Summary: Pretty good product, especially for the price. It's slim and light and large enough to use comfortably, and the pen is easy to hold, although I cut a slot in a pencil grip and put it on to better accommodate my giant hands. Having a battery in it doesn't make it too heavy. The pressure sensitivity works well, but to get it to work, the tablet must be plugged into a newly-booted computer (after logging in), before loading anything else.
Summary: My daughter, an artist, had been wanting one of these for quite some time. But I was put off by the high prices of most graphic tablets. When I found this one, I was delighted. I read all the reviews carefully and then decided to purchase it. She loves it!! It does exactly what she expects of it and she is very pleased with the software that came with it. The work space is more than adequate and she is very happy with the features.
No, it's not a Wacom. Now that we've established that...
Ink and Alchemy, Amazon
12 August 2010
Summary: A friend of mine brought this tablet on our vacation recently and let me play with it for a bit on my laptop. It's been a long time since I used a graphic tablet and I never found them very easy to use; this one, however, converted me instantly. I ordered one from Amazon the instant I got home. I didn't even wait til I was unpacked! The tablet surface is comfortable, just textured enough to imitate paper. The pen is lightweight and very easy to use.
Summary: I'll be straight with you -- I've only used professional Wacom tablets. I'm spoiled. I'm an artist by trade, and found after upgrading my computer system that my 12 year old Wacom tablet had no driver support for Windows 7. Purchasing the Genius MousePen 8x6 tablet was an experiment to see if a cheaper make and model would suffice. Pros: The largest surface area for a graphics tablet for the money that I could find. Includes pen, mouse, and tablet.
Summary: I've never owned a pen and tablet before so I am unspoiled by Wacom. That being said the pen and tablet work great for me. It worked fine on my XP and my Vista laptops but when I tried on my Windows 7 computer it had a terrible lag time. The lag time was so terrible that it made the pen and tablet unusable. There is a fix for this however I will give you the steps.
Summary: When I first purchased this device, it worked just fine. I like to feel of the stylus on the tablet surface because it feels like pencil on paper. The dimensions are perfect for my monitor. I don't have to worry about running out of space on the tablet. It's simple to use, but responds slow. The problem: I had it for about three months and now it won't work anymore. I have to continually uninstall and reinstall the drivers.
Summary: One of my friends has a drawing tablet and I wanted one because I was thinking about going into graphic designing. I spent a while looking for different drawing tablets, and when I found this one, I didn't think it would be very good quality, because it was about $50 cheaper then most of the other pen tablets. I looked at it more, and realized that it might not be so bad after all, and for the time being, I would not be doing anything professional with it.
Summary: This was inexpensive and, so far, good enough for my limited use with my drawing & word processing applications. I was totally new to tablets & had a moderately steep learning curve. "You get what you pay for" seems true here. Translation of Chinese manual might have been better, but then one can't translate what's not there. There was nothing about how to install the AAA batteries in the mouse or pen. The pen can be seen to have 2 sections, upper & lower.
Summary: This is a price conscious tablet that gets the job done just fine. Works in Photoshop, Windows, and can be used for signing in Word, has some nifty features. Very slim and feels pretty good with hard surface rather than the old soft plastic cover types. Pen is sensitive and even though the buttons not as convenient as they could be, it works well with good tip. Does take an AAA battery that comes with.