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- User's Manual (Jul 28, 2015)
- Windows Driver v6.19 (Sep 24, 2015)
- Windows Driver v6.18 and PenWalker Software v1.10 (Jul 31, 2015)
- Mac Driver v3.14 (Dec 18, 2015)
- Mac Driver v3.13 (Sep 30, 2015)
- Mac Driver v3.12 (Jul 5, 2015)
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The tablet comes well packaged and should make it through most shipping incidents. When you open the box you are presented with a decently long Micro USB cable, the 8x11 tablet, a drawing pen with extra tips, and a driver CD (I advise getting the drivers from the website as they are the most up-to-date). The drivers were quick to install and the tablet was recognized by Photoshop and illustrator as soon as they were plugged in. The box said that the pen came with batteries, but as a review unit I did not receive them. Rest assured a consumer shipped package WILL have batteries for the pen! Having a 5080 LPI resolution and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity makes using brushes in Photoshop precise. Multi monitor support also works great in Windows when you have all of your Photoshop tools on one monitor and your canvas on another. Quick macros on the pen surface are easily adjustable and most of my software(Adobe, Paint.NET, etc.) can see the top "toolbar" section of macros without changing any settings. This is a robust tablet and I would recommend this to anyone one over any competitor tablet of the same size.
Tested in: Adobe Masters Collection CS6, and Paint.NET.
Tested on: Dell Latitude E6410, and a Core i7 4790k desktop PC with multiple monitors.
PROS: Decent size for the actual pen area
Menu buttons on pen surface are extremely helpful and save keystrokes
Fairly easy to figure out default settings in Photoshop
Driver setup was easy
USB cable is plenty long
Pen has a very good sensitivity resolution and pressure sensitivity
Adobe programs picked the tablet up right after connecting it
CONS: Fabric pen holder feels like it wont last long after repeated use
Pen is not rechargeable and requires AAA batteries
Scroller wheel can be finicky in Photoshop some times with the eraser function
Popup icon indicators are huge and would prefer if they were taskbar icons instead
USB Cable plugs into the left side instead of the top. Makes right handed desk setups difficult on small desks with full size keyboards
PROS: Price, features, price, works flawlessly and price
CONS: Bottom rubber pads came off
i also got this metal ring but i have no idea what it is for. ps it looks like a cat
PROS: the touch screen is weighted so the harder you push down the thicker the stroke.
CONS: none so far
The pen casing will crack just about every time it drops. Mine is glued and re-glued and Sugrued from here to eternity and it keeps on breaking. No replacement pen is available. At this quality, they should include ~5 extra pens in every box.
Not Compatible with OS X 10.11, I'll stick with my Intuos Pro.
From what I did use, I could not adjust pen's sensitivity. I use a Macbook Pro Retina. After reading reviews, I decided not to upgrade my MCP to El Capitan until MonoPrice can release a workable firmware for it.
Okay, the nitty gritty - I contacted MonoPrice's support and talked to them for a while before they finally addressed my problem.
They don't make a replacement pen for this tablet. Not sure why. Also, at the time I paid for the tablet, I spent $60.