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XP PEN Artist15 6 Pro 15 6 Inch Drawing Pen Display Graphics Monitor Full Laminated Technology Drawing Monitor with Tilt Function and Red Dial 8192 Levels Pen Pressure 120 sRGB

Last Updated: December 2, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
136
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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HDMI
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0.43 meters
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Review Summary - 131 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Display Clarity
 48
tablet, pen, screen, drawing, laminated
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It's my first pen display, so I can't compare it to other tablets, but I'm very happy with it's quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Best screen drawing tablet for your money.  ...  "
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" ...  The laminated screen makes this a no-brainer. ... You're saving hundreds of dollars and GAINING a laminated display.  ...  "
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" ...  But we all know display tablets aren't just some impulse buy. ... -Do not full screen anything on any other monitor while drawing. ... As for color matching- the colors can shift on the display.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an XP Deco 01 that i absolutely love, but was ready to switch onto a display monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design and built quality, of both the display and the pen.  ...  "
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" ...  At it's price point, you can't find a better pen display. ... That aside, the display, the pen, the minimal parrallax/lag -- all top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  This device is great, it's screen is very color accurate and the parallax is very minimal.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 35
monitor, xp pen, windows, love, pen
+86%
-14%
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" ...  This is clearly a great productivity enhancement"  ...  "
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" ...  I also recommend the XP-Pen Deco 3 as another backup.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  The box already contains a lot of accessories for both Windows and MAC so you don't need to worry about that.  ...  "
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" ...  You don't even need to plug it into your wall if you have a powerful enough computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely recommend this tablet if you are in the market.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this tablet  ...  "
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" ...  I have not had one problem with this tablet.  ...  "
Price
 27
tablet, money, worth, sure, spent
+96%
-4%
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" ...  other than those issues it is a nice tablet for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Watched a lot of reviews on youtube and this is the best tablet you can get for this price.  ...  "
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" ...  especially for its price! ... Well worth the money spent!  ...  "
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" ...  I mean, of course, it won’t be the same, it costs half the price of Cintiq 16.  ...  "
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" ...  I will say it is not the best tablet but sure the best value for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  He showed great alternatives to Wacom, helping with the price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  It's everything I wanted in a tablet and more for a really, really great price.  ...  "
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" ...  I never expected to get this kind of quality for such an affordable price.  ...  "
Drivers
 23
driver, tablet, display, xp pen, pen
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It seemed to be causing issues or conflicts with my GPU display drivers or something of the sort as the graphics drivers crashed a couple times after hooking up and installing everything. ... I will happily come back to purchase this again in the near future after the drivers have been improved and updated some more (and maybe also add bit more heft in the pen).  ...  "
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" ...  The driver works perfectly and only took a few minutes to setup. ... Xpen has been diligent about updating drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  the tablet started up smoothly and the drivers were easy to set up :) !  ...  "
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" ...  I emailed tech support and they were responsive and fixed the issue by updating their drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me like 20 seconds to figure this out, and I'm sure they can fix this in a driver update (which they seem to update quite frequently)  ...  "
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" ...  -Windows display and its drivers seem to still be a work in progress. ... This is also a fairly new tablet and updating your drivers is free.  ...  "
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" ...  The presentation of the box is sleek and setup of the drivers was easy on Windows 10. ... Not a big deal, since you can adjust colors and rotation with the driver software, right?  ...  "
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" ...  The sensitivity and feel of the tablet is very smooth and unlike some other tablet, I've not had any trouble with the driver (yet).  ...  "
Setup
 19
easy, windows 10, set, plug, easy to set
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This includes recommended display settings, order in which to connect the tablet and install the software and so on.  ...  "
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" ...  I setup the dial in the easy to use software along with many other custom quick keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up was very easy as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation went smooth and had no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy to setup and get used to the feel, and the custom keybinds are great when you dont know shortcuts.  ...  "
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" ...  On to the actual user experience of it, it's very simple to set up (if you have multiple monitors, you might have to put in a bit more effort), and you can pretty much plug it in and go once the driver is set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is pretty easy just plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  The driver works perfectly and only took a few minutes to setup.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 17
set, setup, use, pretty, well
+100%
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" ...  Set-up was very easy as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and great for someone beginning to make digital art  ...  "
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" ...  It is highly customizable and it's very convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  ANYWAY XP-PEN ARTIST 15.6 IS very easy to assemble not a hassle at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I setup the dial in the easy to use software along with many other custom quick keys.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is pretty easy just plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy to setup and get used to the feel, and the custom keybinds are great when you dont know shortcuts.  ...  "
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" ...  Great buy for both beginners and advanced.  ...  "
Controls
 17
pen, express keys, keys, dial and buttons, wheel
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The programmable buttons and the red wheel work flawlessly for me. ... EDIT: I was able to adjust the colors in my NVIDIA Control Panel a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  The buttons and dial are responsive and solid, and the pen feels solid, though I would have liked the button near the pen tip to protrude like the other button does.  ...  "
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" ...  My setup doesn't allow me to use my keyboard and let me tell you-all these buttons are such a convenience that you won't want to go back to your old one.  ...  "
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" ...  The function keys are great and I really love the scroll wheel they have.  ...  "
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" ...  All the buttons are programmable.  ...  "
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" ...  I also really like the feel of the pen and the customization buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  Software is easy to use, plenty of programmable buttons, comfortable pen.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though reviewers say the Cintiq 16 has better line quality, I don’t want to give up the dial and buttons now, even if the price was the same. ... I also really like the brightness control buttons.  ...  "
Color
 17
color, display, monitor, good, brightness
+88%
-12%
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" ...  -The screen is also bright and clear, and the colors are pretty nice.  ...  "
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" ...  As for color matching- the colors can shift on the display. ... So you'll want to get in the habit of checking your colors to ensure they match if you do some fine art.  ...  "
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" ...  But it was easy to set up and the colors look great.  ...  "
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" ...  I've found if I turn down all three colors, RGB, to 35 then the colors aren't as blown out and match better my TV. ... After viewing some calibration images, I've also noticed that the XP-Pen's colors are more blown out than the Sony TV at the bright end of the spectrum. ... But be aware that color may be washed out on the brighter side and might not be as good as what you are used to.  ...  "
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" ...  The color of the display is AMAZING! ... The XP-Pen has more vibrant colors than my monitor has for just the background!!  ...  "
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" ...  The colors were saturated compared to my laptop monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is vivid and accurate. ... Image color is pretty close across multiple devices.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see, the colors on the XP-Pen are more saturated. ... I just adjust the colors after I'm done drawing using the LG and everything is fine.  ...  "
Comfort
 17
feels, tablet, nib, stylus, hand
+82%
-18%
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" ...  This is a perfect tablet and it is comfortable fast and economic.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen feels so naturally and lift. ... The function keys are great and I really love the scroll wheel they have.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels nice when you draw.  ...  "
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" ...  I really liked being able to rotate and move the canvas with my fingers while drawing on the Pixelbook.  ...  "
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" ...  I fell in love with this tablet .  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve immediately fallen in love with this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet feels really responsive and the pen is comfy to hold.  ...  "
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" ...  Software is easy to use, plenty of programmable buttons, comfortable pen.  ...  "
Build Quality
 17
sturdy, feels, angle, build quality, coating
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The tablet feels sturdy and has little parallax.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is the Stand doesn't angle too high so its a little low for my sitting style but It's still great regardless :)  ...  "
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" ...  They have designed a protector that seems to fit into the premium product space in terms of functionality while keeping the cost to a minimum for beginning artists.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't let the lightness fool you, this is a solidly built product.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand is very sturdy and even though it only has one setting, that setting feels very natural to me.  ...  "
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" ...  and with the anti-glare coating, it feels like it, too.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is excellent, not TOO heavy, but heavy enough where it doesn't feel cheap. ... While it's sturdy enough, it only sits at a certain (low) angle.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this for about 2 weeks straight now, and I cannot see any nib wear, so good job on the surface.  ...  "
Software Platform
 13
software, tablet, pen, windows 10, mac
+77%
-23%
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" ...  On the Pixelbook I used the Sketchbook Pro Android app and with the Pro 15.6 I now use Clip Studio Pro (“CSP”) on Windows and don’t think I’ll be going back to Sketchbook. ... And I can still turn on software features if needed. ... However, since I can configure the color of the XP-Pen with the Radeon app for my GPU, this isn't an issue for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I use Windows 10 64bit and have a fair amount of tech knowledge and making software play nicely with each other. ... This includes recommended display settings, order in which to connect the tablet and install the software and so on.  ...  "
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" ...  lo mejor en tabletas de dibujos the best drawing tablet  ...  "
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" ...  The box already contains a lot of accessories for both Windows and MAC so you don't need to worry about that.  ...  "
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" ...  No issue for me with this drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a really good deal considering the faults i've ran into with hardware and tablets over the years.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a breeze for me on Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and works with all of my illustrating programs (I'm on Windows, haven't tried it on a Mac, my Mac has no art programs on it).  ...  "
Ports
 13
cable, power, tablet, hdmi, pen
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Only one cord plugs into the tablet itslef which is awesome for cable management. ... You don't even need to plug it into your wall if you have a powerful enough computer.  ...  "
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" ...  The length of the HDMI cord it comes with is decent, so unless you have a behemoth of a workspace, you should have plenty of length to position the display wherever you'd like.  ...  "
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" ...  If your set-up with a desktop on a nice big desk (vs, a laptop) Get yourself and HDMI extension cord.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised to find that the XP-Pen has the option to plug an extra USB into your computer as a power source, as an alternative to plugging it in to an electric outlet, so you can move it around with a laptop pretty easily if that's something you're interested in. ... Nice bonuses: It comes packaged very nicely, has multiple kinds of power outlets so you can assumably use the tablet all around the world, has a screen protector already on the tablet with a good “paper” texture, comes with smudge guard glove, 8 replacement nibs, a weighted holder for the pen, a screen cleaning cloth… Little things, but all things that add to feeling “taken care of” as their customer.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great that all of this is coming from a single USB-C connection which splits into a USB, USB-Power and HDMI.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't need the extra cable for the power, my laptop was able to power it alone.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation of the cables is easy, you can plug the entirety of the 3 cables (HDMI, USB for pen function and USB for power,) directly into your PC or laptop, or use a cable extender that comes with the package, along with a USB power block (with several European/Australian power adapters,) and plug it into a power outlet to free up a USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  - Able to use by connecting with only one USB cable and HDMI cable (without AC adapter)  ...  "
Screen Protection
 12
screen protector, protector, pre, laminated, reduces
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Honestly, it comes with 9 nibs (the last one is included on the pen), you'll need a screen protector so you might as well buy that.  ...  "
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" ...  Having the laminated screen is so nice as it basically removes parallax from the equation.  ...  "
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" ...  The display uses laminated etched glass which means the screen and glass are nearly close to each other which reduces or eliminates parallax altogether.  ...  "
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" ...  The settings are simple enough, calibration was a snap and I love the matte screen protector that comes pre-installed on it.  ...  "
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" ...  and with the anti-glare coating, it feels like it, too.  ...  "
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" ...  The drawing surface with the pre-applied screen protector is better than the Pixelbook’s glass.  ...  "
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" ...  The new screen protector is a HUGE improvement as well.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 11
touch, sensitivity, drawing tablet, spot, responsive
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Makes a great 2nd monitor when I'm not drawing.  ...  "
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" ...  The pen is very responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  • Good pressure sensitivity - Seems on par with the Cintiq 15 Pro  ...  "
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" ...  My first screen drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  And despite getting tripped up thinking it's a touch screen (which it's not) I actually love that it's not a touch screen so my hands (and children's tiny fingers) aren't accidentally pressing something.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first screen drawing tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Pen tip and cursor were spot on.  ...  "
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" ...  Some may complain about the lack of touch capability  ...  "
Cables
 10
cord, tablet, cords, wires, laptop
+70%
-30%
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" ...  I contacted support and ended up receiving a new tablet and cable to solve the issues.  ...  "
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" ...  It had a nice look to it before I plugged it in and turned it on and I liked the fact that all the cords ran into one port in the machine itself.  ...  "
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" ...  The length of the HDMI cord it comes with is decent, so unless you have a behemoth of a workspace, you should have plenty of length to position the display wherever you'd like.  ...  "
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" ...  Only one cord plugs into the tablet itslef which is awesome for cable management.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and works incredibly well, cable is convenient due to everything being attached into one cable.  ...  "
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" ...  If your set-up with a desktop on a nice big desk (vs, a laptop) Get yourself and HDMI extension cord.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't need the extra cable for the power, my laptop was able to power it alone.  ...  "
Fit
 9
angle, pen, tablet, like paper, paper
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I haven't used the stand much but it definitely works and seats the tablet at a good angle.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve always been a pencil and paper type of gal, but the transition from paper and pencil to digital isn’t that bad.  ...  "
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" ...  I would say it's closer to paper than a phone screen, but the pen glides well and provides just enough resistance to make it feel natural.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing I love it I draw every day now it almost feels like paper and pencil it’s really smooth and easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  It grabs almost like paper, but doesnt leave traces of your nib behind like an Intuos 5 would.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits comfortably in your hand just as if you're drawing on paper.  ...  "
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" ...  They have designed a protector that seems to fit into the premium product space in terms of functionality while keeping the cost to a minimum for beginning artists.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 8
work, problems, working, two, really
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  As I said before, my Cintiq has its shortcomings but it's lasted me TEN years with NO problems, and honestly, I could have continued using it, but the kind of work I'm doing professionally right now really just feels more comfortable on a larger tablet screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably mine was lemon.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately some problems started when I officially started putting this tablet to use.  ...  "
Design
 7
design, draw, product, pen, looks
+100%
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" ...  Feels nice when you draw.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design and built quality, of both the display and the pen.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as the hardware goes, it looks great!  ...  "
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" ...  The drawing surface has a nice matte finish and the pen is nice to hold and draw with.  ...  "
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" ...  This product looks sleeker and better built than most of the 3rd party manufacturers I have used.  ...  "
Apps
 6
software, programs, needed, drawing, windows
+100%
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" ...  After watching dozens of reviews of this and other tablets on YouTube, I settled for the XP-PEN Artist 15.6 Pro because I liked the way it looked and I liked its features such as the programmable buttons and dial, and all of the accessories it came with including a stand, a glove, a many-to-one USB-C cable which helps reduce clutter on my small desk and a programmable pen that doesn't require a battery.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to watch a few youtube tutorials on how to fix some settings for my preferences but still a great buy and does what I needed it for.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also been playing with several different drawing programs and this tablet makes it so fun.  ...  "
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" ...  On the Pixelbook I used the Sketchbook Pro Android app and with the Pro 15.6 I now use Clip Studio Pro (“CSP”) on Windows and don’t think I’ll be going back to Sketchbook. ... And I can still turn on software features if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  The set up was incredibly easy and all my drawing programs picked it up immediately.  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
parallax, lag
+100%
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" ...  No lag, no parallax, and it's smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked well with both my laptop and desktop on Photoshop, Illustrator and Manga Studio.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not perfect by any means but its hard to beat the price to "performance" compared to a similar wacom.  ...  "
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" ...  This means that you also need a graphics card capable of supporting multiple displays.  ...  "
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" ...  Of note is that fast strokes look far better than very slow, deliberate ones ... however, for my drawing workflow, it's a non-issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with performance.  ...  "
Features
 6
features, even, dial, keys
+100%
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" ...  It has very similar features to other well established brands at a much lower price and even has incorporated programable ley tabs (not included in other more expensive products).  ...  "
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" ...  The keys and red dial feature were my favorite!  ...  "
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" ...  The red dial is AMAZING!  ...  "
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" ...  This works fine, even after I switched the displays back to duplicating mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Just a tip - the ring can have up to four functions.  ...  "
For Kids
 5
student, digital, art
+100%
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" ...  I bought this tablet as an upgrade for my daughter and have to say, it is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  If you're a student or a hobby artist just looking to step up your digital art game, I strongly recommend this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  As a Computer Graphics instructor, students and parents are always asking advice regarding what to get.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a college student and I am majoring digital art, this helps me conceptualize a lot.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
playing, game, day, videos, use
+100%
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" ...  i must say i love it,the screen is better then my own laptop so i find myself even watching videos and playing games on it if im not doing art on it.  ...  "
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" ...  total game changer and I didnt break the bank.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm no pro, but I've been using this thing almost every day for the last two weeks creating character busts for a game I'm developing.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also been playing with several different drawing programs and this tablet makes it so fun.  ...  "
Print Quality
 4
print, paper, drawing, multiple, monitors
+100%
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" ...  I used to go through multiple pieces of scrap paper a day in addition to multiple printouts of documents.  ...  "
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" ...  It's almost just like drawing on paper.  ...  "
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" ...  It's about as good as drawing on paper  ...  "
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" ...  it looks nice, but I work with some print media and need them to be more in line with the rest of the monitors.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 4
quality, color
+100%
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" ...  Image color is pretty close across multiple devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The second picture shows the screens are closer in appearance.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is great!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very good, especially for the price.  ...  "
Size
 4
nice, carry, around, though, really
+100%
comment
" ...  Giving it 3 stars for portability, though, since it is a decent weight and size, though I wouldn't imagine dragging this thing everywhere with me, but that's just my usage.  ...  "
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" ...  While it's lightweight it would be heavy to carry around in a backpack, but it's extremely good quality for it's price and I love the shortcut buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  The 15.6 size is really a nice upgrade to the Pixelbook size wise (which is the same as the biggest iPad Pro).  ...  "
Accuracy
 3
vivid, parallax, color
+100%
comment
" ...  The color is vivid and accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  You can barely feel the parallax effect since they improved their screen to be more accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Pen accuracy is quite good.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
parallax
+100%
comment
" ...  No lag, no parallax, and it's smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Zero lag and you'd have to be looking for parrellax to even notice it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not had any parallax or lag at all.  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
holes, mounting, back, arm, angle
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Stand has only one angle and is cheap. ... No mounting holes in back of tablet to mount to a secured in place stand.  ...  "
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" ...  There are no VESA screw holes for a mounting arm.  ...  "
Keyboard
 3
keys, buttons
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Then I can swap between the grab, draw, inflate, and clay tools with just one of the express keys.  ...  "
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" ...  My setup doesn't allow me to use my keyboard and let me tell you-all these buttons are such a convenience that you won't want to go back to your old one.  ...  "
Returns
 3
one, amazon
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I was very disappointed in this product and have actually already scheduled its return for today.  ...  "
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" ...  This may be a return for me.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
picture, liked
+100%
comment
" ...  I also liked the price at the time of $399 (plus some big discounts I got from Amazon) which really helped since, as a non-artist, I had no idea if I'd be using it beyond a test to see if I liked it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have included some photos that don't do the product any justice in how beautiful it actually is.  ...  "
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" ...  The second picture shows the screens are closer in appearance.  ...  "
Weight
 3
light, pen
+100%
comment
" ...  The tablet itself is surprisingly very very light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the pen quality also its very light in weight.  ...  "
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" ...  A little more weight to the pen would be nice, its pretty light compared to Wacom's.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.43 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
USB:  No 
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HDMI
No
USB
0.43 meters
SIZE