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
Summary: This is the fourth of the WACOM brand product I've purchased. I have a very old tablet which I still use on occasion on my ol' XP computer and uses the very robust serial port style connector. Works great and is still supported with updated drivers. This newer version is much, better and lighter but not all that much faster. The Intuos4 has a nice touch wheel that gives the option of rotate, scroll, zoom and auto scroll/zoom.
Excerpt: The Intuos 4 Mouse is used with the Wacom Intuos Tablets and is needed to access the full capability of the tablet (great tablet) So you use this mouse for all of your daily mouse activity.Works great, Unfortuntely the mouse electronics are extremely sensitive to dirt and your mouse will develope double click syndrome over time.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Control, Increased Productivity, Lightweight, Natural Feel
Works great but would have ordered different in retrospect
Anthony R. Ruiz "T-Bone", Amazon
29 November 2011
Summary: I use the tablet for fun and in the vein attempt of learning to draw digitally. It's a great device, and has a lot of flexibility. The 2 problems with it are: 1) the most used nibs (pen tips) wear out after only a day or two of usage (even when pressing lightly); and 2) size, I didn't need the medium sized one, it was way too big and takes up my whole desktop so that I'm unable to type and use the tablet efficiently when using PS.
Summary: I recently purchased this Wacom tablet, and being an artist of over 30 years, this is just what I needed to take my artwork into the digital age. I have read many reviews about the Wacom tablet, and many of them are very accurate. The Wacom Intuos4 has put every function you could need into one convenient and easy to use tablet. It is responsive, accurate, and stylish. I found the addition of the function ring a welcome addition.