Thread DetailsLast Edited by annie930ny July 22, 2016 at 08:19 AM
Shipping is about $7, bringing this to about $42. This is about $12 more than the lowest price this has hit including shipping, and $5 more than previous FP.
So here's the deal:
Before I drop my thoughts on this product, I want to let you know your buying options.
1). Buy now, don't stress, and pay a little more. (aka, how much is $4-$7 worth to you?)
2). Hold out until Friday (July 22nd), and get it a little cheaper at the potential cost of missing the deal.
Basically, every Friday, Monoprice does some sort of coupon or "free shipping on everything" event. This means you can get this for slightly less if you wait until then. HOWEVER, every time this tablet has hit this price, it has gone OOS!!! That means if you wait until Friday, you might miss the deal!
It's your call if you decide to wait, but if your an indie artist keep in mind this should be your #1 choice for your first graphics tablet! DO NOT pass this up! If you use scanning+mouse to do digital art, this will revolutionize your art workflow. Also, the accuracy and workspace of this tablet is amazing compared to Bamboo's cheaper lines, definitely a worthwhile upgrade!
Below is a copy-paste from the previous sale I posted:
Got one for my sister last time this hit FP and she absolutely loves it. She's owns a Wacom CTH-460 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), and says this one works just as well as the Wacom Intuos models at her school. She's moving away from her Note as the software capabilities are somewhat restricting for her. She says she really likes the pressure response and accuracy of this monoprice/huion tablet. She's since moved from mostly using her Samsung, to mostly using the monoprice tablet. Money well spent!
This a re-branded Huion H610 (not pro), so use their drivers located here, as they are much better and more frequently updated than Monoprice's drivers: https://www.huiontablet
Compare/contrast to an Intuos: This one doesn't have tilt functionality, but active area is slightly larger than an Intuos Pro Medium. LPI on this one is 4000 vs 5080 on the Intuos (H610 Pro has 5080 LPI, and theoretically the pro version only has cosmetic changes from the standard h610, so maybe they're actually the same?). H610 does NOT have touch input. Pen only! The verdict? If you're looking at this one you obviously don't want to pay the full cost of an Intuos. Take the money you saved and buy Lazy Nezumi Pro to go with it and you'll be more than happy.
If you don't need tilt or touch, an Intuos Pro Medium won't bring much more to the table. You'd be better off upgrading from this to a Cintiq or Cintiq "clone."
For 1/10th the price of an Intuos, this is insane. You could consider this chump change if you'd just like to try to see what an Intuos is like before actually putting that much cash down.