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Maidul Islam

Excellent post. Thanks for sharing……….


I purchased one of these when I purchased a new laptop. It didn’t connect wirelessly from the get-go. So I returned it. The AppleStore swapped it out right there. Got home and now unit #2 won’t connect. Now back to the apple store again. At the AppleStore they did diagnosis on the new laptop and it was fine, so they swapped out a 3rd model. 2 days later, intermit signal loss again. I called Wacom, and they tell me to wiggle the wireless dongle. That was there advice on a 250$ pice of equipment. Wiggle it. When that scientific advice failed to work they took a week to send me a replacement wireless kit. Now the replacement kit still has the same problem. I have bin with Wacom a user since ’94. this is the worst thing they have ever made. As well as horrible customer service. I recommend avoiding at all costs.

Mary Bowens

I just got this today at Best Buy but I’m disappointed that not all of the surface is usable. Only the area within the LED corners are usable. In a glance, it looks like the whole surface area is usable. Guess I technically did buy a 5×7 inch tablet, but visually I thought it was bigger than I thought.

I will be exchanging it for a medium. Thank you for the review but I felt like you should have mentioned this

Mary Bowens

I just reread your review and you did talk about the active\nonactive area. My apologies…


Good review! I´ve been using intuos 5 for about 6 months and its a wacom tablet, flawless. I have to say that I´ve used for years the old, but always reliable intuos 3, that still working perfectly, but when I saw the multi touch function, I freak out, it was awesome!, using the finger to rotate the canvas and zooming, and it detects one, two, three and four fingers gestures, amazing. But when you have it in use its not so awesome, its slow and not work correctly all the time, I don’t know whats the problem but it does not help in your work so much, that was th e big disappointment. and if you want to be a little picky, the new express keys are a little to hard to press, maybe its just me, but if you have to use them all the time, like if you have the color picker set on them, its a little bit annoying, I prefer the old express on the intuos 3. The touch ring its very usefull, better than the old touch strips, and it can be configured for 4 tools, zoom, brush size, etc etc, rotate canvas too.
All an all, It is a wacom tablet, the best in the market. The surface have better feel than intuos 3, and the nib eater intuos 4, the pen feels a little heavier than intuos 3 which its nice, and it comes with 10 extra nibs.
Well, hope my comment was helpfull, cheers.


On a work surface Intuos5 Wacom Tablet Pen & Touch, there are scratches. Doesn’t harm the functioning of the tablet …?


I have the Intuos4 with a lot of scratches but it doesn’t harm the function of the tablet. The scratches are not deep enough for the pen to get stuck.

Keith Stine

The monoprice tablets don’t compare to Wacoms. I have the Monoprice 12×9 and recently got the the medium Wacom Intuos5. Wacoms are better by so much. Pen is lighter, no batteries, better sensitivity, touch wheel and doesn’t have this glitch that bugs me so much.

The MP tablet would click and stay there. It doesn’t unclick even if I tap the stylus again. I have to click my mouse to fix this.

I mean the MP is great and does it’s job… can’t argue with the price right? But if you just want something that “works”, stick with Wacom.


Monoprice monoprice monoprice
$89 for a 12×9!



not the same


Good price for a big tablet
Intuos is very beautiful and i trust it but too expensive for nonamerican


doesn’t work with Macs


Looks sexy


The tablets looks professional and is well built.

It would be nice if you tested tablet. How it works. How durable the surface is. How sensitive to pen strokes is it? Will scratches appear after hard usage?
And many other important working moments. otherwise this post looks like just another short review or Advertisement.

Photoshop Tutorials Editor

Thanks for the tips Gleb! I added more details to it including the surface area. As with any tablets, the surface does get scratched from the pen. The Intuos5 does not have a protective cover but you can certainly put one on it (ex. thin paper) and it will still work. But really, there’s not much flaws to this tablet without nitpicking.

With reviews, if the vendor sent us the product, we would mention it. Otherwise, it is a review for something I personally got and chose to review myself.


Other reviews gave this tablet high marks too so I wouldn’t be so quick to say it is a paid advertisement

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