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

Sadismancer

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.

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.