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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: September 27, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
109
Old Reviews
0
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HDMI
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0.43 meters
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Review Summary - 105 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Display Clarity
 42
tablet, pen, screen, drawing, wacom
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Great tablet, love the screen, pen pressure, learning more about pen tilt, and no parallax effect after calibrating the pen.  ...  "
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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. ... It has a 1080p ips display at 60hz refresh rate. ... All in all its good bang for the buck and competes with the 16 inch Cintiq 16HD display at a cheaper price ($390.00 compared to $600.00) and you get more accesories whereas with the cintiq you have to shell out for several of thos accesories.  ...  "
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" ...  I like this tablet, the screen was way larger than I expected.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It's my first drawing display tablet .  ...  "
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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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" ...  I have an XP Deco 01 that i absolutely love, but was ready to switch onto a display monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Small no-screen tablets work better than that, pen-wise. ... -Screen size is worth the price. ... With the 12wx's already fairly modest screen size, it also has the issue of the pen getting wobbly/inaccurate near the edges. ... -The screen is also bright and clear, and the colors are pretty nice.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 29
monitor, xp pen, windows, pen, monitors
+86%
-14%
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" ...  She loves how she can see on the tablet itself rather that just on her monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  I really love this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s hooked up to my laptop. ... I have a large monitor connected to the left of my laptop and the drawing tablet connected to the right. ... Basically my workflow wasn’t disrupted by connecting and disconnecting monitors.  ...  "
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" ...  When I first used it, I was relieved that I got a functioning tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not bought all of XP-Pen's tablets- but the ones I have bought all still work. ... My computer is this way and the case is from 2011.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend just going all out an getting a tablet pc like a surface pro or ipad pro  ...  "
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" ...  I Love Love this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted support and ended up receiving a new tablet and cable to solve the issues.  ...  "
Price
 23
tablet, money, worth, sure, spent
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Absolutely stellar, especially for the low price.  ...  "
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" ...  For around ~400$, this is a steal.  ...  "
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" ...  For 400 dollars this works so well.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet has been an exceptional piece of tech for the price.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It's a very nice drawing tablet with a very reasonable price. ... Overall, this is a great product, and it worthy your money for sure.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This is a bargain in the sub 500 dollar market.  ...  "
Drivers
 21
driver, tablet, display, xp pen, pen
+81%
-19%
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" ...  From that perspective, this was a surprisingly good deal- the drivers worked right out of the box(shocking!  ...  "
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" ...  Drivers installed without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all, I'm happy with my purchase but I do very much hope for a quality driver update.  ...  "
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" ...  Installing the driver gave me no trouble and I'm pretty impressed by the minimal cord mess. ... Also the driver is good about letting me set different short cuts with different programs (Cintiq also has this, but worth noting because it's an important feature to me.)  ...  "
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" ...  The drivers / software are also miles ahead and just worked.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I emailed tech support and they were responsive and fixed the issue by updating their drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  the tablet started up smoothly and the drivers were easy to set up :) !  ...  "
Setup
 17
easy, windows 10, plug, easy to set, driver
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Of note is the relatively simple setup ... one driver installation, and the whole operation is fairly plug and play. ... I switched to drawing with my Windows 10 Pro setup and everything works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation went smooth and had no issues.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I setup the dial in the easy to use software along with many other custom quick keys.  ...  "
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" ...  It is responsive, easy to set up (even on complex hardware - I have it hooked up to a 5th Gen Surface Pro right now and it is working perfectly), and resilient.  ...  "
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" ...  The presentation of the box is sleek and setup of the drivers was easy on Windows 10.  ...  "
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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" ...  and with the anti-glare coating, it feels like it, too.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Don't let the lightness fool you, this is a solidly built product.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand is fine however I may need to purchase a different one with adjustable levels because this one sits low and I had to prop it up.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction feels sturdy, the colors mostly accurate, and that the ability to power the tablet with the appropriate ports on its own is good. ... I actually had to prop a few things so that I could raise the stand.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels nice when you draw.  ...  "
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" ...  I finally gave up and ordered the xp-pen metal adjustable stand (which is a great stand btw!)  ...  "
Color
 16
color, monitor, display, good, brightness
+88%
-13%
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" ...  But it was easy to set up and the colors look great.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors look awesome  ...  "
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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 only thing i would have to say about it is the colors are a little off, other then that its perfect  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, the colors are good but not perfect.  ...  "
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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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" ...  And speaking of comfort, it comes with brightness buttons to turn up and down the brightness without sacrificing image quality -- my eyes have adjusted well to about 75%.  ...  "
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" ...  • Good color out of box  ...  "
Controls
 15
pen, express keys, keys, dial and buttons, wheel
+87%
-13%
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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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" ...  Lots of express keys and a quite handy scroll wheel.  ...  "
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" ...  I also really like the feel of the pen and the customization buttons.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  All the buttons are programmable.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys and red dial feature were my favorite!  ...  "
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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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" ...  - Red dial interface and 8 shortcut keys which are really useful  ...  "
Comfort
 14
feels, nib, stylus, tablet, sturdy
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Pros: Nice features for the money, works well, lightweight and pen is light yet comfortable. ... I have already made 2 pieces in Clip Studio and about 7 in Paint tool sai, it works perfectly on Sai.  ...  "
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" ...  I fell 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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" ...  I really liked being able to rotate and move the canvas with my fingers while drawing on the Pixelbook.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve immediately fallen in love with this tablet.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I have been using this for about 2 weeks straight now, and I cannot see any nib wear, so good job on the surface.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 13
setup, set, pretty, simple, plug
+100%
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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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" ...  Great buy for both beginners and advanced.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Of note is the relatively simple setup  ...  "
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" ...  ANYWAY XP-PEN ARTIST 15.6 IS very easy to assemble not a hassle at all.  ...  "
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" ...  -Easy setup (from my experience) ... -No eraser on pen, but that's pretty easy to work around once you get used to it.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Software Platform
 12
software, tablet, pen, windows 10, mac
+75%
-25%
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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).  ...  "
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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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" ...  Setup was a breeze for me on Windows 10.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I purchased this tablet to use with embroidery digitizing software and it works great for that once Windows Ink is turned off.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Ports
 12
power, hdmi, cable, tablet, pen
+83%
-17%
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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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" ...  I didn't need the extra cable for the power, my laptop was able to power it alone.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not tech savvy and was having trouble plugging everything in and their tech support was amazing!  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 10
touch, sensitivity, drawing tablet, spot, responsive
+90%
-10%
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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
 9
cord, tablet, cords, wires, laptop
+78%
-22%
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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.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 8
screen protector, pre, reduces, parallax, laminated
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
work, problems, working, mine, got
+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.  ...  "
Features
 6
features, even, dial, keys
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Fit
 6
pen, like paper, angle, instead, holes
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
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.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 4
quality, color
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Print Quality
 3
print, paper, drawing, monitors
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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
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USB
0.43 meters
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