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XP PEN Artist12 11 6 Inch FHD Drawing Monitor Pen Display Graphic Monitor with PN06 Battery Free Pen Multi Function Pen Holder and Glove 8192 Pressure Sensitivity

Last Updated: 7 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
118
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Review Summary - 109 recent, verified reviews

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Display Clarity
 33
display, tablet, pen, drawing, glare
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I highly recommend it if you are looking for a tablet with a screen.  ...  "
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" ...  1920x1080 in a 12" display looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Note: turn down the brightness!  ...  "
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" ...  She says the tablet and screen work great.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to be pretty good quality and the screen display is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Great size (11.6”) display area. ... HD display that seems to have better resolution than my MacBook.  ...  "
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" ...  And the tip is smooth and sensitive and doesn't seem to be in danger of scratching the screen. ... Overall I would say that the Artist12 is extremely good for amateur artists looking to try out a drawing tablet with a display.  ...  "
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" ...  The Paralax (the area between the screen and where your pen touches) is unnoticable and very accurate ... this is a drawing MONITOR. ... The screen is crisp and clear quality, but the color ratio between your computer and the tablet itself might be slightly off, but that doesn't matter unless you are very strict about your colors, and is otherwise unnoticeable.  ...  "
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Price
 26
money, tablet, worth, worth the price, price point
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I'm just a hobbyist, not a professional, but I can't believe how well this works for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I'm glad I bought this, it's a good price!  ...  "
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" ...  The best value i can get as an artist with a strict budget.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is perfect for this size device.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price point, works really well with any art program. ... If you want to find a tablet with a low price-point, pick this one up.  ...  "
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" ...  Saved my money for months for this.  ...  "
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" ...  At the low cost, I figured it'd be a great starting point. ... For the money I spent, I have no regrets.  ...  "
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" ...  While this product is $249.99 (without any coupons, which you may find some), it is well worth the price tag. ... This is really awesome, and I wish more tablets utilized this design especially around this price range. ... Now, for something similar from Wacom, you might be looking at price tag of $500 to $1,000 or more, just for it to have a built-in Screen.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 16
tablet, install, easy to use, easy to set, difficult
+75%
-25%
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" ...  There's minimal effort into setting up the tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  - The express keys are easy to customize and also work very well.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a laptop stand for it then its easy to use at a desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup and configuration was a bit tricky, but with patience the tablet will function as soon as the setup and configuration is complete.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up. ... The guides with it were also easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Software: Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  The support was friendly and helpful which was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The customizable buttons make it easy to set them up however you like.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 15
laptop, pen, either, xp pen, draw
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It is so accurate when printing and posting to social media.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall a great product, but I did have two problems with this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great tablet. ... Personally I like it better than my friends $360 Wacom tablet. ... Anyways, give this good tablet a try!  ...  "
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" ...  It looks and functions exactly as described and is very simple to set up on a pc or laptop. ... I recommend you get one to get the best use out of this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  XP-PEN Artist12 is my first tablet that became my favorite one its the best i ever got  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet is really nice, i've never had pen sensitivity before and it's compatible with mac and PC bot of which i can use with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this tablet!  ...  "
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" ...  The device is accurate and the pen is recognized even if you're an inch away from the screen so you won't misclick.  ...  "
For Kids
 11
daughter, tablet, drawing, love, looking
+100%
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" ...  My sister bought this tablet for my son and he love it, I would recommend this to anyone.  ...  "
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" ...  We were nervouse about this but our daughter loves to draw and we have been looking for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter love it /Thanks  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing product, my kids are loving it!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter is VERY happy to get her new drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Son loves this!  ...  "
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" ...  He loves this device, is always drawing with it .  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter who is an Artist loves it.  ...  "
Comfort
 11
pressure, pencil, drawing, glove, draw
+91%
-9%
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" ...  The pen is soft, easy to hold, and you're not easily able to press the button on the side like other pens so there are no mistakes.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen eraser works with Krita and Clip Studio, though I feel like the pressure sensitivity of the eraser is a bit strange and needs too much force to be activated, but it works.  ...  "
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" ...  The hexagonal pen feels terrific in the hand, and battery free is always nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a hexagonal cylinder design much like a normal pencil, and has a nice rubbery texture for grip. ... Feels good to use.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet is really good especially for the price but I'm left handed and making the tablet usuable for left handed uses mean flipping the image on your computer monitor upsidedown and most of the time the application for software doesn't open :/  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly, the glove that came with it was kind of small for my hand. ... You will have to buy something to prop it up more comfortably. ... It's nearly 1.5 times the drawing area of the Wacom Intuos Draw, but it almost feels cramped at that size.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen feel is very firm and the 8000+ pressure levels are very very much an improvement over my old piece's 4081 pressure levels.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen pressure was amazing.  ...  "
Controls
 10
buttons, pen, tablet, shape, customizable buttons
+70%
-30%
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" ...  The customizable buttons make it easy to set them up however you like.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen writes really nicely, and the customizable buttons are nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the feel of it, the customizable buttons, everything seemed to be working.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen is soft, easy to hold, and you're not easily able to press the button on the side like other pens so there are no mistakes. ... I programmed the bottom three buttons to Y (redo), Z (undo, and this button has a little raised dot for easy finding), and S for quick saving my progress.  ...  "
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" ...  There are plenty of easily customizable hotkey buttons and the scroll bar works wonderfully ... the scroll bar and numerous hotkeys are a huge plus to the tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked how I'm able to customize the commands of the tablet, that way I don't have to keep using shortcuts on my laptop  ...  "
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" ...  Great pen in my opinion, missing one button but there is a workaround for me since the drawing tablet simply has 8 programmable buttons (Up and down slider can be programmed, very nice), nice soft touch material on the grip, nice eraser on the top, pen is not spongy at all when drawing.  ...  "
Setup
 9
easy, directions, instructions, installation, install
+89%
-11%
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" ...  You definitely need to follow the directions on installation.  ...  "
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" ...  The guides with it were also easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Software: Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Well, we followed the set-up directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup and configuration was a bit tricky, but with patience the tablet will function as soon as the setup and configuration is complete.  ...  "
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" ...  - Setup was quick and easy, I had no problems.  ...  "
Color
 9
colors, color, accurate, vibrant, quality
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The colors were vibrant and I really had fun sketching on the tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Note: turn down the brightness!  ...  "
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" ...  The color is a little off from my computer screen to my drawing screen but It’s still awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  The color is bright and quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is vibrant and the colors are accurate, the pressure sensitivity is perfect, you can get very smooth lines, the hexagonal shape of the pen feels very nice in the hand and it has a price point you can't beat!  ...  "
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" ...  Screen has accurate colors no need to tweak.  ...  "
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" ...  First up is the screen quality, colors are decent, bright and mostly accurate, parallax is there but personally not bothered by it as long as I calibrate it the right way, and yes, you just checked the picture, there is glare, booo.  ...  "
Software Platform
 8
far, using, use, time, software
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Being in IT, the interface and response of this device is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me a while to actually set it up since it was my first time purchasing a drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked how I'm able to customize the commands of the tablet, that way I don't have to keep using shortcuts on my laptop  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with Adobe illustrator CS5.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup and configuration was a bit tricky, but with patience the tablet will function as soon as the setup and configuration is complete.  ...  "
Cables
 8
cable, tablet, needs, seems, prevent
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The first thing I noticed was that the power socket on the tablet is positioned exactly under where my hand naturally rests, and the cable dislodges itself with any errant twitch. ... I managed to adjust for this, but then began experiencing numerous other technical faults, mostly seeming to involve the cables.  ...  "
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" ...  The only downside I could find is that the cords are a bit messy and confusing to learn at first, and it seems the USB input in the tablet is loose so the cord wiggles a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire placement is odd and the port for the wire seems a bit flimsy.  ...  "
Size
 8
portable, laptop, size, tablet, keep
+100%
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" ...  It’s a nice size.  ...  "
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" ...  You can definitely find a laptop sleeve that will fit this beauty right inside when you're traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  It was small enough to fit on my desk, portable enough to keep with my laptop, and the wires were compact enough to make things easy.  ...  "
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" ...  You get a free SMALL anti-fouling glove. ... This is fine, if you have a small hand, otherwise you may need to purchase a larger size.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want a portable tablet, this is NOT the tablet for you.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a laptop stand for it then its easy to use at a desk. ... If you have one of those tiny laptop desks on wheels it's great to use while you're sitting on the couch.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter is always on the move, and she likes to carry reasonably sized devices with her.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is perfect for this size device.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
started, sent, faulty, defective, bricked
+43%
-57%
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" ...  However, the Artist 12 after being plugged in 5 or 6 times, promptly bricked itself so that when it was plugged in, no matter what, even with replacement wires sent by the manufacturer, it would never display a signal. ... The fact that I was sent 2 defective monitors in a row was really upsetting as this product excited me so much.  ...  "
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" ...  Either I bought a bad one or all the products are faulty.  ...  "
Returns
 7
returning, replacement, first, decided, artist
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Was going to return, but missed the deadline.  ...  "
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" ...  After extensive testing and troubleshooting with my first Artist 12, I decided to get it replaced. ... My replacement arrived within a day of the return and I thought the nightmare was over, just to be safe, after opening up the package I immediately decided to test the replacement Artist 12 to see if, like the first one, I could at least get signal on the first plug in. ... I contacted them before I contacted Amazon and they were very open to trying to solve my problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I think I will just be asking Amazon for a return  ...  "
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" ...  Returned item and got full refund.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 7
tablet, drawing tablet, screen, 6, pen
+71%
-29%
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" ...  And the touch pad for zooming in and out is brilliant. ... Not too sensitive but very responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  This drawing tablet is simply awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  It has 6 shortcut keys with a touch bar that are all programmable.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 7
screen protector, glare, anti, top, tablet
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I was a little worried about the screen size being too small but that is not the case at all, I’m able to easily sit and draw with it in bed which is great for when I get sick (which is often).  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is really good and the pen feels great!  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is pretty smooth, but I didn’t really lose grip or anything.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep the screen spotless and I don't think I'm pressing down too hard, but the nib squeaks after a lot of use.  ...  "
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" ...  And the tip is smooth and sensitive and doesn't seem to be in danger of scratching the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  A padded interior top, a Screen protector placed on top of an Anti-glare screen protector, Styrofoam.  ...  "
Ports
 7
usb, tablet, laptop, usb c, input
+43%
-57%
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" ...  After repeated USB power surges, pen failures, random disconnections, and other issues, the tablet appears to have finally given up the ghost after less than FOUR HOURS of use.  ...  "
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" ...  The only downside I could find is that the cords are a bit messy and confusing to learn at first, and it seems the USB input in the tablet is loose so the cord wiggles a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  I am getting the no signal sign on the display and I've resetted my computer and re-plugged the cords over and over again but nothing.  ...  "
Drivers
 6
pen, driver, program, installation, downloaded
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Gorgeous color and resolution, amazing drivers and calibration, and an affordable price!  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was also as easy as downloading the drivers and plugging everything in.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation of the Driver software to make it operate at it's full potential is about a 20 second download and install, which is average for most driver software in general.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the drivers within minutes, reset my computer, and immediately got working results.  ...  "
Fit
 6
stand, pen, larger, enough, draw
+100%
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" ...  It is so much like drawing with pen and paper right down to the shape of the stylus.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to hold in your lap, have it laying down, or get a Book Stand Easel ( https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-book-stand-easel) to have it at a good angle.  ...  "
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" ...  It was small enough to fit on my desk, portable enough to keep with my laptop, and the wires were compact enough to make things easy.  ...  "
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" ...  So the box arrives, and they went above and beyond to ensure the tablet was secure and safe.  ...  "
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" ...  Note that I use Clip Studo Paint and Krita.  ...  "
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" ...  I initially tried to return this product because I just simply need the paper feel-like surface on anything I draw, but using it for almost a week I have gotten used to it and decided to keep it, I bought this one with the discount, so at 210 USD this is a buy if you're looking for an under 13" display tablet ( This is a newly released tablet), but for the original price of 250 USD, I'd recommend you to buy the larger versions from XP Pen, save up and buy the 13" or the 15" tablet.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
pen, like, feels, prevent, plastic
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Easy to hold in your lap, have it laying down, or get a Book Stand Easel ( https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-book-stand-easel) to have it at a good angle. ... I found the reviews for the tablet stand to be underwhelming, so I got something sturdier.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a hexagonal cylinder design much like a normal pencil, and has a nice rubbery texture for grip. ... Feels good to use.  ...  "
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" ...  So having 8 replacements is pretty solid, and should last a long time. ... My only gripe is that I wish the cables were Braided, to further help prevent damage, but this is really minor.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen feels great and comes with extra nibs and a stand.  ...  "
Gaming
 5
graphics, take, something, game, draw
+100%
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" ...  It literally just tracks my laptop screen, even when I'm playing a game, that's all.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have anything other than a screenless drawing tablet to compare it to as this is my first graphics one, but compared to how stressful it was to draw on something without looking, this tablet makes me excited to take a stab at digital art again.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a recent Media Arts/Animation graduate and I've been using a Wacom Intuos Draw for the past three years to create digital art.  ...  "
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" ...  The price to quality ratio is better than any other graphics tablet that I've seen and used.  ...  "
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" ...  I do game development in my free time and this has really helped make things not only much more enjoyable, but allowed me to really take things to a new level when sculpting and texturing.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
trying, contacted
+40%
-60%
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" ...  This is not as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted them before I contacted Amazon and they were very open to trying to solve my problem.  ...  "
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" ...  NO AS PORTRAYED ON AMAZON I FORMATUON  ...  "
Apps
 4
program, using, software, drawing, best
+100%
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" ...  and tip to beginners make sure that you have a good software program to suit your needs. ... I shopped around and watched plenty of videos on YouTube before I purchased my software from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I suggest downloading Krita, as it free, compatible with the tablet, and in my opinion the best free drawing program out there.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked how I'm able to customize the commands of the tablet, that way I don't have to keep using shortcuts on my laptop  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with Adobe illustrator CS5.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
set, hd, full hd, display, tablet
+100%
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" ...  We've hd it since Christmas and it sees daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  The max resolution is determined by the size of the monitor, so I can't complain that it is only 1080p (Full HD). ... you get the point), you are getting a Full-HD touch-screen tablet, Anti-glare cover pre-applied, a set of nibs and a glove, an adapter (which from Apple may cost another 20 or so dollars), and possibly the best part for a TRAVELLING artist: A set of Power Adapters for various countries!  ...  "
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" ...  HD display that seems to have better resolution than my MacBook.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
drawing
+100%
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" ...  World great with laptop or desktop for optimal performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyways, Great job!  ...  "
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" ...  However, I figured that getting a drawing monitor would improve my work and speed. ... Firstly, I don't know if it's me or the tablet, but I feel like I'm going through the nibs really fast.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
christmas, gave, bought, get
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift  ...  "
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" ...  Gave as a gift and my son really likes the just right size and function it allows him.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as a gift but recipient assures me they're very pleased.  ...  "
Display Size
 3
screen, draw, display
+100%
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" ...  I was a little worried about the screen size being too small but that is not the case at all, I’m able to easily sit and draw with it in bed which is great for when I get sick (which is often).  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is large enough for my purposes, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish it was larger.  ...  "
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" ...  Great size (11.6”) display area.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
+100%
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" ...  I always keep it to brush sizing and it's so nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The plenty of extra nibs, pen case, cleaning rag, and smudge glove were some great additions as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet comes with all the required cables to get you up and running including a glove and screen wipe.  ...  "

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Size:  11.6 meters