Summary: While the price of this tablet is very tempting, its not a very reliable tablet. Or lemme rephrase that-- if you do not mind paying nearly $100 for a tablet just to get one good year's use out of it, go for it. If not, make your purchase elsewhere (monoprice is known to make very good tablets for cheap PLUS they have customer support with their products versus Genius does not). Which also brings me to another point, Genius's Tablets do not have customer support.
Summary: This tablet is not compatible with my computer. I have Windows 8 and it doesn't work. Non of the hot keys work and it doesn't even show a courser on my screen. I have to actually touch the pen to the tablet in order to see where the courser is and it doesn't work for drawing at all. I use my tablet for art and i can't if it doesn't work properly.
Summary: I got this tablet for Christmas a couple of years back (just now getting to write this review) and it only worked for about a month before it quit working on each side. The sensors must have worn out or something. But when it was working, you had to press too hard to make any lines, and it would often cause lines to go in odd directions.
Summary: Don't buy this. Buy a Wacom instead. Don't buy this! The programmable edges and size of the tablet are a lure. They are not worth the hassle and lack of actual functionality. The first one I bought had to be returned because it doesn't work. I've had the second one (yes, I'm a fool for not getting my money back) for a few months and it has developed dead spots. Don't buy this! It is slow and not very responsive and jumps around. Don't buy this!
Summary: When I first got the product it was a bit scuffed and clearly used, but I'd expected to see a bit of wear on it. What I didn't expect was it to not work! The cursor moved very jerkily for the first two days or so, then it stopped working altogether. I assumed it was the pen, since I'd had a similar problem with a pen before, but getting a brand new pen for it did nothing-the sensors in the pad are completely dead.
Summary: I'm an optimist so I'll start off with the, very little, good. As always Amazon shipped the item and it came in a timely manor. It arrived before estimated and was well packaged. Alright, now for the not so good. First of all, I am NOT a Photoshop artist. I do work with 3D applications, such as 3Ds Max and I figured a tablet might speed up my work flow. Taking it out of the box it seemed decent. It is pretty thin and large.
Summary: we were excited to recieve this package and even paid additional shipping to get it next day it was beautiful large perfect ALMOST......... we set it up and unfortunately the pen was not sensitive enough to capture a picture unto the computer you had to apply extreme pressure to see something which affect drawing ability most of these we have used in the past were extra sensitive where you just drew as it suppose to be so sadly we had to return it as damaged and...
Summary: Don't be taken in by the low price--this thing isn't worth the money. These are the only nice things I'm able to say about this sad waste of parts: it was easy to install, and it looked pretty sitting on my desk. Once I got it running, I was extremely disappointed. The tablet was heavily mottled with blind spots, and on a few places it didn't even recognize different amounts of pressure I applied.
Summary: I'm an aspiring and new artist when it comes to 2D art and have been looking around for entry-level tablets. Of course, Wacom's are very intimidating with such high price points and I figured there must be some alternative, and that's when I finally found the Genius series of tablets and their inviting price points. The prices seemed deceptively low, the kind of prices that scream "something must be wrong".
Summary: I purchased this tablet, but it is now on its way back to Amazon for a refund. Perhaps I received a defective unit, but the documentation gave very little information written in broken English, and did not provide technical support contacts. The website printed on the product was a company that had no connection to the product - an apparent misprint giving the wrong company's technical support contacts.