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Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large)

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Product Highlights
  • Ambidextrous Design
  • Programmable ExpressKeys & Touch Ring
  • 12 x 19.2" (30.5 x 48.8cm) Active Area

The Intuos4 Digital Tablet from Wacom is a digital tablet, designed for use by digital artists and photographers. Ideal for use with imaging applications such as Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop, the tablet allows you to manipulate images with a digital pen: ergonomically identical to a traditional ink pen.

The Intuos4 is capable of recording 2048 levels of pressure, giving it the ability to recognize extremely subtle pressure for light brush strokes. It features a bank of customizable ExpressKeys and a finger-sensitive Touch Ring for enhanced control. These controls are located on one side of the tablet, in a symmetrical layout. This allows you to rotate the tablet 180°, giving equal functionality to both lefties and righties.

US residents who purchase this tablet are entitled to additional software from Wacom. You can download Nik Color Efex Pro WE6 and Wacom Brushes 3.0, both of which require Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to function. You are also entitled to your choice of two out of the following three options: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac & Windows, Autodesk SketchBook Express 2010, and Corel Painter Sketch Pad. This allows you to choose the software that best suits your needs. All software is accessed via download from Wacom's web site.

Extra large size is great for those who need the most workspace available; this is Wacom's largest tablet, with 218.4 square inches of workspace
Sensitive tablet can recognize 2048 levels of pressure, starting at a single gram
Illuminated ExpressKeys are programmable, giving you ready access to frequently used program functions
Touch Ring can be configured to control up to 4 functions in each application
Ambidextrous design is great for righties and lefties alike
Slim-profile tablet features gently sloping palm rests and a cordless battery-free pen for ergonomic bliss
Interchangeable pen nibs include standard, flex, stroke, and hard felt
Weighted pen stand holds both the pen and extra nibs
Includes 5-button mouse that uses the tablet surface as a mousepad
Active Area 12 x 19.2" (30.5 x 48.8cm)
Pressure Levels 2048
Tilt Range ±60°
Accuracy &plumn;0.01" (0.25mm)
Resolution 5080lpi
Maximum Data Rate 200pps
Computer Interface USB
System & Software Requirements Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista; Mac OS X 10.4.8
Tablet Dimensions 24.5 x 1.1 x 18.2" (62.2 x 2.8 x 46.2cm)
Weight 7.7 lb (3.5kg)
Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large)
  • Mouse
  • Grip Pen
  • Pen Stand
  • 5 x Standard Nibs
  • Flex Nib
  • Stroke Nib
  • 3 x Hard Felt Nibs
  • Nib Extractor
  • 8.2' (2.5 m) USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation CD with Driver Software and Electronic User Manual
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    WacomIntuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large)
     
    5.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good control (9)
    • Natural feel (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Increased productivity (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphic artists (8)
      • Photo editing (6)
      • Home office (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

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      5.0

      Awesome Digital Tablet replaces my mouse

      By Bryan

      from Royal Oak Michigan

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Control
      • Increased Productivity
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphic Artists
        • Home Office
        • Photo Editing

        Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

        I am an Illustrator and do not have a mouse hooked up to my system. I use the tablet full time to do retouching in photoshop, illustration with Painter and edit spreadsheets in Excel. The pen surface has a nice tooth to it and the extra large size allows a 1 to 1 ratio when I draw and paint freehand. I like the features, the buttons and the interchangeability of the pen nibs. This tablet works well with Mac OS 10.8 , Mountain Lion .

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Keep my artist husband happy!

        By Judi the wife

        from Marion, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphic Artists
          • Photo Editing

          Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

          My husband is getting back into his art after retirement. He LOVES this. I gave it to him for Christmas.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          The perfect tool

          By ImaJenn

          from Gatineau Quebec

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Control
          • Increased Productivity
          • Natural Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphic Artists
            • Photo Editing

            Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

            Been on the market for similar tools for months, finally made the jump with this outstanding tablet. Quick to configure, it is perfect for picture retouching and drawing.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great Digital Tablet

            By Web Dude

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Control
            • Increased Productivity
            • Natural Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphic Artists
              • Home Office
              • Photo Editing

              Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

              I use the Wacom Extra Large Tablet for Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter 12, it performs better than my small tablet. More percise, great lines as if I were drawing on a piece of paper with a pencil, also great for digital painting. I have dual monitors, the keyboard in front of one and the Wacom tablet in front of the other monitor. The digital display and buttons are great for the work I do, so I do not need to go to the keyboard for the ctrl, alt buttons, making it a smart design and great work enivornment.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Its cool - I like it

              By Chris D

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Editing

                Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

                I'm brand new to using a tablet but this thing is so simple its amazing. I'm using it directly with Adobe Photoshop and really appreciate the dexterity that the pen allows when editing pictures.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                intuos 4 XL

                By Michelle

                from Boulder, CO

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Control
                • Natural Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphic Artists

                  Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

                  I use this tablet for digital life drawing. I am a traditionally trained artist so I am used to working standing up. I place the tablet on an easel and it feels similar to drawing on a large piece of paper.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By LAXman

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Control
                  • Increased Productivity
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Feel

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • DAW controller
                  • Graphic Artists
                  • Home Office
                  • MIDI file editing
                  • Music recording
                  • Photo Editing

                  Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

                  This is my first tablet, but it is a great device. I use it for more than Adobe CS5 and Nik Software. It is a great tool for editing MIDI files other other sound files in Cubase. It seems like I can find a way to use it with any software -- the pen even makes surfing the web easier.

                  It defaults to absolute positioning which was new for me, but I got used to it quickly. I really like absolute positioning with the pen because you can train your hand to go to specific locations on the tablet to execute commands quickly -- its almost like another set of "hot keys".

                  The writing recognition software that comes with the tablet is cool and works well, but I don't use it too much. It has a virtual keyboard that appears when you hover the pen (a.k.a. mouse-over) over a certain spot on the screen. I don't use that too much either because I keep my keyboard within reach to use the two devices concurrently.

                  I bought the XL size because I wanted the surface area for drawing with Adobe Illustrator. I didn't expect this, but I find it very valuable to use the bigger tablet with dual monitors. It provides ample surface area for each monitor. I use the tablet at a designated work surface with a desktop computer so the large size and lack of portability is not an issue. If someone wants to use one with a laptop or has limited space, I could see where the XL tablet would be too large. Also, depending on how you are using it, the larger tablet requires more arm and hand movement to accomplish tasks when configured to absolute cursor positioning. A smaller tablet would likely cause less strain for repetative tasks.

                  I use it with Windows 7 64-bit and upgraded to Windows 7 when I installed the tablet so I have no experience with it in prior versions of Windows.

                  I'm thinking a getting a second, smaller tablet to use with my laptop for work. This is a definite "must have" input/navigation device!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Has taken my work to a new dimension

                  By rmb

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Control
                  • Increased Productivity
                  • Natural Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphic Artists
                    • Home Office
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

                    pros: size, ease of installation, accuracy, flexibility
                    cons: desktop real estate (see under pros), i.e. it takes up space but that space makes it useful to me.

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                    5.0

                    Big price but quality is here

                    By Micael

                    from Joliette, QC

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Big
                    • Good Control
                    • Increased Productivity
                    • Natural Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphic Artists
                      • Home Office

                      Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Extra Large):

                      I'm using this tablet on 4 widescreens 22"+ monitors. Instead of buying several tablets, I got all-in-one :)
                      Plus, even if the tablet is "too big" for the work you need to do, you can resize the active area, Wacom has done a great job with its software solution.

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