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Wacom Intuos3 A5
5.7 out of 10

Wacom Intuos3 A5

With an active area of 203 x 152 mm, the Intuos3 A5 fits easily Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos3 A5

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Overall 8
8.0

Great unit, usual Wacom quality, poor cabling

Chuck, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: This was an excellent tablet and is an essential for anyone working in Photoshop. The only quibble that I have is about a year after purchasing this model the USB cable started going out. Since there's no way to replace the cable on your own with this model I was eventually left with a $400 paperweight out of warranty that would've cost almost the price of a new unit to repair. Obviously your results may vary, but if you have one of these be careful with the cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the screen mapping

Stephen Broome "Anti-Noodling Consortium", Amazon
25 September 2009
  • Summary: I use this to do my digital art, including my comic book 'The Waiting Room' (available for your kindle), and switched to the widescreen for more accurate mapping to my 24" monitor. The usual quality of wacom tablets is there, although I found that the side buttons are too easy to brush across easily with my hand while doing digital painting. I ended up disabling the right hand buttons as a result.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, Except When It's Not

John Robert Robey "The Gneech", Amazon
14 April 2009
  • Summary: I recently picked this up when its 10-year-old predecessor finally wouldn't work any more (it was a serial port version that couldn't successfully make the transition to the USB world any more, even with an adapter). The first thing that impressed me about the new one was how smooth and slick the movement was, and how fluid the curves. This tablet actually performed as the previous one advertised, and I loved it! At first.
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Overall 8
8.0

Think about cost and useability

thealanknox, Amazon
4 February 2009
  • Summary: The product is A+ in the production, design and efficiency departments. Since it's around $300 and you can get the 4x6 for $150 really think about it. First, will you be doing full-scale illustrations or just minor masking and adjustment layer touch-ups? Next, will you use the tablet every day or just once every couple of weeks or so? What I've found is I've only really used the tablet for touch-ups and am only using it semi-weekly.
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Overall 8
8.0

good tablet

brando, Amazon
7 January 2009
  • Summary: I upgraded from an original intuos to the intuos 3 (same size). The pad as a whole seems more substantial and solid. I like the thicker pen and soft grip. The only drawback for me is the two sections of buttons and touchpads. Out of habit, i rest my hand all over the pad when i'm drawing, and i accidentally click buttons and zoom in and out of my paintings all the time which is quite annoying.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Photoshop Tool

W. J. McCarley, Amazon
11 November 2008
  • Summary: The Wacom tablet is a great tool for professionals who want more control in rendering packages (like Photoshop) than what a mouse alone can give. As a ten-year Photoshop user, I'm familiar with the tricks of the trade... adding a tablet and stylus has made the program work better for me, as it provides a more direct hand-to-pen feel than what a mouse can deliver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product small gripe

Steven Criado "art student for life", Amazon
2 September 2008
  • Summary: I love this wacom 6x11, used on a pc with dual monitors and ps3 and painter. The only gripe I have is the slider quick button to the top left and right of the tablet area. My arm rests in that area when I draw so I start zooming in and out like crazy when my forearm touches the slider bar which is a pain at times. Other than that maybe a way to prop up the tablet would be cool, I'm using erasers right now. Sleek design and very lite.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wacom Intuit 3

Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: The product seems great although I have not used all of the features. It takes a while to get used to it. It is beautifully designed and I think it will be very helpful to me in designing. Be aware of the vendor's shipping policies, i.e., whether you can pick up your item from the UPS terminal if UPS attempts delivery when you are unavailable. You may find that you have to call the vendor, first, to make special arrangements with UPS, which happened in my case.
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Overall 8
8.0

Made in China.

C.J. Hustwick, Amazon
23 July 2008
  • Summary: Graphics tablets, if they work at all, will save your wrists and make many programs much more functional; I do not think that this Wacom should receive 100+ 5-star reviews simply for being a tablet. To be sure, it is a good tablet and I have been pleased, with a couple of caveats. The build quality is only mediocre. The wireless mouse started acting up after about 4 mos. and would not register clicks. It is not very durable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wrong proportions

D. Flaws, Amazon
15 April 2008
  • Summary: This tablet is as good as other Wacom products (very good) but the 6x11 size matches no screen resolution I can find. And also doesn't match any two screen side-by-side resolution. The closest resolution to it's proportions would be 1920x1080, the resolution for 1080 HD video (the tablet's proportions would scale to 1920x1047) but monitors don't come in that size. Using my 1920x1200 monitor I have to portion off 1.4 inches of the tablets live area to work at 1:1.
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