The HyperPen 8000U offers you the most natural input method available. With 512 gradations of pressure sensitivity for peerless accuracy and clarity, the HyperPen 8000U is your ideal tool for document annotation, desktop publishing, internet communications, electronic presentations, photo retouching, and much more. Includes tablet, cordless stylus, and mouse. Also includes Ulead Photo Express, Art Dabbler, Office Ink, Free Notes and Microsoft Net Meeting software. Requires Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, 32MB of ram, and a 4x cd-rom. Use Office Ink to sign and annotate documents directly on Microsoft Word! Draw on top of any desktop layout and even save or email your drawings. With HyperPen 8000U Pro you get MetaCreations Art Dabbler- the extraordinary natural media drawing, painting and animation program for both aspiring and accomplished artists of all ages. Art Dabbler’s highly intuitive interface makes creating art easy and fun, using familiar metaphors like drawers, sketch pads and tracing paper. Open the Free Notes program to jot down notes, sketch drawings and make helpful reminders
- Large 8 by 6 drawing area
- Cordless Stylus Offers 512 pressure levels for high accuracy in any task
- Wireless Mouse Included
- USB Powered-No ac adapter needed
- Office Ink Software included for making notes directly in Microsft Word
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
- ASIN: B00007FRZ8
- Item model number: HYPERPEN8000U
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 9, 2002
A replacement pen is $10 off of the Aiptek site, which I find a little absurd as far as the price goes. The tablet itself is $50 as a refurbished item off of the Aiptek website, which is around a $40 average savings off of the sellers here. Replacement drivers are downloadable, replacement software + drivers are purchased for $5 off of the Aiptek site, which is kind of stupid because the software is a joke, as others have said, and the drivers are downloadable.
The support on the Aiptek site is decent. You can download the drivers for most operating systems (I believe all 98+ operating systems are supported) and if you run Linux, you can download Linux-based drivers if you Google search them or if you look on Aiptek’s FAQ. (Why Aiptek does not just host the bloody drivers themselves is beyond me, but, whatever.)
Overall… I’d say it’s well worth it, especially if you’re looking to just play around and doodle, and possibly upgrade to a more professional tablet later on.