Wacom releases new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 graphics tablet

Wacom releases new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 graphics tablet
(Image credit: Wacom)

Wacom has released a new tablet, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro16. This graphic tablet computer hybrid will have a 15.6" display, Wacom Pro Pen 2 compatibility, a fingerprint sensor and a 4K screen. Running Windows 10 Pro and powered by Intel, this tablet is squarely targeted at on-the-go professionals and digital content designers.  

An update to the MobileStudio Pro 16 that Wacom released two years ago, the tablet's processor has been updated from dual core to quad core and has been given Thunderbolt 3 connections for a speedier user experience. Thunderbolt 3 has a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. 

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The display also has an etched glass surface that's designed to simulate the resistance of pen on paper. Interestingly, you'll also be able to use touch gestures to navigate through menus. 

With an ultra high-resolution 3840 x 2160 UHD display and 85% Adobe RGB coverage, Wacom have stuffed this MobileStudio Pro 16 update with as many tantalizing features as possible. 

The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 features an etched glass surface to simulate pen on paper

The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 features an etched glass surface to simulate pen on paper (Image credit: Wacom)

The new MobileStudio Pro 16 will come with the Wacom Pro Pen 2, which is four times more pressure sensitive and accurate than its predecessor. In addition, it doesn't require any batteries or recharging - which will be a welcome feature for busy professionals. 

The MobileStudio Pro 16 will also have a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and an SD card reader. In addition, it has a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera, which is perfect for snapping quick photos on-the-go. 

The tablet will have a 5.5 hour operating battery life, which is a slight improvement on the previous version's 5 hours. 

If you're interested in investing in the MobileStudio Pro 16, you can pre-order the tablet for around £3,200 ($3,500). However, just be aware that because Wacom haven't updated the actual name of the product, if you see the tablet on sale for less than £3,000 ($3,000), you're likely looking at the old version. Hopefully, this will be resolved once the latest update has been fully released.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.