First (Cheap) Step to Digital Drawing
29 April, 2014
If you're looking for a tablet that will let you draw professional quality posters and mind bogglingly detailed artworks - turn around, this one can't accomplish that.
If you're looking for a tablet that will let you learn how to operate the digital drawing equipments, get a good grip on drawing, and basically learn up to moderate levels - you won't get a better deal at this price.
This tablet comes with a pen that needs a AAA size battery - so you'll need to replace it from time to time. Don't worry, it usually lasts more than a month (or mine does, I don't use it extensively though).
One thing that really irritated me about this tablet was how erratic the pressure sensitivity is sometimes. The performance isn't as smooth as I'd prefer, so most of the time I just disable this feature and manually adjust my paint brushes to proper darkness and width as needed.
The included drawing and signing software is quite out of date - I uninstalled it after trying it out. Not only does it not look pleasant, it consumes considerable resources for doing simple tasks. I recommend you only install the driver software. Especially if you're using Windows 8 or 8.1.
Also, while drawing long curved lines, you'll notice they don't turn out completely smooth - you can see slight corners. It can be easily fixed using some software tweaks later, but it's still noticeable and annoying.
BUT, those flaws exist in tablets that come at three times this price as well. I really can't ask for more at this range.
This tablet has proved to be invaluable in making me learn digital drawing, and letting me decide if I want to invest in a more expensive one later.
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