Summary: This tablet is pretty good (my first one). I suppose you have to fiddle with it to get it perfectly smooth and whatnot. The mouse it neat, but be aware that you have to use it on the pad. The batteries for the pen and the mouse just died after working for several months. Not bad. I think it's a good pad for a good deal.
Summary: When I first got this tablet, it was hard to install and took a very long time to figure out how to use. It took me a few weeks to be able to operate the pen smoothly, and after a few months it became less sensitive and constantly stopped working all together. It's an okay tablet if you don't want to spend a fortune and aren't using it for anything important, but if you can help it, try buying a different one.
Summary: I am not a professional and I bought this device so I could draw with out using the mouse. I can draw a lot better using this device then I can by clicking and holding a mouse button down simply because the shape feels like a pen. The wireless pen can be extremely sensitive and I don't even bother with the wireless mouse that came with it. The pen works great in adobe photoshop but I have not worked at getting the pressure sensitivity to work. Oh well.
Summary: When I first got it, the tablet worked fine. It worked for a few months and then it started screwing up... I tried uninstalling it and installing it again, but still the problem wasn't solved. Couldn't exactly find out what was wrong with it. So I haven't used it since. I recommend skipping this and buying a Wacom Graphire tablet. It's a lot more money, but it's worth it.
Summary: I just bought this and had a few problems with it. It doesn't work for a period of time but it's a good tablet to start with. I do webcomics online and it's very efficient when buying it with Manga Studio Debut 3.0. If you want something smoother and easier to use, I suggest you buy one that's more expensive but as I said above, it is good to start with as it does not raise your expectations in your next tablet(s).
Good tablet for fine pointing, works so so with linux
J. Hall, Amazon
29 August 2006
Summary: This tablet will let you point and drag far more acurately than a good mouse or trackball. That being said this tablet is clearly inferior to even older wacom tablets in a few ways, but it is much less expensive. As a second tablet in a family or small office this tablet could provide all the features of a more expensive tablet by swaping it.
Summary: Well, The unit matches up to expectations once you get by startup issues. The software is a bit flakey, and the manual provides no help at all. The online FAQ provides some help, but again limited. I am still waiting for a response to my question to tech support, but figured out a workaround on my own. Seems you have to store the pen and the mouse off the top of the tablet when not in use or it will go stupid and not function after the computer goes into standby.