Summary: I bought this for an art project and never used it. About 2 years later I started having repetitive stress in my hands and so I switched from my trackball to this tablet. It was great! It really helped my hand. The battery cover on the pen immediately broke and is now held on with tape (seems to be a common problem). I could never find any preferences or settings on my computer for the unit.
Summary: First I'd like to point out that all the materials for this tablet are cheaply made to compensate for the price. About two weeks in after having to replace the batteries in the pen, the plastic lid would keep popping out so I had to ducktape it closed. Sometimes when I was working in photoshop the pen would skip or lag and create an overall frustrating experience. Most of the time though, it got the job done.
Summary: This is NOT compatible with Windows 7 or Vista! I'm sure it would work fine if you have an XP, but AVOID this if you have a computer that was made in the past 5 years. This is cheaply made and poor quality. All artists should avoid this sham of a tablet!!!
Mark Swink Photography "markswinkphotography ..., Amazon
25 February 2012
Summary: I don't understand those that bad mouth this tablet. As a professional photographer with a studio and wedding photography business we use this tablet on all of our processing stations. The tablets work great and the options that come with them are way more than what we need. What we saved using these instead of the overpriced Wacom tablets enabled us to install one additional workstation allowing us to hire another person and grow our business.
Summary: I had an Aiptek 12000 digital drawing pad, but the stylus stopped working. An email to the company asking if I could get a replacement got me a response that the item was no longer available. Sooooo....I sprung for the Slim tablet. Figured I wasn't out much, being less than $100 for new (could have had reconditioned for around $65).
Summary: This tablet is awesome, my reviewed might be a little exaggerated since my last tablet was a complete horror, but so far the aiptek has yet to have any issues or problems. For the price, it's a great tablet. The size of the drawing area and the slimness of the tablet are wonderful. I had given up on drawing before, but after getting this tablet I got out of my art block :) I definitely recommend it.