Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos5 Touch M Pen&Touch (PTH-650)
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Nothing but frustration
31 January 2013
Summary: I'll start by saying that I'm using this tablet with Windows Vista, so the problems I'm having might be specific to Vista users. Wacom claims that the Intuos 5 works with Vista, but from what I've seen, that's clearly not the case. First of all, there's something SERIOUSLY wrong with their drivers. On a fairly regular basis, the tablet will start lagging and freezing up.
Sloppy, gets stuck, not responsive. The worst software ever in terms of usability.
18 November 2012
Summary: Bought it with the Wifi addon, using it on windows 7. And even using it connected with a cable, it's sloppy, not responsive. On Lightroom or Color Efex (any software really), when trying to adjust a slider, I click the slider and before I can start moving it the icon turns in a circle icon similiar to Firefox loading and can't move the slider. Can't fluidly click and move a slider!! Instead of a Click to produce a Click, it seems it waits...
5 Stars once the Lion/Mountain Lion drivers are fixed! (Buyer beware!)
Scott A. Nelson, Amazon
10 June 2012
Summary: First off, let me say I've used Wacoms for years on both Windows and Mac machines. Wacom makes great products, but right now there has been a severe driver issue on Mac OS (Windows too but enough other posters mentioned those) and they need fixed. If you are on Snow Leopard, buy this tablet and enjoy it. Its a great tablet especially when you get the express keys configured. If you are on Lion or Mountain Lion, read on before considering this purchase.
Summary: I have used nothing but Wacom tablets for over 10 years, with nothing but praise for them. They stood up to a good amount of abuse and worked perfectly. The folks at Wacom were fantastic whenever I had a question or problem (which wasn't often). Then I bought the Intuos5 Touch Medium in November 2012. My opinion of Wacom and its products has done a complete 180. My advice to any prospective buyer is to do an extensive amount of research, and not on the Wacom website.
Summary: I have been a long time Wacom fan but the Intuos 5 touch deletes the drivers at least once per day. Wacom has told me to do a complete clean of the old drivers and reinstall. I have done this no less the 200 times. Hello Wacom!!!! This issue is talked about on Wacom's web site as well with no solution. I installed the latest drivers(WacomTablet_635w3)and restarted my computer once again after un-installing the exact same driver six times in the last 24 hours.
Summary: Bought the intuos 5 and I'm a little disappointed. First of all it does not come with a mouse anymore because they believe that the touch pad technology is good enough. This sucks if you use a mouse for 3-D packages. Also the touch pad technology is still kinda clumsy and no where near the ipad. Secondly the rubber casing makes it difficult to glide your hand back and forth while drawing. The worst thing is the new surface.