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Monoprice Graphic Drawing Tablets & Accessories: 10"x6.25 Tablet w/ 8 Hot Keys $42.59, 8"x5" Tablet $30.22, P27 Tablet Drawing Pen $8.14 + Free Shipping

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For those interested; might be great for those looking to invest in a tablet for Photoshop or Illustrator related activity

Monoprice Graphic Drawing Tablets & Accessories

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For all of those interested these drawing tablets work really well. I use mine to edit photos in Photoshop, Lightroom and raw. No problems at all. Programmable hot keys make it even better. Makes buying a wacom hard to do.
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Monoprice 10"x6.25" Graphic Drawing Tablet was $40 in last deal.
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Quote from rocketknight73 View Post :
For all of those interested these drawing tablets work really well. I use mine to edit photos in Photoshop, Lightroom and raw. No problems at all. Programmable hot keys make it even better. Makes buying a wacom hard to do.
Used a Monoprice Large for the last 2 and a half years, I can vouch that they're good. However their drivers can be a pain in the ass to deal with in multimonitor setups. I just ordered an Intuos Pro L to replace it because I've been frustrated with it.

But IMO the Monoprice options can't be beat for the money, and you won't see a difference, especially as a beginner.
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Used a Monoprice Large for the last 2 and a half years, I can vouch that they're good. However their drivers can be a pain in the ass to deal with in multimonitor setups. I just ordered an Intuos Pro L to replace it because I've been frustrated with it.

But IMO the Monoprice options can't be beat for the money, and you won't see a difference, especially as a beginner.
Can you explain to me, why a multi monitor setup would have anything to do with a input device driver? Kind of don't make sense that the two items would conflict. Also what issues are you experiencing?
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Can you explain to me, why a multi monitor setup would have anything to do with a input device driver? Kind of don't make sense that the two items would conflict. Also what issues are you experiencing?
Once I added a DisplayPort monitor into my setup the tablet would have a 50% chance of working on a fresh boot if the DP screen was off at the time of login. From what I researched, it's because DP functions differently when the monitor is turned off, so the drivers for the tablet would "forget" the monitor if it was powered off before the tablet driver initialized post login, and if you had the tablet set to that screen specifically, it would then lock to either another screen or all screens which is the default behavior. Changing it back to the screen you wanted resulted in the cursor getting stuck in a corner or behaving erratically.

I use a U3011 as my working monitor and leaving that beast on at all times even when unused wasn't very eco-friendly (although not enough to justify the $500 upgrade...). Also I'm not sure if it's the fault of the tablet, but connecting it through a USB hub never worked for me. It could have been the hub or something else in the machine, but half the time the tablet wouldn't initialize.

Still, like I said, can't beat these things for the money.
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Quote from PeteyTheStriker View Post :
Can you explain to me, why a multi monitor setup would have anything to do with a input device driver? Kind of don't make sense that the two items would conflict. Also what issues are you experiencing?
I have the item also and if you don't install the drivers correctly, there can be multiple issues; one of which is difficulty with a multi-monitor setup. I was having trouble with this earlier and the tablet would be "paired" with my secondary monitor and I could not get it to switch over. Once I installed the correct drivers before plugging in the tablet, everything was working well.
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Once I added a DisplayPort monitor into my setup the tablet would have a 50% chance of working on a fresh boot if the DP screen was off at the time of login. From what I researched, it's because DP functions differently when the monitor is turned off, so the drivers for the tablet would "forget" the monitor if it was powered off before the tablet driver initialized post login, and if you had the tablet set to that screen specifically, it would then lock to either another screen or all screens which is the default behavior. Changing it back to the screen you wanted resulted in the cursor getting stuck in a corner or behaving erratically.

I use a U3011 as my working monitor and leaving that beast on at all times even when unused wasn't very eco-friendly (although not enough to justify the $500 upgrade...). Also I'm not sure if it's the fault of the tablet, but connecting it through a USB hub never worked for me. It could have been the hub or something else in the machine, but half the time the tablet wouldn't initialize.

Still, like I said, can't beat these things for the money.
Thats a very interesting problem, thanks for the info.
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Does the tablet come with a pen? Thanks.
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Does the tablet come with a pen? Thanks.
Yes it did.
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I see i the reviews there are issues with windows 8/ 10. Is anyone here experiencing difficulty with 8 or 10?
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Monoprice 10"x6.25" Graphic Drawing Tablet was $40 in last deal.
I think that was different model without the 8 hot keys.
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I see i the reviews there are issues with windows 8/ 10. Is anyone here experiencing difficulty with 8 or 10?
I have the 9x12 (PID 6815) model, not the 10x6.25 (PID 6814). They use the same drivers, and I was able to get it to work fine on my CPU when it was Windows 8. I update to Win 10 and all seems fine. I haven't had issues in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Manga Studio 5 with pressure sensitivity. There were a few times where i would use it and the the tablet area would be flipped upside down (moving the pen to the top of the tablet moved the cursor to the bottom of the screen). Pulling out and putting in the USB connector would reset and make everything right.

Did have issues with it in GIMP, but that was more of a problem with all tablets using GIMP 2.8.14. The solve there was to install the x32 version and turn off the rulers. There is an unstable version of GIMP (2.9.1 i think) that fixes the ruler bug with tablets. Hope this info is helpful.

If you do wind up having problems, Monoprice tech support is pretty good. I had to talk them about a different issue, but they could straighten out driver issues. Just make sure you have uninstalled all other drivers from previous tablets to avoid conflict issues.
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If I'm not a fan of the pen needing a battery, is there a separate batteryless pen I can buy that works with the tablet?
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I have the 9x12 (PID 6815) model, not the 10x6.25 (PID 6814). They use the same drivers, and I was able to get it to work fine on my CPU when it was Windows 8. I update to Win 10 and all seems fine. I haven't had issues in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Manga Studio 5 with pressure sensitivity. There were a few times where i would use it and the the tablet area would be flipped upside down (moving the pen to the top of the tablet moved the cursor to the bottom of the screen). Pulling out and putting in the USB connector would reset and make everything right.

Did have issues with it in GIMP, but that was more of a problem with all tablets using GIMP 2.8.14. The solve there was to install the x32 version and turn off the rulers. There is an unstable version of GIMP (2.9.1 i think) that fixes the ruler bug with tablets. Hope this info is helpful.

If you do wind up having problems, Monoprice tech support is pretty good. I had to talk them about a different issue, but they could straighten out driver issues. Just make sure you have uninstalled all other drivers from previous tablets to avoid conflict issues.
Thank you for your help! I'm considering getting this, I was just wary about the issues some claim to be facing.
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