Product Comparison: Wacom Intuos5 (PTH650) vs Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300)

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General Specifications
Intuos5 (PTH650)
Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300)
About the Product
Designed to meet the high performance demands of creative professionals and photo, art, and design enthusiasts, Intuos5 combines Wacom's finest pen tablet experience with multi-touch input in a single device. Immerse yourself in a natural, intuitive workflow alternating between using multi-finger touch to position and navigate your artwork, and the pressure sensitive pen to precisely sketch, paint, retouch, and edit your ideas.
Gain all the innovations of our professional pen tablets, now with the ability to work directly on the screen of this compact Cintiq 13HD. Great color and resolution, professional ergonomics, and pressure-sensitive control are all together in an affordable design.
Key Specs
Active Area Size
8.8 x 5.5
11.75 x 6.75
Pressure levels
Screen Size
13.3 in.
Stylus Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Wacom Intuos5 (PTH650) Touch Medium Pen Tablet
  • The pressure sensitivity is great, comes with a variety of useful replacement pen nibs.
  • The intuos5 is extremely sensitive (in a good way) to pressure, it will recognize even the finest touch with the pen.
  • Not only is the tablet easy to use but having pressure sensitivity increasing the size of the tablets tracing path is a welcome benefit.
  • This tablet is smooth and has great pressure sensitivity. Really inspired me to get back to my art work.
  • The pressure sensitivity is fantastic and the pen is comfortable in my hand. It has a nicely sized drawing/active area.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300) Interactive Pen Display
  • There's plenty of size to include a decent work area as well as interface elements from PS or Sketchbook Pro.
  • The stylus has an eraser end, which I was happily surprised with since the description doesn't specify whether it does or not.
  • Stylus is awwwwesome, can't even describe how much I liked it.
  • Great fidelity and response, and the stylus and all of the tips it came with make it well worth every penny!
  • Only thing I would've changed on it was for the eraser side to be less jiggly. It's the only thing on it that keeps it from feeling totally solid.
Size & Weight
2.18 lbs.
2.6 lbs.
9.9 in.
9.75 in.
15 in.
14.75 in.
0.5 in.
0.5 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Wacom Intuos5 (PTH650) Touch Medium Pen Tablet
  • It is small, light and thin enough to put in my lap while working.
  • I actually really like it and glad I got this much smaller, lighter and more sensitive version for my work and play.
  • At first, I was a little leery that the tablet might be too small. To my surprise it is absolutely the ideal working size for a desktop.
  • This new Medium Intuous tablet is great and is just the right size for my needs.
  • This is a really good size (medium) for photo work. The bigger one might be better for drawing, but would take a lot of space and require excess motion for photo work.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300) Interactive Pen Display
  • The 13HD is an awesome size for sketching & photo retouching. Compared to the Intuos3 9" the Cintiq 13HD is only 1.5" wider and is actually shorter by .3" than the Intuos.
  • To me, this is a great size for desktop use. I suspect the larger Cintiqs may actually be annoyingly large in everyday use.
  • The tablet is light weight and easy to manage as a graphic artist, I turn this thing like a pinwheel when I work.
  • The size is comfortable and easy to draw on- and theres no display lag!
  • The pad has a really good weight to it so it doesn't feel cheap and flimsy at all.
Display Parameters
Display Resolution
5080 LPI
5080 LPI
Display Technology
a-Si Active Matrix TFT LCD (IPS)
Displayable –°olors
16.7 million
Aspect Ratio
What customers say about "Display Parameters"
Wacom Intuos5 (PTH650) Touch Medium Pen Tablet
  • I am extremely happy with the responsiveness and pressure sensitivity and the surface is great.
  • Very responsive, versatile programming for buttons and such, comfortable pen, sleek design.
  • Overall this tablet was a wonderful investment. It's responsive, wireless capable, and overall solid.
  • The touch gestures are not smooth and accurate as OS X's built in ones.
  • Even using it connected with a cable, it's sloppy, not responsive.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300) Interactive Pen Display
  • The screen resolution is 1920x1080, and with the size of the display, it is not quite retina-display resolution, but definitely finer than standard.
  • The screen texture is smooth and the stylus glides along the surface.
  • Screen is not too bright to give you eye strain and I've gone stretches using this thing for hours and it did not get hot at all.
  • The display is full HD 1920x1080 that is good. It's good in that the details are crisp and beautiful.
  • If you want a Cintiq, but don't have ridiculous amounts of spending cash to throw at the bigger models, this is a PERFECTLY awesome display.
8 customizable ExpressKeys, Touch Ring
4 customizable ExpressKeys
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or above, Windows 7/ Vista / XP
Windows 10/8/7, Mac OS X, 10.10, 10.11, & 10.12
Stand Adjustability
Pen Stand
Power Source
Internal battery
Accesories Included
Nibs (10 pcs.), Pen tip nib removal tool
Adjustible stand, Pro Pen, pen box with 9 replacement nibs and nib removal tool, pen stand, Wacom 3-in-1 cable with HDMI and USB connectors, AC power adapter, Installation CD, CD-ROM with driver software
Advanced pen tip sensor, Display toggle
Soft-grip backing, Simple setup to any computer, Wacom Pro Pen
What customers say about "Features"
Wacom Intuos5 (PTH650) Touch Medium Pen Tablet
  • If you have used an Intuos4, you might not notice much of a pressure and response difference but the new buttons and rubber is a big change.
  • I like the programmable side buttons for the most part. All in all nice purchase.
  • The customizeable hotkeys for each program and the extra features with the pen (additional levels of pressure, tilt sensing, more styles of tips) are very useful.
  • If I do have a couple of complaints, they have to do with the surface being easily scuffed by your harder pen nibs.
  • Its can lose the signal for a few seconds every once in a couple of hours of use.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300) Interactive Pen Display
  • There is texture to the screen, which has a satin-type "finish." When using the standard nib, it feels, to me, like using Copic marker on marker paper. This feels a lot better than the Intuos3
  • The pressure sensitivity is great. The drivers are great and support all of my favorite software.
  • The stand - is slim, lightweight but very functional, for the most part.
  • When using photoshop cc with the cintiq my computer blue screens. Apparently this is an issue with the compatibly of each other.
  • The stand is really clunky and kinda unpleasant to set up and the cables are a little awkward though.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information

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