Well, I got the tablet today fromthe mail, so here’s a quick review of it, if anyone is wonder anout the tablet:
Okay, first things first: Aiptek 1200U came whit, besides the A4 sized tablet, two cd’s, two change tips, a pen and a mouse.
The mouse is unbelievable crap. I mean it’s literally the worst mouse I’ve ever tried. Sits poorly in the hand and feels as sturdy as a card house. So I won’t be using that.
Now the pen, which is battery operated felt actually quite good, almost as the Wacom Volito pen, just a bit heavier because of the battery. But it’s not too heavy and it felt relatively good in hand.
The tablet has 24 four macro buttons, which I haven’t programmed yet, but they should speed up things a bit.
Now a word of the programs included: First cd includes the tablet drivers and other tablet programs, such as handwrite recognition program, signature and etc. stuff. Guess my surprise, when I started to install drivers and found out, that the CD only had SPANISH version of the drivers, so I had to fetch english drivers from the net. No biggie.
After I got drivers installed the tablet begun to regocnise the coordinates of the display, just like my old trusty Volito does, so no difference there.
Now on the cd number 2 there was this paint program called Corel Art Dabler, which I believe is discontinued by Corel. This doesn’t matter, as the program isn’t anything to write home about. And it has funniest UI I’ve ever seen: all the tools were in the upper part of the screen, located inside of a “drawer” which you had to click open if you wanted to change tool or get more than 16 colors on your palette. I’d say it’s suitable for kids, but not for the real stuff.
Now, the thing you’ve been waiting for: This tablet is actually quite a lot better than Volito. Pressure sensivity is better and it took the directions I gave it better, ie in PSP 7 Volito does blocky lines when you draw random curves. There wasn’t anything like that visible whit 1200U.
Though I can’t say has the quality of Volito boards increased, as I have the early Volito 1 and Wacom has released upgraded Volito 2, which might as well I know it be better than 1200U.
So conclusion: If you don’t have lots of money to spare Aiptek 1200U feels like a sensible tablet to chooce. It’s bigger than Volito and it seems to be more accurate as well.
I’ll post later, if I come up whit something new.