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Wacom - Intuos Pro Pen Tablet (Medium) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 275 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An incredible tool for the digital artist

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    Tommmmm
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    I've been doing digital art since 1997 (including a degree in multimedia & website development). I've used a mouse since the beginning for all of my (for example) Photoshop work. I picked up a Wacom Intuos Pro (size large) approximately 5 months ago and am finally at a point where I'm capable of writing a proper review. I say "finally" because this drawing tablet most certainly has a learning curve to it... and I didn't want to rush a review until I felt comfortable with all of it's attributes; both good and bad. The Wacom Intuos Pro is an incredible tool for the digital artist. The craftsmanship is terrific... from the packaging to the actual tablet, pen, and stand - it's all well done. Nothing feels cheap. When picking up the pen, you immediately get a sense that this tool will last you a very, very long time. Initial setup is relatively straightforward - if you can find your way through a new grocery store on vacation, you can set this tablet up on your computer. Customization, on the other hand, takes a bit of trial-and-error. For instance, you can set specific commands to buttons on both the pen and tablet for every software program you use... and it takes some time to figure out what you'll like/don't like and how to set them up. I personally recommend youtube to get some nice, professional recommendations on this subject. The tablet comes with a multitude of buttons on the side you can use. I frankly am quicker with keyboard shortcuts so don't use them that often... but there are a couple that are terrific (for example: the precision button which lets you control the pen in a much more finite way when doing detail work). Most go unused however. I'd rather see them shrink these buttons by 50% (or more) and give me that real estate on the table for a larger drawing surface. Speaking of the surface - it feels great when drawing! No complaints there. It's incredibly "natural" though there is ONE thing that takes quite a bit to learn: when moving a mouse, the pointer on screen is always in the spot you left it (regardless if you pick up the mouse and move it to a new spot on your table). However, with a Wacom tablet it's quite different: your tablet is a physical layout of your computer monitor: if you leave the mouse curser in the bottom left of your computer screen, your mouse will jump to a completely different position if you drop your hand (and stylus) down on the tablet somewhere else. This may not make the most sense, but you will immediately understand what I'm saying soon as you get this tool. In no way am I saying this is a dealbreaker... but it definitely takes a bit to retrain your brain to treat the stylus differently than the mouse. I really only have two complaints (and both I can live with). 1) A mouse is way, WAY easier to use when navigating websites (for example). The reason is simple: most mice out there have a scroll wheel allowing you to quickly scroll up/down. I really wish the Wacom stylus had this feature built right in (a little scroll wheel would be AMAZING for navigating websites or even adjusting brush sizes). 2) The tablet supports touch sensitivity (ie: your finger) which has worked great (and is a good way to quickly swipe/slide/nav websites and pages using multi-touch gestures. My only complaint is I've had this feature break on me twice requiring me to remove the hardware and reinstall. I've finally given up after the 2nd break and am just living without the key features: I can still move my mouse around using a finger, but can't double-tap or multi-finger gesture. Ug... maybe I'll get around to reinstalling b/c these features are good. All-in-all, I have one piece of advice that you should strongly consider if purchasing a Wacom tablet of your own: hide your mouse for a few weeks and force yourself to use the stylus/tablet. Trust me on this! If your mouse is easily at hand, it'll be easy to pick up whenever you first struggle with learning the tablet... and then you have to start all over again with the learning process. Hide the mouse... use the tablet exclusively and you'll see after about 3 weeks that you're a pro! Trust me. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid hardware, bluetooth not working

    Posted
    Dave
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    I'm an enthusiast who has owned an earlier Wacom tablet (Intuos 3) for many years. Times have changed and I purchased this model (PTH 660) so I can hand off my older tablet to my daughter in college. Pro(s): The hardware is excellent. Both the tablet and pen are sturdy and precise. The touch feature is quite nice when I want to navigate without my mouse and the radial and buttons are highly customizable and responsive. Con(s): The tablet works perfectly with the wired connection. The wireless cable that came with the unit is not a standard mini-usb. It uses a slightly different sized connector (perhaps an Apple connector - not sure because I don't own any Apple products). This isn't a big deal except that if I lose or break the included charging/connecting cable I'll have to go out and buy one. This underscores a problem that is entirely Wacom's doing. Namely that there doesn't seem to be a manual for the tablet (aside from a single folded piece of paper without any text to show how to plug the unit into the computer) at all. There was nothing included in the box (aside from the tri-fold) and their website links to the manual for the previous generation of products. So...no manual or instructions. The above criticisms are annoying but not, once everything is connected, reason enough to return the tablet. What is reason enough to return the tablet is that the wireless (Bluetooth) functionality does not work. The tablet relies on the user having an existing Bluetooth capable computer (if they don't they'll have to I assume (due to lack of documentation) buy a Bluetooth dongle). My computer, which is Bluetooth capable, can pair with the tablet but not connect. After extensive troubleshooting I can only conclude that the tablet itself is the culprit (everything else I own that is Bluetooth capable works fine). That said, I imagine Wacom (who, to their credit, have already released several firmware updates) will fix the Bluetooth connectivity problem eventually. Can I wait until the return policy expires is another question.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    absolutely the best tablet from wacom yet but...

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    kristoffe
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    it has an incredible level of sensitivity until you feel like you are grinding your pen nib, which you are, so get ready to make your own out of weed wacker cord or buy really expensive nibs from them. also the bluetooth connection is NOT straight forward and you have to hold the center wheel button down for PC to see the correct bluetooth connection. it is very slow and laggy on the screen with many different render stations I use. I love the corded response, usb-C cable just to let you know. the wheel is fun but laggy, and the buttons might just be a bit too meh when you have a keyboard mouse and wheel as well. I think there's a lot of hype on some of the specs, so unless you really need an incredible amount of detail, get something less expensive, and don't rely on the bluetooth to be butter smooth, the reaction on the screen with the mouse icon is not at all. also you have to use the wacom desktop software to update the firmware and software drivers directly from wacom before you even bother to use the tablet. that is a lot of stuff to cover if you think you can just unbox and use it. which is a negative to me. wacom should have many videos online explaining this and a much better dummies guide to this, even a one panel image etc. great box and presentation to the purchase and a very sturdy build. the battery lasts a very long time. the touch is a novelty, why would you use it? to rotate an image you are drawing on? imagine how much you would accidentally fudge it while also drawing with the pen on it and the edge of your palm. pluses and minuses but overall the right tablet if you cannot afford a surface pro and want to draw on 2k-4k monitors. remember to get a your settings to 30fps - 60 fps if you can and always set it to RGB 4:4:4 if you can if this tablet is for fine art or photography, which it should be used mainly for (and animation cels if you still do that)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

    Posted
    EudaemonicPlague
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    I bought the Intuos4 Medium two weeks after it came out. Loved it to death. When the Intuos5 came out, I wanted it, but couldn't justify buying one. When the Intuos Pro came out, I wanted it, but could justify it...until my Intuos4 got to the point of nearly unusable. I didn't need to look at reviews, I knew it'd be great. The pressure sensitivity is four times what the Intuos4 had, which is incredible. Bluetooth is built-in, which means I can connect it to my phone and my tablet, as well as my computers...but it seems a bit slow connected that way. Still, it's a useful thing when you can't connect via USB. The touch capability is nice, but really gets in the way most of the time, so it's a very good thing that you can turn it on and off with the switch on the side. It has a power button, which kind of surprised me, though it shouldn't have...it does have a battery for use in bluetooth mode. The one thing I'm not entirely happy about, is that the nibs seem to wear down much more quickly than the old nibs did, but they don't wear down so quickly as to be a real problem. The spare nibs are stored in the pen stand, and as long as you can remember which way to turn the top, it opens fairly easily. The stand is a much better design than the one for the Intuos4...that one always fell over at the least excuse. If you've never used a Wacom tablet, you're in for a treat. If you've used them in the past, you won't need my review to make your decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential for artists and hobbyists

    Posted
    Jennifer
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    Replaced my 5 year old Intuos Pen and Touch Wacom tablet with this newer model. At first I was skeptical of all the buttons this model offers but then after using quickly discovered Wacom really upgraded and streamlined this basic tablet to the point where I'm not reaching for the keyboard half as much as I used to. I can do most of what I need just from the surface of the tablet making working much easier. When working in Photoshop everything from brush size to zoom to cycling layers to changing states can be done from the tablet itself. I was pleasantly surprised. The overall sensitivity of the surface is still good and you have the option of using different types of nibs with the pen, some of which come provided out of the box, and the nibs are very small fine points for tight detail. I got a medium tablet which is even larger than previous mediums and, as with previous tablets, it can also be set up to accommodate lefties by changing the orientation in the options. Overall it turns out these are the bell and whistles I've been looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME and easy to use

    Posted
    Alyssa
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    I had been wanting a tablet like this for a while now and when I had the chance, I took it. I do not regret at all. This tablet is really nice and comfortable to use. Installing is really easy. It doesn’t respond amaaazzinnngggllyy to being wireless (pressure differences don’t respond) but I prefer the cord anyway so it doesn’t bother me. I love being able to zoom in and out of my work. I haven’t assigned anything to the buttons just bc I don’t really need to but I have looked at what you can do just to check and it’s really simple to change things. The touch option is really cool too since it matches to your whole screen so imagine that irritating little track pad on your laptop and then make it bigger. Now you have the God of trackpads where you never have to lift your finger to readjust :). I had to call customer support once and when it was all resolved I realized it was my own fault lol, but they stay with you until the problem is fixed (the guy I had even cracked a joke). But seriously, this tablet is really nice (a little pricy but once you use it you’ll understand where your money went). Very good quality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for any level

    Posted
    Lisa
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    I impulse purchased this tablet at full price because I have always wanted to get into graphic art and this was in stock. I have very little background in graphic art and have only used a graphic tablet a few times. The pen can be customized with tips and the tablet can be connected to the computer through bluetooth or usb. I find it compatible with any computer I've attempted to use it with, though I can only attest for apple computers. The size of the medium tablet is perfect. It is about the size of a notebook page so it gives me a natural feeling but it's still small enough I can comfortably use it in my lap. I love that I am able to use both the pen and my fingers for navigation and mark making. There are endless keys and options for personal customization to make it your own. I've found it more desirable to sketch with this than a sketchbook. If you're not sure, I'd encourage you to try it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked as described, but not the device for me

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    Dadgrid
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    As an animator and video editor who needs, on occasion, to design in Illustrator I have been pining for mouse-less, more paper-like experience with a tablet and pen. The Intuos Pro worked exactly as promised with easy installation, smooth pressure sensitivity, and instant integration. Nonetheless I struggled with the mechanics of the disconnect between "drawing" on the tablet, but looking up at the monitor. Everyone said to give it time, but after two weeks I admitted defeat and returned it. Although not perfect, there was nothing wrong with the product; it just isn't right for me. I can see how it would work well for someone who is used to the disconnect between hand and eye, and for those people I recommend this whole heartedly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Floating above the clouds in First Class

    Posted
    ReviewDude33
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    That's the way it feels when drawing on this Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet (Medium). I've been a loyal Wacom user since 1996. And while I've tried variety of other products over the years, I keep coming back to Wacom. The feel and customization can't be beat! However, this most recent upgrade did require one additional purchase - a $30 Smooth Texture Sheet. I don't like the toothy feel of the original tablet surface and I would go through nibs like crazy. Otherwise, I am very pleased with this current Wacom model. It has twice the pressure sensitivity of my previous tablets. And while the active area is about the same, the actual tablet is a bit smaller. This allows for a more comfortable placement with less reach needed to move across two monitors. I would most definitely recommend the Medium Intuos Pro Pen Tablet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't want to use photoshop without it!

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    Denverdawg
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    I can't believe how much easier it makes editing photos in photoshop! If you spend much time in photoshop, you need this or a similar device; it's much easier than a mouse. The major benefit is the pressure sensitivity that can vary the opacity and brush size. I also find my wrist doesn't cramp up like it did when using a mouse. I didn't give it 5 stars because I did have to do some research on how to get the pressure sensitivity to be recognized within Photoshop CC 2018. A quick internet search will point you to how to solve the problem by writing a PSCONFIG.TXT file and saving it in the right folder to get Photoshop CC 2018 to recognize the pressure sensitivity. Not the most user friendly thing to have to do, especially for people with more basic computer skills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well when it works...

    Posted
    Blackrock
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    The tablet works very well, when it works. It has some great features and can be used for quality work (love the wireless utility). Unfortunately, it doesn't work about half the time. You have to go and re=install the same drivers over and over to get it to work. I think mine might be a lemon, but I've seen similar reviews online. I think that I will look into returning it to ASUS for a replacement (have had it for a couple months now), and we'll see then. Like I said, great product, when it works. Honestly, there are cheaper alternatives on the market, but I bought Wacom since they are supposed to be the top of the line. Considering I paid around double what some of the newer companies are charging, I feel like I shouldn't have had any issues at all. Still, being optimistic that this is a rare issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, But Needs Driver Updates

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    Ryker
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    I bought this after my old Wacom tablet stopped working. The Intros has a removable USB-C wire, which is great considering my old tablet died due to the non-removable wire becoming frayed from use. The pen has great pressure and tilt sensitivity with several tip replacements and re-assignable macros on the tablet itself, making it adaptive for most applications. The tablet is also Bluetooth compatible, allowing one to use the tablet wirelessly, however, I've had several issues with getting the tablet connect to my computer after turning the tablet off and on; disconnecting and re-pairing the two don't help much. Until Wacom solves the driver issues with Bluetooth connectivity, it's much easier to just connect it via USB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Posted
    Hdesigns
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    Being an artist I didn't enjoy drawing on the computer but with this tablet it has allowed me to enjoy it. The Wacom Intuos Pro was easy to install and comes with multiple features to program every button to fit your style of drawing. The tablet size it perfect and doesn't require me to have to adjust my hand much. This tablet is very sensitive to the touch which was a pain at first especially drawing with the pen tool in Illustrator but you get use to it after a while. It is great for any one who is going into a computer/artistic field. I highly recommend this product. The only thing I didn't realize when I bought this is that it is not wireless and needs to be plugged in all the time. I'm sure there is an adaptor I can get but that costs extra.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable with fantastic quality.

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    Zoey
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    As someone who has owned graphics tablets since the Intuos 2, this thing is beyond amazing. The quality is there and I say that having owned both Wacom and competitor's tablets. This is a wacom. It's stroke is predictable and accurate. It works without fuss. And the Bluetooth connection is a lot better than others in the past (looking at you Intuos 4). What is even better is the ability to replace the surface easily for between $30-40 USD should it ever wear or gain scratches. The only downside is the pen nib on this redesign has much less extra material to wear down on. After a couple weeks of drawing 3-6 hours a day, you *will* need replacement pen nibs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Tizeye
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    Tried to get away with a cheaper alternative but had serious problems with lag and other issues. This Wacom is like night and day and well worth the extra cost. Feel is quite smooth vs the scratchy feel of the knockoff. Also, no lag as it responds to the various inputs. Finally, it takes customizing to the next level. Like others, you can program pen and tablet buttons for shortcuts. What makes this one stand out is that it can be program specific and the buttons can reflext the keyboard shortcut for the specific program in use as the same keyboard shortcut may initiate a totally different action in different programs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth adapter...

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    GG3D
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    I upgraded from the older version of the intous pro 5 medium, And I do like the newer model. It feels nice, it works nice. The only problem was the bluetooth adapter. If you owned the older model of the intous pro you were able to buy the wireless adapter seperate which was nice, but they updated to a built in bluetooth. Dont get me wrong it was a nice idea I just didnt have bluetooth on my computer. I ended up buying a cheap bluetooth adapter on amazon and that works fine. I dont really get any lag with the actual brush strokes, but I do get a little delay when it come to using the touch ring, but nothing that will stop me from using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Photo Editing

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    BadBob
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    While I am starting to love this device, it does has a learning curve. You MUST put away your mouse and stick to the tablet for everything for at least a week. That's when the payoff happens. I love being able to customize it for different applications. Still practicing on doing my photo editing on my Mac with On1 Raw and Luminar. Oh, don't waste your time trying to use the preprogrammed ExpressKey keys, such as Command, Shift, Option, etc. They do not function with the keyboard. Wacom apologized for misleading their clients. Tell that to my three hour waste of time trying to figure it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, Excessive Nib Wear

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    ilovetechnology
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    Great tablet. Connected easily and didn't encounter any driver issues - though I've had a few occasions where I had to reconnect Bluetooth. I had an Intuos 3 for over 10 years and only had to change nibs once or twice. The surface of that tablet still looks pretty great, too. The same cannot be said for the new Intuos Pro. I burned through a nib in 2-3 days. I adjusted the pressure curve to compensate for excessive wear but that didn't help. The felt nibs seem to last a little longer but the surface of the tablet already shows wear in the center. Ordered a Smooth Wacom Texture sheet and like that a lot better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wacom Made Great improvements

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    Arts
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    I have been a fan of the Wacom Tablet for many years. I still occasionally use my original one. I purchased a new one because I learned that there is now an option to use it wirelessly. I set it up that way, and am very happy with the performance it provides when editing photos. Actually however, I could have continued to edit with the original one, but the ability to use it without a wire tethering me to the computer has made it even more easier to use. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great, not to easy to use

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    TomBezig
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    This drawing pad works as advertise, but wasn't so easy to install (there are very limited instructions, and the online help wasn't very helpful), and it is not easy to use. Not having much luck, I let mt 9-year old grand-daughter take a crack at it. She easily mastered the Microsoft Surface Pro and MS 3-D Paint, so I thought she could figure it out. She was eager to try, and took a crack at it on my brand new 27" iMac. After 15 minutes, she was back on the Surface Pro drawing away, leaving the Wacom - Intuos Pro Pen Tablet and iMac behind.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend