Yikes, $399 makes this one pricey peripheral. But for digital artists/designers it's a small investment, especially since this update brings Bluetooth wireless operation to the industry standard Wacom pen and tablet line (we use their base Bamboo tablet) for less clutter and operational freedom. PC or Mac users can work from up to 33 feet away, which allows you to use this even with your HTPC from the couch (or if you wanted to do your best CNN or sportscaster video screen impersonation).
The 8.0" x 5.0" square inch Intuos4 Wireless operates via Bluetooth and charges/ operates concurrently through a USB connection, and also designed for both left and right hand users. Eight customizable quick keys (ExpressKeys) are available with illuminated displays, alongside the standard touch ring up top which is programmable to work with specific software applications.
With 40 square inches of working area, this ambidextrous, medium-sized tablet provides ample workspace for most tablet users and features the same productivity features as other Intuos4 tablets including: eight customizable ExpressKeys with illuminated displays that provide easy reference for assigned functions, a finger-sensitive touch ring that controls up to four different functions per application, and best-in-class integration with popular software applications. The INTUOS4 is accurate up to 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and 60 degrees of tilt recognition, available only in black for $399.