First Impressions Of The Wacom Intuos4 Medium 3


You probably read the discussion in the comment section of my former post on the Wacom Intuos4 tablet. If not you can do so by clicking here.

I thought the best way to really find out more is just buying one and see it for yourself. So I took a deep breath and ordered the Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet by Wacom over here in the Netherlands.

The deep breath was because I put $519,- on the table while at Amazon it would’ve only been $340,-. Alas, Amazon don’t accepts Paypal payments and I’m this one person on this planet who doesn’t has a credit card. No, I’m not living under a rock.

OK, back to the Wacom Intuos4.

Wacom Netherlands asked me for feedback last week and last Sunday I decided to make this video even though I had a very bad hair day. My apology for that but this is not about me, it’s about informing you and helping you making the right decision.

This video is not the usual review were I highlight all the functions in detail (this is probably for a later article), I just show and describe the things that I like and I don’t like so far.

To be continued….


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3 thoughts on “First Impressions Of The Wacom Intuos4 Medium

  • Adam

    Thanks for the video. I considered an Intuos 4 but for my first tablet went with the Bamboo Pen Tablet because it was much cheaper ($58 in the US).

    Thanks for all your Manga Studio tutorials! I’m just getting started with MS and they’ve been helpful.

    • Mario Post author

      I think the Bamboo is a very good choice for a first tablet. Just as with every hobby or profession it is not always clever to buy the most expensive gear right from the start. If you loose interest you may regret that you spend to much money on it.

      Thank you for liking my tutorials.

  • Joe

    Where I bought mine the Bamboo medium is about $100 less than the Intuos4 small, so cost wasn’t much of a deciding factor. This left the features, design/appearance, and the extras. The features (the number of programmable keys and sensitivity) amounted to about 50 percent and the design/appearance amounted to about 50 percent.

    If cost was a deciding factor, it was easy to eliminate by coming up with an arbitrary money amount the features saved in time. The design/appearance was simple. The Bamboo looked cheap. The Intuos4 also looked like some thought was given to ergometrics given the button/dial placement and the stylus for it. On a side note, the Home Depot’s website has a section on choosing a cordless drill/driver. Their advise given the variety of the same tool is to get it in your hands and try using it first before buying to see how it feels. The same advice applies here too, the Intuos4 feels more user friendly.

    The only negative for the Intuos4 is that Wacom didn’t offer a Cintiq type stand for it as an option (even one that attaches with velcro) that would have helped with screen rotation. There are times when it helps to rotate the surface to work on an area. Look for Wacom’s Dave Gibbons video for the Cintiq.

    The remaining 5-10 percent amounted to the extras that came with the tablet (the bundled software), and the discounts given on software purchased. The discounts are less than the cost to update earlier versions if they can be updated.