Summary: 1. The Win7 driver on the CD was barely functional: the device didn't even show up in its own systray tool's "Device list", so it was impossible to configure most of it. Pressure sensitivity didn't work at all either. (The driver files on the CD have dates from 2012 (i.e. not very old!), and I saw no clear hint to run and download a newer one immediately after install, but, luckily, that actually did solve these issues.) 2.
Summary: Like my first pen set, this too is a nice, cost effective tool for photo work. The pen is easy to use, even after a marathon editing session. The programmable buttons make it a breeze to set up as you want and keeps your work flow moving. The first Genius pen set died through no fault of it's own. I wish I could find replacement pens.
Summary: I've just stopped using this tablet, and I must say, it served me faithfully. It lasted a good 2+ years without any problems. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars was that the lack of an eraser on the end of the pen was quite annoying, but that's to be expected with a cheaper tablet. Otherwise, it was perfect. I ended up not using the hotkeys or the mouse, so I can't comment on those, but the actual drawing function runs fine.
Summary: If you can find the one without the mouse, and if it's cheaper definitely get that one. The mouse serves little purpose it does not run over the pad smoothly so I only used it one time. Also it did have a issue with my existing mouse. My old mouse used this same technology, it was a wireless mouse that used electricity it received from the mouse pad, hard to explain. But my computer will only allow me to use one or the other.