intuos Pro Large
Tablet Dimensions:- 269 x 170 x 8.45 mm
10.6 x 6.7 x 0.3 in
338 x 219 x 8 mm
13.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 in
430 x 287 x 8 mm
16.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 in
Active Drawing Area:- 160 x 100 mm
6.3 x 3.9 in
224 x 148 mm
8.7 x 5.8 in
311 x 216 mm
12.1 x 8.4 in

To get a feeling of the size differences between the 3 tablet models, here is how they would look like on the top of each other (sizes are approximate):-

The best way to know which graphics tablet size to get is to basically get bigger one the larger the screen you have. If you like to draw without zooming in, or if you want to draw with your arm, then getting a larger graphics tablet is the way to go. In case you’re hesitant about it, then then I advise you to get the medium-sized Intuos Pro.

You can read more about how to choose a graphics tablet size from my dedicated post to that here.

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The Intuos Pro Small Has No Paper Edition

The medium & large Intuos Pro have a special edition called “Paper Edition”. The paper edition has all the same features of the regular Intuos Pro, but it also allows you to add papers under the clip that comes with it, then to draw on it using the special black pen that comes with it. Any drawing you create with the pen is stored within the tablet. These drawings can be transfered to your computer to work on later, with layers & everything (you have to add layers while drawing for that to work). This is a quite a nice feature to anyone who is used to draw on paper.

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Unfortunately, the small Intuos Pro doesn’t support paper edition as the time of me writing this article. It would be nice if Wacom released a paper edition for the small one in the future. This is not a deal-breaker if you draw all digital, or you don’t mind using a scanner to transfer your drawings to your computer.

Small Intuos Pro Has No Texture Sheet

One of the things different artists have different opinions on is the amount of texture a graphics tablet should have. Some artists prefer having rough texture, to make drawing on it closer to drawing on paper. While some prefer slippery surface, and don’t like it how rough surface can wear down the nibs fast.

Having texture sheets is Wacom’s attempt to solve this problem, which is done by allowing you to place a texture sheet on the top of your Intuos Pro. Those who want a rough surface will get that, and they can replace it once the sheet gets smoother with time. Those who want a smoother one can get it as well.

Texture sheets come in 3 types:- Standard, smooth & rough.

By the time of writing this post, small Intuos Pro doesn’t support texture sheets. So if you like this feature, your only choice is to create your own, which is particularly possible if you want a smoother surface.

Express Keys Count

Unlike the medium & large Intuos Pro, which both have 8 customizable express keys, the small Intuos Pro only comes with 6 of them. This is not surprising, considering how the previous generation of the small Intuos Pro also had 6. If you’re not the kind that uses express keys, or you don’t need that much, then having less keys is not an issue here.

Comparison In Numbers

Here’s a numbers comparison between the 3 sizes of Intuos Pro, includnig some of the aspects mentioned above:-

Intuos Pro Small Intuos Pro Medium Intuos Pro Large
Model Number:- PTH-460 PTH-660 PTH-860
Tablet Dimensions:- 269 x 170 x 8.45 mm
10.6 x 6.7 x 0.3 in
338 x 219 x 8 mm
13.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 in
430 x 287 x 8 mm
16.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 in
Active Drawing Area:- 160 x 100 mm
6.3 x 3.9 in
224 x 148 mm
8.7 x 5.8 in
311 x 216 mm
12.1 x 8.4 in
Express Keys Count:- 6 8 8
Paper Edition:- No Yes Yes
Texture Sheets:- No Yes Yes

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Small Intuos Pro:-

Medium and large Intuos Pro:-

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And Finally

I hope you found this comparison useful in helping you what’s the best Intuos Pro tablet to get. I hope to see with another post. You can subscribe to my newsletter below for updates:-

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I am an anime artist, and huge fan of digital art. I love drawing with pencils too. But I rarely do that anymore nowadays. Since some aspects of digital art can be tricky, I try my best to explain the concepts as easily as possible.

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