XP-Pen Deco Pro Graphics Tablet Review

XP-Pen Deco Pro Graphics Tablet

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9.0/10

The XP-Pen Deco Pro Graphics Tablet is crafted with an aluminium casing and features a 7mm thin curved casing. The black and silver colour scheme blends well into its streamlined design, making it both smooth to use and sleek in appearance. As such a professional designed tablet, Deco Pro has been awarded as the 2019 Red Dot Design Award Winner and the 2018 Good Design Award Winner!

In the box, you get the tablet, a USB cable, pen and case, replacement nibs, glove and 2 USB adapters. The main selling point for the tablet is that it supports 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, 60 degrees of tilt, has 8 Expresskeys, a physical and virtual wheel, and it not only supported by Windows and Mac users but can also work on Android(6.0 and above). This means that not only will it work with almost any device, but it also allows for a huge range of drawing styles.

The cable is USB-C and USB-A, the tablet has a single USB-C port. As the tablet works with Android, they have included two adapters, to connect the tablet to your device. Any drivers can be grabbed from their site. The cylinder pen case holds the pen itself and the replacement nibs on the bottom.

XP-Pen Deco Pro Graphics Tablet

The pen itself feels nice in the hand and has a good weight to it. With up to 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, the Deco Pro pen provides precise control and accuracy. It was easy to create flowing lines. There are two customizable buttons on the pen as well.

The tablet is made with an aluminium casing and is only 7mm thick. This makes for sleek and minimal tablet design. There is a matte finish to the drawing area and wheel.

The wheel is two wheels in one. The surface is a touchpad wheel, which the surrounding part is a physical wheel. By using a bigger wheel, it’s a lot easier to control and operate. I ended up using the outer mechanical wheel to zoom in /out, and the touchpad wheel as a trackpad/mouse.

Mac users will need to check the site, for Mac instructions. This is due to the issue with permissions and drivers. Windows was a breeze and was up and running within 5 mins.

Pressure sensitivity and buttons can all be customised as you go. The software makes it pretty easy to make any changes. Things like lights can also be changed from here.

Overall performance is really good. I tested the pen with Photoshop and Paint Pro. Both of these registered the pen without any issues. Things like pressure were all picked up correctly. Photoshop especially was excellent, with linework being fluid and precise.

Overall, the XP-Pen Decon Pro is a great looking tablet, with great drawing performance. The linework and pressure all register perfectly. Finally, check out our Digital Home section for other reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.

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