Review: Genius G-Pen F509 tablet
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Reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 04/18/2009
Editors' rating: 9.6/10
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  • Hydra

    I’m a software developer & have been toying with the idea of getting a tablet like this one.
    Is the table compatible with all software programs? (i.e. can I use the pen like a normal mouse for non-drawing applications?)

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    • Yes the tablet can be used like a mouse; however, it is so much bigger than a mouse and I think it would take up too much space on a desk to be a feasible alternative.

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    • Alexis

      Yes, you can use it like a normal mouse, the two buttons on the side are used as a right and left click for the mouse, also if you tap the pen head twice on the tablet it is a “double click”

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  • Happy

    I’ve never used a tablet before, but am intrested in getting one for the use of art, I read what was said by the artist user, that it was a very sensitive pad, and I am wondering if it isn’t too sensitive of a pad for a complete beginner.

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    • I would consider myself to be a complete beginner, I have no artistic talent at all. That is why I gave the tablet to my artist coworker to try out. That being said, I found the tablet to be very sensitive at first, but found that I quickly adjusted. It really only took a couple sessions before I was fully adjusted to the sensitivity. I still cannot draw anything more than stick figures, but I don’t have any trouble drawing them with this tablet.

      I hope this helps, and if you decide to get a tablet, please let us know which one, and if you like it.

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  • McMuffin

    Is this tablet friendly with Photoshop CS4?

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    • I did not test that program, but I am fairly certain that it would work fine with CS4.

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  • Ray

    Can you see the text or the drawing on the tablet while writing or drawing it?

    If not, can you please tell me whether there is such cheap usb tablet that showing what you are writing while writing?

    If there are no such options (except tablet PC), can you explain how convenient is it to write down to the tablet and watch on the screen at the same time?

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    • No it is not possible to see the text or drawing on the tablet. As you mention, the only way this is possible is to use a tablet PC. However, it may be possible to replace the tip of the pen with something with ink, or lead. Then you could put a piece of paper on the tablet for drawing. This of course is not a supported modification and would probably void your warranty.

      Getting used to the drawing on the tablet is something that takes a while, but it does not take forever. I recommend that you find someone with a drawing tablet and use theirs for a while, or find a store that will let you try one out.

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  • Tarak

    Has anyone actually tried using this tablet with Photoshop CS4?

    Why I ask is that I have tested other pads that seem to work on everything else but Photoshop.

    Wacom works well, but I believe it has specifically been designed to do so.

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  • mohammad

    Do anyone know my question answer?

    I need to quantify the pressure of pen to tablet??
    How can I do that??
    pressure level in each pixels!!

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  • Joey

    I just bought this tablet 2 nights ago. Unfortunately today I dropped my pen at about 2 feet high, and its not functioning properly now. Not sure if they sell the pen separately? Its my first time using a tablet, and i’m so loving it.

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  • art

    I’m a software developer & have been toying with the idea of getting a tablet like this one.
    Is the table compatible with all software programs? (i.e. can I use the pen like a normal mouse for non-drawing applications?)

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    • As far as I can tell it functions exactly like a mouse in non drawing applications.

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  • Sev

    Can anyone please let me know, how to use the Pen to make recognise the handwriting?

    I could not find that information from the user manual
    thanks

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  • Rachel Rubensteinon

    I still think the Samsung Elite (after nexus s) is going to need a major gingerbread upgrade then it will be awesome. 🙁

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  • Komisek

    I set the tablet to use as mouse(touchpad) but moving sensitivity is realy low can i change it? I try change sensitivity in control panel in windows but this dont work. Have u any idea how it change? (Using windows XP)

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  • Apprentice

    I wonder, can I import an image from file and draw on it with this device, say designing a kit for my car of painting a mustache on a face?

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  • DrawStuff

    Can any1 tell me if this tablet is better than genius mousepad i608 .Thx in advance.

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    • Ice_blaze18

      as for the size ( working area and portability) i choose this one.
      for the sensitivity or response, it seems they are the same, but I still say ill pick i608.

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  • Ben10epit

    it presssure said 1024 but why when i use it 2 draw at sai it wassame as mouse?how 2 control pressure

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  • Kkariefenton

    I have had a small problem with my laptop I plugged it into my laptop to use for use and test the tablet out and it did not work. Any Solutions?

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  • Samsung Tablet Series 7

    Your style is very unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this blog.

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Review: Genius G-Pen F509 tablet, reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 2009-04-18T22:53:24+00:00 rating 9.6 out of 10