• Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
  • Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
  • Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
  • Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
  • Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
  • Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black
Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black

Wacom (PTH860P) Intuos Pro Paper Edition digital graphic drawing tablet for Mac or PC, Large, New Model, Black

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  • Paper-to-digital ability lets you capture editable versions of your pen-on-paper sketches completely digital from start to finish and export as raster or vector files. 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking with new Pro Pen 2 technology
  • System Requirements: USB port, Windows 7 or later (64bit), Mac OS 10.10 or later, Bluetooth Classic for wireless connection to PC or Mac, Bluetooth LE for wireless connection to mobile devices (in paper mode),Internet connection to download driver and Software.
  • The Paper Edition consists of the new Intuos Pro tablet & Pro Pen 2 combined with a detachable Paper Clip and a Finetip (gel) Pen for sketching on paper
  • Connect tablet to your Mac or PC without paper, using the Pro Pen 2 and it works as a regular Wacom Intuos Pro
  • Super-slim tablet design with a more compact footprint (16.8 x 11.2) and larger active area than previous models (12.1 x 8.4). Size Large: 430 x 287 x 8 millimeter / 16.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 inch, Weight Large: 1300g/ 2.86 pounds

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Pen Pressure Does not work properly with Windows 10 and Adobe products. Tech support horrible. I ordered a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet on Jan 1, 2016. I specifically wanted it to use with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom two of the most popular applications for a tablet with pen pressure control. I quickly noticed problems controlling both the sliders in Adobe software and having pen pressure at the same time. With some troubleshooting I found that with Windows Ink ON I had pen pressure, but I could not control the sliders w/o problems. If I turned Windows Ink OFF I could control the sliders but lost the pen pressure. It is unacceptable to have to keep going back and forth when working within Photoshop or Lightroom.I spent weeks on the phone with Wacom tech support. Convinced it was a computer, operating system or driver problem they had me uninstall and reinstall the Wacom driver, and Adobe applications multiple times. They also had me set all the parameters in Adobe back to default. Nothing worked. Then they tried to get me to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows 10. I refused to do that at that time, but I have done so since. I had also tried this on multiple computers all running Windows 10. I finally had to make a video of want was happening before they believed me. After all that I got a call from tech support who said Wacom engineers confirmed the problem was a compatibility problem with Microsoft and it was a top priority to get fixed. After waiting several months w/o a fix and still unable to use the tablet the way I wanted I returned it. I kept touch with tech support for about 6 months and they said still no fix. In November of 2017 I saw that Wacom had released a new 2107 version of the tablet, so I purchased one. I really want this to work. To my utter amazement I still have the same problem with Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. After all this time (TWO YEARS) being a top priority fix it is still not fixed! After much thought I decided to keep it just because there are times when pen pressure it is really nice in Adobe products. But I primarily use my mouse. Although I do not own an Apple product I believe it works fine with them. I think this was made for Apple and Wacom tried to create a driver to would work with Windows, They failed.This time tech support told me this was an Adobe problem and I needed to address it with them. Adobe did not answer my request because they know it is a problem. My expectation is that Wacom, Adobe, and Microsoft work together to fix this problem. But they are not willing to do that. If you use Adobe, Windows 10 and pen pressure you need to consider if this is worth it. It could be a good product when you need pen pressure in Adobe products. 1Hardware okay, software awful. Consider other brands. Art software used: PaintToolSAI versions 1 and 2The hardware is nice. I like that the buttons are capacitive and a tooltip shows on screen to tell you what your fingers are on (which stops being useful once you memorise the functions anyway). The tablet feels solidly built, and the stylus is light and comfortable.I haven't been able to use the bluetooth though, so I don't know how stable that is. The USB Type-C cable however works well.I also don't have any complaints for the accuracy of the digitizer. Though I have no way to try the tilt function. It seems to work as well as my Bamboo Fun.HOWEVER.The surface of the tablet and the nib of the stylus hold it all back. By making them both replaceable, you'd think the product would be better and have a longer lifetime, but this is the opposite.Years later and the surface of my Bamboo Fun is still smooth and free of anything but cosmetic scratches that don't affect the feel of using the tablet. The nibs could be better, they could rotate like the ones on the Intuos Pro M, but so far they don't wear out that fast, and the feel of using them stays pretty consistent, something that's crucial with drawing digital. Taking away all the variables except the artist's skill.The Intuos Pro M starts off way too sticky. It took me a bit to get used to. The surface is much softer than my other tablet's.By extension, the standard nibs are also softer. So what do you think happened? The tablet surface abraded the stylus nib away until it was sharp enough to start doing damage back to the tablet. A month later and the centre has developed a shiny spot. Now that spot is mirror-like as the surface has worn away. All in the span of a few months of occasional light use. I'm not even pressing hard on the stylus. I have the pressure turned down to AVOID damaging the surface.The consistency of the friction also changes across the whole tablet. It's smoother in the middle, and gets stickier towards the edges due to my gloved hand basically polishing the surface.Not to mention the nibs have changed in shape since the last generation. Why they needed to? I don't know. But now you have less options and types of nibs to choose from.Now to the software.The driver is GOD AWFUL. I have not had a worse driver than this with any hardware. Even the Bamboo Fun's driver runs flawlessly compared to the turd that powers this significantly newer and more expensive device.Every single session begins with a ritual. The driver has to be restarted every time the tablet is plugged in, or my PC wakes from sleep mode by opening services.exe, finding the driver, and hitting restart. Though now even this doesn't work. I have to stop the driver, then start it.Can Wacom not even program a driver that can run reliably? It seems every hardware company who's product I've used has no issue managing this. And I've been told by a friend that uses a similar Wacom product that she has the exact same problem.Easy fix right? I can manage that.DID I TELL YOU THAT THIS COMPANY IS THE INDUSTRY LEADER WITH THEIR PRODUCTS AND THAT THIS TABLET IS $350USD? Even the clones seem to run better.Pretty bloody awful for a company that everyone looks up to.But that's not all. Installing the recent update completely broke the cursor alignment in SAI, and I have commissions that people are paying me to complete. I had to roll back to the previous version since none of the buried "Fix broken Wacom driver issue" settings in the SAI .cfg files got rid of the issue.Not to mention today the driver decided to spice things up a little BY DELETING MY SETTINGS. I have to reconfigure my tablet once again from the ground up with the hopes that I can get the same feel back without wasting the part of the day when I'm the most awake and able to work efficiently.But the software has a backup feature for just such a situation!Yes. I did backup my settings. I was smart.But you forget an important detail? Wacom is not smart anymore it seems, because the backup doesn't work with the version of the driver that I have. Yep. Settings that don't change across versions cannot be backed up once and kept for when the bombs start dropping.What if I updated and had my settings wiped, then tried to use the backup? And that's just a scenario that makes sense. I just had my settings disappear from the face of the earth for no reason. I hadn't changed anything at all with the software.If you want a frustration-free experience. Stay well away from Wacom.There are a whole bunch of similar tablets from other brands that are quite similar for less money. Do your research and learn about the different options.This product seems to have been designed to get more money out of you by making you purchase new surfaces and nibs every few months.Not to mention the huge flaws in the software that haven't been fixed months and updates later. I can't recommend this tablet with the software being in the state that it is. 2Planned Obsolescence in a Tablet Very disappointing. I decided it was time to upgrade from my Wacom Intuos 3 which I had used for many, many years and love it. I stuck with Wacom and got this one, the Intuos Pro. I had read some reviewers saying that the surface of the tablet was wearing down their pen nibs quickly and I thought they couldn't be true; after all, my Intuos 3 never, NEVER had worn down any of my nibs in the years I had it.It turns out the reviewers were right. After hardly even an hour of use, the nib on the pen had a flattened edge on it.I was very disappointed, and very frustrated, and I hesitate to use the pad until I can find a solution to this problem. Some people say the solution is to keep using the pad how it is and replace the nibs, but that's not a solution. Wacom shouldn't get more business because they provide parts that degrade quickly, they should have realized from the start that texturing a drawing surface was a bad idea. The developers, Wacom, claim that the texture is to give drawing a more natural feel, like writing on paper. It does, but to the extent that drawing on it is truly like writing on paper: your pen nib will file down to a point and you'll need to "sharpen" it by replacing it.The tablet comes with the latest generation pressure pen, which feels and looks nice; and a housing for the pen which also hides about 10 replacement nibs (6 plastic and 4 felt) which is very cool. The tablet can even detect touch controls if you choose to turn those on, and charges an internal battery so it can be used wirelessly.It's a neat tablet, but it was designed to wear down pen tips which are essential to using it, and I cannot agree to that being a wise thing to do so I'm leaving the product 2 stars. I really want to give it more, and I really would, but they need to change the surface.Wacom sells "texture sheets" separately which will alter the surface of the pad. Why didn't they keep the default tablet as smooth as the Intuos 3 pad was and give people the chance to add texture later? The sheets come in Rough, Medium, and Smooth, but even the Smooth option has grit to it which does not stop the tip wear but merely prolongs it. The surfaces all act like sandpaper for the plastic nibs, just in various grades. I can only imagine how long a tip would last on the Rough texture.I'm disappointed Wacom! The smooth texture was perfect on the older models, why did you put a texture on the base product?? Now I'm left with no choice but to try other products until I can find a solution for this one. I want to use this tablet, but I'd sooner put a sheet of acrylic over top of it before I needlessly file down my pen nibs.Pen nibs shouldn't be like lead in a pencil, or ink in a pen. I shouldn't have to change them often (after mere hours of work!). I should have to change them when I need a different experience, when the tip that's in doesn't feel quite right for what I need. Not because the surface I draw on wears them down. Not because bits of them get scraped off like graphite on paper. I can only believe that Wacom knew what they were doing, knew that their customers would need to keep replacing their nibs, when they released this tablet. 2For a new user: Great. Upgrading?: Not worth the price. Pros:1) It's very lightweight and beautiful. High class design, wonderful to hold and carry (even the large version). The back is completely metal, so it can be extremely cold at times.2) Native wireless (doesn't need the Wacom wireless accessory kit like previous models). The bluetooth works well and never dropped and did not have any noticeable lag.3) The new pen uses 8000+ pressure sensitivity levels.4) Native touch support.5) Touch has excellent palm rejection.6) The new pen stand is incredibly cool, very well designed, has a great weight to it.Cons:1) If you're not a new user and you have your programs set up with specific pressure curves or you're used to using brushes with a specific amount of pressure, you will have to recalibrate every. single. brush. to be able to do the same work with the same general feel. However, stippling work is easier than ever as even lighter strokes are possible.2) If you use the Wacom Art Pen (the one that has rotation sensitivity) you will have to deal with either losing the new pressure levels, or deal with losing the rotation. I chose the rotation in the end, as the sensitivity levels are BARELY noticeable, at best.3) The surface sheet is ROUGH. It's not even the "rough" surface that Wacom offers (or rather, will offer, as the new surface sheets are unavailable at this time). Using the standard nib (not even the felt one) feels like writing with a Sharpie on cardboard.4) The amount of drag the new nibs and surface sheet produce really slow down production times if you're used to doing very light, quick strokes.5) Also the amount of drag from the nibs and surface sheet absolutely destroy the nibs. I have a very light touch and have never had to replace a Wacom nib in the 14 years I've used their tablets, a single nib on this new sheet was completely eaten within 2 weeks of use- and most of the time I ended up using the Art Pen and not the new pen, anyway. Maybe 9 hours total use and it was absolutely destroyed. It's very likely using the felt nibs would be even worse- and they don't offer a pack of the new nibs in the store yet, either- by the time they do, I'm afraid every nib would have been completely used up.6) Touch doesn't work correctly in most programs. Photoshop's touch abilities are the best so far, picking up the difference between a rotate and a zoom gesture quickly, but most other programs don't quite work as expected. Not exactly a problem with the tablet itself, but with the driver and compatibility with different apps.7) As of right now (Early Feb 2017), the driver has some issues and causes some significant lag at times. This is wired, not on bluetooth. A stroke will take a moment to pick up, and at times, will freeze a program like Photoshop for seconds at a time before registering. Using an earlier driver and a different pen fixes these issues, so it's definitely unique to the new model.8) The side buttons, while aesthetically pleasing, are extremely difficult to use while not looking at the tablet as you can barely feel them on the tablet- my work process was slowed significantly just hunting for my shortcut buttons. The touch ring is fine, though.9) The nibs themselves feel extremely cheap and flimsy and only come in two varieties: felt and standard. No rubber tipped or spring nibs. Old nibs will not work in the new pen. New nibs fall out sometimes and need to be pushed back in every once in a while. The nibs in general are the major problem spot I see with this new model.10) Any old accessories do not work with the new pen (the larger grip, for example). The new pen has a different size and shape and Wacom currently does not offer any alternate grips for the new pen.11) The new pen, while lighter, feels significantly cheaper. The pen's side button rattles if you shake it and has an extremely light actuation weight- you can accidentally press it just by shaking the pen.12) 500$. Perhaps the Paper model might be worth it, but the new "regular" model is just not worth the price tag to upgrade if you're already using an older model Intuos Pro. Or even an older Intuos standard.All in all, if you're looking to upgrade from a Pen and Touch/Bamboo/older, smaller, hobbyist tablets- this will be a pretty nice upgrade, if you can stand the fact that you're likely looking at a big price tag of nib replacements over the years. But if you're already an Intuos Pro/Intuos user, then this model is absolutely not worth the price. 2Software problems since release, still not fixed. I purchased this in January 2018. Ever since I've been having issues with modifier keys appearing to be stuck while using the pen (Mac OS). I have contacted Wacom multiple times, and uninstalled/installed the software per their instructions. This has been going on for 9 months now. They have confirmed it is a software issue so a new tablet would not fix the problem. There is still no fix 9 months later. They informed me there is no ETA for a fix either. So... that's it. I paid for a brick tablet and Wacom can't help. Do not buy this model or any Wacom model which uses these drivers. 1intuos pro(blems) i bought this because my intuos 5 was starting to fall apart and i was suspecting that the pen was going bad. i didn't really like some of the features of the intuos 5 (the membrane that covers the buttons was peeling off with no way to re-affix it, and the surface cover could not be replaced) so i just went ahead and upgraded to this.i am kinda wishing that my intuos 5 held out a bit longer.pros:- this thing is solid. the whole device feels nice and well built. probably one of the better built tablets i've ever had.- operates very well.* driver installation went smoothly. does a great job in all my art programs.**- being able to change out the surface is a HUGE plus and a big reason i took a chance with this model. i used to have and intuos 2 and 3 and they both could have their surface sheets replaced. the 5 could not, and it suffered for it. i wore the surface smooth from use and accidental damage from an object falling and shattering on it created scratches that were hard to ignore.- like all of wacom's products, the settings are highly customizable.cons:- * **there are a LOT of weird bugs and behaviors with the driver that i can't get to the bottom of. one of the most annoying is this tendency to "hesitate" in regular intervals when starting a stroke in clip studio paint. another time it suddenly and randomly didn't want to recognize the pen and i had to restart the driver. sometimes pressure sensitivity flickers in photoshop. sometimes the pen stops working all together. these problems are fairly random and inconsistent (sometimes they happen, then they won't next time i load up the program) which makes them all the more frustrating. i've had to stop work and reboot programs/the driver/the computer more times than i care for in the short amount of time i've owned this device. hoping very much i can find some fixes for these because they seriously get in the way of productivity.- the pen is pretty light (not a con, but i am used to the weightier pro pen 1) and the bottom button on the pen feels like it is getting snagged/sticks a little when pressed.- the surface tooth is nice but it is WAY too rough. i wore out one nib the first day i had it. i've attached an image of a new nib after one day of work. the sensitivity of the device makes it so i do not have to press hard, but it makes no difference. maybe these surface sheets are meant to last but i am not happy that i will need to drop another 40$ for different sheet just to save my nibs. i actually like the texture, i prefer some drag over a glassy smooth surface, but i cannot afford to be burning through a nib a day. it would behoove wacom to invest in some sturdier material for these pen nibs. maybe it's ok for occasional light use, but this is a pro line device that costs nearly $500. wacom know do better.i use mine wired so i can't comment on the effectiveness of the wireless function.bottom line is: don't rush to upgrade to this if you don't have to. it's a pretty chunk of money for a tablet i feel has a few too many problems for my liking. when it's functioning normally, it's a dream to use, but it's starting to become death from a thousand paper cuts with the issues it's having.UPDATE august 2017: i got the smooth surface sheet and installed it fairly easily. able to get all major bubbles out. it improved the ware time of the basic nibs but now the surface is a little too slippery for my liking. if wacom reads these reviews, please bring the flex nib from the previous pen generation to the pro pen 2. i used it exclusively with my intuos 5 and am having trouble finding the right balance of drag and sustainability of nib.i am still plagued by random glitches. at least once or twice a day the tablet stops becoming responsive and i have to keyboard ninja my way to services to restart the driver (and when i do that i have to relaunch my art programs and whatever i was working on at the time since it's no longer pressure sensitive until i do.) i also continue to have photoshop (cs5) randomly lose pressure sensitivity with various strokes. this was a problem with my old intuos, but seems particularly prevalent in this tablet. i will be really bummed if it's a matter of upgrading to CC due to some weird incompatibility with slightly older software. i already spent a fortune on this hardware, don't make me sink more money into this... 3Wacom Intuos Pro is good, but Paper edition upgrade is not worth it I have been professionally retouching photos for 18 years, full time. I have been using a Wacom tablet (non-display) for that long. The hardware is great. I just replaced an indestructible old tablet that didn't keep up with modern technology.My problem is with the Wacom software and customer service. I purchased this Intuos Pro Paper edition last week. The device works fine with Photoshop for retouching, however, I decided to purchase the Paper edition because I wanted to give it a try. Using the tablet outside the office and drawing a few things, have a few sketches digitally saved without scanning.First off, the ink pen writes nicely onto the physical paper, but I'm not impressed by the digital representation of the sketch that the Paper edition provides, so I'd rather scan my drawings, but I wouldn't even take a star off for that. I'd like to point out that my Galaxy Note seems to produce the same line quality and I have more flexibility drawing with that than with this Paper tablet. So for me the Wacom Paper feature is kind of pointless. If my end result is going to be a digital drawing, I can use a different device for that. My mobile devices have screens that I could use in the dark, same line quality, have color, produce vector and layered files, etc. But whatever, I'm not comparing their features for the purpose of taking off stars from the Wacom tablet because of that. I'm highlighting the uselessness of it, that I did not think about earlier, for me and other people that have mobile devices that they can already draw with.My removal of the first star, out of five, is because the Inkspace software does not work with my Mac. I've downloaded it and tried to install it several times during the past week and it's not working. The program doesn't run, my Mac gives me an error that it's not a valid program and it even provides a pop up error button that says "move to trash", as it's a nonfunctioning program. So, I'm flexible and installed the app on my phone. I was able to see my drawings on Inkspace mobile. However, I run Inkspace browser edition on my Mac to see if I could download those images from there. I get nothing. They're not visible. To me, Inkspace is supposed to be a type of cloud, right? But it's not functioning as one because the images do not appear on the browser version of Inkspace. Where are the images? I have no idea. So what I can do, is export a vector file to my mobile internal memory, then upload to dropbox or drive or any other cloud and then download it from there. That's a lot of workaround, when I could just draw on my sketchbook and scan it quickly or draw on my mobile device.Second star removal for customer service. I've contacted Wacom twice for a different download link or any assistance they could provide to help solve this issue and I have not received any responses.If I had purchased the tablet without Paper, I might have given it 5 stars because I wouldn't have had the negative experience of researching the heck out of how to make my tablet upload an image to the computer seamlessly. Thumbs down on that. In the end, Paper edition cost me about $422 after taxes. I don't think it's worth the extra $50***UPDATE 5/8/17I cannot recommend this tablet. There are many many glitches that are affecting my work. I retouch with Photoshop every day for a living, the glitches are causing tools to stick and not switch back and forth using the keyboard shortcuts. It's really ridiculous. This is insane, my work production is slowed down significantly as I keep clicking multiple times on the keyboard shortcut to the the tool to switch.Other glitches include not being able to click through certain buttons on web browsers, not being able to click through the song position slider on Spotify when I am able to use it with the trackpad on the laptop.I might have to revert to my old tablet and render this one useless.And yes they've fixed the other issue with Inkspace, but that's more of a novelty item, the basic functionality of the tablet is just awful.***UPDATE 7/21/17The tablet received driver updates that corrected most of the original issues I had with it. I believe it's finally safe to purchase this device if you're using it for work. I do not recommend the paper version unless you're really going to use it. The line quality isn't something that you can't already get on a regular mobile tablet or phone. My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputted better digital files than this and you have more control over line quality with other devices. It's 'ok' for doodling. I'm still not satisfied with the uploading process because you have to use the Wacom application for it but at least it finally works.Had I purchased this tablet today, without the paper addition and with all the driver updates, I might have gave it 5 stars. Just so happens I bought it earlier and it had so many problems. I waited for a long time to receive the updates and it was tedious to use professionally until then. So it leaves a bad taste but I raised my rating from 1 to 3 stars.***UPDATE 8/28/17Never mind. There are still various glitches with the tablet. When you browse through videos online or use Spotify you get intermittent glitches for not being able to skip the position slider. Sometimes you can't click on buttons within browser pages. It's just a sloppy mess right now. Functionality seems ok for using Photoshop, though, which is most important for me.***UPDATE 4/1/18My tablet is working properly now (For the most part). The biggest issue I have with this tablet, at the moment, is that the original surface is killing my nibs very quickly. I'm running low on nibs right now and will order the smooth surface replacement with new nibs, maybe the smooth surface will allow the nibs to last longer. Will update later on. My old Intuos, pen, & nibs used to last a long time, and this one isn't so. I will up my review rating to 4, for functionality, but can't give it a 5 because the nibs are disappearing quickly.***UPDATE 8/14/18Yo yo yo I'm back and I think this is my final update to this. I can now recommend this tablet (ew not the paper add-on, please). As far as I can tell, everything works for me. I'm not a 3D artist so I have no idea how they're dealing but for retouching and general usage it's working great. There is one annoying little thing that may be a Mac issue, but when I wake my laptop from sleep mode, the Wacom isn't connected and I click on the Wacom icon at the top of the screen, wait about 30 seconds, then it comes back.Humorously, the original matte texture sheet has rubbed off to a shine in some areas where it makes contact with the nib the most, and now the nib lasts a lot longer. Which means if you are considering throwing it away and replacing it with smooth, try steel wool or something on this first! Or anything that would polish to a fine finish. Hmm, Mr. Clean magic eraser? lol Not sure. Regardless, if you intend on using this thing forever, you will need a backup sheet about 5-10 years from now and I recommend buying a smooth grade texture sheet they may not be offering that sheet then, ask me how I know, so stock up on it some time in the next 2-3 years and keep it in a drawer somewhere, they sell it for $30.I'm attaching a photo of an old tablet that I used "forever" for about 10-12 years or so and the sheet had become so bad I flipped it and taped it on there. I'm showing how durable these things are so get your backup sheet. Really. I have used several other Wacom tablets at the workplace too and this old Intuos 2 was a champ. They're all very good if/when the glitches are fixed, if you're wondering which to buy. Cheap model, pro model, all the Wacom tablets (without a screen) are useful. I have never used a Cintiq nor MobileStudio Pro and can't speak for those, they look like a headache of their own. I'd use a cheap one any day, and I have. I hope to try a Huion one day to compare but nobody at work ever used one of those and it's really difficult to move on when you've used this one brand for 20 years. Since the competitors are getting closer, I would like to give them a try. I've been hoping Apple jumped in and allowed full version of Photoshop on their iPad Pro so I can move on already.10/17/18Did I mention you should also buy a backup pen for this down the line? Also within the next 2-3 years. Yes, do. The clicker dies, falls off, after like 4-5 years. That's what happened to my favorite old Wacom. Ain't nothing going to help you but scotch tape. I put the new clicker in but it would fall off. :) I used the scotch tape for years. Shame on me for being a professional retoucher. Maybe. I had the money to buy a new one but I was postponing adding it to a landfill. All these suggestions of buying replacement parts are if you're set on extending the life of this one product for as long as possible. Sadly, they stop supporting it after a few years and the company tries to force you out of using it, but I held on for as long as I could using legacy drivers. lol Sounds so dire. It wasn't.Want to apologize if I don't get back to you if you ask me a question I haven't been getting my notifications from here.Uh. What a long review. 4Stopped working 6 months after purchase I purchased the Intuos Pro Medium. I am super disappointed because I loved the product when it worked. The pen stopped working with the tablet 6 months after purchase. The touch only works about 50 percent of the time. When I plug the unit in to my computer it stops working all together. Only touch works through bluetooth. Updated firmware, that didn't help. I purchased the protection plan to return it to get fixed and/or replaced. Nobody got back to me. When I tried to file and A-Z claim with Amazon on the product they said it was too late to file a claim. Now I am out 300 bucks on a product that doesn't work. Don't purchase the protection. It apparently is a useless waste of money. So. Very. Dissatisfied. 1If you don't mind the price.. I'm not gonna lie, I'm not too experienced with drawing tablets. The last, and only, one that I had was the Bamboo Pen. It put in about seven years of faithful service and could still do more, but years of abuse and moving have worn it down and I thought it was time for an upgrade, since it was for my birthday.I was worried the medium would be too small, but it's actually a pretty nice size. It's also prodominately metal, which is a huge improvement to my old one. It has all kinds of fancy bells and whistles that I can discover. Drawing on it is nice if you prefer more of a multipurpose paper texture as I do. If not, you have the option of buying covers for it that can be a bit rougher or smoother. They send you a sample of each in the set, so you can figure out what you want. A little on the pricy side for something you have to replace so often, but it protects the surface of the tablet and bamboo is pretty good about quality, so I'm sure it's worth it in the long run (haven't bought one yet, so can't tell ya.). The jack connection is horizontal on the tablet, so the wire won't get screwed up as you're using it. As for the Bluetooth connection, I don't know since my laptop is pretty crappy with that. As for the paper edition, it has its good and bad side. As a person who freaks out at the infinite expanse that is a blank software page, being able to draw on paper and edit on the computer is pretty nice. However, unless you are really skilled with a pen, it's best to keep it as that. It's a little scratchy looking and if you move the paper, you screw yourself ( It comes with a binder clip, but if you're a clumsy oaf like me, you know that often don't mean crap.), but I'm still new to it, so maybe I'm just being dumb. Also, and this is just me being a customizing weirdo, but I thought it was cool that they gave me colored pen rings for the stylus. It doesn't really have a purpose, and since it's pretty thin, you forget it's there, but they're shiny and colorful, so there.Anyway, chances are you just skipped to the pros and cons since this isn't really relevent, so:Pros:Smooth writing/drawingSturdy buildBuyable add-onsHorizontal wire pluginComes with everything you need to get startedCustom stylus rings (If you're into that kind of thing)You can use all kinds of paper on it. Even your sketchbook, as long as you don't put too many pages inbetween it.It's a Bamboo, so you're buying quality if nothing else. It will stand the test of time and the abuse you will undoubtedly do to it.Cons:You need the Internet to set up the tablet. (This is only relevent if you live in a rural area like I do.)The nubs wear out SUPER FAST. ( If you're a heavy duty user, go ahead and get extra nibs.)The paper feature is closer to a perk than something worth while. It's nice to have, but definitely not necessary. Maybe I'm dumb to it.It doesn't come with any real instructions. A few things have pictures, like how to remove the nibs or access the extra nibs, but, like I said, it requires the Internet to figure it out. I understand the paper saving, but I really do like being able to see diagrams and helpful hints. I wouldn't even mind it having a .PDF programed in. I just don't want to search for it.I might have forgotten some things, but these stood out. Hope it was helpful to you. 5This tablets drivers do not work, you will spend all day figuring that out. Bought this Wacom Intuos Pro 5 tablet thinking wacom is the top of the line brand for drawing pads and im never buying anything from this company again, if you look at reviews of all of their products, or look up actual videos because you too will not know how to get this to work, youll notice every single person on all systems (7, 8, 10, mac) all have driver issues, and you know what they say to fix this problem is? Every single time you want to use this you have to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them, or manually start the program from your Services settings, which does not work for me and most people. I spent an entire day trying to get this thing to work, because guess what no instructions besides 3 pictures on an index card with ZERO text, and comes with NO CD installation. For the price theyre charging it should at least be able to connect to a computer, and not have a majority of complaints that say it cant even connect because of the drivers. 1
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  • Paper-to-digital ability lets you capture editable versions of your pen-on-paper sketches completely digital from start to finish and export as raster or vector files. 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking with new Pro Pen 2 technology
  • System Requirements: USB port, Windows 7 or later (64bit), Mac OS 10.10 or later, Bluetooth Classic for wireless connection to PC or Mac, Bluetooth LE for wireless connection to mobile devices (in paper mode),Internet connection to download driver and Software.
  • The Paper Edition consists of the new Intuos Pro tablet & Pro Pen 2 combined with a detachable Paper Clip and a Finetip (gel) Pen for sketching on paper
  • Connect tablet to your Mac or PC without paper, using the Pro Pen 2 and it works as a regular Wacom Intuos Pro
  • Super-slim tablet design with a more compact footprint (16.8 x 11.2) and larger active area than previous models (12.1 x 8.4). Size Large: 430 x 287 x 8 millimeter / 16.8 x 11.2 x 0.3 inch, Weight Large: 1300g/ 2.86 pounds
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Pen Pressure Does not work properly with Windows 10 and Adobe products. Tech support horrible. I ordered a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet on Jan 1, 2016. I specifically wanted it to use with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom two of the most popular applications for a tablet with pen pressure control. I quickly noticed problems controlling both the sliders in Adobe software and having pen pressure at the same time. With some troubleshooting I found that with Windows Ink ON I had pen pressure, but I could not control the sliders w/o problems. If I turned Windows Ink OFF I could control the sliders but lost the pen pressure. It is unacceptable to have to keep going back and forth when working within Photoshop or Lightroom.I spent weeks on the phone with Wacom tech support. Convinced it was a computer, operating system or driver problem they had me uninstall and reinstall the Wacom driver, and Adobe applications multiple times. They also had me set all the parameters in Adobe back to default. Nothing worked. Then they tried to get me to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows 10. I refused to do that at that time, but I have done so since. I had also tried this on multiple computers all running Windows 10. I finally had to make a video of want was happening before they believed me. After all that I got a call from tech support who said Wacom engineers confirmed the problem was a compatibility problem with Microsoft and it was a top priority to get fixed. After waiting several months w/o a fix and still unable to use the tablet the way I wanted I returned it. I kept touch with tech support for about 6 months and they said still no fix. In November of 2017 I saw that Wacom had released a new 2107 version of the tablet, so I purchased one. I really want this to work. To my utter amazement I still have the same problem with Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. After all this time (TWO YEARS) being a top priority fix it is still not fixed! After much thought I decided to keep it just because there are times when pen pressure it is really nice in Adobe products. But I primarily use my mouse. Although I do not own an Apple product I believe it works fine with them. I think this was made for Apple and Wacom tried to create a driver to would work with Windows, They failed.This time tech support told me this was an Adobe problem and I needed to address it with them. Adobe did not answer my request because they know it is a problem. My expectation is that Wacom, Adobe, and Microsoft work together to fix this problem. But they are not willing to do that. If you use Adobe, Windows 10 and pen pressure you need to consider if this is worth it. It could be a good product when you need pen pressure in Adobe products. 1Hardware okay, software awful. Consider other brands. Art software used: PaintToolSAI versions 1 and 2The hardware is nice. I like that the buttons are capacitive and a tooltip shows on screen to tell you what your fingers are on (which stops being useful once you memorise the functions anyway). The tablet feels solidly built, and the stylus is light and comfortable.I haven't been able to use the bluetooth though, so I don't know how stable that is. The USB Type-C cable however works well.I also don't have any complaints for the accuracy of the digitizer. Though I have no way to try the tilt function. It seems to work as well as my Bamboo Fun.HOWEVER.The surface of the tablet and the nib of the stylus hold it all back. By making them both replaceable, you'd think the product would be better and have a longer lifetime, but this is the opposite.Years later and the surface of my Bamboo Fun is still smooth and free of anything but cosmetic scratches that don't affect the feel of using the tablet. The nibs could be better, they could rotate like the ones on the Intuos Pro M, but so far they don't wear out that fast, and the feel of using them stays pretty consistent, something that's crucial with drawing digital. Taking away all the variables except the artist's skill.The Intuos Pro M starts off way too sticky. It took me a bit to get used to. The surface is much softer than my other tablet's.By extension, the standard nibs are also softer. So what do you think happened? The tablet surface abraded the stylus nib away until it was sharp enough to start doing damage back to the tablet. A month later and the centre has developed a shiny spot. Now that spot is mirror-like as the surface has worn away. All in the span of a few months of occasional light use. I'm not even pressing hard on the stylus. I have the pressure turned down to AVOID damaging the surface.The consistency of the friction also changes across the whole tablet. It's smoother in the middle, and gets stickier towards the edges due to my gloved hand basically polishing the surface.Not to mention the nibs have changed in shape since the last generation. Why they needed to? I don't know. But now you have less options and types of nibs to choose from.Now to the software.The driver is GOD AWFUL. I have not had a worse driver than this with any hardware. Even the Bamboo Fun's driver runs flawlessly compared to the turd that powers this significantly newer and more expensive device.Every single session begins with a ritual. The driver has to be restarted every time the tablet is plugged in, or my PC wakes from sleep mode by opening services.exe, finding the driver, and hitting restart. Though now even this doesn't work. I have to stop the driver, then start it.Can Wacom not even program a driver that can run reliably? It seems every hardware company who's product I've used has no issue managing this. And I've been told by a friend that uses a similar Wacom product that she has the exact same problem.Easy fix right? I can manage that.DID I TELL YOU THAT THIS COMPANY IS THE INDUSTRY LEADER WITH THEIR PRODUCTS AND THAT THIS TABLET IS $350USD? Even the clones seem to run better.Pretty bloody awful for a company that everyone looks up to.But that's not all. Installing the recent update completely broke the cursor alignment in SAI, and I have commissions that people are paying me to complete. I had to roll back to the previous version since none of the buried "Fix broken Wacom driver issue" settings in the SAI .cfg files got rid of the issue.Not to mention today the driver decided to spice things up a little BY DELETING MY SETTINGS. I have to reconfigure my tablet once again from the ground up with the hopes that I can get the same feel back without wasting the part of the day when I'm the most awake and able to work efficiently.But the software has a backup feature for just such a situation!Yes. I did backup my settings. I was smart.But you forget an important detail? Wacom is not smart anymore it seems, because the backup doesn't work with the version of the driver that I have. Yep. Settings that don't change across versions cannot be backed up once and kept for when the bombs start dropping.What if I updated and had my settings wiped, then tried to use the backup? And that's just a scenario that makes sense. I just had my settings disappear from the face of the earth for no reason. I hadn't changed anything at all with the software.If you want a frustration-free experience. Stay well away from Wacom.There are a whole bunch of similar tablets from other brands that are quite similar for less money. Do your research and learn about the different options.This product seems to have been designed to get more money out of you by making you purchase new surfaces and nibs every few months.Not to mention the huge flaws in the software that haven't been fixed months and updates later. I can't recommend this tablet with the software being in the state that it is. 2Planned Obsolescence in a Tablet Very disappointing. I decided it was time to upgrade from my Wacom Intuos 3 which I had used for many, many years and love it. I stuck with Wacom and got this one, the Intuos Pro. I had read some reviewers saying that the surface of the tablet was wearing down their pen nibs quickly and I thought they couldn't be true; after all, my Intuos 3 never, NEVER had worn down any of my nibs in the years I had it.It turns out the reviewers were right. After hardly even an hour of use, the nib on the pen had a flattened edge on it.I was very disappointed, and very frustrated, and I hesitate to use the pad until I can find a solution to this problem. Some people say the solution is to keep using the pad how it is and replace the nibs, but that's not a solution. Wacom shouldn't get more business because they provide parts that degrade quickly, they should have realized from the start that texturing a drawing surface was a bad idea. The developers, Wacom, claim that the texture is to give drawing a more natural feel, like writing on paper. It does, but to the extent that drawing on it is truly like writing on paper: your pen nib will file down to a point and you'll need to "sharpen" it by replacing it.The tablet comes with the latest generation pressure pen, which feels and looks nice; and a housing for the pen which also hides about 10 replacement nibs (6 plastic and 4 felt) which is very cool. The tablet can even detect touch controls if you choose to turn those on, and charges an internal battery so it can be used wirelessly.It's a neat tablet, but it was designed to wear down pen tips which are essential to using it, and I cannot agree to that being a wise thing to do so I'm leaving the product 2 stars. I really want to give it more, and I really would, but they need to change the surface.Wacom sells "texture sheets" separately which will alter the surface of the pad. Why didn't they keep the default tablet as smooth as the Intuos 3 pad was and give people the chance to add texture later? The sheets come in Rough, Medium, and Smooth, but even the Smooth option has grit to it which does not stop the tip wear but merely prolongs it. The surfaces all act like sandpaper for the plastic nibs, just in various grades. I can only imagine how long a tip would last on the Rough texture.I'm disappointed Wacom! The smooth texture was perfect on the older models, why did you put a texture on the base product?? Now I'm left with no choice but to try other products until I can find a solution for this one. I want to use this tablet, but I'd sooner put a sheet of acrylic over top of it before I needlessly file down my pen nibs.Pen nibs shouldn't be like lead in a pencil, or ink in a pen. I shouldn't have to change them often (after mere hours of work!). I should have to change them when I need a different experience, when the tip that's in doesn't feel quite right for what I need. Not because the surface I draw on wears them down. Not because bits of them get scraped off like graphite on paper. I can only believe that Wacom knew what they were doing, knew that their customers would need to keep replacing their nibs, when they released this tablet. 2For a new user: Great. Upgrading?: Not worth the price. Pros:1) It's very lightweight and beautiful. High class design, wonderful to hold and carry (even the large version). The back is completely metal, so it can be extremely cold at times.2) Native wireless (doesn't need the Wacom wireless accessory kit like previous models). The bluetooth works well and never dropped and did not have any noticeable lag.3) The new pen uses 8000+ pressure sensitivity levels.4) Native touch support.5) Touch has excellent palm rejection.6) The new pen stand is incredibly cool, very well designed, has a great weight to it.Cons:1) If you're not a new user and you have your programs set up with specific pressure curves or you're used to using brushes with a specific amount of pressure, you will have to recalibrate every. single. brush. to be able to do the same work with the same general feel. However, stippling work is easier than ever as even lighter strokes are possible.2) If you use the Wacom Art Pen (the one that has rotation sensitivity) you will have to deal with either losing the new pressure levels, or deal with losing the rotation. I chose the rotation in the end, as the sensitivity levels are BARELY noticeable, at best.3) The surface sheet is ROUGH. It's not even the "rough" surface that Wacom offers (or rather, will offer, as the new surface sheets are unavailable at this time). Using the standard nib (not even the felt one) feels like writing with a Sharpie on cardboard.4) The amount of drag the new nibs and surface sheet produce really slow down production times if you're used to doing very light, quick strokes.5) Also the amount of drag from the nibs and surface sheet absolutely destroy the nibs. I have a very light touch and have never had to replace a Wacom nib in the 14 years I've used their tablets, a single nib on this new sheet was completely eaten within 2 weeks of use- and most of the time I ended up using the Art Pen and not the new pen, anyway. Maybe 9 hours total use and it was absolutely destroyed. It's very likely using the felt nibs would be even worse- and they don't offer a pack of the new nibs in the store yet, either- by the time they do, I'm afraid every nib would have been completely used up.6) Touch doesn't work correctly in most programs. Photoshop's touch abilities are the best so far, picking up the difference between a rotate and a zoom gesture quickly, but most other programs don't quite work as expected. Not exactly a problem with the tablet itself, but with the driver and compatibility with different apps.7) As of right now (Early Feb 2017), the driver has some issues and causes some significant lag at times. This is wired, not on bluetooth. A stroke will take a moment to pick up, and at times, will freeze a program like Photoshop for seconds at a time before registering. Using an earlier driver and a different pen fixes these issues, so it's definitely unique to the new model.8) The side buttons, while aesthetically pleasing, are extremely difficult to use while not looking at the tablet as you can barely feel them on the tablet- my work process was slowed significantly just hunting for my shortcut buttons. The touch ring is fine, though.9) The nibs themselves feel extremely cheap and flimsy and only come in two varieties: felt and standard. No rubber tipped or spring nibs. Old nibs will not work in the new pen. New nibs fall out sometimes and need to be pushed back in every once in a while. The nibs in general are the major problem spot I see with this new model.10) Any old accessories do not work with the new pen (the larger grip, for example). The new pen has a different size and shape and Wacom currently does not offer any alternate grips for the new pen.11) The new pen, while lighter, feels significantly cheaper. The pen's side button rattles if you shake it and has an extremely light actuation weight- you can accidentally press it just by shaking the pen.12) 500$. Perhaps the Paper model might be worth it, but the new "regular" model is just not worth the price tag to upgrade if you're already using an older model Intuos Pro. Or even an older Intuos standard.All in all, if you're looking to upgrade from a Pen and Touch/Bamboo/older, smaller, hobbyist tablets- this will be a pretty nice upgrade, if you can stand the fact that you're likely looking at a big price tag of nib replacements over the years. But if you're already an Intuos Pro/Intuos user, then this model is absolutely not worth the price. 2Software problems since release, still not fixed. I purchased this in January 2018. Ever since I've been having issues with modifier keys appearing to be stuck while using the pen (Mac OS). I have contacted Wacom multiple times, and uninstalled/installed the software per their instructions. This has been going on for 9 months now. They have confirmed it is a software issue so a new tablet would not fix the problem. There is still no fix 9 months later. They informed me there is no ETA for a fix either. So... that's it. I paid for a brick tablet and Wacom can't help. Do not buy this model or any Wacom model which uses these drivers. 1intuos pro(blems) i bought this because my intuos 5 was starting to fall apart and i was suspecting that the pen was going bad. i didn't really like some of the features of the intuos 5 (the membrane that covers the buttons was peeling off with no way to re-affix it, and the surface cover could not be replaced) so i just went ahead and upgraded to this.i am kinda wishing that my intuos 5 held out a bit longer.pros:- this thing is solid. the whole device feels nice and well built. probably one of the better built tablets i've ever had.- operates very well.* driver installation went smoothly. does a great job in all my art programs.**- being able to change out the surface is a HUGE plus and a big reason i took a chance with this model. i used to have and intuos 2 and 3 and they both could have their surface sheets replaced. the 5 could not, and it suffered for it. i wore the surface smooth from use and accidental damage from an object falling and shattering on it created scratches that were hard to ignore.- like all of wacom's products, the settings are highly customizable.cons:- * **there are a LOT of weird bugs and behaviors with the driver that i can't get to the bottom of. one of the most annoying is this tendency to "hesitate" in regular intervals when starting a stroke in clip studio paint. another time it suddenly and randomly didn't want to recognize the pen and i had to restart the driver. sometimes pressure sensitivity flickers in photoshop. sometimes the pen stops working all together. these problems are fairly random and inconsistent (sometimes they happen, then they won't next time i load up the program) which makes them all the more frustrating. i've had to stop work and reboot programs/the driver/the computer more times than i care for in the short amount of time i've owned this device. hoping very much i can find some fixes for these because they seriously get in the way of productivity.- the pen is pretty light (not a con, but i am used to the weightier pro pen 1) and the bottom button on the pen feels like it is getting snagged/sticks a little when pressed.- the surface tooth is nice but it is WAY too rough. i wore out one nib the first day i had it. i've attached an image of a new nib after one day of work. the sensitivity of the device makes it so i do not have to press hard, but it makes no difference. maybe these surface sheets are meant to last but i am not happy that i will need to drop another 40$ for different sheet just to save my nibs. i actually like the texture, i prefer some drag over a glassy smooth surface, but i cannot afford to be burning through a nib a day. it would behoove wacom to invest in some sturdier material for these pen nibs. maybe it's ok for occasional light use, but this is a pro line device that costs nearly $500. wacom know do better.i use mine wired so i can't comment on the effectiveness of the wireless function.bottom line is: don't rush to upgrade to this if you don't have to. it's a pretty chunk of money for a tablet i feel has a few too many problems for my liking. when it's functioning normally, it's a dream to use, but it's starting to become death from a thousand paper cuts with the issues it's having.UPDATE august 2017: i got the smooth surface sheet and installed it fairly easily. able to get all major bubbles out. it improved the ware time of the basic nibs but now the surface is a little too slippery for my liking. if wacom reads these reviews, please bring the flex nib from the previous pen generation to the pro pen 2. i used it exclusively with my intuos 5 and am having trouble finding the right balance of drag and sustainability of nib.i am still plagued by random glitches. at least once or twice a day the tablet stops becoming responsive and i have to keyboard ninja my way to services to restart the driver (and when i do that i have to relaunch my art programs and whatever i was working on at the time since it's no longer pressure sensitive until i do.) i also continue to have photoshop (cs5) randomly lose pressure sensitivity with various strokes. this was a problem with my old intuos, but seems particularly prevalent in this tablet. i will be really bummed if it's a matter of upgrading to CC due to some weird incompatibility with slightly older software. i already spent a fortune on this hardware, don't make me sink more money into this... 3Wacom Intuos Pro is good, but Paper edition upgrade is not worth it I have been professionally retouching photos for 18 years, full time. I have been using a Wacom tablet (non-display) for that long. The hardware is great. I just replaced an indestructible old tablet that didn't keep up with modern technology.My problem is with the Wacom software and customer service. I purchased this Intuos Pro Paper edition last week. The device works fine with Photoshop for retouching, however, I decided to purchase the Paper edition because I wanted to give it a try. Using the tablet outside the office and drawing a few things, have a few sketches digitally saved without scanning.First off, the ink pen writes nicely onto the physical paper, but I'm not impressed by the digital representation of the sketch that the Paper edition provides, so I'd rather scan my drawings, but I wouldn't even take a star off for that. I'd like to point out that my Galaxy Note seems to produce the same line quality and I have more flexibility drawing with that than with this Paper tablet. So for me the Wacom Paper feature is kind of pointless. If my end result is going to be a digital drawing, I can use a different device for that. My mobile devices have screens that I could use in the dark, same line quality, have color, produce vector and layered files, etc. But whatever, I'm not comparing their features for the purpose of taking off stars from the Wacom tablet because of that. I'm highlighting the uselessness of it, that I did not think about earlier, for me and other people that have mobile devices that they can already draw with.My removal of the first star, out of five, is because the Inkspace software does not work with my Mac. I've downloaded it and tried to install it several times during the past week and it's not working. The program doesn't run, my Mac gives me an error that it's not a valid program and it even provides a pop up error button that says "move to trash", as it's a nonfunctioning program. So, I'm flexible and installed the app on my phone. I was able to see my drawings on Inkspace mobile. However, I run Inkspace browser edition on my Mac to see if I could download those images from there. I get nothing. They're not visible. To me, Inkspace is supposed to be a type of cloud, right? But it's not functioning as one because the images do not appear on the browser version of Inkspace. Where are the images? I have no idea. So what I can do, is export a vector file to my mobile internal memory, then upload to dropbox or drive or any other cloud and then download it from there. That's a lot of workaround, when I could just draw on my sketchbook and scan it quickly or draw on my mobile device.Second star removal for customer service. I've contacted Wacom twice for a different download link or any assistance they could provide to help solve this issue and I have not received any responses.If I had purchased the tablet without Paper, I might have given it 5 stars because I wouldn't have had the negative experience of researching the heck out of how to make my tablet upload an image to the computer seamlessly. Thumbs down on that. In the end, Paper edition cost me about $422 after taxes. I don't think it's worth the extra $50***UPDATE 5/8/17I cannot recommend this tablet. There are many many glitches that are affecting my work. I retouch with Photoshop every day for a living, the glitches are causing tools to stick and not switch back and forth using the keyboard shortcuts. It's really ridiculous. This is insane, my work production is slowed down significantly as I keep clicking multiple times on the keyboard shortcut to the the tool to switch.Other glitches include not being able to click through certain buttons on web browsers, not being able to click through the song position slider on Spotify when I am able to use it with the trackpad on the laptop.I might have to revert to my old tablet and render this one useless.And yes they've fixed the other issue with Inkspace, but that's more of a novelty item, the basic functionality of the tablet is just awful.***UPDATE 7/21/17The tablet received driver updates that corrected most of the original issues I had with it. I believe it's finally safe to purchase this device if you're using it for work. I do not recommend the paper version unless you're really going to use it. The line quality isn't something that you can't already get on a regular mobile tablet or phone. My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputted better digital files than this and you have more control over line quality with other devices. It's 'ok' for doodling. I'm still not satisfied with the uploading process because you have to use the Wacom application for it but at least it finally works.Had I purchased this tablet today, without the paper addition and with all the driver updates, I might have gave it 5 stars. Just so happens I bought it earlier and it had so many problems. I waited for a long time to receive the updates and it was tedious to use professionally until then. So it leaves a bad taste but I raised my rating from 1 to 3 stars.***UPDATE 8/28/17Never mind. There are still various glitches with the tablet. When you browse through videos online or use Spotify you get intermittent glitches for not being able to skip the position slider. Sometimes you can't click on buttons within browser pages. It's just a sloppy mess right now. Functionality seems ok for using Photoshop, though, which is most important for me.***UPDATE 4/1/18My tablet is working properly now (For the most part). The biggest issue I have with this tablet, at the moment, is that the original surface is killing my nibs very quickly. I'm running low on nibs right now and will order the smooth surface replacement with new nibs, maybe the smooth surface will allow the nibs to last longer. Will update later on. My old Intuos, pen, & nibs used to last a long time, and this one isn't so. I will up my review rating to 4, for functionality, but can't give it a 5 because the nibs are disappearing quickly.***UPDATE 8/14/18Yo yo yo I'm back and I think this is my final update to this. I can now recommend this tablet (ew not the paper add-on, please). As far as I can tell, everything works for me. I'm not a 3D artist so I have no idea how they're dealing but for retouching and general usage it's working great. There is one annoying little thing that may be a Mac issue, but when I wake my laptop from sleep mode, the Wacom isn't connected and I click on the Wacom icon at the top of the screen, wait about 30 seconds, then it comes back.Humorously, the original matte texture sheet has rubbed off to a shine in some areas where it makes contact with the nib the most, and now the nib lasts a lot longer. Which means if you are considering throwing it away and replacing it with smooth, try steel wool or something on this first! Or anything that would polish to a fine finish. Hmm, Mr. Clean magic eraser? lol Not sure. Regardless, if you intend on using this thing forever, you will need a backup sheet about 5-10 years from now and I recommend buying a smooth grade texture sheet they may not be offering that sheet then, ask me how I know, so stock up on it some time in the next 2-3 years and keep it in a drawer somewhere, they sell it for $30.I'm attaching a photo of an old tablet that I used "forever" for about 10-12 years or so and the sheet had become so bad I flipped it and taped it on there. I'm showing how durable these things are so get your backup sheet. Really. I have used several other Wacom tablets at the workplace too and this old Intuos 2 was a champ. They're all very good if/when the glitches are fixed, if you're wondering which to buy. Cheap model, pro model, all the Wacom tablets (without a screen) are useful. I have never used a Cintiq nor MobileStudio Pro and can't speak for those, they look like a headache of their own. I'd use a cheap one any day, and I have. I hope to try a Huion one day to compare but nobody at work ever used one of those and it's really difficult to move on when you've used this one brand for 20 years. Since the competitors are getting closer, I would like to give them a try. I've been hoping Apple jumped in and allowed full version of Photoshop on their iPad Pro so I can move on already.10/17/18Did I mention you should also buy a backup pen for this down the line? Also within the next 2-3 years. Yes, do. The clicker dies, falls off, after like 4-5 years. That's what happened to my favorite old Wacom. Ain't nothing going to help you but scotch tape. I put the new clicker in but it would fall off. :) I used the scotch tape for years. Shame on me for being a professional retoucher. Maybe. I had the money to buy a new one but I was postponing adding it to a landfill. All these suggestions of buying replacement parts are if you're set on extending the life of this one product for as long as possible. Sadly, they stop supporting it after a few years and the company tries to force you out of using it, but I held on for as long as I could using legacy drivers. lol Sounds so dire. It wasn't.Want to apologize if I don't get back to you if you ask me a question I haven't been getting my notifications from here.Uh. What a long review. 4Stopped working 6 months after purchase I purchased the Intuos Pro Medium. I am super disappointed because I loved the product when it worked. The pen stopped working with the tablet 6 months after purchase. The touch only works about 50 percent of the time. When I plug the unit in to my computer it stops working all together. Only touch works through bluetooth. Updated firmware, that didn't help. I purchased the protection plan to return it to get fixed and/or replaced. Nobody got back to me. When I tried to file and A-Z claim with Amazon on the product they said it was too late to file a claim. Now I am out 300 bucks on a product that doesn't work. Don't purchase the protection. It apparently is a useless waste of money. So. Very. Dissatisfied. 1If you don't mind the price.. I'm not gonna lie, I'm not too experienced with drawing tablets. The last, and only, one that I had was the Bamboo Pen. It put in about seven years of faithful service and could still do more, but years of abuse and moving have worn it down and I thought it was time for an upgrade, since it was for my birthday.I was worried the medium would be too small, but it's actually a pretty nice size. It's also prodominately metal, which is a huge improvement to my old one. It has all kinds of fancy bells and whistles that I can discover. Drawing on it is nice if you prefer more of a multipurpose paper texture as I do. If not, you have the option of buying covers for it that can be a bit rougher or smoother. They send you a sample of each in the set, so you can figure out what you want. A little on the pricy side for something you have to replace so often, but it protects the surface of the tablet and bamboo is pretty good about quality, so I'm sure it's worth it in the long run (haven't bought one yet, so can't tell ya.). The jack connection is horizontal on the tablet, so the wire won't get screwed up as you're using it. As for the Bluetooth connection, I don't know since my laptop is pretty crappy with that. As for the paper edition, it has its good and bad side. As a person who freaks out at the infinite expanse that is a blank software page, being able to draw on paper and edit on the computer is pretty nice. However, unless you are really skilled with a pen, it's best to keep it as that. It's a little scratchy looking and if you move the paper, you screw yourself ( It comes with a binder clip, but if you're a clumsy oaf like me, you know that often don't mean crap.), but I'm still new to it, so maybe I'm just being dumb. Also, and this is just me being a customizing weirdo, but I thought it was cool that they gave me colored pen rings for the stylus. It doesn't really have a purpose, and since it's pretty thin, you forget it's there, but they're shiny and colorful, so there.Anyway, chances are you just skipped to the pros and cons since this isn't really relevent, so:Pros:Smooth writing/drawingSturdy buildBuyable add-onsHorizontal wire pluginComes with everything you need to get startedCustom stylus rings (If you're into that kind of thing)You can use all kinds of paper on it. Even your sketchbook, as long as you don't put too many pages inbetween it.It's a Bamboo, so you're buying quality if nothing else. It will stand the test of time and the abuse you will undoubtedly do to it.Cons:You need the Internet to set up the tablet. (This is only relevent if you live in a rural area like I do.)The nubs wear out SUPER FAST. ( If you're a heavy duty user, go ahead and get extra nibs.)The paper feature is closer to a perk than something worth while. It's nice to have, but definitely not necessary. Maybe I'm dumb to it.It doesn't come with any real instructions. A few things have pictures, like how to remove the nibs or access the extra nibs, but, like I said, it requires the Internet to figure it out. I understand the paper saving, but I really do like being able to see diagrams and helpful hints. I wouldn't even mind it having a .PDF programed in. I just don't want to search for it.I might have forgotten some things, but these stood out. Hope it was helpful to you. 5This tablets drivers do not work, you will spend all day figuring that out. Bought this Wacom Intuos Pro 5 tablet thinking wacom is the top of the line brand for drawing pads and im never buying anything from this company again, if you look at reviews of all of their products, or look up actual videos because you too will not know how to get this to work, youll notice every single person on all systems (7, 8, 10, mac) all have driver issues, and you know what they say to fix this problem is? Every single time you want to use this you have to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them, or manually start the program from your Services settings, which does not work for me and most people. I spent an entire day trying to get this thing to work, because guess what no instructions besides 3 pictures on an index card with ZERO text, and comes with NO CD installation. For the price theyre charging it should at least be able to connect to a computer, and not have a majority of complaints that say it cant even connect because of the drivers. 1
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