Wacom Intuos Pro Small (+-A6 Tablet)
List Price R 4,999
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Elroy, South Africa. 19 September 2013
This is a decent product - does what it claims to do.
It requires some initial training, but once you've got it (and configured it for individual apps) you're good to go.
One thing that leaves a bad taste in the mouth, though, is that you lose out on a significant software bundle in SA compared to other markets (US, Aus, etc). And you pay a premium for that privilege.
Karel, South Africa. 14 March 2014
Best graphics table I've used to date, I've stopped using my mouse completely. I use my Intuos for design, video editing, 3D animation and sound design. The device interacts with Windows and OSX seemlessly (to some extent), and the buttons and touch rings are easily customizable. As far as size goes, the Small is fine for general use. It's portable enough to carry around with my laptop and use in an airport coffee shop and keeps my desk relatively uncluttered at work. Anything bigger would be a hassle unless you take digital illustration VERY seriously.
My only problem with this unit is that the touch interface stops working on the odd occasion, or the device becomes unresponsive. To fix it I need to either unplug the cable/wireless receiver and reconnect it to the computer, power cycle the unit, or restart the Wacom service in Windows services app (Windows button+R, the type services.msc). My pen was faulty, but the local Wacom guys swapped is out without any hassles. I've had it for just over 3 months now and my pen nib is showing some wear, but I'd guess it a good three years before I'd have worn through all the replacement nibs that came with it.
Apart from those glitches, this has been the best R3k I've spent in years. If I lose mine, I'll buy another without a second though. Four stars and instead of five only because of the driver glitches.
John C , South Africa. 15 May 2014
Definitely the one to go for if you have the money and you are challenged for space on your desk. Integration with many of the main drawing and photo retouching software bundles means that installing and using the tablet is a cinch. Multitouch integration is a godsend, although it can cause a bit of an issue in some of the programs not naturally designed for it, when you "free" rotate the screen, for instance. But that's the least of the issues.
Main let down is that the cordless connection supplied is quite iffy, it drops and sticks a lot. I tried it on my Macbook, then tried it on my PC thinking it could be something as silly as power supplied to the USB dongle. No change, drops and sticks. Must be a driver issue, I think, but thus far it has not been solved and I've just permanently attached the tablet using the supplied USB cable.
Other than that, a fair go for the professional digital artist (in fact a must have I guess) a good buy for a moderate user and since this one is the smallest (and cheapest) of the flagship Wacom tablet range, this is a must have for the amateur that can afford it. Again, if you are in need of a compact, space saving, travel sized tablet this one will do nicely, but if you don't want to spend so much money I am sure the Bamboo range will do just as well. You might even try the Manga, I've read some nice reviews by some very good freelance Manga artists who are absolutely in love with their Wacom Manga (Think it is still available).
In the end, the cheapest thing on earth (well it used to be) is a pencil and a pad, and if you can draw with that just fine then you don't need the fanciest tablet at all to go digital, it just gives you more options and "natural" interactions with your device, that
- with a little bit of a work around - you can have with even the lower models.
Me, I'm a complete noob / amateur, I just happened to have the cash on hand to get one, and I'm not at all sorry I did, but I still prefer paper and pencil / paint and canvas. Much more messy = a lot more fun! :)
Barry, South Africa. 28 November 2014