Reviews and Problems with Wacom Intuos5 Touch M Pen&Touch (PTH-650)
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Pen wear is its Achilles heel
Mike Tackett "Zookman", Amazon
14 June 2013
Summary: I got the Intuos5 to replace my old Intuos2 (mainly because my pen fell apart and I couldn't replace it). The nimble, responsive functionality is as I expected from Wacom, but -- like others have voiced before me -- I was disappointed in the pen nibs because they wear down *very* rapidly. In fact, quite noticeably after only 1 or 2 days of regular usage.
Summary: I've used Wacom tablets for a loooooooong time. Not as long as others, but longer than most; since ArtPad. I still have my old ArtPad. It uses serial bus and external power... and the whole drawing surface is active. Since when did this change? My new Intuos5 has a much smaller "active area" than the actual tablet area. Even my Intuos2 had none of this strangeness. I bought the Intuos5 Medium, which, if I'd known about this "active area" stuff, I'd have reconsidered.
Beautiful tablet but such a PAIN to get the drivers to work!!!
Brian S, Amazon
30 January 2013
Summary: The tablet looks great but the drivers completely suck... The ones on the disk don't work, the new version on the wacom site doesn't work, and it takes hours to figure out how to get it to work... I found this link [...] and was finally able to get this thing to work properly! You have to download another driver first then download the correct one from the site but after all that it finally started working.
Summary: Even the finest tablet doesn't make up for a lack of artistic talent. At least not yet. The available downloadable software isn't novice friendly and it was difficult to find and enable the advanced features in the software that use the advanced features in the stylus and pad. For example, trying to select a 'brush' in software that employs the Wacom stylus tilt and pressure abilities was way beyond me.
Summary: As some people here have stated, the problem when using the tablet right out of the package is that some functions feel with some lag or not too responsive. I use windows 7 and an i7 intel core processor, so my pc is not the problem. Aside from that, I'm still trying to get used to the buttons and the scroll/zoom/rotate wheel. They feel hard to press and the wheel is very tricky to get used to (your fingers need to be super dry).