Summary: I bought this to see if it would be easier to use a stylus to work in my photoshop documents. it was incredibly easy to set up and customize to my liking. sometimes I would rather use the mose to draw, but for the finer detailing, this is a great help.
Summary: This is pretty good. It is fine for what I use it for and I probably wouldn't want to spend more for anything better. Takes a little getting used to but is good to sketch smooth drawings. I like to handdraw a rough outline and then take a photo of it with my computer - then sketch with the Wacom to make it better - then delete the initial sketch.
Summary: I only use this occasionally, for logo and small graphic design projects and for a weekly webcomic, but it has held up good, is responsive, and is very easy to use. For someone with a graphic design career, a larger or more feature-heavy tablet would be better, but this is great for a beginner or occasional user. It's also small enough to fit inside a laptop bag, which makes it great for those who travel or work in different locations.
great tool, easy to use, fun, great for beginners and pros!
14 January 2013
Summary: While this tablet is often touted as a tablet for beginners, I think it is much more capable than it is often noted for due to its responsiveness and ease of use. It's customizeable, so you can adapt it for use for your specific application. Its cost is another advantage. The stylus tips are more durable than I would expect, and last a long time. Replacement parts are easily available.
Summary: I got this so I could animate using Adobe Flash. My first tablet ever, and it really helped instead of using a mouse and tediously drawing lines and erasing them. It has an eraser on the back and the feel is like real paper. Touch is useless, turned it off immediately except for the gestures. Programmed buttons to keyframes and tools and now I can buzz through.
Works alright, pen loses pressure sensitivity often.
12 December 2012
Summary: It works but has some issues. I have to restart often because the pen loses pressure sensitivity, probably because it's a refurb. I owned this same model prior to buying this and didn't have this issue (the pen fell apart but I was needing a new tablet anyway). Probably won't buy in the future but it worked for my budget.
only buy if you want to relearn how to draw or you like to edit images
6 December 2012
Summary: 8 inch tablet (drawing surface), 12 inch total. Buttons: pretty useless unless you can figure out how to reprogram them. The included software is awful. Here's how it works: When you get the pen near the tablet, you can move the cursor. When you want to draw, you put the tip on the tablet. Pros: Great for image editing. Lightweight. Inexpensive. Cons: The cord is on the wrong side in my opinion. When drawing on paper, you rotate it to draw comfortably.