Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos4 Small (PTK-440)
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Wacom Intuos4 Graphics Tablet Small
25 July 2014
Excerpt: As a frequent user of Photoshop and a self-taught anime artist/sketcher, I had been recommended many times to purchase a graphics tablet. So, after a little research, I decided to spend a little more money and buy a Wacom tablet, which are the “big name” in graphics tablet.
Summary: For background, I owned a Wacom Graphite tablet and never really figured out how to use it. The slick surface and cheap pen made it difficult to draw with any precision. Later I bought a HP tm2 convertible laptop with a Wacom pen attachment and that worked much better. Still, there wasn't a whole lot of customizable options available to me and drawing on a LCD screen isn't an ideal choice.
Summary: I ordered one of these tablets in the past based on the price at that time, although I was a bit hesitant because it said "refurbished" in the name. It was my first tablet so suffice to say I was concerned about not getting the "real thing" or value for my money. Nevertheless, I went ahead with my order and waited patiently for it's arrival so I could test it.
Summary: I'm a part-time comic book illustrator and decided to go all-digital to speed up my work flow. I owned a Graphire4 since probably 2003 and figured it was time for an upgrade. I'm glad I did despite some negative reviews about the nibs wearing down, because this tablet is definitely a game-changer. It's true that the nibs wear down quickly, along with the surface, but by using the flex nibs I haven't had to replace them for months and there's no sign of them wearing down.
Summary: I've become accustomed to traditional art: pencil and paper, mostly. I was curious about producing digital art, and wanted to give a Wacom tablet a shot. However, I found that they are quite expensive, so I shopped around on Amazon. I happened to find the perfect tablet for me. This refurbished model looks and feels VERY new. There is nothing about it indicative of it being used. The size is perfect. I can't imagine using a tablet that is bigger or smaller.
Summary: This Wacom Tablet that I purchased was one of the best investment I have ever made! I saw a refurbished tablet for around $170 and I said YES! When it arrived, I plugged it back in and installed the drivers to find that there are many additional programs that come along with this tablet. The included programs are great, don't get me wrong but I would rather use the tablet in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Shane Michael Walker "champion of truth, beau..., Amazon
7 September 2011
Summary: As a longtime user of Wacom tablets in my work (visual effects and motion graphics), its a tool I've come to depend on. Given the current/foreseeable future economic pinch, however, the high ticket price of the Intuos line (though a finely crafted and improved piece of gear, granted) was pushing me to consider the Bamboo. My wife, a graphic designer, uses a 3yr-old Bamboo tablet, and it does the job..
Summary: As an amateur graphic artist, it was quite a leap going from using only keyboard and mouse to using this Wacom tablet. The size may be small to some, but it seems a very good size for someone that just dabbles now and then. I sketch and color for fun, but I also use it for creating icons for my job, which has helped a lot more than I expected. Being able to create images utilizing the shading based on pen pressure alone makes this purchase well worth it, for me.