Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium review

Everything you could want from a drawing tablet, in a single box

5 Star Rating
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium Bundle makes image editing a pleasure, with quality components and design touches that separate it from other drawing tablets.


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    Impressive design and build quality

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    Choice of two pens to suit different preferences

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    Almost overwhelming access to shortcuts via QuickKeys remote

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    Comfortable and responsive in use


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    Only a small saving compared with buying the tablet and remote separately

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    A stand to tilt the tablet drawing angle would be the icing on the cake

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A drawing tablet is an essential piece of hardware if you spend a lot of time editing your photos. For tasks such as making selections or dodging and burning, working with a drawing tablet feels more organic than using a mouse, thanks to the support for variable pressure in the stylus. The best drawing tablets provide a decent-sized drawing area; a stylus that has a nice weight in your hand; and plenty of shortcut keys, so you don’t have to keep going from your tablet to your keyboard just to change from the Brush Tool to the Eraser.

Xencelabs (pronounced “sense labs”) is fairly new to the drawing tablet market, with its initial product launch in 2021. Its small range comprises the Xencelabs Pen Tablet in a choice of two sizes, Medium and Small, plus the Pen Display 24, launched in March 2023.

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