XP-Pen G430 Graphics Drawing Tablet Review

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The XP-Pen G430 Graphics Drawing Tablet is a compact little drawing tablet that works right out of the box, just plug it in via USB and you’re ready to go!

There are no batteries to install in either the tablet or the pen, the tablet draws power directly from your laptop/PC.  The design is similar to the 2016 Kindle Oasis, a slight bulge to one side with a very flat surface to draw on and it’s available in white or black.

As well as the tablet you get a nice looking pen that is comfortable to hold, some spares for the pen and a getting started quick guide which wasn’t required as this worked as soon as the tablet was plugged in.

The pen and tablet are light and compact, perfect if you want to pop them in a bag to take with you.


The G430 works well with Windows 10, it was immediately recognised and worked well with I had a play with Fresh Paint, the included drawing software.  Even though it’s a small tablet it is very easy to use and you don’t feel like you’re restricted in movement.

As well as upping your drawing ability to G430 is also designed to be used for a game called OSU!  This isn’t a game I’d heard of or ever played, it’s free so you may as well give it a go and it’s a basic rhythm game involving lots of poking and swiping on screen. Despite being better at the game when playing with G430 rather than with a trackpad or mouse, I was still terrible at the game!

One thing to note is that it isn’t that easy to use in replacement for a mouse on the Windows desktop so this isn’t a complete mouse replacement.

Nice little product, especially if you happen to play OSU!

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XP-Pen P01 Passive Graphic Tablet Pen 2048 Levels Pressure Pen Without Battery for Star 01/02/03/06/06C/ G430/ G540/ G640 (Black)

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  • Suitable for XP-PEN Star 01/02/03/06 / 06C / G430 / G540 / G640 Drawing Tablets
  • Built-in smart chip, advanced battery-free design and no need to charge, convenient and environmentally friendly.
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, giving you a smooth and natural drawing experience.
  • The barrel button allows you to toggle between pencil and eraser modes instantly, making the artistic process more efficient and less frustrating.
  • Lighter and more comfortable design, it can be an excellent substitute for a bulky mouse, prevent the pain and stiffness of using a traditional mouse.

XP-Pen G430S Graphics Tablet 4x3 inch for osu! Art Design Pen Drawing Tablet Black

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  • Battery-free stylus,not require charging
  • 8192 pen pressure 5080 LPI
  • Ultrathin 2mm,4x3 Inch Active Area
  • Easy setup:USB connect with Computer Support Windows & MAC
  • Graphics application: Compatible with Corel Painter,CorelDraw,Adobe Photoshop,Adobe Illustrator,Adobe Fireworks,Macromedia Flash,Comic Studio, SAI,Infinite Stratos,3D MAX,Autodesk MAYA,Pixologic ZBrush,etc.

XP-Pen G430S 4 x 3 inch Ultrathin Graphic Drawing Tablet for osu! and 8192 levels pen pressure

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  • Designed for OSU! Gameplay, Drawing, Painting, Sketching, etc.. You do not need to install any driver to use the tablet for OSU!
  • The XP-Pen advanced Battery-free stylus does not require charging, allowing for constant uninterrupted Draw & PLAY. It is also designed to have a big impact on the user's creativity and not on our environment. It is the perfect replacement for the traditional mouse
  • Active Area: 4 Inch x 3 Inch utilizing our 8192-level pen pressure sensitivity
  • Ultrathin 2mm design of all XP-Pen Tablets that is portable and convenient to carry
  • Compatible with Mac & Windows, including most graphics applications such as Corel Painter, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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