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I spent a long time to decide whether or not to buy a Wacom tablet but eventually settled for the Intuous4 Medium.
I'm using it for photo editing on a PC using Photoshop CS5.
Is it the right size for my application? Will it be good for photo editing? What about the 'tip/nib' issue? How big is it? --- Questions that I was asking myself before parting with my cash.
1) I'm glad I chose the medium rather than the small version. The medium's large working area is perfect for my 22" monitor and great for use with Photoshop. If you're using two monitors, then you can map the Wacom's working area to span both monitors or just set it to one - but then you can chose to swap to the second monitor at the touch of a button.
The other feature the Medium has over the small are the LED displays next to the hard buttons. Very useful and customisable - and they change depending on which application you're using and what you've set them up to do.
2) Perfect for photo editing. Much more accurate than a mouse and more intuitive.
3) The nibs do wear out. BUT they're consumable parts. Just like a printer uses ink... Or a 'real' pencil needs sharpening or replacing. You get a selection of nibs to keep you going, just spend the money and pay for some nibs! NOT an issue.
4) The medium's physical dimensions are: 14.5"x10" and about 0.5" high. This information is useful so you can visualise how it'll fit on your desk. The working area / sensor area on the Medium is approx. 9"x6".
I'm really happy with the Wacom. It's a premium bit of kit but you're on this page because you want the best! So buy it! You won't be disappointed.