If you’re looking for high response and sensitivity in a drawing tablet but don’t want to break a bank, check this XP-Pen StarG640 review. This tablet offers wide compatibility with drawing and editing software, office apps, and gaming. It’s supplied with a nimble and easy-to-use pen, and is quick and simple in setup and usage. No shortcut keys might be a downside for professional editors; however, the pen functionality is quite diverse in any setting (mouse, game controls, drawing, and editing).
The straightforward setup is a definite plus of this tablet. Getting to the manufacturer’s website, I had to find the XP-Pen G640 drivers and download the correct ones for my laptop (Windows 10). Having installed them once, all I had to do is plug in the tablet to the laptop and enter the chosen software to start to work.
The stylus is battery-free and thus, doesn’t require any adjustment. It has a low-to-medium sensitivity by default, while these settings can be changed via the relevant menu.
The drawing area of the XP-Pen G640 is smooth, and it can be a bit too responsive at first. However, it’s quick to get used to, especially with the detailed sensitivity dial that lets regulate the pressure. There are 8192 pressure levels available.
The screen of the XP-Pen StarG640 has a high resolution of 5080 LPI letting you draw and edit the tiny details with ease and precision. It’s easy to work with the color mixing and contour thickness in each particular fragment of the picture or a sketch.
The Star G640 sketch is quick to draw and edit in any of the popular software (Photoshop, SAI, Krita, etc.). The pen is enhanced with two buttons that can be customized in each particular setting or software. By default, the toggle switch works for shifting between the “pen” and “eraser” mode.
The tablet is compact and very thin. The active area makes 6 x 4 inches, while the bezels extend the XP-Pen Star G640 to 7.5 x 6.5 inches. The depth makes just 0.1 inch, which is great for travel or just carrying along but raises concerns as to the durability. Other than that, the gadget looks much more expensive than it costs, with the different panel textures and glossy finish.
The pen is lightweight and comfortable for both right-handed and left-handed drawing and navigation. The buttons are within the reach, and the holder provides twenty nibs or the replacement. The input type is micro USB, compatible with the majority of PC and laptop models.
This tablet is a handy graphic device with multiple functions. It can be used for artist and editor tasks, as well as for studying. It’s intuitive to use, thanks to the sensitive pen with the comfortable lift-off distance. The stylus has a good balance, it is lightweight thanks to the battery-free design, and lets draw the strokes with exact thickness and edit the tiniest details.
Teachers, students, and office workers will benefit from the package of the supported office programs like PDF Viewer, Photoshop, PowerPoint, etc. The tablet lets annotate and highlight the information immediately.
Still, the low price is compensated with the easy appearance of smudges on the surface. The pressure sensitivity can be regulated in the Windows Ink mode only, which also limits the comfort of the tablet use for gaming, PC managing, and other settings.