The Ugee EX07 is a graphics tablet by Ugee that aims to give first-time tablet users a reliable tablet at a reasonable price.
Let's see if that's really the case or if Ugee skipped out on a few features to help bring down the price.
Ugee EX07 Specifications
|Minimum System Requirements||Windows XP or OS X|
|Size||12.8 x 9.4 in|
|Active Area||8.0 x 5.0 in|
|Express Keys||Yes, 6|
|Pen Reading Speed||200 rps|
The Ugee EX07 came packaged with the tablet itself, rechargeable stylus, charging cable, pen holder, USB cable, tablet drivers and tablet documentation.
I did not run into this issue myself but there have been reported problems with this graphics tablets drivers and Windows 8.1.
Some users reported having problems being able to control the mouse cursor with the tablet. This problem may have been solved by now but I would suggest using the drivers located on Ugee's site if you're running Window 8.1 with this tablet.
Alright, now that that's out of the way, let's on to the review.
The Ugee EX07 came with an active area of 8.0 x 5.0 inches, which is slightly below average in terms of size, but not incredibly so. Persons with larger hands may have a harder time working with this graphics tablet, but I wouldn't say to discount this tablet altogether if you're looking for something on a budget.
The tablet surface was nice and smooth but I sometimes found myself going outside of the active area by mistake due to the fact that most of the tablet is on one uniform surface. It wasn't too annoying and the active area is indicated clearly on the tablet but I spend most of the time looking at the computer when drawing rather than the tablet itself.
The Ugee EX07 also came with six programmable express keys that can be programmed using the included drivers. These express keys were placed on the tablet in such a way as to give the tablet a more modern look. The express keys mostly functioned just fine but I noticed that on some external programs the express keys would not function correctly.
You may want to check on Ugee's site whether or not your program of choice is supported before buying this graphics tablet.
The stylus that came with the Ugee EX07 came with 2048 levels of pressure for a good variety of line weights. The pen had a great comfortable grip which made drawing with the stylus very nice. It was well-made and didn't have that cheap plastic-y feel that some stylus' tend to have.
The stylus had a great look overall and Ugee seemed to be going for a more modern look to their pens with this stylus.
The pen needed to be charged to be used with an included USB cable. The battery life of the pen was about a week with infrequent use, so I suspect it would be even shorter if used daily.
One of the big drawbacks of this pen is that you can't use it while it's charging, which forces you to keep a mental note of your stylus' charge before you being drawing on the tablet. This never happened to me, but I suspect that it would be fairly easy to plug your tablet in and find that your stylus is out of charge.
The Ugee EX07 was a fairly good tablet for beginner artists with only a few flaws.
The tablet came with an active area of 8.0 x 5.0 inches, which is slightly below average in size, but not incredibly so. The six express keys included with the graphics tablet worked fine for the most part but did not respond on certain programs.
The stylus that came with the Ugee EX07 came with 2048 levels of pressure for a good variety of line weights. The pen was rechargeable but could not be used while charging, making for some potentially annoying moments. The stylus also had a very comfortable grip, which made drawing with the pen a delight. The pen holder that came with the graphics tablet was fairly standard but was a good feature all around.
The Ugee EX07 is a great choice for beginner artists, just make sure to explore all your options before coming to a sound decision.
4.5 out of 5.0 – Fantastic