Top critical review
17 December 2018
I had high hopes for this tablet. I already own a small version of this that is not bluetooth and really enjoyed using it. I was excited to get the chance to upgrade to the medium when the price dropped, so expected the exact same performance from this as I got from the small.
That is not the case, as this medium size does not support multi-touch gestures. A disaster for a Mac user with multiple screens that I slide between. This can't be used as a full-time mouse because of the lack of gesture support. I hit problems as soon as I needed to scroll down a page that didn't have a scrollbar. The only way this can be operated is with the pen. So now I have had to resort to using a mouse and pen while working on Painter and Photoshop and just using the mouse for general computer use. I am sorely disappointed by this.
The bluetooth battery life is reasonable. A three-hour art session saw the battery drop by 40%. The battery also drops a few percent while stored away for a day or two.
My other big bugbear with this, which annoyed me with the small size too, is the surface damage done by the nib. My brand new tablet was marked all over by the time I had finished my first piece of art. It no longer looks new and pristine, but old and used like my two-year-old small tablet. It just scores too easily for my liking and I am not heavy-handed with it. It is just rapid wear and tear. There must be a way to have a nib that doesn't score the surface or a surface that is not so easily marked.
I would not have bought this if I knew multi-touch wasn't supported on this. Gutted.