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.
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.
Summary: Pen and "ink" work fine but office 2007 did not like it. Had to pull out and plug the usb cable to get office to recognize it. Very small writing area and often ran off the page. Ultiimately got a larger tablet.
Conclusion: I absolutely love the Wacom tablets! This is my third through the years and I couldn't live without them. I am a web designer and graphic artist and the tablet makes my life so much easier. Pros: More natural feel than a mouse, customizable buttons, small size so it fits on the desk nicely, very accurate. Cons: Takes a little time for a new user to get used to using it. Overall I recommend Wacom tablets to anyone looking to expand their graphics arsenal!