Wacom announced Tuesday the Graphire4 series of pen tablets for Mac (and Windows), starting at US$99. The Graphire4 series includes a pen and a mouse, both of which are cordless. The tablet offers 512 different levels of pressure sensitivity, according to Wacom.
"Pressure sensitivity makes it possible to control the amount of a software toolis effect simply by varying how firmly the pen tip is pressed to the tablet," the company said in a statement. "Using a Graphire4 pen is easy because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. When the pen is moved over the tablet the cursor moves in precisely the same way on the screen."
Graphire4 is being offered in two sizes, 4 x 5 ($99) and 6 x 8 ($199), and comes in either Silver, White, or Metallic Blue. The tablet comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, Corel Painter Essentials, and it supports Appleis InkWell technology built into Mac OS X.
[Correction: Graphire4 tablets and mice are battery-free, and we incorrectly reported that the product is aimed "serious" users. In reality, Wacom considers its Intuous line of products to be aimed at that market. The article has been corrected accordingly. -Editor]