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Wacom - Intuos Pro Small Pen and Touch Tablet - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 437 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Superb Tablet Experience, Possible Driver Issues

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    Raenbo
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    This is really my first graphic pen & tablet as my prior digital artwork has been with a mouse (my niche artwork was very tiny and pixelated). I decided to start expanding my horizon and venture out to different types of digital art and I knew you NEED a graphic tablet to really do that. I bought the Intuos Pro Small after a lot of research. I went with the small to be economical, but I'm glad that's the size I went with because the work space is perfect for me. The driver software is easy to install, and playing with the settings is particularly intuitive. I love that you can set nearly everything to do a certain task/keystroke/action. For instance, there are settings for 1 finger touch, 2 finger, 3, 4 and 5! I don't really find there to be a big problem with the USB plug into the tablet, especially since the battery holds such a long charge that I very rarely have to plug it in to charge it. If you are going to keep it plugged in most of the time, I would recommend doing what an Amazon reviewer suggested (using cut off pieces of the spongy parts that come in the packaging to snugly wedge the cord there), just to be safe. Another thing I read a lot about is how fast the nibs wear down. I've been using this tablet daily for about a month and I don't notice any wear on the nib at all. If it's there, it's minimal. Granted, I have a light hand, and set the pressure sensitivity to a softer touch. I can't grasp how hard some must have to press to wear down the nibs as fast as they claim. Yes, the tablet surface has a paper feel to it that I love, which I find much more pleasing than the super smooth glass-like surface I've tested before. So, this would be a 5 star review, but I had deduct a star for a huge problem I had. NOTE: I AM USING WINDOWS 8.1 When the tablet first started up, and right after a PC restart, the tablet performed wonderfully, but after attempting to resume use after a tablet power down, the tablet would not function. No touch and the pen only worked like a mouse (no pressure sensitivity/angle). I went through three phone calls with Wacom technical support through which I was guided to reinstall the driver, reinstall it with my antivirus turned off, and reinstall it in Safe Mode. All of these resulted in the same problem. On the fourth call I was told it had to be a software incompatibility issue on my side, or that my recently upgraded Windows (8 to 8.1) was faulty, and the only thing they could tell me to do was to reinstall Windows 8.1, and then one by one reinstall programs to see which it was that interfered with the tablet. What a fun time. Long story short, my beloved Stardock Object Desktop software suite, which includes Start8 (it forces Windows 8 to behave like 7), was the problem. How I wish Wacom support would have known of that conflict because it would have saved me two days of painfully reinstalling everything. Even the Stardock software that has nothing to do with affecting Windows 8 conflicts with the tablet, and I mean just by having it installed, not running. SO, I removed all of that software, downloaded the free Classic Shell software (it also gives you back the Start button/menu like earlier versions of Windows) and so far it seems the tablet is still working and there's no conflict there. I'm still bummed about losing that extensive software suite, but it's worth it to have the Wacom tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic tool!

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    Allan
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    I agonized for weeks over whether to splurge on the large screen Intuos Pro or to go with the medium. When I got to the store, the large and medium were sold out so I ended up with the small. And I am so glad I did. I am not an artist and wanted this tool primarily for fine detail editing of macro insect photographs. It has made my work much easier and a lot faster. The work area is HUGE and, if I had bought the larger screen, I would have had to use the built-in resizing feature to shrink the work area to something practical. In fact I have even trimmed the size of the small screen in order to limit the amount of hand movement. You should be aware that this is not an intuitive device and it takes a while to really get a feel for many programmable shortcuts and how the stylus and screen interact with your movements and hand pressure - but once it all starts to click, this pad becomes as indispensable as a keyboard. Like a high-end DSLR, there is always more to discover about this machine's capabilities. For the gadget-inclined, it is nirvana! One suggestion... buy a purpose-built hard case to store the stylus and screen (there are several very reasonably priced cases available) - it doesn't fit well in a tablet or laptop case and the screen is worth protecting. It is not a cheap toy, by any means, but it is worth every penny. I recommend this device, without reservation, for anyone who needs a fast, versatile, and powerful alternative to a finger and a trackpad. Awesome gear!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet

    Posted
    stylez619
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    I've had the Wacom Pro for a little over two weeks now and it's absolutely perfect for digital editing. I use it heavily in Lightroom and Photoshop and it's made processing photos significantly easier and faster compared to a mouse or touchpad. The programmable buttons and gesture control make common tasks even easier. The only issue I've ran into, is frequent wireless disconnection. It seems to be a fairly common problem according to other online reviews. The signal runs on 2.4 gHz and seems prone to a lot of interference from other wireless devices, which gets worse the further apart you are from your machine. The good news, is that the supplied USB cable is plenty long for most uses, making wireless connection more of a luxury than an every day necessity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multi use tablet!

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    TechGuru
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    I had been looking for a touch/pen tablet for awhile now, for my 3D design and photography work. Originally I had tried out a smaller non-touch version of a Wacom tablet and found that it wasn't as useful as I'd thought it would be. Months later I decided to give Wacom another go and picked up a touch version. The usability of it, for me changed dramatically. This version with touch enabled, as well as the hybrid wireless design has proved to be extremely useful. Being able to use the surface as a trackpad and manipulate 3D models with the pen and or my fingers is extremely useful when trying to make certain adjustments. The pen's level of sensitivity and accuracy for photo editing in Photoshop is great! I mostly use it for retouching photos and it has sped up my workflow quite a bit. My favorite feature would probably have to be its hybrid wireless design, I love being able to let it charge while connected to my PC, or just disconnect it and use it wherever I please, such as on any area on my desk or even on my lap. Overall a great tablet for the price. For 3D work in Maya and 3Ds Max and photo editing Photoshop, this tablet is a life saver and makes work even more fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor product, poor support. Beware!

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    Mac19
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    Beware Mac users. Express keys do not work on Mojave. And it's a frustrating, time-consuming experience trying to get help from customer support. Simple answers are not provided. Wacom needs to create a new driver/firmware to correct this problem. Apple released Mojave on September 24, 2018. Why is Wacom delaying the fix for the Intuos? Also, before buying this Intuos Small, I purchased the Intuos Pro Small and returned it after the CD rejected driver installation because it said it would not work on software prior to 10.6 and my operating systems are 10.12 on MacBook and 10.14 on iMac. Also, the small Pro has a battery while the medium and large models do not. So, given the battery and message from CD rom, Wacom is selling 5-year old models to unsuspecting customers who believe they’re buying new technology. Why would Wacom upgrade medium and large, but not small? I believe I know why. Do you?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Portable Art Tablet - Photoshop +

    Posted
    NasaEagle

    The small pro tablet has virtually the same capabilities as the medium and large including zoom features. I bought the small because it is about the same size as my 13" MacBook Pro and works wirelessly to do my artwork anywhere I go. I have owned Wacom tablets for more than 12 years and they just keep on working; I have never had any problems with any of them. Just keep updating the drivers when needed. Tablet works well with all versions of Photoshop and other applications. I suggest getting an extra battery for working with the tablet portably if you don't have an AC power plug because wireless tablet power will run out before MacBook Pro power. The tablet however will work if the battery runs out by plugging it into the USB computer port. The stylus that comes with tablet is adequate but there are other pens available with extra capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! (but complicated)

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    BestD
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    This really is a fantastic product and I have been able to step up my photoshop and digital arts game so much since Ive gotten this. In general, digital arts is almost impossible without a tool like this (well, assuming you want to achieve some decent level of proficiency in the subject). But the only issue I have with this product is that it is SUPER complicated to use. There are SOOOOO many settings that I still have yet to learn. But the biggest gripe I have is that when I initially started using it, it did this weird thing where if I didn't draw fast enough (less than 1 second), some weird menu would pop up automatically, preventing me from drawing. I would have to close the menu and then try to draw really fast before the menu popped up. I spent hours on the phone with customer service and researching the issue online. A LOT of people have the same issue. In the end I was able to shut it off finally (I don't even remember how anymore) but I cant believe it took that long to figure out something so ridiculous. Based on that kind of experience I probably would've returned it but: 1) I was already outside of the return window 2) This is supposedly the best tablet on the market and I didn't want to have to go through the whole frustrating learning curve with another product again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A must have tool

    Posted
    Glen
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    The Wacom Intuos pro small is exactly what I needed. I have used lightroom for years, but recently got photoshop. Using photoshop is very difficult with a mouse so the moment I found out a product such as this existed I bought one. The keys have nearly unlimited potential for customization, and you can make the tablet behave differently in different applications. There are extra tips in the pen holder for when yours wears out or you want to try a different type. A couple minor flaws with the product though. If you are left handed and want to leave your mouse behind you will have to get used to clicking the login backward since a left handed user would want the quick keys on the right, the tablet is upside down from a right handed user, which you are assumed to be until the software takes over after login. I have been having dll problems when using this wireless. It works fine when I first boot up, but if I am away and the tablet reaches auto shutoff it will not come back online properly and loses settings. Overall I am happy with it, but I really wish I could reliably use it wirelessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for art, not for computer use.

    Posted
    Jawanena
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    This Wacom is awesome for any artist as long as you are happy with the pen drawing the moment it touches the screen. I like to disable the feature and click a button to draw. Doing so causes complications in Photoshop and I have to switch from the eraser and back to correct it. Going with a touch pad instead of a mouse makes it hard to do normal mouse activities. I'm not fond of it and find myself wanting to buy a mouse now. I miss my Intros 3 because of this feature. However, it is AWESOME to use the feature along with the wireless pad for art panels and presentations. You can carry it around as you do your speaking. I no longer have to stand behind my computer as I direct everything. The Radial Menu was a great idea as well. I can now have more quick button features without having to press anything on my keyboard and I don't have to be near the computer at all. Even with the lack of a mouse, I am a lot more happy with this Intros than I am with my old one. The wireless feature is a plus in my book. I think for the most part, Wacom is going in the right direction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but efficient

    Posted
    Loralei
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    The wacom intuos pro is much larger than many of wacom’s previous drawing tablets. I had the bamboo tablet and it was the perfect size for a laptop and easy to hold. This one, even as a small is much larger than that and makes it easier to use for desktop users and is a bit harder to hold. It has taken an adjustment period to get used to but the accuracy and grip is excellent. It works well with most of the applications i use and is very efficient when it comes to lining and editing. For a drawing tablet it is double the price of most others and the bamboo. I may be partial to my bamboo but i did like it’s simplicity over the more complex intuos. For its price it is nice but a bit overpriced. The product is still a very good buy if you draw a lot and are pursing art or photography as more than just a hobby. The eraser and grip make it more like drawing traditionally which is my favorite feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for Photographers and Designers

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    Starfire116
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    I have been using a Wacom tablet for years now and it is the best thing when working in Photoshop or the design programs like Illustrator. It's very intuitive once you get used to it and handles like a pen and paper. You can go right to the spot you need without much effort, lift the pen move put the pen down and bam you're cursor is in the spot. Makes life much easier. It makes lines drawn of selection so much easier than trying to get your mouse to turn in the correct direction. Much smoother with the table!! The small one is a perfect size when you don't have much room but still gives you the full screen access in that small space.It comes with several pen tips to give you the feel you're used to when using the real pens. There's felt and smooth and some others and just enough roughness to get great tactile feedback. Feel just like paper and pen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had expected

    Posted
    Dude
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    I had extremely high hopes for this touch tablet but I was almost immediately entirely disappointed. I figured that the differences between this model and the model just beneath it would be vast, and would be nothing but improvements. I was decidedly wrong! Pay close attention to the dimensions of the actual useable surface. The product is made to give off the assumption that the writeable surface is exponentially bigger, but it is merely centimeters longer or wider than that of their previous model. For the price-tag that went along with the disappointing "added features" of the "better model" I should have returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Best Present Ever"

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    GrandKeyKey
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    I bought the Wacom Tablet for my artist daughter. I got a great deal and apparently it is the "best present" I ever got for her. She is still learning all the tips and tricks involved so I rarely see her anymore except when she discovers something new it can do or when she invites her artist friends over to work on art projects together.(They all have this tablet or the larger one and these artists are always starving when they get to my house) They have come up with some really cool sketches, drawings and comics. All in all I assume from her reaction that it is a great product. (I think it's great also, I use it in Photo Shop when she's not home and sometimes I let her six year old son draw something with it! He's getting good)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tablet works okay but documentation is lacking

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    BobinMartinez
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    The tablet works okay - using it with Photoshop. However, they could improve the experience by including summary documentation on how to use and configure the tablet. Or to provide specific information on each model on their website. There are extra pen nibs provided with the tablet but no description on how or why to change them. There are so many models listed on their registration website it seems to indicate they change models every 6 months or so. This tablet's name as printed on the box was not even listed. This pen has an "eraser" on one end - not sure that is really useful considering how easy it is to change to an eraser in Photoshop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with sons class internship for school

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    eml1
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    Great to get it for him at best buy on my credit card so he could have it for school along with his apple mac book and camera and now this purchase with the no interest if paid in time allowed works great for both of us with not working many hours. Thanks for the service we receive at best buy at Hickory store. I would recommend this store for shopping. Apple products are great Nikon cameras are nice The tablet our last purchase all of these have worked well for his school art and graphic design courses. Thanks for having what we need and if not in store like the tablet we ordered and was in store in couple days. I got to do it over the phone and computer which was great for me, Thanks again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not so "Small"...

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    RmDavis
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    I bought this as a replacement for an old "Bamboo" pen and touch tablet I've used for many years but was becoming obsolete. Looking at it online I expected something about the size of my old tablet and was surprised when I opened the package to find a much larger work surface! This works similarly to the old Bamboo but has extra buttons and functions that the old tablet did not have. I'm now wondering why I waited so long to upgrade! Perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to my photography workflow

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    Cayman2013
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    All went smoothly with the installation, and the software is pretty intuitive, though there is some confusion because there are two different control panels for the tablet. Take the time to learn how to use it. This is a very different workflow than using a mouse or trackball, and there will be an adjustment period. However, once you learn it, photo editing will speed up and become easier and more enjoyable. I purchased the small size, and it works well for me. Someone who wants to draw with it should look into the medium or large sizes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product for Photographers

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    Savant13
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    I bought this for my wife for Christmas, she's been using everyday to edit her basic (from her Galaxy phone) to advanced (from her DSLR) photographs. She's been using Photoshop for few years now, so when I say the device isn't for beginners, that's kinda what I mean. I wouldn't begin to know where to start in regards to setting up the different options on the buttons, etc. but since she already used the software, she just dove right in & started customizing it. She loves it, so if your into photography, I'll just quote her "Get it, you won't regret it".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect creative cloud asset

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    Tiburon
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    As I become more proficient with the creative cloud suite I’m finding more and more integration with the Intuos Wacom tablet. At first I was undecided between size and pleased I chose small mostly because it fits perfectly in the backpack for taking onsite for shoots, no longer having to wait until I get back to my workspace. For someone who learned to use the lens to eliminate post edit, the tablet makes it fun and seamless to post edit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product and size

    Posted
    Kincade
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    I love this Wacom tablet, ideal for speeding up my photo editing workflow. Some reviewers said it was difficult to get to grips with but I pick things up very quickly. The small size is ideal for photo editing which is mostly done zoomed in. I was unsure which size to buy, but the small size is perfect, I don't even use all of the available space (you can modified to suit your needs). Great product. Not sure if I needed the pro, I probably could've gone with one of the cheaper options but I love this item anyway. If you have the money it's a worthwhile investment .

    I would recommend this to a friend