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ymc226
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« on: October 13, 2012, 05:23:55 PM »
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Can anyone tell me how many USB ports the Intuos5 has.  Using a MacBook Pro that has only 2 USB ports (one for Imageprint9 dongle, the 2nd for my Epson 3880 printer), I need to know if I need to get a USB port duplicator.

Also for photo editing, would the medium or large size work best?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 07:53:33 PM »
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I've used large and small Wacoms for years.  I see no advantage to the larger sizes.

I have no idea about the USB ports, sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 09:07:31 PM »
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Use the Ethernet connection for the 3880, it will be faster and save your USB ports for something less significant.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 09:48:05 PM »
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get yourself one of the small USB hubs for a couple of dollars or run the 3880 via ethernet (static address).

Historically, the Intuos's dont have a spare port to make up for the one it consumes.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 04:04:40 AM »
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I use an iMac and have a medium Intuos 5 with a wireless accessory kit. When connecting I use a USB hub for the wireless dongle or the USB cable and both these connection methods work without problems. To confirm, my Intuos 5 does not have a spare port.

Medium is the best size for me for use exclusively in PS and LR. The medium size has a relatively large surface and takes up a reasonable amount of desk space. I would find the large size just too unwieldy but YMMV.

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 09:54:07 AM »
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Thanks for all of your suggestions and insights.  I had my 3880 connected to ethernet via a powerline to the home network but somehow lost connection; thus I use a direct USB as I only use this printer for photos.

I went with a powered USB hub and got the medium sized Intuos 5 with the wireless adapter.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 09:15:57 PM »
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The Intuous5 can be used via bluetooth. The Bluetooth kit is an option.
Otherwise it has a single mini USB port for connecting to the computer
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