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November 13, 2012


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Which of these 3 tablets should I buy?

Someone stole my tablet XD. And I need a new one, then, but I'm not sure which one to buy of these 3:

Intuos 4 - Small (This is the one I got stealed)
Intuos 5 - Small
Yiynova MSP19U

I'm not sure because:
Intuos 4 is the one I had, I loved to work with it.
Intuos 5 is newer, but not sure about the touch feature after reading some reviews.
Yiynova, because is the closest I can be of a Cintiq, although seeing it has a crystal surface bothers me a bit, but dunno if its worth trying.
Any recommendations?

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Buy Intuos 5 i like this one, its feature is more advanced and nice.
Thanks! I buyed a 5 ^_^
TheWalkingGhost Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I own an intuos5 small, previously had an intuos4 medium.

I received the intuos5 as a birthday present for it to be my traveling tablet.
Due to the space of my work area I sold the Intuos4 and have been using the Intuos5 for the past 2 months.

I find it more than appropriate for my needs.
I rest it on my laptop (Alienware M11X) keyboard and have customised the buttons for each program.

The Intuos5 has 6 buttons, with the addition of the scroll wheel.
For example, in Photoshop; I have the buttons programmed as:

B (Brush)
E (Eraser)
Ctrl + Alt + Z (Undo)
Ctrl (selecting stuff)
Shift (selecting stuff/straight line)
Spacebar (moving around the screen)

For the scroll wheel I have it programmed as:
Brush size
Zoom in/Zoom out

I have disabled the other two functions on the scroll wheel, it just skips them; thus only moving between brush size and zooming.

The touch feature can be turned off, I personally hate it and find it useless for my needs.

The only issue I have found to date is the wireless dongle loses reception every now and then; but I usually have it plugged in.

The work area is smaller to the Intus4 Small I believe.

A new Intuos5 Small with cost ~$300 AUD.

You can probably find it used on eBay for a cheaper price.

All the best.
Oh so you can turn off the touch thing!
hmmm but that would make it the same as an intuos 4?
TheWalkingGhost Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes, but then you have the option of an Intuos5 if you wish.
An Intuos4 would be cheaper, and if you're use to it and liked it so much I don't see any fault in getting one.
IMO, if you used an Intuos4 and love it, either buy a new or used one online.
I found an Intuos5 at a reasonable price ^_^ I'll be buying that one! Many thanks so much for your feedback :iconadorableplz:
TheWalkingGhost Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you need help to customise the buttons/turn off touch, send me a PM and I'll make a video and post it on YouTube.
Thank you ^_^ mind if I watch you?
TheWalkingGhost Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Go for it.
TheWalkingGhost Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
No worries. Happy to help.
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