Summary: Turn touch off. It's not as good as the Apple track pad, and it tends to activate when you don't want it to. Otherwise, this is a great tablet, I use one professionally at work and now have the same thing at home. The pen is comfortable and the surface reacts to the pen with precision. The surface has a little more drag to it than the older Wacom tablets, but I'm used to it now.
Summary: I don't like it as much as my Intuous 3 (4 X6 inch) The touch is okay, but sucks when you mean to have it turned off, and then it's on and messes stuff up. I miss my mouse SO MUCH. I hear you can use an Intuous 4 mouse on it, but I'd much rather have a mouse than touch capabilities. I honestly would have rather bought another Intuous 3 or maybe tried a 4. The buttons are kind of hard to push since they are buried under the rubbery stuff.
Summary: So, a year ago, i wasn't too thrilled about the whole tablet thing... But, after only a little while of using one, i really began to enjoy the integration of using a "pen". And, now, i can't live with out one. So, i bought a second one. i use it surf the web, and certainly to design with in The Adobe Creative Suite. i use a medium Intuos5 at home with my desktop. Its perfect size for that. - i know someone else with the Large Intuos5 and they think its too big.
Summary: I bought this because I need to work with image manipulations. It's perfect for make selections. The pen give me the chance to work very fast. Buy I needed to practice before and probably you'll need to. I read the manual and watched some tutorials that help me to use all.
Summary: I've owned 2 Wacom tablets prior to this one and this newest tablet is a nice continuation of the quality and functionality that I have come to expect of Wacoms products. The touch ring is a nice addition and the buttons not having any opening where liquids could accidentally be spilt is also nice. The touch surface for multigesture is cool, and is easily able to be disabled which is nice.
A worthy succesor for the Intuos product line (Intuos 5 vs. 4 comparison)
Alberto G. M, Amazon
15 September 2013
Summary: Necessary disclaimer prior to review: I was already familiar using a Intuos 4 Medium tablet for my daily work, and the main reason for purchasing this one was to have a smaller unit more suitable for traveling, as I am currently living a location independent lifestyle and want to streamline the number and dimensions of the gear I need to carry along for my work. The Intuos 5 features are intended for professional use.