It really is that simple.
I use it with a 17 inch laptop. The tablet has buttons down the side. i am sure they are very useful but I rarely use them as I have a coffee in my spare hand 24 / 7.
I am left handed, flipping the tablet for left handed use is easy.
My tablet came with bundled software. This included Sketch book pro. There is a smaller wacom that come with clip studio paint / manga studio. Manga studio is arguably better, but it is not expensive and you can but it later on. Sketch book pro is brilliant for drawing, it has powerful tools including a fabulous steady stroke tool. That comes in very handy on your first few artworks as it is a steep learning curve. The smaller wacom manga tablet does not have a rubber on the end of your pen, it really does matter, having a rubber on the pen is worth it's weight in gold. Another tick for the intuos pro.
My first pictures were not great, but they weren't bad either. People paid money for them, so they passed the quality test.
The tablet is not cheap, but it can pay for itself, if selling art is your thing. Mine has well and truly earned its keep.
It is wireless, but I never use that function.
I do have one problem with it. The driver often does not start up. It is easy to work around this by saving your settings to your desktop, or the wacom cloud and restoring from there. I am so used to doing it this way that don't bother with the drivers at all.
Buy new or buy used? I say but new, you get a warranty, back up support (wacom reply to emails) and great bundled software.
I have a blog post coming that compares manga studio 5 with sketch book pro. If you can't wait for that you can see them both here.
Manga Studio 5 and clip studio paint are exactly the same, the only difference is the Clip studio is a digital download.