How long did you have your FIRST tablet?

12 Votes I wish I had lol
16 Votes Less than a year
90 Votes 1-3 years
65 Votes 4-6 years
25 Votes 6-9 years
14 Votes 10+ years

This crosses into my mind often after the tablet I've owned for 4 years acts up time by time. So yeah, I'd like to start a survey on what do you do when your tablet acts up!


It's not required to answer these all--
  • What kind of tablet do you currently have?
  • How long do you have your current tablet?
  • Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it?
  • What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time)
For those who changed tablets:
  • What was your first tablet?
  • Why did you change your tablet?
Extra questions:
  • Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?
  • Do you change pen nibs?
You are always free to expand more than these questions, by the way!
mithrou

What kind of tablet do you currently have? a huion gt-191

How long do you have your current tablet?

i think i've had it since... october? 

Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it?

surprisingly everything is working well, even though huions can definitely be nightmares!

What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time)

i know one of the common ones is the pen not being calibrated but so far that hasn't really bugged me. sometimes for me the pen movement won't register at all when i try to use SAI but running the tablet driver as admin usually fixes that??

(also there are soooooo many cords it's kind of a nightmare)

For those who changed tablets:

What was your first tablet?

the wacom intuos pen+touch?

Why did you change your tablet?

it was just... too small... my wrist couldn't take all the drawing in one little spot on the tablet

Shayochism

I've been through Bamboo tablets a lot and eventually settled on a Wacom. It's the only one to not break (so far) and has been the most compatible with everything.

Krovav

What kind of tablet do you currently have?

I have a Huion 1060 Plus

How long do you have your current tablet?

About a year now

Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it?

I'm definitely happy with it, but at one point Windows 10 screwed my driver over. However, Huion support fixed it within a couple of days.

What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time)

None that I'm aware of, except that my wire broke within the first 6 months.

What was your first tablet?

Wacom Bamboo Create

Why did you change your tablet?

I switched from my OG Bamboo Create because it lasted like 3 years and then just quit. It was cheap, so I upgraded thinking I would get better tech for more $$, but the next one, my Bamboo Splash, stopped at less than a year. The next few (Capture, and some other Bamboo model I tried) followed the same pattern, so finally I swapped out for a Huion.

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?

I use Unbreakcable brand wires but I'm guilty of swapping it out with my Android's charger sometimes.

Do you change pen nibs?

Not so far, but I have a ton that came with the tablet. Eventually I'll probably swap one out.

Zum

IM SORRY THIS IS STUPIDLY LONG

What kind of tablet do you currently have?
- Cintiq 22HD [non touch]

How long do you have your current tablet? Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it?
- I got this tablet a little over a year ago now, I'm pretty satisfied with it but I recieved a faulty device so it's in need of repair. However the problem is quite minor, and Wacom offered to fix the tablet and pay for the shipping themselves, meaning the repair is ultimately cost free thanks to 3 years of guarantee, and well them being kind enough to offer to cover shipping.

What are your common problems with your tablet? 
- My particular model is known for having the screen faulty I got [dark spot on the mid left corner] but considering Wacom offers to repair these issues themselves it's no problem.
- If left idle for a while, the pen pressure does a dead, but you honestly just have to turn off the monitor and turn it back on for it to fix. [I use my cintiq to watch videos and game, and sometimes wont draw till like....midnight so then it usually kills the pen pressure]

What was your first tablet?
- A wacom bamboo fun, pen and touch! [Gen 2]

Why did you change your tablet?
WELL YEEHAW I'VE HAD A FEW SO LETS GET READY

1. Got a Wacom bamboo fun pen and touch for my birthday 2011, it lived for what half a year? [I PICKED THE WRONG OPTION IN THE POLL, HELP]
2. Prior tablet had a fault in it so got replaced with another! Same model, still alive to this day
3. In 2013 I was allowed to upgrade my tablet to an Intous 5 large! as i started to take art more seriously and thought my bamboo was slowing me down due to space limit. Gifted my bamboo to my irl friend! The Intous 5 is..still alive to this day, but he needs a new cord...and pen.
4. Began media classes, bringing my LARGE intous to class? quite inconvenient to travel 1 and a half hours, changing buses twice, as well as someone in my class had cut open the wire to my intous so getting it to work was..difficult. so I invested in an Intous 5 medium special edition. Mostly used it at school while sticking to my large at home, but eventually I stopped using the large as the medium was more convenient. I used this lil baby until the beginning of 2018, it was starting to skip lines, create random spazzed so I thought I really need a new one ....its also still alive somehow, and ironically today it works perfectly fine, but he pen also broke [and was most likely the culprit to why the lines cut and spazzed]
5. I've dealt with a lot of joint issues, using a tablet always felt so stiff and did far more bad than good and I could barely draw anymore. My father has always been supportive of me working on art an animation, as well as at the time my brother and I was given money after some legal stuff. He encouraged me to get a Cintiq with some of them money so I went for it! I'm very happy with this tablet, it's improved my pains a swell as the 22'' is big enough for me to use my entire hand rather than the wrist.

so if anyone lives in Norway and want to drive up to trøndelag, and don't have a tablet, I will gladly gift one of my intouses for free and fix the wire and pen problem cuz heck they take up space x_x

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?
- no

Do you change pen nibs
- Every 2nd year I normally change my nibs! They dont become flat that easily after I stopped tryna murder my gosh darned tablets though. My bamboo's nibs would need to be replaced every 3th month fdsbjhds

receptions

What kind of tablet do you currently have? Wacom Intuos 3 9x12

How long do you have your current tablet? Since it came out (it was my mom's). So like however long ago 2004 was.

Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it? Yeah like it's a fantastic tablet. It's old as dirt but stury as all hell. Works real good. I'm definitely looking to get a new one? I've used this tablet every day I've been around it since I put my hands on it so I'm looking to upgrade i guess. Still the sturdiest shit ever, nothing is broken or lost. This thing is so finely crafted lol

What are your common problems with your tablet? It's really old and very heavy. Like, this thing takes up over half my desk and weighs almost as much as one of those big fancy screen tablets. It's not very portable, doesn't even come close to fitting in a bag. Plus wacom stopped updating the drivers years ago and they're finally starting to not work from time to time. It basically says it doesn't detect my tablet and I have to restart my computer. Scares the shit out of me when it does, I cant afford a new tablet

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet? No, the wire that came with my tablet is what's attached to my tablet. It's like 7 ft long tho.

Do you change pen nibs? I do! I found the box in my closet in 2015 and realized i still had the pen case with all of the extra nibs. I hadn't changed the nib until then but my favorite is the spring loaded nib that I'm currently using.

Patako

What kind of tablet do you currently have? A Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium!

How long do you have your current tablet? I think around 3 years now?

Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it? The pen got smashed at one point and I crappily remedied it by taping masking tape at the top so the tip won't sink.

What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time) No problems with losing pen pressure here but the distance where it registers itself is getting iffy. Sometimes it won't let go of things even after a few double clicks.

For those who changed tablets:
What was your first tablet? A tablet pen with the brand Genius? It lasted for a bit. I used to draw with a heavy hand so I really killed the surface of that one...

Why did you change your tablet? Touching that tablet gave me an electrical shock during a blackout lol. Ok, that sounded like it contradicted each other but it legit zapped me when there was no electricity.

Extra questions:

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet? Nope!

Do you change pen nibs? Thanks for reminding me haha.