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Most might know about it...

 

 

 

http://www.wacom.eu/intuos4/index.asp?lang=en

 

 

 

Wacom came out with Intuos 4, the follow-up to Intuos 3. (Sigh, just let this birthday come...)

 

 

 

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Software compatibility/Barrel Rotation feature: For example, the Art Pen supports the barrel rotation feature within such applications as Adobe Photoshop.

 

2048 levels of pressure

 

* Adjust Pen Modes: No changes from Intuos 3

 

* Adjust Eraser Modes: No changes from Intuos 3

 

* Firmness and Softness: New Tip Sensor results in fantastic tactility. Only 10g of pressure required on its default setting. Previously, I have had to apply the settings slightly softer to generate the same strokes as set on default now with its new 2048 levels of pressure

 

 

 

Intuos 4 models and pricing US pricing:

 

 

 

* 4 x 6 inch small for $299

 

* 6 x 9 inch medium for $479

 

* 8 x 13 inch large for $649

 

* 12 x 19 extra large for $999

 

 

 

European Pricing

 

 

 

* SMALL: 224,90 EUR

 

* MEDIUM: 369,90 EUR

 

* LARGE: 479,90 EUR

 

* XL DTP: 799,91 EUR

 

* XL CAD: 799,91 EUR

 

 

 

Wacom UK Pricing

 

 

 

* small (Intuos4 S: £199.99)

 

* medium (Intuos4 M: £329.99)

 

* large (Intuos4 L: £429.99)

 

* extra large (Intuos4 XL: £699.99).

 

* All prices include VAT.

 

 

 

Package content:

 

 

 

* Pen tablet

 

* Grip Pen

 

* Pen stand

 

* Ten replacement nibs (five standard nibs, one flex nib, one stroke nib, and three hard felt nibs)

 

* Nib extractor

 

* Colour identification rings

 

* Additional rubber grip

 

* 2.5 m USB cable

 

* Quick start guide

 

* Including valuable software: Download a choice of various software titles, including full-feature versions from Adobe, Autodesk, Corel and more. Product registration required for download. See software download program for specifications

 

* Installation CD (includes tablet driver software and online users manual)

 

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I want that :-( But the price tag kills me inside.

 

There's a tip sensor too, it's gonna be smoother and more realistic :-P I guess a downside is that it isn't compatible with the Intuos3 features.

 

I'll have to stick to my bamboo for now though.

 

 

 

Oh, btw Sue, you seem like the person to know about tablets.

 

How the hell do I get this away:

 

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I've tried everything but it's still there :-(

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Oh god no.

 

 

 

But any sound is much better than the sound from the Wacom Bamboo, it sounds like a needle on paper. <_<

 

I'm getting me the medium one, the small one is just too small.

 

 

 

My Graphire 4 XL had died, so we take the next best after Cintiq. I had saved up around £400 for Cintiq, then I had to pay the dentists. But hey, teeth are more important than Cintiq. :P

 

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*is in love*

 

 

 

My wacom bamboo is still good though 8-)

 

 

 

 

 

One question though, about tablets, sometimes mine isn't pressure sensitive, and it changes everytime I plug my tablet in. Do you know what is wrong?

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Install/update the drivers, check if you got the right ones, and check the tip feels, drag the slider all the way to Soft, it might help a bit with it. And try with another USB port.

 

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And Mrshinyredplanet, make sure windows doesn't install their crappy drivers first.

 

 

 

Thanks Sue <3.

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I want that :-( But the price tag kills me inside.

 

There's a tip sensor too, it's gonna be smoother and more realistic :-P I guess a downside is that it isn't compatible with the Intuos3 features.

 

I'll have to stick to my bamboo for now though.

 

 

 

Oh, btw Sue, you seem like the person to know about tablets.

 

How the hell do I get this away:

 

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I've tried everything but it's still there :-(

 

 

 

Right click the taskbar the go to toolbars and uncheck tablet pc input Panel.

 

If that doesn't work, hit tools then exit.

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I had saved up around £400 for Cintiq, then I had to pay the dentists. But hey, teeth are more important than Cintiq. :P

 

Hmm I don't know if I can agree with that :P

 

 

 

Anyway it looks incredible! I still want Cintiq though :P

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Intuos series is mostly aimed at professionals, so my best bet is that you go with a Bamboo, it's not the best, but it's still good. It's kinda cheap too.

 

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Well I didn't know that. :P

 

 

 

Scrap the Bamboo.

 

http://www.wacom-shop.net/cgi-bin/wacom ... talog/1108

 

Intuos 3 in A5 and A4 is on sale. So you might want to check out that, if you don't want to give your arm for an Intuos 4.

 

 

 

http://www.wacom-shop.net/cgi-bin/wacom ... &2FK2&2DEN

 

Here's a bit more advanced Bamboo.

 

 

 

Or just look and see what suits you best. I think the Graphire might be on sale too, but it's a bit outdated and hard to find.

 

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http://news.deviantart.com/article/76573/

 

 

 

Adding up this too. Those who are members of deviantART know about this, but those who aren't, should be members now, and give a shot at that contest.

 

 

 

[hide=The WACOM INTUOS 4 - INITIAL IMPRESSIONS]The WACOM INTUOS 4 - INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

 

 

 

We liked the new Intous4 and decided to put in an order for a few tablets. This new generation has been massively developed, and is not just a shortgap update.

 

 

 

Main changes:

 

 

 

* Touchstrip: I am afraid to say, WACOM have abolished the touchstrip. Hurrah! Boo hiss! Funnily enough although a majority of our artist colleagues probably have the touchstrip disabled, a rare few love the touchstrip to scroll through a variety of objects. Luckily enough, after some persuasion, one of our artists managed to come around to the new way of life without the touchstrip via the new feature, the Touchring and OLED key buttons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Wires dont come attached: WACOM have cleverly ensured there no longer is a requirement to have the USB/Serial port connected to the tablet as standard. Instead, it uses a micro USB attachment. Simple, common sense Genius!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Slight increase in price: Purely down to the UK/Euro exchange and (the neccesary evil) global forces....now in UK, we pay the same price of the tablets as you would get in germany/euroland. But seriously, Intuos are good solid investments. And as I've been saying for years, dont leave home without one.

 

 

 

IMPROVED FEATURES

 

 

 

Features we really liked in the studio:

 

 

 

* Touch Ring: works very well; primarily useful for canvas rotate and brush resize

 

 

 

 

 

* Tactileness: improve surface area response, likened to painting on paper. In otherwords, the surface has real teeth

 

 

 

 

 

* Pen pressure + Pen ID: minimal pressure required (2048 levels of pressure has a noticable difference, coupled with their new tip sensor technology), allowing the reduction of Repetitive strain issues, improved response (ideal for those heavy handed useers), and best of all the new wacom drivers recognise different pens (and thus allows different user settings to be used with the tablets)

 

 

 

* Expresskeys: 8 x 4 = 32 shortcuts/modifiers potential (you can very easily paint without using the key much)

 

 

 

 

 

* Ergonomics: Wacom have really developed this well, and not jsut for looks either. It is both aesthetically pleasing and robustly functional

 

 

 

+ Additional FAT pen grip

 

 

 

 

 

+ Ambidextrous usage (for L or R handers, just flip it about, and slide a switch below the tablet). Because Wacom have cunningly used a standard micro USB to USB connection, no more owrries about cord damage inherent in the Intuos 1 and Intuos 2 generation

 

 

 

 

 

+ Matte surface (instead of the shiny MAC trend) and overall stealth look has a very solid feel and build.

 

 

 

 

 

+ Function keys : INTENTIONALLY, designed to be ever so slightly undulating for ease of tactile response and feel. Applause for attention to detail, to the clever clever folks at wacom indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

+ Weighted pen nib: Alright, the first toy wacom will have you want to check out is the way, the nib and mini caliper are cleverly hidden within the pen nibstand. Wacoms attention to fine details and functional form results in a very pruposeful aesthetic for the pen nib holder. It has a good storage purpose and not jsut to show off your beautiful new pen. For the fine connousours of wacom nibs, DO check out the slightly rubberrised pen nib (small plastic/rubber end on the far tip)

 

 

 

 

 

+ 6D Art Pens - can have small colour ring codings - via a variety of circular coloured rings to further distinguish your new i4 pen vs others should your studio have a few of these floating about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* A4 vs A5: The A5 has its OLED and function keys located closer within reach, and thus is very very useful for use in the field/plein air. One standard human hand span, covers all Eight function keys and Touchring with ease. In contrast, the A4 lower 4 keys and touch ring are within easier acess. Leaving the upper four keys slightly further beyond reach (i.e you have to stretch your arm a wee bit to get to it)

 

 

 

 

 

* Intuos4 A5 vs 12WX: I personally feel the new A5 will be a wacom bestseller, and folks have a good choice between the 12 WX or the new I4 A5 for plein aire use paired with a laptop for use in a cafe/field. Cables/battery power issues in consideration, I feel the new A5 would be a logical functional useful choice.

 

 

 

NICE TO HAVE

 

 

 

Feedback: Things I feel would be nice to have in the future would be:

 

 

 

* WACOM i4 wireless mouse. The old Intuos 2 and 3 came with a mouse. The new A4 does not come with it mfraid (for us lucky europeans), but our US brethen get it as standard.

 

 

 

 

 

* WACOM i4 marker pen - I'm sure this will be quite handy for folks wanting to have that feel of traditional markers for rapid ideation of Industrial Design products

 

 

 

 

 

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