How long did you have your FIRST tablet?

11 Votes I wish I had lol
11 Votes Less than a year
76 Votes 1-3 years
53 Votes 4-6 years
20 Votes 6-9 years
11 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!
aaawhyme

I have a wacom intuos 4 (medium sized)

I got it in like... 2010 or something and it's never failed me. SOMETIMES i have to uninstall it when windows has a hiccup, but its ALWAYS because windows recently updated and made it screw up somehow. so i need to uninstall and reinstall it, and usually that fixes it back to perfect. 

syskey

What kind of tablet do you currently have?

It's a Turcom, I think TS-6610. 

How long do you have your current tablet?

For around 3 years, I believe? It was my first tablet and I still have it.

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

It has a mind of its own lol. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. 

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

Alongside the pen pressure problem, sometimes it closes tabs and generally opens random buttons when i plug it in. It likes to freak out a few seconds after it was recently plugged in and sometimes it just chooses to not work at all on my screen and not move the mouse at all.

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?

Nope! It doesn't need to charge, it's plugged into my computer through a USB port.

Do you change pen nibs?

Yup. Sometimes the problems that arise on my tablet are from the pen nibs being too short or stuck.

(I recently woke up so forgive me for grammar problems)

Neolightchaos

What kind of tablet do you currently have?

A Gaomon m106k

How long do you have your current tablet?

I only have one month with it.

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

Yes, all goes very well with the tablet.

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

Just with the driver I must turn it from my computer but then there is no problem. Edit: I found the solution, now just plug it and draw~

For those who changed tablets:

What was your first tablet?

It was a Genius Tablet G-Pen F509, it lasted me almost 8 years C:

Why did you change your tablet?

First it was that it was not giving much pressure, then it was finishing it's pen nib (and foolishly I throw the spare parts in the trash) and finally by foolish I followed a DIY pen nib tutorials with spaghetti pasta, it broke the pen (a tip for those whose pen nibs are ending and try to make homemade pen nibs: DO NOT use spaghetti pasta as replacements, it's not worth it).

Extra questions:

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?

No, I use the one that brought the same tablet.

Do you change pen nibs?

As I am no longer a person with a lot of free time to draw, it is not necessary to change pen nibs frequently.


sunshu

my first tablet was a wacom bamboo tablet, i used from 2012-2017!  i really never had any problems with it besides occasional issues that could be fixed with a turning off and on again. i eventually got a replacement tablet as my bamboo was just Not Portable? she was larger than my backpack tbh. so now i use the smallest intuos tablet!

i also was given a surface pro as a gift, so now i also use that as well, which is just a screen tablet. it works pretty good! its a lot different from my other tablets, as the screen is not plastic, so the friction is a lot more. my pen doesn't glide as easy, so when using my wacom, it feels much zippier and floaty. 

peachygem
  • What kind of tablet do you currently have? Wacom bamboo connect (ctl470)
  • How long do you have your current tablet? Since whenever I started doing digital art.... so like 2013 maybe?
  • Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it? It's kinda scratched up at this point but otherwise ok. I'd love to try drawing with a nicer tablet sometime just to see the difference
  • What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time) none I don't think!

Extra questions:

  • Do you use android charger wires for your tablet? I user whatever it came with
  • Do you change pen nibs? yes, not very commonly though

You are always free to expand more than these questions, by the way!

NihilisticTiger
  • What kind of tablet do you currently have? Microsoft Surface Pro (5th generation)
  • How long do you have your current tablet? About 2-3 months. I got it right before Christmas.
  • Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it? Nah, it's all good.
  • What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time) It has this weird tail at the end of lines? The Surface 3 didn't do it, so I guess it has something to do with having a working touchscreen lmao
  • What was your first tablet? Surface 3. Not pro. Every time I would go to the Microsoft store, the lady would be like "Okay, Surface 3 Pro," and I would have to correct her. It was a sad life. I guess the normal model was for peasants, or something?? They don't even sell "not pro" models anymore. Which really defeats the purpose of callling it a "pro" model.
  • Why did you change your tablet? Because the screen cracked on the last one leading to the touch screen not working right (the pen worked, but not the touch part of the touchscreen), my new one is bigger, and because the last one sucks at charging. Which, in hindsight, could have easily been fixed by purchasing a Microsoft brand charger. But where the screen cracked, it was getting discoloration, so it was slowly dying anyways. Plus, the battery life sucked.
  • Do you use android charger wires for your tablet? No, I wish. On newer MS Surface models, they have their own chargers that are slightly magnitized. They just pop into place! It's better, because they work better, but worse, since they're less widely available.
  • Do you change pen nibs? Only sometimes. I use the Thicc plastic one that comes in my little pack, but sometimes I'll use a smaller one with a fabric tip in class so it's not a bunch of loud tapping, giving it away that I'm not working on my research paper lmao
Laneu

I currently use a Wacom Bamboo Splash. I've had it since 2013  about six years, i got it for my 12th birthday. I'm really happy it has held up for so long.  I'm getting a lenovo thinkpad 2.

My First tablet is my Bamboo Splash, I tried changing my tablet twice, both tablets I bought where both defective in their own special way. Wacom Intous Draw (2017) Huion 1060Pro+, my tablet nibs where running low and it just sucks, my tablet is no longer receiving official nibs.I can use the same wire for charging my Samsung phone for my drawing tablet. That's what I have been essentially doing this whole time.I change pen nibs ever few months.

GalaxySky

I got my first and current tablet around mid 2017 (I did primarily traditional art for years and when I did digital stuff I did it on my android tablet) and it's a Wacom Intuos, can't remember the exact model and I'm too lazy to look atm rip

But uhhh it's worked fine since I've had it, and what issues it did have before were fixed by either reinstalling the driver or replacing the nib

But lately it's been doing this weird thing where if I try to make a small stroke, I will press on the tablet and instead of drawing anything, it will just get stuck and sometimes act as if I had done a long tap on it. I can't figure out if this is the tablet's fault, the pan's fault, or my crappy laptop's fault so it's pretty annoying. :/ So annoying in fact that I've been just doing my lineart on paper then only using digital for coloring :(

Other than that and the usual random pressure act ups it's been great c:

jellophish

What kind of tablet do you currently have?

Wacom Intuos Draw!

How long do you have your current tablet?

Maybe like, at least 4 years?

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

I'm okay with it to be honest, but now that I'm a lot more serious about art, I'd really like to upgrade from a tablet this small. I've had a small tablet for years, and it'd be nice to get more space.

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

I actually haven't had any issues. If anything, just space.

For those who changed tablets:

What was your first tablet?

Wacom Bamboo, the silver one that came with a mouse

Why did you change your tablet?

The pen stopped working : P

Extra questions:

Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?

Nope!

Do you change pen nibs?

Not often. I've changed my pen nibs a total of like, 2 - 4 times, and I've been through four tablets now. (Three were Wacom, one was a Huion monitor tablet that I returned since I just couldn't deal with the issues I had with it.

Mining-Portals
  • What kind of tablet do you currently have? A Huion Tablet. I forget exactly which one
  • How long do you have your current tablet? I've had it for a year now
  • Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it? I'm happy with it
  • What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time) Occasionally, the tablet driver will always ask me to update, and then it'll just glitch out, like when I go into MediBang, it'll stop responding, then I'll have to restart my pc. Other than that, it works fine!
Kogami

>boops

barkbq
  • What kind of tablet do you currently have?
    a huion
  • How long do you have your current tablet?
    i got it sometime around christmas last year i think? it was a gift
  • Are you happy with what it currently is or are you troubleshooting with it?
    pretty happy with it! no real problems with it so far and it worked perfectly from the get-go
  • What are your common problems with your tablet? (aside from losing pen pressure time by time)
    sometimes the pen just stops working all together. so i have to re-plug the tablet back in then it's fine again. but that doesn't happen very often

For those who changed tablets:

  • What was your first tablet?
    a wacom bamboo, very basic one
  • Why did you change your tablet?
    the bamboo's wire eventually got so worn/broken it no longer worked, like the internal wires were bent and exposed. i couldn't replace the wire because it was attached to the tablet itself (no way to un-attach) so i just got a new tablet all together.

Extra questions:

  • Do you use android charger wires for your tablet?
    i'm not sure what that is tbh but my tablet itself doesn't need charge so no i guess not :p
  • Do you change pen nibs?
    rarely, the nibs usually last me a long while, haven't noticed anything wrong with them. i do keep spare ones around tho, just in case