So I'm planning to buy an intous pro but I'm unsure if I should go for the 4 or the 5.
I've heard that the 5 has a shorter lifespan.
the 5 has better buttons and no bullshit shiny plastic that gets smudgy/sticky without wiping it after every use, still good tho
if you don't plan to use the buttons and glossy plastic isn't a pet peeve of yours, i'd say go with whichever is cheaper that you can get your hands on
if either the intous 4 or 5 cable gets damanged, it can be replaced with literally any USB mini cord you have lying around. or do you mean the socket? i have no idea about the socket unfortunately
I've owned both 4 and 5 and theyve both suffered from the same problem with the usb connection getting damaged... Buttons are kinda shitty on both ends intuos 5 more so. If you press it too much in succession it has a habit of not responding and the eventual driver crash. Which is why I started using my keyboard.
In terms of build quality I've heard intuos 3 is by far the best out there, cant verify however.
either or im not sure it matters too much
How many people actually use the buttons?
My keyboard has macro keys so I just have keys bound to new layer & merge layer down, zoom in & zoom out, and increase & decrease brush size. I haven't touched the buttons on my tablet.