Meep, gods...so not used to spending so much money at one time ^/////^
I read a lot of reviews about the Intuos3, Intuos4, and Intuos5.
The 5 seems to have lag with the gesture functions as well as the buttons and touch ring. The drivers were problematic for a bunch of people. I also saw that you cannot customize the rotate or zoom getures at all, it's just a checkbox in the driver software. The surface is still gritty and prone to wear out nibs quickly. Some said the button for the touch ring is harder to push. Others said the touch feature made the pen laggy. And some were annoyed by the on screen button display. I got a good look at this on youtube and it would annoy the crap out of me too because it fades in opacity over time instead of just disappearing instantly. That little time spent seeing the thing fade out adds up after a couple zillion key touches (not presses).
The 4, another nib eating monster. Haven't heard too many ppl complain about the buttons on this one. But I've heard that the USB is prone to breaking easily 0_0. It's got oleds instead of an on screen display which does seem nicer, but you still have to look down to see what's what.
The 3, I really had a hard time finding a negative comment. The worst was about the touch strip on the side of your dominant hand being accidently trigged when you brush against it. But I saw that you can disable the touch part of it and have it be only triggered by the stylus. All the other bad comments were about wacom's customer service or some software on the cd being outdated. LOL...go figure, it's only 8 years old derrrrp!
So I thought about what it would be like to have to put a button the run my finger over a circular slider vs just running my finger or stylus over a touchstrip. The touchstrip sounded way faster and less fussy, I hope this proves correct. There's less buttons on the 3 for my nondominant hand while using the stylus, but then I don't think I need more than four buttons on one side really. Everything else would be on the other side, where I could assign stuff like "grow selection", "save", "deslect", or whatever.
Hehe, so its been 8 years I've had this Intuos2 and I bought it used on top of that!! Amazing how solid this thing runs. I hope that a step up will be worth it. Cost me about $200 for the newer used one. My original tablet cost $150. I like reasonably priced things ^^
6 years, 6 months ago
18 May 2012 06:44 CEST