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WacomIntuos4 Digital Tablet (Small)
 
4.7

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good control (73)
  • Increased productivity (57)
  • Lightweight (57)
  • Natural feel (55)
  • Easy to use (32)

Cons

  • Drawing area too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Graphic artists (50)
  • Photo editing (38)
  • Home office (25)
  • Travel (17)
  • Photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (41), Experienced (29), Novice (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (16), Personal (16)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (21), PC (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Even more AMAZING than I was expecting!

I am a photographer who has been wanting a tablet for some time. So I finally just bought this. I had heard how great these tablets were from a few others, so I...Read complete review

I am a photographer who has been wanting a tablet for some time. So I finally just bought this. I had heard how great these tablets were from a few others, so I was expecting it to be pretty great. However, when I got it out and started using it -- IT BLEW ME AWAY!!! It is SO AMAZING! I love the incredible sensitivity to pen pressure...being able to draw a hairline stroke up to as thick as my brush setting in one fluid movement is just awesome. And for me, one of the most useful abilities is to dodge/burn different parts of the picture by simply pushing harder/softer without having to mess with the exposure level. I am totally in love with this new tablet!!!

I also want to add this: this is my first tablet experience, but I found the Intuos 4 VERY EASY to customize, yet extremely versatile. I am amazed at just how custom it can really be.

I was also concerned about the fact that my monitor is not the same aspect ratio as the tablet, but it hasn't seemed to matter at all. What I draw is what I get.

I can't think of any negatives -- it is awesome.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware!!!

3 things:
Drivers crash on Windows
Surface sheet is to rough
Replacement nibs are too soft and expensive.

Wacom may be waiting for the released of Intuos5 to solve...Read complete review

3 things:
Drivers crash on Windows
Surface sheet is to rough
Replacement nibs are too soft and expensive.

Wacom may be waiting for the released of Intuos5 to solve the problems.
Customers are complaining on Wacom Customer Care Forums and signing petitions to Wacom CEO... but these are not working.

1 solution to 2 problems:
Let Wacom replace the surface sheet with the Intuos3 surface (not available after one year of petitions).
Or be prepared to wear-out nibs every week and stick a hand-made surface over your beautifull high-tech device.

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4.0

Great gift for a design student

By KM from Toronto

from Toronto, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

Although I have no hands on experience, I did do a lot of research and the Intuos4 was the standard at the time.

Since then, I believe the Intuos5 has been released with more features.

The gift recipient seemed very happy and greatful.

So as a gift... it did its job!

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4.0

Intous 5 SMALL is Pertect

By RonAtchley

from Lincolnton, NC

About Me Professional

Pros

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

Cons

  • Hard to see black keys

Best Uses

  • Home Office
  • Photo Editing
  • Travel

Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

Just purchased the Wacom Intous 5 SMALL for Photoshop CS6. Thought about the medium tablet but after trying both of them the small was a great fit for me. Its size fits great on my desk and the 4x6 area is all you need for retouching photographs. The larger tablets I had to move the pen around the tablet to far. I am a professional photographer of over 35 years.
Oh ye. Really easy to use and precise.

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

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4.0

Good, but hard getting used to

By Jenwhistle

from Fort Worth, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Increased Productivity
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Graphic Artists

Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

I am a casual artist and was looking for something easy to use and do what I was looking for. It indeed does what I was looking for. However, the ease of use, not so much. It also is very sensitive and hard to navigate menus. However, the power of this tablet makes up for it.

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

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5.0

Improved my wrist

By Cindy

from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photo Editing

    Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

    I use this tablet with Photoshop to edit photos and it has helped tremendously to ease the wrist and arm pain I had from mouse clicking. I love this tablet! It has a bit of a learning curve but I could use it right away.

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

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    4.0

    Great tablet for the money

    By Colt

    from Az

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Control
    • Increased Productivity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photo Editing

      Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

      I got this tablet for photo editing, and like other reviews of the small Intuos 4 stated, it is perfect for this purpose. If you were sketching, I would say the larger models would work better. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was I wish it had the lit button descriptions like the larger models.
      I use this tablet with a 17" laptop (on my lap),so the compact size is perfect.

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

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      5.0

      Its really a good deal,

      By Chris

      from The land Taxes and Lying politicians

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Drawing Area Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

        I use it for work and home us. Find it pretty darn nice. Great software programs with it also.Made really well and pretty smart the power plug is a little goofy, but ill live. The pad area should be a little bigger and they do make it.

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

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        5.0

        The best tool for photo retouching

        By RiccardoGp

        from Italy

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Control
        • Increased Productivity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo Editing

          Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

          I previously owned aTrust basic tabled, updated to the Bamboo and now the Intuos 4 ... This is the ultimate tool for photo retouching. The essential part that every serious digital photographer should have for developing the RAW files.It has numerous extra functions that makes its use easy and efficient, like that it can be personalized for each of the programs you use, so I end up using it with almost all the softwares on my Mac ...

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

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          5.0

          Exactly what I wnated/needed!

          By Brittany

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Office
            • Photo Editing
            • Travel

            Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

            I use this product in my classes and to retouch photos. The pin is great for detailed work.

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

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            5.0

            Exceptional!

            By Jt

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphic Artists
              • Photo Editing
              • Travel

              Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

              Love this design - such a small footprint on my desk, and the functionality is fantastic. The accuracy with Wacom is excellent, as always. A great buy.

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

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              5.0

              Perfect for my needs

              By Len

              from Wenatchee washington

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Editing

                Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                Works great with photoshop .size is not an issue with me, rather, a benicia due to my work space. Can't think of any negative issues.

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

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                5.0

                Productivity & More

                By DaveG

                from Onatrio CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Control
                • Increased Productivity

                Cons

                • Drawing Area Too Small

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                  The wheel is super cool for quickly changing brush size and rotating your image for easier pen stroke angles with your wrist. The pen is so cool I already hate the mouse haha. The area might be a little small but the price made this one more appealing.

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

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                  5.0

                  Not your mommas' mouse

                  By Pics By Paris

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adobe program friendly
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Control
                  • Increased Productivity
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adobe Photoshop
                    • Graphic Artists
                    • Home Office
                    • Photo Editing

                    Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                    Warning!: you thought you had a great mouse for the high price of $50.00. Ha, Ha. So did I...up till now. Having used Adobe Photoshop for over 5 years now, I steadily bought mouse after mouse looking for the help I needed with photoshop. Forget it, it doesn't exist until you buy this. What a difference in usage, speed, and more. Worth every dollar. Hours of time saved and more accuracy when using the pen which is also provided. Can't wait to get the larger tablet.

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

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                    5.0

                    great things come in small packages!!

                    By graphicsgirl

                    from hamilton,on

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphic Artists
                      • Home Office
                      • Photo Editing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                      I bought the intuos4 small tablet for my graphic design class thinking it was just another "thing" we needed. when i started using it i noticed so many interesting features and details I could add to my drawings! its the easiest thing to use too! insert the disk and instal and plug in the usb - DONE! I love how easy and portable it is and that i can use it as a mouse pad too! the only thing i would say isn't my favourite is that it takes a while to get used to it.

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

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                      4.0

                      Precision

                      By Francois

                      from Saint-Hyacinthe Québec Canada

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Control

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo Editing

                      Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                      For use with Photoshop cs5

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

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                      5.0

                      This tablet is life changing!!!

                      By Kim

                      from Toronto, ON

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Control
                      • Increased Productivity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Office
                        • Photo Editing

                        Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                        I'm a fashion and beauty photographer, so I spend quite a bit of time retouching skin. Doing it with a mouse was alright, but having a tablet makes it so much easier and more precise. I'd compare it to trying to type your name on a keyboard with your chin, as opposed to using your fingers. Intricate details are so much easier to manage, and it just lends an entirely different look and feel to the finished image. Holding the pen is a lot gentler on my wrist, I found, when retouching for long periods of time. If you're serious about photoshop or retouching, you'll definitely want to consider adding this to your toolbox!

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

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                        4.0

                        "Name of Intuos is enough to buy "

                        By Mazhar Khan

                        from Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Drawing Area Too Small

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphic Artists
                        • Photo Editing

                        Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                        Great too for Professionals & Kid Both can be satisfied

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

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                        5.0

                        Amazing Product

                        By LM

                        from New York, New York

                        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 Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                          I use the product for image editing for my photography business.

                          The programmable short cut keys are great for memories the features I use the most. I also love that the pen came with different tips to help with precision of the work when working on small details.

                          I have no complaints about this product.

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

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                          5.0

                          fabulous product

                          By butterfly

                          from USA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphic Artists
                          • Home Office
                          • Photo Editing
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                          Outstanding product, great for travel and fits easily into any laptop bag. Small size and great results!Plenty of room to work, really does great for photo editing, drawing and design work.

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

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                          5.0

                          Perfect for me

                          By Moses45

                          from Peoria, Illinois

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Control
                          • Increased Productivity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphic Artists
                            • Photo Editing

                            Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                            I originally bought this for use with Adobe Illustrator but I find it useful for touching up and enhancing photos also. The small size tablet is plenty big for at home use and doesnt take up a lot of desk space. Once you usr it you wont go back to a mouse!!

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

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                            5.0

                            Intuos4 Tablet Awesome for PhotoShop

                            By Tom

                            from Orange Park, FL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Control
                            • Natural Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photo Editing

                              Comments about Wacom Intuos4 Digital Tablet (Small):

                              I replaced an Intuos2 tablet with the Intuos4. Much better tablet. Love the brush size and zoom ring with the function buttons. More sensitive then the Intuos2 and I love the hover position feature. The small is perfect for my working area. Also love the left or right hand user feature.

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

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