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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 335 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product. Worst registration process EVER

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    TechEnthusiast
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    I really like this drawing tablet, but the registration process to get the free software it came with was absolutely awful. The instructions that came with this drawing tablet are very inconsistent and misleading. The included pictogram clearly instructs you to plug the tablet in first and THEN download drivers from the website. Meanwhile the website indicates that you should download the drivers first, and then plug in the tablet. The website indicates that plugging in the tablet will activate the automated registration process. Unfortunately, plugging in the tablet first seems to throw the registration off. I could not get the automated registration to trigger. I tried manually registering the tablet on the website using the serial number, but the website informed me that this product MUST be registered via the automated process. After multiple driver installations, several unplug and replugs, and two reboots; the automated registration FINALLY triggered. I'm subtracting a star from my review just because this process was so horrible. After getting through the registration, the tablet seemed to be working; but pressure sensitivity wasn't working. After yet another reboot, this resolved itself. I was very impressed with how customizable this drawing tablet. was. The included software allows you to change the functionality of the buttons on the pen and the buttons on the pad. Even better, you can customize the buttons for particular programs. Being able to map my keyboard shortcuts to individual buttons is a huge assist to my workflow. The included software is . . . okay. Honestly, I was a little surprised by how simplistic it was. It certainly wasn't worth the aggravation I went through registering this device to get it. It should be noted that two of the three software offerings are unlimited use while the third is only good for two years (and you can only select two of them). I opted for the two unlimited use programs. I used the tablet for a few days to do some light sketching and photo touch up. Learning to aim the pen tip takes some practice, but the feel is very natural. The pressure sensitivity is a little hit or miss depending on the program. Al in all, I'm very pleased with this drawing tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for a newbie to tablet art...

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    banjo
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    Wanted to re-try the drawing pad concept after less than fulfilling experimentation with an early Bamb** tablet several years ago. The improvements are remarkable, particularly with the wireless Bluetooth capability, and finally I am comfortable investing the time to learn how to use a pen tablet. If you are looking for an expert opinion from an experienced pen tablet user, please look elsewhere. If you are just getting started and want something that works, is easy to use, and very responsive to the pen input… we are in the same place. Setup is pretty easy. Drivers need to be downloaded from the Wacom web site (not a problem) and installing the driver software just took a minute or two. The Bluetooth pairs without problems on Windows 10 system. The tablet can be used with USB cable to charge/connect or using Bluetooth wireless connection. Once the tablet gets charged up, the Bluetooth is very nice and allows the tablet to be moved around or held in the most comfortable position. Drawing without looking at the tablet will take some getting used to, but there is some good software that comes along with the tablet and extensive video tutorials. Another user suggested the open source software Krita, and that looks very promising as well. Nice software packages at no additional cost, what’s not to like about that? I chose the small sized tablet to keep the desktop from getting too crowded, and the larger size seemed to be a little bit intimidating for a beginner (that’s me). There is a separate tablet control console, which has an abundance of settings for pen sensitivity and programmable keys on the tablet. Too much to learn at first, and I am confident that this tablet has all the bells and whistles currently available to make the learning experience worth the time invested. I keep getting back to having a device that is adequate, since it will take me a considerable amount of time to get the hang of the device and software. I’m not interested in spending a lot of time just to find out down the road that I should have gotten something better. With this tablet, I don’t have that concern. Wacom has been around quite a while, and this tablet seems to be “future proof” for quite some time. Maybe a larger tablet will be in order later on, but I expect this design will still be available to make a future upgrade to a larger tablet go smoothly. Can’t say much about the battery life with this being so new on the desk, but other reviews seem to indicate that several days of use is reasonable, and it’s very easy to top off the charge with the universal USB connection. Not worried about battery life, and if I end up using the tablet with one of my laptops, I expect the laptop will run out of juice long before this tablet. Of the available “bonus” software, the Clip Studio seems very interesting, and after installation and registering the software there is an abundance of additional material that can be downloaded to help with the drawing process. The open source (free) Krita drawing software seems to have most everything for basic drawing, so I opted for the Corel After Shot to focus on photo editing and the Clip Studio to put a toe in the water on creative drawing and animation. Your mileage may vary but these are my choices to try and cover as many bases as possible to get started. This seems like a good tablet to start down the road to creative digital art, and should be future-proof for quite some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Product with a steep learning curve

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    SgtRock
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    This is my first foray into a drawing tablet device, and--except for a hiccup here and there--I have to say it's pretty cool. The device itself is pretty thin, lightweight and almost feels a little too flimsy for me. My kids think it's neat as can be, but I'm afraid to let them handle it too much as I simply don't know how durable it is. The pen itself is also very lightweight--my biggest fear with it isn't breaking, so much as getting misplaced. I could see needing a separate case for a device like this simply to keep everything together in one place most of the time. Hooking it up was fairly simple, though I did have to use a microUSB to USB adapter for my thin laptop. My computer recognized the device, but a trip to the website was a necessity to get the proper drivers and to run the automatic registration for the free software. There were some hiccups here as it seemed to have some difficulty with the automatic registration--I got it to work in the Edge browser, but had no luck with Chrome. Then, oddly enough, the software downloads "hung" at 99% in Edge but worked fine in Chrome. Weird, and took a little time to figure out (which made set up take a good 20 minutes or so when it seemed like it should have been much faster). From there my usual attempts with new gadgets (manuals? pshaw!) was not very successful with this device. It's not super-intuitive,and I spent my first hour with it watching videos, reading the manual (GASP) and trying to just figure out how to make it operate. It felt kind of like trying to learn cursive when I was a wee lad--and looked about the same on my screen haha. I tried the comic and painting programs. They are pretty cool and have a lot of neat stuff built in (my favorite was the one in the paint program that can turn your pictures into stylized paintings), but learning how to use the tablet and pen with the programs took a lot of research, video watching, and trial and error. So far it's going well though, and I do have to say it's a really neat and fun device. My son is already better with it than I am, but I do like taking it out to play around and get creative with it. I'm looking forward to trying some of the extensive free compatible software that's out there as well. I was an "artsy" type in my younger years, and this is firing me up to try some new things! I think it will take me a considerable amount of time to get any good with it, but so far it's been enjoyable getting to that point. The battery has lasted a long time so far. It also has built in bluetooth so fortunately it doesn't have to be wired to your computer whenever you want to use it--that's a great feature. I would have liked a wire option for the pen, if nothing else other than a wire to just make sure the pen doesn't wander too far from the tablet. I've only had it a short time so far, but if you're in the market for a device like this--especially if you want your kids to have creative screen-time rather than mind-numbing screen-time this is a highly recommended purchase. You should probably supervise just to make sure they aren't bending it (which seems rather easy) or throwing the pen down somewhere that you'll never see it again...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner Wacom tablet

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    bzm3j81
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    As a Photoshop beginner, I wanted a more natural way to manipulate my edits. I was surprised that Wacom tablets were reasonably affordable. When I got the device, I plugged it into my desktop running Linux just to charge up the tablet. I didn't mean to use it, but it immediately worked and I was able to manipulate my screen using the pen+tablet as I would using my mouse. So I fired up GIMP and was able to comfortably start up a drawing. I was immediately surprised by the feel of the drawing on this pen+tablet. I thought with the affordable price tag, it was going to feel like a stylus on glass. It actually feels like pencil on paper. Very nearly like pencil on a sketch pad. I then wanted to connect it to my Windows 10 tablet via Bluetooth and was disappointed in the process. I connected first via the included USB cable, while Windows would identify the product, I couldn't use it to manipulate anything on screen. I then connected via Bluetooth and it did the same thing. So I ran out to Wacom's website and pulled down the driver and after a reboot, things worked fine. I was expecting at least a basic driver to be included in Windows. As for the product itself. For being a "small" tablet, it's actually decently sized. I found that the mapping of the dimensions are spot on. So the left of the tablet corresponds to the left hand of my screen and the same thing with the right, top and bottom. So I don't have to "lift and shift" every so often like I would do with a mouse. The micro-USB port is on the left hand side at the top of the tablet. It's mildly annoying to a left-handed person like me, but having Bluetooth connectivity makes up for this most of the time. You cannot use the tablet by itself like if it were a large trackpad. I'm left wondering how the technology works since there is no battery in the stylus. But I'm OK with leaving the magic behind the curtain for now. The pen is fairly ergonomic, lightweight and well balanced. 3 extra nibs are included when you unscrew the back. There is even a nib removal tool. What is missing though is an "eraser" that is found on the back of the professional stylus and on the Microsoft Surface stylus. Overall, it's a great beginner Wacom device and I can't wait to use it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little pad for big artistic aspirations

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    PhilGA
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    I was given a unit in exchange for an unbiased review. The Wacom Intuos Bluetooth pad is a simple yet creative accessory for Mac or PC. Overall, setup is straightforward with a more-than-capable battery-less pen and compatibility with an array of software. When this unit became available, I was really looking more towards my kids -- specifically my daughter -- to check out and expand their artistic abilities. The Intuos pad did not disappoint. In fact, when we first got the packaging, my daughter asked if it was an Apple product (the box was white-based with graphics) -- it's not, but that's not to say the quality isn't there. In fact, for its size, the pad itself is pretty sturdy and has the texture of paper when the electronic pen is run across it. Installation was simple. I plugged the pad into my daughter's laptop with the included USB cable. I then went to the site as specified on the included instruction card. From there, I downloaded the PC version of the driver software (which is really a "dashboard" for the pad). Then, I pressed the power button on the pad to turn on Bluetooth. In Windows, I simply went under Bluetooth settings and asked Windows to search for Bluetooth devices; the pad was found and paired in seconds. In our case, we decided to not go after the software that's included free, and instead went after what I believe is a beefier open-source package that my daughter now really loves. If you do a Google search using "wacom intuos software," you'll find a complete listing of packages that are compatible. We really like the included pen. Not only does it store additional "pen tips," but it doesn't require a battery to operate. While it's not quite as poised as Apple's "pencil," it's well more than adequate for this pad; my daughter absolutely enjoys it, so that's enough for me. If you or your loved ones are artistically-inclined, a pad like the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth pad will definitely move them forward either in a hobby or future career in digital art.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's great!!

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    Tiff
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    I'm not one to write reviews at all, this actually is my first time I make a real review of a product, but I feel like this can help many people to not stray away from what is a pretty good product. I really wanted this product to help me with my freelance projects and I was pretty worried about the reviews that say that the registration is a nightmare, so I researched A LOT and in the end, my registration process was a breeze. I did not follow athe directions on the package as they're confusing, and so, here's what I did: First register and make an account in the Wacom website. Then, download the latest driver, this will prompt you to restart your computer. Then, when your computer starts back up plug-in the device into the computer. This prompted an automatic startup for the system. Then the setup will take you to what site that show you the programs that come included in the package. From there choose which programs you want to are unlimited use and one is a two-year license. Once you hit download on the program's it will show a license key next to the product, and it will also email you the license key. Then when the programs are downloaded into your computer and you start them up they will ask you for that license key. That will be either on the site or on your email. And that's it! No hassle, the products will download and it will be easy to use. As for the pad itself is great I have not had any problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What's the point?

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    laserwizard
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    I love to draw. I love using computers. I was expecting that this might be a nice way to combine the two "loves" and so off I went to get this product. I can't think of anything about this product that I would recommend, however. INSTALLATION IS A NIGHTMARE I am not sure why companies continue to put instructions into a product in the smallest size possible and where font and color are nearly useless to read. The "instructions" for this are a multi-fold tiny thing where the IMPORTANT setup URL is printed in small font and in light blue - I'm sorry, I wear glasses and it was almost impossible to read the CRUCIAL setup information. What should have taken 5 minutes ended up being a 15 minute exercise in hating the product. Once I was able to successfully get the setup URL typed in, this thing continued to be a clunker of a product - install the software for this and you have to restart the computer. Then you have to go back to the setup area of the website and then you find you have to register the product - mine did not automatically register even though it was recognized by the computer via bluetooth. Only after I installed the updated driver did the service recognize the device and automatically register it - and you have to register in order to get the free software that comes with it. USAGE The pen sucks - it is not well designed and I'd hate to work with it - the setup guide was horrible in configuring hitting buttons on the pen and then going to the right corner. It is as if the designers of this pen assumed we've used one before. The more I used it the less likely I'll ever use it. CONCLUSION I don't know why you would buy this - it is not well designed and is fairly cheap in construction - the pen is awful in weight and overall design - it is like holding a heavy straw cut down in height. And since the support on the website is rather tepid, the ONLY way I'll ever learn to use this thing is to use it. And it is not intuitive which means I'll likely let this collect dust. I would not recommend this - or - go to a store and actually see if there are real products you can test to see if they are any good. This one is designed to a specific low price point and is not ready for prime time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tablet for beginning graphic artists

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    jonnyd2885
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    First I would like to state my experience in graphic arts which is absolutely zero, I have done traditional art but never done more than mess around with the paint program on PC. So this whole experience was new to me. The instructions are super minimal with only a website link to begin the registration and then download the required software from Wacom. The instructions also include an illustration demonstrating how to change out the replaceable pen nib. Registration is just a matter of creating or signing into a Wacom account. If you create the account you will have to check your email to finish the registration. Once the Wacom software is downloaded and runs on PC it will need to restart Mac does not have to. After restart or install run the Wacom Desktop program that installed and it will prompt you to download any necessary drivers for your product. You can also go to your account on Wacom and select 2 of the 3 available software downloads which are all very good programs and do different things. Each of these has videos and tutorials to help you get into graphical arts. The tablet and pen itself take some time to get used to but all the settings and sensitivity can be adjusted through the Wacom software to your preference. There are shortcuts along the top of the tablet that can be configured for desktop mode and for each of your drawing programs as well. The same can be done with the buttons on the pen itself. Overall the tablet and pen are a great tool for artists that are interested in graphical arts and are looking for an entry point into it. With a relatively low cost easy setup and 2 included software programs that help you get into graphics arts the Wacom Intuos tablet is a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice if you need tablet on the go.

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    xKing
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    This portable Wacom tablet could be a life saver if you need tablet while working on the go with your laptop. It's wireless Bluetooth connection does not require any receivers plugged into USB port, simple Bluetooth link is enough. I did not notice any significant lags between pen movement and cursor movement so wireless connection works just fine. Tablet surface is very smooth and pen moves very precisely, however small surface space may be a limitation or inconvenience while working. Surface is not sensitive to fingers therefore it can't be used without a pen (Intuos Pro is finger sensitive). Comparing to the bigger Intuos Pro: limited surface area may cause your hand to be uncomfortable (slide off) while working around the right edge of the tablet. Pen feels very light, Intuos Pro pen feels much better and very well balanced. Included Software - you can pick 2 out of these 3: Painter Essentials 6, Corel AfterShot 3, Clip Studio Paint Pro. You will need to register your tablet with Wacom in order to be able to download the software. Overall: Nice for working on the go where size and weight matter, however I prefer Intuos Pro for stationary work at my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice addition to my desktop, comes with software

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    Aditya
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    First, do update the driver for both the device and the pen for windows 10, if you are facing Mouse hangs. I was facing such issues and after upgrading to the latest version, its all good now. For Pen, you need to plug it in with the supplied cable. Side Note: Till the pen is on the tablet, it will not let you use the mouse as an input device, so once done, simply place it away. Build quality is good, response is fine, I liked the extra buttons, which are by default given to prefix keeys (like shift, alt, ctrl), I do not need to go to mouse or keyboard for such basic stuff. Unlike other reviewer registration was breeze for me and I got two software as mentioned. Do note that the Clip's comics software is basically a Two year subscription. I used the tablet on a couple of application and I found the response very good, pressure worked well as well. I majorly tested it with notes, with a couple of rough sketches. Testing on a couple of apps, I felt the device worked well, or as well as the touch screen laptops I have used. Connection worked nicely with Bluetooth and with Cable, the surface though could have been a smoother. I doubt the supplied pin will last longer, which is a con on otherwise well thought device. That aside, its very lightweight and the compact size made it easy to carry. I noticed some issues while hovering the pen (which should act as a mouse), but nothing serious which can not be fixed with a software update. It could have been perfect if the surface wont regress so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice portable drawing/editing tablet

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    FlyingC
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    Setup was very easy on my Windows 10 PC. However, registering the tablet on the Wacom site and getting the included software was kind of an ordeal. The setup program would send me to register, but it just opened the web page where you have to enter the model number. Each time I entered that, I got a message that said "this model can't be registered manually, use the setup program." In the process of trying different browsers, etc. it eventually registered somehow. I still don't know exactly what made it work, finally. Once that was out of the way, though, using the tablet was great. My wife was a graphic designer and still does some freelance work occasionally. While there's a little learning curve to get used to it, it's well worth it because it's much easier than trying to use the mouse for the same activities, especially for a left-handed person. The more frequent use now days for us is editing photos. I can already tell using the pen will make a huge difference in how we do that. Not only can we now get very fine control when tracing around an object, but with the pen it's way faster to do. The only potential negative I can see with this tablet is the pen nib seems like it'll wear down pretty quickly. They do give you three spare ones in the back of the pen, though, so that helps. Just in the week that we've been using it, there is already noticeable wear on the nib (although it's still fine to use). I think if you do any kind of serious photo editing or art work, a tablet like this is a must have. Wacom has been a great brand over the years, and this tablet appears to be another winner in their product line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable to Work With

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    Cueball2000
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    I've had many drawing tablets over the years from a large 12x12 inch Sumagraphics tablet to a small 4x5 inch tablet. The one thing I never liked about those was the wire connecting the tablet to the computer. This Wacom-Intuos tablet connects to the computer using Bluetooth so goodbye wire. It's got a nice smooth feel to it so it's comfortable to hold, lean back in my chair and edit my photographs with it and not be tethered to my computer. The software has a lot of options for setting the speed, touch, workspace area, etc. There is an option to use the tablet as a mouse or as a tablet whichever you feel comfortable with. You can set the entire pad to draw with or just a portion. The tablet has a power switch and 4 configurable buttons that can be set to do whatever you need such as run a program, set clicks or keystrokes, use it for navigation like zooming, etc. The pen is comfortable in the hand, has 2 configurable buttons for things like a right click or scroll and the tip is of course used as a left click for drawing. The pen unscrews to reveal 3 additional tips should you wear out the tip. There is a cloth band at the top of the tablet to hold the pen when you are not using it. The tablet comes with your choice of 2 out of three free applications: Corel AfterShot 3, Painter Essentials 6 or Clip Studio Paint Pro. All in all a nice little tablet which is so much easier to draw with than using a bar of soap, I mean a mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice small pad

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    cad8099
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    It's nice to have and easy to use. Downside is there are 3 programs to choose from and you only get to pick 2. I think it would be better to just offer the 3. You can set up the pen how you want which is nice and easy. I prefer to press the pen to the tablet, and then press a button to left click or start to draw etc. However, one of the programs I selected, this does not work. I would think it would as its a software they offer. I also notice that if the pen is not on the tablet and I press the button, it will only put a dot down but not draw. Have to put the pen on the tablet then press the button for it to draw. You can keep the pen on the tablet, release the button, move pen and re press the button. softwares that I did select seem pretty good so far. Basic and easy to use. I am a basic person. I was not paying attention and so I chose 2 and could not pick the 3rd. Had I known you could only get 2 I would probably have picked the 2 that did not have a subscription with them. One was a 24 month subscription. The 2 I got where also similar programs and both meant for drawing. Where as one of the programs you could pick seemed to be a photo editor type. over all though, I like it. I would probably prefer the bigger tablet. I think its something that will take time to get used to. You also can adjust sensitivity so when you are drawing, when you press down it will act like pressing down with a pencil. So pressing harder will make it darker etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Tablet for Newbies!!

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    ExcellentEducator
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    I selected this tablet because of my interest in “how it works” along with unleashing my creativity to sketch and draw. Also, I wanted to see how it would work for taking notes in the classroom and posting of lectures on Blackboard. First off, installation left a lot to be desired, as what was supposed to be 3 easy steps turned into immense consumed time. I set up from a URL address, then restarted my computer. Thereafter, I had to go and register the product before the free software, which wasn’t that good could be given. Also, updates had to take place, which was a little frustrating and that’s being nice! Moreover, the costs associated with some of the recommended software is really expensive! I can only justify that kind of pricing if someone does professional sketching for a living. Usage of the pen was ok, as I discovered that note taking integrates well with Microsoft’s One Note. I plan to post classroom lecture notes to Blackboard. I will confess, using the pen takes some getting used to, suffice to say, I need more practice before uploading to Blackboard. Overall, I think the tablet is nice as it is light in weight and offers great portability along with usefulness. There are lots of tutorials that will aid in getting familiar with the tablet, pen and software if a person is a novice who desires to become more familiar with a Wacom tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for non touchscreen users

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    Viabledata
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    It's taken me quite a bit of a learning curve to use this draw tablet. Once getting used to it though it is very easy to use and coordinate with. First, registration and initial setup definitely needs improving and is not very streamlined. Easy enough downloading the initial files for the program install but after that, besides some settings options almost everything is not accessable from within the software. Almost everything in the software is a redirect to the company website like signing up, registering the device, downloading the bundled software, tutorials, and other stuff as well. Should be easy enough to put it all inside the program. It gives you 3 options for bundled software to use but only lets you download 2 of them on a single operating system. Clip Studio pro has only a 2 year licence. Coral Aftershot 3 and Painter Essntials 6 are the other 2 main software programs, and are very cool to work with. The pen comes with 3 extra tips which are in inside the pen when you unscrew the back off but I have yet to figure out what to do with them or how to change them. The functionality of the pen and pad are fluid and track nicely. This product is great if you didn't have a touchscreen computer or 2 in 1. Along with the software bundled it is a nice edition to the desktop. Just needs work on streamlining the software better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as... Or maybe too sensitive?

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    As a user of a very old Wacom tablet, I felt that a newer model would be nothing short of a revelation. While there are some very (VERY!) convenient features: 1. No battery in pen. 2. Ability to be completely wireless via Bluetooth (after initial setup) 3.) Can be used (somewhat) as a mouse replacement in windows. Others fall short. No matter how much I tweak the settings, it seems that I'm constantly selecting/clicking/drawing in areas I don't want to. And while you can program one of the easy keys as "undo" to fix this, it shouldn't be necessary. When trying to use the tab as a mouse replacement, it was very hard to click (even with the "hover and pen click") feature. Now, this may all be down to user error (my hands can be a bit....shaky at times). But, with that in mind, 99% of these problems do not exist with my much older model. Which, in the long run is a great disappointment as I'd much rather utilize a battery free (and wireless) tablet in my drawing and photo editing endeavors. The software included, reminds one of a watered down adobe suite from years past. While it can get the job done - it doesn't have the amount of tools available as other software. But hey, it's free! Even with the above being said, I would still recommend this tab - as again, there may be an element of user error on my part that is causing this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wacom's best drawing tablet for budding artists

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    teasten
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    I'm not a professional artist. I take photos and occasionally like to touch them up or edit them. My laptop (Acer Nitro) is great but doesn't have a touchscreen and editing with the mouse is hard. This is why I got the Wacom tablet. In the box. Tablet, pen/stylus, USB cable and leaflet. Setup was easy(ish). I had no problem connecting via USB or pairing via bluetooth. In fact a HUGE benefit of this tablet is it is bluetooth (and no there is no lag when using bluetooth to draw). The slow part of the installation is to redeem the free software you get (choose 2 of 3 across Corel Painter, Aftershot or UM Paint Pro - I picked the first 2) you need to download Wacom's software, register on the website, go back to the app, launch a browser window, download, copy codes, etc. It's not a great user experience but it DOES work and you only need to do this once. Using the Wacom and stylus is brilliant and life changing. I wish I had this years ago. There are 4 buttons on the tablet you can set as shortcut keys for whatever software you are using. Touch pressure sensitivity works perfectly. Seriously, I don't know why I didn't buy this years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet with decent software

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    btb2k
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    The look and feel of this tablet is great and the pen is lightweight and comfortable. Upon setting it up you do have to register first to download the software. The upside is you get several choices so you can chose the software that will fit close to your needs. The downside is the registration process is a pain and does take a few minutes to complete. The software choices are great for basic drawing and editing so that part is great and I’d recommend it for anyone getting into photo editing or drawing. For the tablet itself it’s awesome, it’s light, thin, and portable! The pen itself doesn’t need batteries and is super light as a result so as not to fatigue your hand while using it. The Bluetooth capability makes it easy to pair up with a laptop so you can draw on the go and have the accuracy you need for a good drawing! In addition the shortcut buttons on the tablet are great too and allow you to customize it so you can quickly switch drawing tools or modes. The only thing to consider is the size and features (like I wish this pen had an erasure feature that other do have). In all I’d recommend this tablet because of the software included and the feel/functionality of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The graphics tablet I've always wanted

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    BillFromKC
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    I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. The Wacom Intuos Bluetooth drawing tablet is one of the greatest tools you can have in your arsenal if you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or pretty much any other graphic app. If you've previously used a Wacom tablet, this will be immediately familiar. However, it adds probably the greatest caveat you can have with a graphics tablet - BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY! Finally, you can use your Wacom tablet and not worry about that pesky cord. I tested this tablet with a Mac running El Capitan 10.11.6 with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS5. Upon installing the driver for this device, both programs immediately picked up on the device and were ready to go. Pressure sensitivity was flawless, and all the functionality you'd expect from a Wacom tablet was there. The only drawback I've found so far is disabling "mouse mode" on the tablet. You can use the pen in place of a mouse or other pointing device if you'd like, but I found this functionality annoying. Still, not enough to subtract a star from the score. If you're hard-core into digital art, I can't recommend this tablet enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice software, but unusable input hardware

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    MurphyR
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    Well, I was excited to try this tablet since I always enjoyed art classes when I was young. Since, I'd focused on music, and less on visual arts. This tablet seemed a reasonable way to see what I thought of more modern methods of sketching/painting. The software that you can download with this tablet definitely seems top notch. Two of the three options really are free, and the third (for doing comics and manga) is free for 2 years, then requires a subscription. In the brief time that I’ve used this, I’ve found that this software is very powerful, and has a tremendous amount of versatility for doing whatever you may like. I have also found that I really don’t like using a pen on the tablet in such a fashion. It feels wholly unnatural to be trying to sketch and not looking at your hand. Furthermore, having your hand at a different angle from the screen requires even greater adaptation. All in all, I’d say that buying this little tablet gets you some powerful software for any graphics editing. However, it doesn’t feel functional from a hardware perspective. The amount of adaptation required to sketch at a different angle and in a different location from your hand is just too much for me to overcome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend