Excerpt: It's the smoothest mouse interaction out there, making fine movements easy. Love the various buttons, wheel etc. Wish the pads were replaceable. And the inside easier to get at to clean as I've had to buy a replacement every year.
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Great Features
Summary: I LOVE the Wacoms. This is my second one. But the wireless is less than I had hoped for. After finally getting the wireless set up (which was a pain), it lags. It always works better when it's plugged in. I mean, I love it because it's a Wacom, but the wireless is what I bought it for (my chair is always getting snagged in cords) and it just doesn't work as well. Go ahead and get the Intuos5. It's better to have wires and a newer model.
Summary: The tablet has a great feel and performs well. The construction is sleek and resilient, feel great in the hand, and is very responsive. I had used the Intuos once before, and decided to get one for myself for a project I'm working on. I'm still learning to use the device, but the experience so far has been great. If I could change one thing about the design, it would be to add space for the hand to move on the same level as the tablet.
Excerpt: It lasted longer than I thought it would. I use the mouse and the pen about the same amount of time. The pens works great for correction images with photoshop, illustrator, and InDesign. I use the mouse for internet and e-mail. I love the pen and mouse because they need no batteries.
Summary: I saw a lot of negative reviews about problems with the Intuos5 so I decided to try the Intuos4. I'm a fairly heavy Photoshop user, but I've never used a pen before. It has taken some getting used to, but I have definitely found some things that work better with a tablet than with a mouse, and the price was really good compared to the alternatives. I don't use the mouse that came with the tablet and can only be used on the tablet. I just use my regular mouse.
Excerpt: I found The touch capability on the intuos5 touch to be problematic, particularly frustrating when working with the regular Windows applications. I missed my mouse very badly. The Wacom forums pointed out that the Inuos4 mouse works on the intuos5 tablets, so I grabbed one. It's definitely needed, in my opinion. Works great.
Pros: Better Than Touch
Cons: Crashes Driver See Above, Might Crash Driver