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    Wasp Intuos4 or Intuos3 dilemma

    Hey guys,
    I'm in for a new tablet for digital art. (have been using the Graphire4 for a while)

    I wanted to get the Intuos4 but I'm really afraid of the USB port problem and the nib wear looks annoying as well. The Intuos3 seems like the safest bet.

    should I get the Intuos4 or the Intuos3?
    I'm gonna get them from eBay:

    Intuos4: http://cgi.ebay.com/WACOM-Intuos4-M-...ht_5714wt_1397

    Intuos3: http://cgi.ebay.com/Mint-Wacom-Intuo...36a34b73f#shId

    They both ship to Israel, that's why I chose them.
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    Get what is best for you.

    Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
    For example intuos 3 overlays may be harder to get if the scratches bother you.
    Intuos3 had a very large size compared to the i4 model you displayed

    Intuos 4 while the USB ports are shoddy, get a better USB cable that fits snug and don't tug things around and you should be fine.
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    Thanks for the comment!
    What does it mean "fits snug"? can you link an example? (sorry for my english)

    I actually don't mind about the size at all, I actually do prefer the M size because of the limited workspace I have but I could manage with both.
    The thing is, I don't wanna get paranoid about nib wear and USB's unplugging.
    Intuos4 sure looks awesome, but I don't know if it's the right deal to go for.
    Maybe i'll go for the Intuos4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinamo View Post
    Thanks for the comment!
    What does it mean "fits snug"? can you link an example? (sorry for my english)
    Well, from the horror stories I read this morning from Arshes and quite a few other users, the small USB plug point on the body of the tablet itself is/was soldered on quite haphazardly. So don't fiddle about with it too much or allow the cable to move around too much in it, or it might just snap off. Find an extension that fits well and does not play around too much inside the socket.

    Here is a link to the original thread by Arshes and the other victims of Wacoms cost cutting. There are some good photos too.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=178834

    My Intuos 4 large arrived today. The serial number tells me that it was made in April 2011. Apparently there have been improvements over the initial run. I will let you guys know the moment it gives me problems.
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