Looking at getting a wireless intuos 4... will it be too small?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by jonesjb, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. jonesjb macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2009
    I will generally be using it to navigate my screens, draw, and paint (in photoshop). My current setup is a 15 inch macbook pro (1680 x 1050) and 22 inch (1080p) monitors. Will the wireless intuos 4 be too small (8 inches by 5 inches).

    Thanks for your advice!
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    It depends how you want your stuff set up. I don't find it too small at all for a 24 inch monitor, not to mention wacoms can scale to your screen.

    That being said if you plan on using it on both monitors at the same time, you may want to opt for a larger size since to map both screens to the tablet and keep the proper aspect ratio (so when you draw a circle you don't get an oval) it would leave you with some "dead space" top and bottom on the tablet.

    That being said the new intuos has "display toggle" which I think will make you quite happy. If you want to switch screens and keep the full real estate of the tablet just click the display toggle button on the side of the tablet.

    I myself LOVE having a wireless wacom. I use it so much more now since I don't have to keep it plugged in and fuss with a wire. I won't trade it for anything :D
  3. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    i purchased an intuous 3 6x11" (widescreen) a few years back. and i've had buyers remorse ever since. i only use 1/4 of the tablet. i place my keyboard on top of the tablet to mask off the top half.

    however i only use a single 23" Apple Cinema Display, i'm not a fan of dual monitors. a widescreen wacom might work better for your setup.
  4. jonesjb thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Thanks for your advice. I'm going to go with the wireless, it sounds like it will work for what I'm after.

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