Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium Honest Review in 2022

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Wacom and Huion have dominated the drawing tablet field for many years. Although I personally prefer an iPad pro, I can not ignore the premium feel and effort put into creating the new Xencelabs Pen Tablet. From the onset, you can tell that a lot of effort has gone to create this tablet.

What is cool about this new brand is that it is mostly run by ex-Wacom employees and has started off competing really great. Especially when the price and premium quality is considered. Let’s go ahead and do a Xencelabs Pen Tablet review.

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Xencelabs Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 12.61 x 9.16 x 0.3 in / 320.5 x 232.85 x 8mm
  • Working area size: 10.33” x 5.8”
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Pen: Tilt Sensitive, Battery-free
  • Pen Pressure: 8192 levels
  • Weight: 5 Pounds
  • Ports: USB-C to USB-A, Wireless Dongle

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Body and Build

First, the back is made of hard plastic with an aluminum-like feel that is hard and sturdy. This goes a long way to make it durable and strong. The Xencelabs Pen Tablet is also sleek and surprisingly thin and only weighs 4.49 pounds which is light enough to carry around.

 The tablet layout is really artist-friendly and comes with a physical shortcut button remote not having them cluttered on your screen area.

Under the engraved product logo, you have 3 buttons and that is all that appears on the device. One will bring up tablet settings, switch the display, and finally the last one to adjust the pen pressure.

The remote comes with 4 modes that can be easily set with a simple dial to memorize.

You can set up to 40 custom keyboard shortcuts on the remote that can really speed up your workflow.

The bottom grooves on each side make picking the tablet easy even when on a flat table surface. This level of attention to detail and concentration on the simple improvement of user experience is by far unmatched in other brand devices even more expensive.

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Screen and Display

Xencelabs Pen Tablet
Image Credits Xencelabs Store

The screen is slightly below 13 inches with an active 10.33” x 5.8” Active area and some reasonably sized bezels. Bezels refer to the area not covered by the screen along the edges of the front side. The 12.62 x 9.17 x 0.31-inch size is also not too big and not too small, so it’s perfect to use and move around.

The screen has a 16:9  aspect ratio, the same in proportion to a normal laptop. However, if you prefer a smaller laptop screen, you can opt for Xencelabs Pen Tablet small option.

In terms of drawing surface texture, Wacom Intuos has been an industry standard for a very long time. Finally, a worthy competitor in the form of the Xencelabs Pen Tablet has come up with an excellent paper-like feel when drawing.

The  Xencelabs is not a standalone tablet and does not have a computer to store software. It also lacks a screen and needs a computer connected to use. Although it is a cheap pen tablet, it is a premium product and offers a great user experience for both beginners and professionals and will definitely give other similarly priced tablets a run for their money.

Stylus Pen

When it comes to the Pen, this tablet matches up to Apple Pen and  Wacom Pen 2 which are considered industry standard.

The tablet comes with 2 wireless stylus pens that do not need to connect to charge. One is thick with 3 customizable buttons while the other one is thinner and smoother without any buttons. Additionally, they have decent 8192 pen pressure levels that feel great as you draw.

Just like pro pens, they also have tilt recognition and an eraser, plus good pressure sensitivity. The 2 pens come in a nice plastic case that has a case and a wireless USB dongle inside to keep them safe. You can’t easily misplace them.

Both pens are ergonomically shaped like normal pens, creating a natural feel. The thick pen’s buttons increase the grip and pen mass. If you have sweaty hands, you will get a free glove in the box to use.

A great pen and screen will result in the creation of quality strokes and overall great art. As mentioned earlier, you will get a nice Pen holder to store your 2 pens and USB dongle.

Connectivity

Whether you prefer a wired or a wireless connection, this tablet works on both. The tablet Connection works from a single  USB-C for the tablet side and connects to the USB A cable end that connects to your computer.

This cable comes with the tablet. For a wireless connection, just take the USB dongle from your case and connect it to use a wireless connection.

What you get in the Box

  • XencelabsPen Tablet
  • 2 Stylus Pens
  • Pen case
  • Drawing glove and Storage Bag sleeve
  • USB Wireless dongle
  • USB-A to USB-C CABLE
  • Remote dial control

Pros

  • Affordable Price for a premium Tablet
  • Many additional freebies
  • Durable body
  • Large textured 16:9 screen
  • Both wired and wireless connection
  • Premium Pen
  • Many customizable shortcut Keys
  • Slim lightweight

Cons

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