Looking for a good tablet...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by RiCEADDiCTBOY, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    I wanted to purchase Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet... however, I keep hearing the tablets pen has some design flaws. Has it been fixed since it debuted? Any other thoughts or suggestions?
  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    I use a bamboo and an intuous4 and love them both. I use them for Photoshop and Zbrush. You can't really go wrong with Wacom.
  3. mousouchop macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    New York
    No, the design *flaw* is still there. I have owned my Intuos4 Medium for a little over two weeks and have used it very briefly and I already see wear on the nib. I am going to put a smoother piece of plastic over the top of the tablet. This should improve the longevity of my nibs. :p

    I would say go for the I4M regardless of this flaw. The touch wheel is really a great feature. I can't imagine owning a Wacom that doesn't have one. Love to use it to change brush size, hardness and opacity on the fly. The OLED displays next to the express keys are nice eyecandy too. :cool:

    Save yourself 50$ and get the Academic version. It's the same as the retail version... just cheaper (literally my box just had a barcode labeled "academic" stuck over the retail barcode. :p). I got mine from Overstock.com (They don't charge tax... Amazon charges tax in NYS, boooo). Used a 12$ off of 300+$ coupon I got on the internet, total was 301$. Don't know if you are going to get one much cheaper than that; unless you luck out on eBay. :p

    Academic Intuos4 Medium
    Amazon Link
    Overstock Link

    EDIT: Here is a link to a page where you can get that 12$ Coupon.
    DealCatcher Link
  4. usclaneyj macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    If the only issue is heavy wear on the nibs, I wouldn't let that deter you from your purchase. The nibs are replaceable, and every pen comes with several plastic nibs, felt nibs, and a soft "springy" nib.

    If cost is a factor, you could always check out monoprice.com. They specialize in A/V cables and accessories, but also sell tablets for a very low price.

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