Suggestion please I want to upgrade my old Wacom tablet
I'm in the market for another drawing tablet. I use a iMac and I have had an old Wacom for years and I'm comfortable drawing with it. Problem is, Wacom stopped making drivers for their legacy products, at least this one.
I want to upgrade my old Wacom tablet. Maybe buy a used Wacom Intuos Pro 4 or 5. They are compatible with Photoshop CS6, and Wacom supports them with drivers for Mac.
I'm also considering a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Special Edition Graphics Tablet with Wireless Pen, but honestly I have no idea if this is a better option?
There are so many Wacom/Cintiq/Bamboo tablets these days that it's hard to choose. Any suggestions about what works for you would be greatly appreciated.
I have a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium, and I love it! I upgraded two years ago when I decided to try digital painting properly...my previous tablet was a small entry level 2008 Wacom Bamboo. Those are the only two I've used, so I don't have much to compare with.
I use it with my iMac (or with laptop) and it works great. Everyone's different of course, and other artists here are really happy with their own favourites. But quality-wise it's been great (both tablet and pen have been carted about a bit, when I've stayed in other places and wanted the option to draw...) it's had a lot of use and two years later it's still fine.
Hope you find something you're happy with
Thanks Dulcie, Is this the model you have?
Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Model PTH-651
@Mara-P Just got back and checked the number underneath...Yes it's that same model
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I have an old PTK-640, which works great. The newer Wacom Intuos Pros still use the same pens, so if you come across an Intuos 4 or 5 tablet missing a pen, selling cheap on that account, you can just buy a brand new pen separately (which are around $80--I had to replace mine after an accidental fall). Just a suggestion if budget is a big concern. I'm sure the new Pros are fantastic, though!
@Dulcie @K. W. Thanks for your help. Cant wait to start drawing.