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WacomIntuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium)
 
4.8

(based on 127 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Good control (49)
  • Increased productivity (47)
  • Natural feel (33)
  • Lightweight (32)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Charging time (3)

Best Uses

  • Photo editing (57)
  • Graphic artists (38)
  • Home office (10)
  • Camera (6)
  • Photoshop (6)
    • Tablet Size:
    • Just right (37), Large (4)
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (35)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (33), Personal (24)
    • Usability:
    • Simple controls (24), Simple enough (18)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (31), PC (26)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (26), Experienced (24), Business professional (19), Tech savvy (19), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't do without!

There is no substitute. With each new version Wacom improves upon their already brilliant piece of technology. There is absolutely no way you can edit photography without one. There are zealots who claim...Read complete review

There is no substitute. With each new version Wacom improves upon their already brilliant piece of technology. There is absolutely no way you can edit photography without one. There are zealots who claim otherwise, but that's only because they haven't used one yet. The infinite amount of detail with which you can control your editing in no way can a mouse compare. With this version, they even include a wifi kit which is absolutely perfect in every way! The customization allowed on this tablet is superior and makes your workflow so much more efficient, if you're not using one, you might as well be using an Etch-a-Sketch. Check out some of my tutorial videos on YouTube for a live example of how I use mine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great product, poor software

I have been using Wacom tablets for years. I purchased the Intuos Pro in January. I use it primarily for photo editing work.

Shortly after the purchase I started setting...Read complete review

I have been using Wacom tablets for years. I purchased the Intuos Pro in January. I use it primarily for photo editing work.

Shortly after the purchase I started setting up some of the more advanced features in the control panel software, like display mappings for each application, Express Keys, Touch Ring, Radial Menu, etc. It did not take long for me to discover issues with their software. Mapping settings were not persistent, and had to be re-mapped every time I rebooted. The Radial Menu only worked on Display 1, not 2.

I contacted support and they acknowledge these as issues and stated that future releases would rectify the problems. That was true, but I had to wait about 3 more months to see those fixes.

Just this month my wireless adapter died. I diid an RMA. The new unit seems to work, but it was a bear to setup. I ran into all types of issues getting the device to work. Finally got it working, but still today, when I am connect wirelessly, the Wacom preferences show "No Tablet Found" but the device works. And I can see the tablet in the control panel software (which is good).

The worst part of the whole scenario, is the disappearance of support. After the RMA they have not responded to a single request for additional help. That is quite surprising for a device they call "Pro".

Mac OS X 10.9.4
Wacom 6.3.8-2

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5.0

Why Did I Wait?

By Katie G

from Langley, BC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphic Artists
    • Photo Editing

    Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

    This Wacom tablet is great. I started with the Intuos small...wow is there ever a huge difference! I love the programmable buttons on the side of the pad, very handy and makes my workflow much quicker (I am a graphic designer and web designer).

    I really don't know why I didn't upgrade to this Pro Medium version sooner...if you are debating, I'd say go for it! It is well worth the money. I love how I no longer have to use a mouse because this has replaced the need for a mouse.

    Quite a wonderful product that I am very well pleased with. I cannot recommend it more!

    The pen feels comfortable in my hand and there is enough grip when you draw on the pad to make it feel natural. The eraser on the end of the pen is convenient and I use it often! I like the touch pad. it's easy to use.

    The active work area is large enough to not feel too crampy (like the Intuos small), it is more than enough for my needs!

    I would highly recommend this product over and over again!!

    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    excellent

    By photoagent

    from St. Paul

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphic Artists
      • Photo Editing

      Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

      Works great!

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

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      5.0

      A Welcome Update!

      By RWStudio

      from San Clemente, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphic Artists
        • Photo Editing

        Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

        After 7 years my Intuos 4 finally wore out... This Intuos Pro is a very welcome update. New feel is tactile and responsive on all levels. The footprint and form are sleek, and wireless is perfect! As a daily user of PS-CC, PP-CC, ID-CC this is exactly what I needed

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

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        5.0

        PERFECT

        By HZIANE

        from MOROCCO

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphic Artists
          • Photo Editing

          Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

          PERFECT

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

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          5.0

          One awesome tool

          By Ronbo

          from Mayberry, NC

          Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

          I love it, I should have thrown the mouse away years ago, this pen is a creative persons tool of choice. Don't get me wrong it does take time to set up the preferences just right on what button does what, but it is so customizable that's a breeze. Love it!

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          5.0

          New Wacom tablet user

          By Physics is fun

          from Corvallis, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Photo Editing

          Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

          I have seen other photographers use a tablet, a friend raves about his. I had used briefly a model from 5 years ago; it seemed nice but not that much of an improvement over a mouse. This new model does impress me. The programmable buttons and scroll wheel are quite handy. It will take some practice to get really comfortable with the tablet, but I am already very happy with its purchase. The wireless feaature makes it much easier to use.

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

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          5.0

          WHY??!!!

          By Mat Hayward

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphic Artists
            • Photo Editing

            Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

            Why did I wait so long to buy this brilliant tool? This tablet has increased overall productivity, speed and quality of my work. One of the best purchases I've made in the last couple of years.

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

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            5.0

            love it!

            By laura

            from pittsburgh, PA

            Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

            I had the intuos 4 prior to buying this tablet. It is so much better and worth the upgrade. Love it.

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            5.0

            Once you go digital you never go back

            By SeaGlass

            from ME

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Customizable
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Control
            • Increased Productivity
            • Lightweight
            • Long Cord
            • No Lag
            • Smooth
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Drawing Area Too Small
            • Expensive
            • Nibs Wear Down Easily

            Best Uses

            • Graphic Artists

            Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

            I am a digital artist (specifically focusing on painting renditions) so this review will be focused soley on the artistic aspects of the tablet. Note this is my first time writing a review. It is also my first time owning a tablet (I've relied on other digital mediums till now).
            The Intuos Pro professional pen & touch tablet Medium is as everything it claims to be, versatile to your preferences and easy to use. One would think not being able to see your hand on the screen itself would cause hand-eye cordination problems, but transition is surprisingly easy (or at least it was for me).
            The things I most liked about it is: lightweight, smooth, pen batteries are long lasting (I often spend many hours drawing a day), versatile in multiple functions to suit your preferences, be it photo editing, painting, or simply using it in place of a mouse. The sensitivity can be adjusted, touch can be turned on or off, can be used by left or right handed users, it's fully customizable. It's comfortable to have in your lap or desk, and with a little time is easy to figure out. It's also rather durable (I accidently sat on it, but it seems to be fine.)
            The things I least liked about it were: drawing area is too small (though zooming functions are available), the tablet itself is slightly large and in the way; not meant for a small or cluttered desk. The pen nips wore down too quickly for me, became sharp, I worried if it would end up scratching the screen in the long term. I have read up on this and some people experienced the same problem while others have not, whether it's a common issue or not is unknown to me. Besides a few flaws it is everything it needs to be and the problems it has are minuscule and easily over looked. Would recommend to any other artist that would like to get involved in the digital art world.

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

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            5.0

            Wonderful Tool, Much Better than aMouse!

            By James Salmons

            from Alexandria Minnesota

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphic Artists
              • Photo Editing

              Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

              While I bought this primarily to work with Photoshop, especially for things like detailed selections, after just a few days I am using it as a total mouse replacement. It probably cuts mousing time in half.

              The workmanship of the tablet is excellent. Setup is easy. Everything about it is top quality and it works like a charm.

              It has so many great feature like the popup menus that are all programmable for each software program you use that I can't write about them but recommend you go to the Wacom site and look at the basic tutorials.

              I only wish I had bought one long ago.

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

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              5.0

              Worth it

              By Brian

              from Virginia

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphic Artists
                • Photo Editing

                Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                I was on the fence for a long time before purchasing this. I couldn't justify, in my mind, paying for something that I viewed as just a "luxury" when there were other things I may of needed instead. I was wrong – I only wish I would have bought it earlier.

                Like most other reviewers have said, it takes a bit of getting used to, but it is definitely worth it. Editing photos is much easier and feels both natural and more precise. Sure, I can still edit quite well with a mouse or trackpad, but the comfort, speed and ease of the tablet is far superior.

                The biggest hurdle after buying this was getting all the custom settings and shortcuts programed in. It is easy to do, but hard to decide what you want and need. It is one of those things that you don't know what you want or need until after you use it a while and re-learn your workflow with the tablet and express keys.

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

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                5.0

                From Mouse to Tablet

                By Mike - Sound Designer

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Control
                • Increased Productivity
                • Lightweight
                • Mappable Buttons
                • Relieves Wrist Pain

                Cons

                • Some Scrolling Issues

                Best Uses

                • Sound Editing

                Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                I've used many mice in the past, recently the Vertical Mouse 4 (the cable died on three different mice so I had to stop using them) and then the Handshoe mouse, which I still use and love. But I had been recommended the Wacom tablet method from people I know who use computers for post-film workflows. I use my Wacom within Pro Tools and have been loving the new feel. I certainly am not as fast as I used to be on the mouse, but I can tell that I will improve my skills with the interface soon enough to match my speed on the mouse. I love the mappable keys on the pen and the tablet which save me tons of time during sound editing. Overall I really dig the device. My biggest gripe with the device is specifically in Pro Tools (so it might be more of a pro tools issue) but scrolling horizontally is atrocious in comparison to scrolling on the mouse scroll wheel. I'm not sure why it's so bad, but it is specific to Wacom's scrolling implementation. I've found workarounds but it certainly could be better.

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

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                5.0

                Loving this tablet

                By Cachacojax

                from Jacksonville, florida

                Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                Adios mouse. I don't know why I waited so long to get the Wacom Intuous Pro. I do photo retouching and having this tablet has made this task much easier. In particular, the ability to use the pressure sensitive pen has opened a new realm of possibilities.

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                5.0

                Amazing Quality, Perfect Size!

                By Kiguru

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphic Artists

                  Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                  I bought this for my boyfriend as an upgrade from a 4 year old Intuos Pro small, the difference is unimaginable. He absolutely loves it and is able to draw so much faster with the size difference. I'd highly recommend getting the bag, just to keep track of the cords and pen since I know every artist loses it more than twice while working with it. He is able to draw much faster with the size difference, and at first I wasn't sure how big it was going to be, but it is the perfect size where it is big, but not anywhere near too big to become a burden.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great gear

                  By Zanotti

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphic Artists
                    • Home Office
                    • Photo Editing
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                    The Intuos Pro Medium is really a great acquisition. Installed the drive and plugged it to my iMac and thats it.
                    I am not a professional user, however I just played with the Photoshop CC this weekend and could have an idea on all its potential.
                    The pressure sensitivity works fine. better than I could imagine.
                    The touch property makes it able to you use the tablet in the place of the mouse very easily. Obviously that it was not bought for that, but the possibilities are endless.
                    The express keys and the rotation menu gives you chances to simplify your workflow a lot.
                    Thanks.

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

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                    5.0

                    Wacom tablet

                    By Doug

                    from Greensboro NC

                    Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                    Starting to acquire pain ( hand) with major amount of mouse clicking ( photo editing). Takes some getting use to ,but well worth it. I originally ordered large tablet . Mistake for me. B-H exchanged & credited my card with no problems.

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                    4.0

                    Great product

                    By Mark905

                    from Atlanta Georgia.

                    Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                    I use with photoshop. Upgraded from smaller size. Excellent product. Bluetooth definitely the way to go

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                    5.0

                    The perfect tool for retouching!!!

                    By Photography by Mauricio A. Urena

                    from Miami, Florida

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphic Artists
                      • Home Office
                      • Photo Editing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                      This product was a special recomendation from Jeff Cable Photography, before this I was using a Bamboo Tablet, but the huge possibilities of configuration of this product is INSANE!!! You can have whatever configuration you want wich each program like Lightroom or PS and it is very easy to do it.

                      I can now retouch an image without using the keyword or mouse at all!!!

                      You can reduce your editing time a lot with this tool and also have more precisions in your editing.

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

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                      5.0

                      FANTASTIC GRAPHICS TOOL!

                      By danyellowish

                      from Dothan, AL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphic Artists
                      • Photo Editing

                      Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                      At first, it feels a bit awkward but I quickly started loving it. This device is a time saver! I just started using this so I have a long way to go. I am using the pen tool and tablet to navigate everything on my desktop right now only to get used to using the pen tool. I don't ahve musch experience but it isn't intimidating at all. I have an iPad to search for "how to" videos on YouTube and play videos while doing on the tablet at the same time. You'll love this product!

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

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                      5.0

                      Works better than expected.

                      By Taconite

                      from Duluth, MN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Increased Productivity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photo Editing

                        Comments about Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium):

                        I don't use all of its features to its fullest potential however I do use in Lightroom and Photoshop and I find that works flawlessly while speeding up my workflow. I really couldn't ask for more.

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

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