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: I'm a designer so I don't use this as much as a concept artist or digital painter might. Still it's really nice for brush work in illustrator & photoshop. Wacom has earned it's reputation. Great build quality and featured packed. The extra nibs give you flexibility on resistance and simulate a pencil-on-paper very well. The pen is sturdy, well weighted and balanced. The programmable shortcuts (keys and radial menu) are really nice for automating repetitive tasks.
Summary: The Wacom Intuous 4 is a wonderful tool, and at last has unleashed a lot of the potential of modern painting software for me. However, I wish the product felt a little more sturdy. I scratched the tablet with one of the replacement nibs (and Wacom tech support graciously sent me a replacement pad surface, though without instructions as to how to install it).
Summary: I have constantly had issues with no driver found. I am operating with windows 7. I have reloaded the disk, downloaded the driver. But, the tablet won't work most of the time. The tablet seems to be a good product, but I have been unable to use it most of the time.
Summary: The Intuos4 Pen Tablet came with a defective USB Cable. I almost sent the tablet back for a refund. I was able to find a digital camera cable, (Which I had), which is used to download photos and I was able to use it to connect the tablet to the computer. I still need a cable for the tablet; I do not intend to leave the camera cable hooked up all the time.
Summary: I gave it 3 stars, but it really is a 5 star tablet. I got the wireless model and couldn't be happier. The surface is rough but not excessively so. So even though you will go through more than 1 nib every five years it's to too bad for the latest and greatest in affordable tablets.
Summary: It's difficult to give this product an exact scoring; when it works correctly, it's a fantastic tablet, and it let me churn out some nice pieces of artwork that garnered a lot of praise. The problem is that there is that qualifier: "when it works correctly." There's some sort of software problem that causes the driver to simply go missing randomly. When I reboot the computer, the driver goes missing. When the computer goes to sleep, the driver goes missing.