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Huion 8'' x 5'' Graphic Drawing Tablet (Pen Pressure 2048) - 580 Black
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Good starter tablet
-Nice build quality for how little you actually pay
-Great pressure sensitivity
-Lightweight

-Comes with USB cable, extra pen tips, and a little stand to place the pen on

-Tablet software/driver (once you finally get it going) has some great features and settings you can adjust. I use multiple monitors and liked how I could bind the drawing surface to a specific monitor, or stretch it to work on both of them. It also has "hot cells", which are small square sections on the tablet you can bind within the software to do certain actions/commands.

Cons: -Pen feels a just a tad bit large for my hands

-Drivers were tricky to get going. Also had a strange issue with the pen only working while testing the pressure sensitivity, but it seemed to correct itself.

-Though not really a con, it came in a plain, unmarked cardboard box. Doesn't really bother me (especially if it keeps the cost down), but some find that as a "con".

Other Thoughts: Since this is my first graphic tablet purchase, it's really hard to me to compare this to another brand, but so far I'm loving it. The tracking and pressure sensitivity are spot on, and there's no lagging from what I can see.

I was really hesitant to buy from a company I've never even heard of, but I was really wanting to get into digital art, and couldn't pass up the price on this. There were other familiar brand tablets within this price range, but they were significantly smaller, and I wanted a larger drawing surface, so I went with this one.

Like a fool, I actually dropped this hard on the ground not even 10 minutes out of the box, and then my cat caught hold of the USB cable and dropped it again a few hours later... Fortunately it worked perfectly fine after both of those incidents, so hats off to Huion for durability.

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HP 2311gt Black 23
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great 2D quality
Amazing 3D quality
Comes with 2 glasses
Cheap as heck right now
Comes with own HDMI cable (read below in cons before using it though)
Slimmer and lighter than my older Acer 20" flat screen
Stand easy to assemble and sturdy enough

Cons: The Tridef software included is dated and getting it to function properly took me some time. I tried to directly install the update from their site, but I kept getting errors and couldn't get it to function properly. A user below has a guide on how to update it properly (which I managed to find out through trial and error), so read that before getting it all set up.


I could not get the HDMI to work properly on this monitor. It looked like it was stuck in a smaller resolution (but didn't stretch with the screen), and the general image quality was really messed up along with the 3D. Eventually I tried the DVI input and that made a world of difference.

Other Thoughts: After some minor software issues, I'd say I'm quite happy with this purchase. For $130 (with promo code), this is a major steal for a 3D monitor, and I'd totally grab one while you can.

I mainly bought this to play WoW on, and I'm very happy with the 3D. It puts a whole new perspective in the game (flying around certain zones is absolutely beautiful).

The Tridef software has a "Power 3D" feature you can enable, which puts an even greater depth and effect on the 3D, which really makes certain games sing. Of course, enabling this takes more umpfh from your graphics card, so you'll likely have a performance drop. Skyrim looked the best with this enabled, but was also the choppiest in FPS, so I had to use the standard setting.

This brings me to my last comment, which is: you NEED a rig and decent graphics card that's capable of handling one of these monitors if you intend to game with it.

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AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto Dual-Core 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Ran great in my system back in the day, still runs fine for my little brother's rig.

Runs fairly cool with the stock cooler.

Unlocked to 4 cores but wasn't all that stable, 3 cores were fine, but was getting a little toasty.

Cons: 4 cores not stable

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to it's older brother, the 955. Still, this is a great little chip, and if you're able to unlock the other 2 cores and it run stable, you've got a great deal.

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Display Name: John L.

Date Joined: 11/26/09

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/02/10
  • Last Review: 06/30/14
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