Adesso CyberTablet M14 Review

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 is a graphics tablet by Adesso that aims to give users good customization options and a large active area.

Let's see if Adesso has provided a good product here or if some features are lacking.

Adesso CyberTablet M14 Specifications

TypePressure-sensitive
Minimum System RequirementsWindows XP or OS X 10.4.0
Model Number6466033
Size12.0 x 7.3 in
Active Area9.5 x 7.3 in
ConnectionUSB
Express KeysNo
Multi-TouchNo
TiltNo
Spare Nibs8
Pressure Levels1024
Wireless SupportNo
Resolution4000 lpi
Pen Reading Speed200 rps
Warranty1 year

Initial Impressions

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 came with an active area of 9.5 x 7.3 inches, which means most users will have more than enough room to work with.

The tablet surface scratched very easily since there was no protective cover Adesso CyberTablet M14included with the tablet.

There was also a problem with the tablet going to sleep after only a short amount time of inactivity. The tablet also took a long time to wake back up after going to sleep, making for a very annoying experience every time the tablet went to sleep.

There were no other problems encountered during setup we can get on to the review.

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 came with an active area of 9.5 x 7.3 inches, which means most users will have more than enough room to work with.

The tablet surface scratched very easily since there was no protective cover Adesso CyberTablet M14included with the tablet.

There was also a problem with the tablet going to sleep after only a short amount time of inactivity. The tablet also took a long time to wake back up after going to sleep, making for a very annoying experience every time the tablet went to sleep.

There were no other problems encountered during setup we can get on to the review.

The Tablet

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 came with an active area of 9.5 x 7.3 inches, which means most users will have more than enough room to work with.

The tablet surface scratched very easily since there was no protective cover included with Adesso CyberTablet M14the tablet. There was also a problem with the tablet going to sleep after only a short amount time of inactivity. The tablet also took a long time to wake back up after going to sleep, making for a very annoying experience every time the tablet went to sleep.

The hotkeys and scroll wheels included on the tablet were a bit cluttered and hard to figure out. Even though the setup was a little confusing, once I learned how to work everything on the Adesso CyberTablet M14 the hotkeys and scroll wheels were actually fairly helpful. This feature ended up being one of the only positives I found with this graphics tablet.

The Stylus

The stylus that came with the Adesso CyberTablet M14 had 1024 levels of pressure, which meant that there was less of a variety when it came to line weights.

There were only occasional problems with lag and jitters, but the jagged lines due to the lower pressure sensitivity levels meant that more detailed drawings with this tablet are Adesso CyberTablet M14not possible. The stylus was also fairly uncomfortable to hold due to the cheap plastic and "fat" body that did not fit naturally in my hand.

Overall, all these things combine together to form an underwhelming at best and extremely irritating at worse drawing experience.

The stylus also required batteries to operate, which is always an unfortunate thing to hear. The battery life of the pen was fairly bad, meaning that you'll have to switch out batteries often to continue using the pen. Make sure you stock up on batteries before buying this tablet or you won't be able to use this tablet at all.

One of the biggest problems with this stylus is that while the Adesso CyberTablet M14 comes packaged withAdesso CyberTablet M14 eight spare nibs, there is no way to order more nibs once these run out. That means that the only way to get more spare nibs is to BUY ANOTHER STYLUS, which is insane.
Make sure to be conservative with those included spare nibs or be prepared to shell out some more cash for a new stylus. It's even worse that the stylus is pretty awful in the first place, so you're not even buying a second good stylus.

Art's Assessment

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 disappointed me greatly in most of the key aspects I reviewed this tablet on.

The tablet had an active area of 9.5 x 7.3 inches, making a for a larger-than-average drawing space to work with. However, the tablet surface scratched very easily due to the exclusion of a protective cover for the surface. A big problem with the Adesso CyberTablet M14 is that the graphics tablet goes to sleep very quickly without interaction and takes a long time toAdesso CyberTablet M14 wake up afterwords. The hotkeys and scroll wheels included on the tablet were initially hard to figure out, but once I did they were actually fairly helpful.

The stylus that came with the Adesso CyberTablet M14 came with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, meaning there was less of a variety in line weights when drawing. The pen was very uncomfortable to work with due to the cheap plastic and "fat" build of the stylus that did not natural contour to my hand. Another big issue with the stylus is that once you run out of nibs for the pen you will have to buy another pen in order to be more.

The Adesso CyberTablet M14 is a fairly poor choice for a graphics tablet due to it's multiple flaws. You will have only annoyances working with this tablet.

2.3 out of 5.0 – Poor

One thought on “Adesso CyberTablet M14 Review”

  1. Megan Garcia says:

    I’ve been using the same tablet you have reviewed here since 2012 and I must say your experiences with this tablet are vastly different to mine. in fact I only stumbled upon your review because I finally have scratched the surface of the tablet bad enough to affect my drawing. I have yet to change my stylus batteries and when my tablet goes to sleep it wakes right back up when i poke it with the stylus. The shape of the pen was definitely jarring to me at first but soon i found i prefer its shape and i actually get my carpal tunnel symptoms from the opposite hand doing ctrl-z moreso than i do from the actual use of the stylus. I think the fat shape helps me there. I’m shocked to hear that you’re having troubles with your lines being “jagged” as well. My lines are incredibly smooth and the only time i’ve had problems with the texture of my lines has been due to me having my brush settings wonky, at which point i can lower the density just a tiny bit and it’s smooth again.

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