Summary: Great starting tablet for young artists. I bought mine almost 5 years ago, and it still works flawlessly! It's great for a starting tablet, but that's all I think it is. It has fast response time, and a semi-realistic touch sensitivity. The only thing I've ever disliked is the pen- I find it somewhat clunky and large, and over the years I've had to tape it together(where the two ends connect) I was excited and happy to get it, and it's worked great. INSANE durability.
Summary: I bought this for myself long time ago and it was a great learning experience. All worked great, even though drivers were a little old. I am now returning to digital art but this time im going fo the Pensketch 9x12!
Summary: Some software, especially those that require some drawing, are so much better suited for use with a tablet instead of a mouse. The Genius is a good starter device to learn on (and it takes some getting used to) to see if investment in a more expensive tablet is wise. A very good deal for the cost!
Summary: I bought this when the pen for my Bamboo Fun tablet pen broke, and it would have cost just as much to buy a new one. So far, so good. sometimes it has issues with sensitivity, pressure gauging, but I LOVE it so far. It doesn't have as many functions (no eraser) but it's a good, cheap solution for artists.
Summary: I like this product. Especially great for the price. Only $35 compared to Wacom which is a lot more (I'm sure it's worth the price-not an option for a college student). This is a link to a youtube video that I watched before buying. [...
My review on Genius G-Pen 4500 4-by-5.5 Inch Tablet
Orphen Dreamz, Amazon
13 October 2011
Summary: I wanted to buy something for my fiancee which is a digital artist and never had a tablet in her life, but I decided to go with the Genius G-Pen 4500 4-by-5.5 Inch Tablet which comes with a mouse and pen. We was both nervous about it. When it first arrived and taken out of the box it was well explained what it included. How to place the batteries in the pen was explained on a small note which keeps you from breaking it.
Summary: This thing is crap, especially if you are an artist and working on a laptop. I have no idea how to make it work, and I've scoured the internet (a disclaimer; it may not work well with my computer or my OS). Whenever I plug it in, I get a "Microsoft Intellipoint has stopped working" and it tells me to shut down the program. In Photoshop, it has no pressure control.
Summary: The product works like it should! Only gripe I have about it is that I have not been able to figure out how to adjust the sensitivity on the tablet. It is way too sensitive and I occasionally have to backtrack on my lineart in Photoshop because of a sudden "runaway" line. Otherwise, for the price that it is, it is pretty good!
Summary: Mac users should check the website before installing. Love the tablet but when I installed it on my 10.5.5 iMac it disabled the functionality of my dual monitor even when using just the mouse. Since I use reference material often at my work, this is an extreme disappointment... hopefully it will be updated soon. Also might be nice to have relative pointing instead of absolute...