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I am looking for some buying information about digital drawing tablets and pens. I would like to purchase an entry level drawing tablet and pen. I totally want the pen to have an eraser end which I have done some initial research and found out not all pens for drawing pads/tablets have an eraser end. I use adobe Illustrator, some Photoshop, for most of my design/graphics work on PC.

I want something inexpensive but again really want it to be portable and the eraser end functionality is a must have. I would like to pay as far under $200 as possible. The research I have done has shown that the ones at a price point under $100 lack the eraser end is barely available (haven’t found one yet) and the wireless factor is available but not with a whole bunch of variety in models available. Important note is that I will be using it with a Windows 10 laptop.

I was going to get the XP-Pen deco 02 graphics tablet ( https://www.amazon.com/XP-PEN-Graphics-Battery-free-Shortcut-pressure/dp/B07DCS9D9Q) . The DECO 02 drawing tablet have an eraser at the end of the pen .The stylus supports 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity and the graphics pad has a 10 x 5.63 inch working area .it seems perfect.Any advice for an up and coming artist , good/bad experiences and so on?.

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I have an Intuos Pen & Touch medium sized tablet. The Deco looks good, but I'd question the need for an eraser on the pen. From what I gather, most artists never use them, preferring to select the eraser with a shortcut key. This avoids the need to flip the pen and also allows better control by using the drawing tip as the eraser, with pressure-sensitive control.

I've also read a review suggesting the wifi option on the Deco isn't that great, producing jerky lines when drawn fast, and the connection is only reliable up to 1m away. However, I can't test this myself as I don't own a Deco.
 

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I agree about the eraser end. I never use it. I instead program one of the two buttons on my Wacom stylus as the eraser. As long as I'm holding the button it's erasing. As soon as I release it, it goes back to the previous tool. It's very fast to switch back and forth. I definitely don't like flipping the stylus around. Takes too much effort. lol
 
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