Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos5 Touch S (PTH-450)
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PoofWizard "=w=", Amazon
16 May 2014
Summary: I have been using Pen Tablets for Graphic design for years and in my experience nothing is better than Wacom. Yes there are cheaper options out there, but if you are serious about doing anything in Illustrator or Photoshop this is the tool you need. This one is last years model, but it is $100 cheaper and the only real difference between this one the newer "pro" model is a few small aesthetic design changes (that aren't that noticeable) and that the v5 does not come with...
Summary: I've had this tablet for quite some time now and I have to say that it is possibly the best technology purchase I have ever made. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to using it. I left my mouse installed so I could ease into it and go back to the mouse when I got frustrated. That didn't last long though. This has made such an improvement in my workflow there is no way I could go back to using a mouse again.
Summary: I use this when I'm in the mood to sit down and work from my desktop. Pros: -Active touch area. -Indicators for active area. -Hot keys are convenient. -Wide list of application support. Cons: -The cabling can be cumbersome (it's rather stiff and tends to get in the way, remedied by getting the wireless adapter).
Summary: Bought this for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. Its refurbished but so far it works just fine. No problems with the software or anything. Took a while to get here but that was the whole UPS holiday backlog issue, but still got it in time. Everything was neatly packaged and my daughter is super happy. She prefers this one over her bamboo tablet. Overall a great purchase!
Summary: I've been a professional photographer for over 25 yrs, and started using digital since the mid 90's. For many years, I've had fellow photographer looking at me in disbelief about how I don't use a tablet with my post production. I've done many things in post for many years with a mouse and or track pad, but I finally thought, what the heck, I'll give a tablet a shot. Now I get it.
Summary: Let's start with the pros: Aesthetically, this tablet looks great, and the hotkeys on the side are wonderful. Six/eight buttons and four different settings on the scroll wheel have allowed me to be completely independent of my mouse and keyboard when drawing. However, since day one, this tablet has slowly driven me insane with its sadistic implementation of a driver.
Summary: I've been using an Intuos 3 daily since 2005, and while it still runs well it was starting to show it's old age (the included mouse was failing to register some clicks) and it never was so ergonomic for me since I'm left handed. I'm not the kind of guy who just buys the new model of everything just-because, so even though that last thing was addressed since the Intuos 4, my Intuos 3 was more than adequate for my needs and I didn't feel the need to upgrade.
Summary: I had gotten the larger sizes of the tablets before thinking I needed it. The small size was absolutely perfect. The multitouch is great and very responsive. Overall, I was very pleased with this product.