Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet (110593) Review

Monoprice 8 x 5

Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches In Few Words

An affordable graphics tablet with a very good accuracy for its price. Giving what you get for the price, Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches is a very great option for a first graphics tablet, especially if you can’t afford a more expensive graphics tablet from Wacom. Though for Mac OSX users, I would recommend using one from Huion or Ugee as so far, as there is no support for Mac OSX Yosemite for this one.

Pros

  • Good value for the price, and really affordable, which make sit a very good starting graphics tablet.
  • Support old operating systems, like Windows XP & Mac OSX.

Cons

  • Possible driver conflict in case you have another graphics tablet installed on your computer, especially the one from Wacom.
  • The pen buttons can’t be customised at all.
  • The pen requires one AAA battery to work.
  • No support for Mac OSX Yosemite (The Mac driver has not been updated since October 2013).

Technical Specifications

  • 4000 lines per inch (LPI) drawing resolution
  • 200 RPS report rate
  • 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • 6 customizable express keys, which you could customise to your heart content.
  • Compatible with both Windows & Mac OSX.
  • Suitable for both right-handed & left-handed people.
  • Comes with spare nibs for the pen.
  • 4 spare pen nibs  inside the pen holder.
Here we are back with another affordable graphics tablet, Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches is not exactly new, but it resides in the price range among the graphics tablets I reviewed from Ugee & Huion.
Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches offers 2048 level of pressure sensitivity, with 6 express keys that you can customise to your heart content, as you can assign each button to a single key or keys combinations or mouse buttons.
Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches Express keys
Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches has 6 express keys, which can be customized in many different ways.
Compatible with Windows & Mac OSX, including the older versions like Windows XP & Mac OSX Tiger (10.4), and despite this graphics tablet being old, it still support newer versions of Windows like Windows 8.1. But unfortunately, as of the time of writing this review, this tablet doesn’t’ seem to support Mac OSX Yosemite.
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Like most of the graphics tablets not made by Wacom, the stylus requires batteries. Other than that, it works fine, except that the functionality of the two buttons on it can’t be customised, which is a standard feature in many graphics tablets these days.
Besides that, the pen comes with a pen holder, which contains 4 replacement nibs inside of it.
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Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches driver starting from V9 offers the possibility of flipping it so that the express keys are on the right side of the tablet. This fairly useful for left-handed people.

Useful Links

User Manuals (Model number 110593)

In case you wanted to get download the manual for Monoprice, make sure you click on the link corresponding to the operating system you use:-

Drivers Download Links

Following are the download links for the drivers needed to install your Monoprice tablet correctly. Make sure you install these drivers instead of the ones that comes with the tablet itself, and make sure that there are no other graphics tablet drivers are installed on your computer, specially the ones from Wacom:-

And Finally

While Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches provides a very good value for the price you pay for it, I cannot say it is the best tablet that provides that, as Ugee seems to provides that along with a better value, especially giving the better drawing area. Monoprice 8 x 5 Inches can be still considered a good graphics tablet for starting out on digital art.

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SweetMonia
I am an anime artist, and huge fan of digital art. I love drawing with pencils too. But I rarely do that anymore nowadays. Since some aspects of digital art can be tricky, I try my best to explain the concepts as easily as possible.

2 Comments

  1. The link to the driver for Mac OS doesn’t appear to work. I downloaded it and it says theres nothing to install. Any advice?

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