Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos4 Large (PTK-840)
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did not get the hang of it, my art suffered
David Schneider, Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: I just think these are hard to get used to. I didn't want to spend the money on a cintiq, (the monitor and tablet in one) so I got this, and my art wasn't as good. I think you have to be dedicated to make this product work.
Summary: I used to have a Wacom Intuos 2 that I bought in late 90's. It was made in Japan and lasted for 12-13 years till it died in 2011. I bought the Wacom Intuos 4 on May 2011 to replace my old tablet mentioned above. The new table worked well for a little bit over 2 years, then just died today, Sept 24, 2013! When I was putting it in a box, I realized that the tag said "Made in China". I was like, what the hell, I thought Wacom Intuos were all made in Japan!?
Summary: When the tablet works, it works really good. The problem is that a lot of the time it doesn't work. The light that says it is on, comes on but some of the other lights will not come on. It won't respond to the mouse or tablet pen. I have had to reinstall two times and it still is not working right. Don't know if other people have this trouble or not. If it would work all the time I would give it 5 stars.
Wireless Bluetooth mode has a noticeable lag when switching applications
alan joseph, Amazon
27 September 2011
Summary: In short, if you are using the Intuos4 wireless medium in bluetooth mode with customized express keys there is a .5-3 sec delay/lag when you are switching between applications. This is because there is not enough bandwidth to transfer the OLED data/shortcuts fast enough to the tablet. When the unit is plugged in it works perfectly fine with no delays when you switch between applications/programs. Also there is no delay when drawing/using the pen...
Summary: I use the tablet for illustrations and digital painting. It can be very buggy with my MacBook Pro, even when connected through a USB port. Sometimes it would not recognize my tablet or settings when I plug it in and would go into mouse scroll mode instead of pen mode. I would have to unplug it and replug it for it to recognize the tablet correctly. it can be very annoying setting the tablet up when you start your computer.
Excerpt: This is what happens when a quality manufacturer of an uncontested product line of a high-specialty item gets greedy on price for add-ons. It's doubtful that a third party will present competitive offerings for this accessory kit. Wacom should understand that pricing like this in a non-elastic situation can almost instantly cost owner loyality if a competitor takes a run at the tablet and tablet accessory product line.
Summary: Honestly, I love this product, but it has one fatal flaw, the nibs. This is something Wacom is still refusing to own up to. Because of the rougher, paper-like surface of the tablet, the nibs tend to get rubbed down to a point fairly fast and if you use them like they have the potential of scratching the surface of the tablet. Sure, the tablet come with several nibs, but I have gone through all of them and the replacements fairly expensive.
Summary: I have been using a tablet for over 6 years, my first being the intuos 2 which lasted for over 3 years with heavy use, spill accidents, and drops. It was my baby. Upon receiving the intuos 4, within a couple months, I had to send it in for repairs because all of a sudden the mini usb fell out.