Ugee M708 In Short
If you are looking for a good looking and cheap tablet. And if you don’t mind having to buy batteries for your pen every once and a while(You could get yourself some rechargeable batteries to solve that problem), this tablet is provides a good value giving the high pressure sensitivity, the good number of customisable buttons, and the great working area.
The Ugee M708 Graphics Drawing Tablet from Ugee, an Asian manufacturer, took me by surprise by how much it provides you for its price, it offers 2048 level of pressure sensitivity, makes it on-par with the Intuos 5 and the Intuos pro from Wacom. Has a medium-sized working area and 8 customizable buttons, all for the price of a small tablet. One would be skeptical of the quality that could be provided at such price, but it is a surprisingly a very good deal.
The graphics tablet itself, working Area & the customisable buttons.
The Ugee M708 Tablet looks very elegant, thin and slick, making it fun to work with, and I believe it will looks fairly nice on your desk.
The active working area for the Ugee M708 Tablet is 10 x 6 Inches, which makes it suitable for most users and monitors sizes. But if you have a very large screen, you may want to take a look for a larger tablet, depending on your needs.
Th Ugee M708 Tablet has 8 customizable button, can be programmed using the accompanying software to any many of the operations you do with graphics software, like copying and pasting, selecting the canvas, or switching between the different tools like the brush, pen, and the lasso tools.
The pen that comes with the Ugee M708 Tablet
The pen that comes with this tablet is very slick, and it looks very similar to the one that comes with Wacom tablet. In addition to the 8 customisable buttons on the tablet itself. The pen itself has two customisable buttons, which you could customize to do things like Undo & Redo or to switch to eraser mode, The tablet comes with a pen holder, which is a nice way to place the pen on the office, the pen holder comes with 8 replacement tips insides of it. Which saves you the trouble from buying tips along with the tablet itself.
Since the tablet is an electromagnetic one, the Pen requires an AAA battery to work, while I expect the battery to work for a good amount of time without the need to be replaced, it is still considered better if it wasn’t needed.
While the 2048 level of pressure sensitivity is surely impressive, the pen has no tilt sensitivity at all, while many artists don’t use features like that, this can be a deal breaker for many people who would want this feature.
A word about Ugee’s website
One of the complaints I saw one this tablet is how the support website of this tablet is not in English, but this problem seems to have been solved, as of the time I am writing this review, I visited Ugee website and it was all in English, and I was easily able to find the drivers section in the website by clicking on the Download link at the top of the page. This is a good but possibly late move by Ugee, considering that many of their tablets are sold in English-speaking countries these days.
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The Ugee M708 Tablet comes with 150 CM cable, which is very sufficient whatever you are using a laptop or a desktop computer that is below your desk. This is worth mentioning since some tablets like the Intuos Pen Tablet form Wacom(reviewed here) comes with a very short cable.
Pros of the Ugee M708 Graphics Tablet
- 8 customizable buttons, which is great for a tablet with this price range.
- Designed to be used by both right-handed and left-handed people.
- Great price for the features and abilities it provides.
- Very high pressure sensitivity, which makes it on-par with Wacom tablets when it comes to that
- The USB cable is 150 CM long, which is good for all kinds of uses
- Comes with PenSigner, a programs that lets you sign any document with your signature.
- Considered very cheap for a medium-sized tablet
- And one more thing, the tablet is very thin & elegant, which makes it pleasant to work with, assuming everything else worked well for you.
Cons of Ugee M708 Graphics Tablet
- The pen requires AAA battery to work, so I advice you to get rechargeable AAA batteries so you won’t have to buy new batteries every now and then.
- It scratch easily compared to other tables, so it is advisable you keep the plastic that comes on its surface when you unpackage it.
- The pen that comes with Ugee M708 has no tilt sensitivity, which may not be bad in case you don’t need it
- The instructions are kind of hidden in the packaging box of the tablet, which tells why many people complained that it comes with no intrusions.
- You may encounter some driver issues with this one, so it is advisable that you download the latest driver from Ugee’s Website and uninstall any old Ugee driver you are not going to use.
- The pen doesn’t have an eraser.
- 10 x 6 Inches Large Active Area (The area you could actually draw on, this is different from the tablet dimensions itself)
- The tablet dimensions:- 14.1 X 8.3 X 0.3 Inches
- 2048 level of pressure sensitivity.
- Resolution:- 5080 LPI.
- Report Rate:- 230 RPS.
- 8 customisable buttons
- Available colours:- Black, White
- Compatible with both Windows & Mac
- 8 Replacement tips comes inside the pen holder
- Compatible with the following software (Ir works with other programs, but this is the best list I have right now)