|The Intuos3 12x19 is Wacom's largest tablet. With a working area of over 228 square inches, this tablet is ideal for professionals working on large media. This size pen tablet is optimized for use with large, high resolution monitors including 30" LCDs, multiple monitors, and is great for expressive painterly brush strokes. Intuos3 gives you the power to quickly and professionally edit photos and create digital artwork by turning on the full power of Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and over 100 other leading software applications. Intuos3 tablets now put ExpressKeys and Touch Strips right at your fingertips for convenient keyboard shortcuts, scrolling, zooming, brush size control, and more. And if you're using a widescreen display or multiple monitors, the Intuos3 12x19 tablet is designed just for you.|
Wacom is the defacto standard in graphics tablets and this is the Big Kahuna. I bought this because I use both graphics and CAD applications, for which the 12X12 and 12X19 are optimized. It takes up a lot of desk space - few users will ever need anything bigger than a 9x12 - but, while one can always work smaller, you need a bigger tablet to work bigger (when necessary). Wacom has quite intelligently incorporated mapping to enable the user to define the actual working area - a great feature when one doesn't need the entire tablet, for example when doing simple sketching. While Buy.com's people weren't especially helpful when I emailed some questions, the tablet arrived quickly exactly as Wacom advertises the package. Great product. Good vendor execution. Great price.
Simply the best7/10/2008
I've been an oil painter for years, I'm thinking of giving up the brush entirely and painting digitally from now on. The Wacom Intuos is superior!