Summary: So I use this mostly on systems where I'm editing. Specifically with Avid, FCP, After Effects, Photoshop mostly. But it's also how I navigate the rest of the computer regularly (Browsers, files, etc). I have found it to be far inferior to previous versions (I've used 3 and 4). Why? Ok: 1) First problem, when I use the pen in mouse mode (which WAS my main method), the tablet is suddenly unable to detect the stylus any further than about a millimeter away from the surface.
Summary: Pros: - Very responsive - Versatile programming for buttons and such - Comfortable pen - Sleek design - Optional wireless kit is nifty and low-profile Cons: - Drivers (Windows 7x64) are garbage. The drivers crash very frequently, and I've been getting at least one Blue Screen a week, all of which are triggered by tablet input (plugging it in, using the pen, etc.). It should be worth noting that I have never gotten a BSoD since buying this tablet.
Summary: Got this device a week ago. It works fine on the laptop w/ Win7. But everytime I connect the laptop to two moniters by a stand, this tablet runs into different problems, either a big pixel offset for the erazer, or extremely slow response. In a word, I just cannot use it in the office. I updated the driver again and again, and the property setting still told me can not find the device. Yeah, I can still "use" it, in a really awkward way.
Summary: I bought this because I was excited about the Touch functionality but it's extremely buggy. I'm on a Mac running OS 10.7.4 and initially used the software that came with the pen. Seemed to work OK except that every time my computer fell asleep the pen wouldn't wake up and I had to constantly unplug/plug in again to get it to work. So I uploaded the latest drivers off the Wacom site and it seemed to work great for a few weeks but now it's acting up again.
A Very Frustrating Device for a Longtime Wacom Fan - Wacom You're Killing me with these USB Port Issues!
S. Jenkins "Arshes Nei", Amazon
22 March 2012
Summary: Once again I purchase another Intuos to see what improvements have come along. Since I also help beta test software, I wanted to see the capabilities of this tablet. This is the first Intuos I've owned that the first impression is not great [EDIT 7/24/13] Come ON Wacom!!!! I Find my tablet refuses to power on, it's once again the dead USB port issue I encountered with the Intuos4. Can you imagine trying to make deadlines and your tablet dying because of this issue?