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12x9 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet - 4000LPI 200RPS 1024 Pressure Levels
Graphic tablets aren't just for artists anymore!
A graphic tablet can be used as a substitute for a mouse, replacing a less natural movement with the more natural movement of the pen on the paper, thereby reducing the chance of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), like carpal tunnel syndrome. Of course, it also makes any drawing type of activity, including embedded signatures, simpler and easier to accomplish. Graphic tablets are also great for kids, allowing them to unleash their natural creativity into a form that is easy to email to grandparents and other relations.
This high-quality tablet from Monoprice is priced just right, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of a graphic tablet. It includes several software utilities, such as PenSigner and PenMail, which allow you to use handwritten signatures and emails in your daily correspondence, adding a personal touch to what is usually thought of as an impersonal medium.
Easy to install and use, once you try one you'll wonder how you ever got along without one!
Note that the included software is not compatible with Mac® OS X® at all, while some are only compatible with Windows® 2000/XP.
- User's Manual (Oct 28, 2010)
- Firmware Update (May 13, 2013)
- Quick Start Guide (Nov 29, 2010)
- Tablet Software User's Manual (Sep 28, 2009)
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|Active Area||12" x 9"|
|Report rate (RPS)||200|
|Dimensions (WxD)||15 1/8" x 14 1/8"|
|USB Cable Length||53"|
|Operating Temperature||+41° ~ +104° F|
|Operaing Humidity||10% ~ 85% RH (no condensation)|
- 1x Graphic tablet with attached 53" USB cable (USB A male)
- 1x Pen stand
- 1x 5.25" CD with drivers, manuals, software
- 1x Quick Reference Guide
- 1x AAA battery
- 5x Spare pen tips
- Annotation for Word - Mark up word processor documents in freehand (compatible only with Windows 2000/XP).
- PenCommander - Run any program or menu command using simple motions (compatible only with Windows 2000/XP).
- PenSigner - Insert signatures or simple drawings into documents (compatible only with Windows 2000/XP/Vista®/7).
- PenMail - Compose and send handwritten e-mail messages (compatible only with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7).
- PenNotice - Capture screen shots and annotate documents in Microsoft Office or Microsoft Whiteboard (compatible only with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7).
I received the replacement and had exactly the same problem. For some reason I decided to try a powered USB hub in case the graphic tablet wasn't getting enough power from the MAC, and as luck would have it this resolved the problem. I purchased a cheap 4 port powered Belkin hub for around $25 from Walmart. Now the device functions fine (and so did the original graphic tablet that I shipped back for RMA).
Just FYI, in case anyone else has the same issue. It may just be a late 2011 MacBook Pro issue.
CONS: Wouldn't work out of box with my late 2011 MacBook Pro (even with updated manufacturer driver), had to purchase a cheap powered usb hub to give it enough juice to work - now works flawless
If you're looking for an inexpensive tablet for freehand work I would definitely recommend this.
PROS: Works well as described
Excellent for freehand graphics and tracing work
Good online support
CONS: Documentation could be better
PROS: Easy to use, prior reviews say to give your self time to get use too. This is true, BUT once you got it, you got it!!
CONS: Just a "little" larger than I imagined. BUT do-able!
PROS: -1024 sensitivity
-HUGE Active Area
-decent pen with plenty of extra tips
-detachable 'wings' on the back to get a nice tilt on the tablet
CONS: -none so far
In case the link doesn't appear, just perform a search for "Replacement tips" :)
PROS: Just purchased for my daughter and haven't received it yet, but I sure hope it lives up to the good reviews!
CONS: That I don't have it yet... :)
I haven't touched my Intuos this this guy arrived.
I work full time as a commission cartoonist, so I use this daily for 3-6 hours.
Love love LOVE it. My work has improved because of it.
I recommend this to everyone.
So much cheaper than other brands.
CONS: No 'eraser' on back of pen- BUT, have gotten used to selecting manually and no longer notice this issue.
The pen fits his hands perfectly, and because of a physical disability, I am actually able to hold it comfortably. I use it to hand write recipes as typing is difficult for my hands, and the handwriting recognition is wonderful. My daughter has tiny hands and it is not easy for her to draw with it. The one problem I have run into is that there were no replacement nibs for the pen and none of the staff that I contacted could resolve this problem. I was told that they are actively pursuing replacement pens as one solution. I would recommend posing the question before purchase, if it is not available after reading this. As long as this issue of replacement nibs is resolved, you will not be disappointed with your purchase. Forget that it is about 80% less expensive than the other leading selling tablet, it is a great drawing tool.
PROS: Photoshop compatible
Easy to install
Accurate even with high resolution
Easy to use
Pen fits larger hands, or ergonomically effective for those with problems grasping smaller pens.
CONS: No replacement tips available to order
Pen is bulky for smaller hands
I am an aspiring comic artist and I must say for someone just starting off this is more than what's needed for fundamentals. Comparing it to the similar costing Bamboo from Wacom ( a professional grade tablet product ) is entirely too close considering the size of both.
If you're in the market looking for something cheap but also something you can hold onto while you build yourself as an artist, don't shy away from this.
Graphic designers ( Such as myself )
Intermediate Illustrators, artists and hobby drawers alike, do it! You won't regret it.
PROS: More than enough size
Nice pressure sensitivity
CONS: Cheap pen design
And for another poster, of course you need "professional" software, but it isn't the tablet's limitations here, it's MS Paint and other such apps that have no actual tools in them. 2 suggestions(and are free) are Art Rage, which is a painting specific program, and GIMP, which is an open source photo editing program that is used by many as a free alternative to Photoshop. Either of those will help your daughter.
The tablet is AWESOME. I am going to have to do some serious learning to make it work smoothly though. I am still accidentally clicking on and dragging things, but this is definitely going to be a dream. I'll be able to do more precise selections in Photoshop, and all kinds of other stuff once I get the hang of navigating this. Would like a little more configuration stuff, and a 'Check for Updates' on the driver control panel, but minor issues. I am going to be very happy with this.
And the best thing? Monoprice came through AGAIN! Ordered on Thursday night, paid standard shipping and got it Monday morning.
PROS: Huge workspace, legs for adjustment are super sturdy, price(Of course), Decent configuration when you figure out the controls.
CONS: Yeah, the pen. I have trouble with accidentally hitting the buttons occasionally, or not hitting them when I need to. Changing the battery in the pen feels like you're about to break something. Still a keeper though, these are minor.
PROS: The tablet is everything that the description claims. Very easy to use.
CONS: The pen is alittle sensitive.