Grading Criteria

Welcome to the Grading Criteria page! Ever wonder what all those letter grades at the end of my reviews mean and how I calculate them?

This chart below will tell you all about the different considerations that go into grading a tablet:

  • Price to Value (Are you getting the most bang for your buck?)
  • How many technical problems does it have?
  • Is it confusing to set up?
  • Is it annoying to use?
  • Does the customer/tech support respond quickly and communicate well? Is their English good?

By looking at all these factors, I can help you get the best experience out of buying a tablet. Buying things online can be super frustrating. Before you risk your hard-earned money on a device that you’ve never seen in real-life, take a look at the letter grade and summary to decide if that particular product is for you before taking the plunge.

Getting a gift for someone but you’re not very tech savvy or know nothing about digital art devices and what to look for? You’re covered with this chart, I want to help you get the best possible gift that matches your giftee’s needs and your budget.

This chart may be cut off depending on your screen size, but you can find the Next button on the bottom of the screen to see the rest of the chart on the next page.

GradesConsiderations
Grade A+- Great price for the value
- No technical problems or very few technical problems
- Easy to set up
- Easy to use
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade A- Great price for the value
- Few technical problems, what problems exist can be worked around
- Fairly easy to set up
- Fairly easy to use
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade A-- Great price for the value
- Few technical problems that can be worked around, but problems worse than that in Grade A
- Fairly easy to set up
- Fairly easy to use
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade B+- Fair to great price for the value
- Fair amount of technical problems, can be easily solved by the tech savvy
- Moderately easy to set up
- Moderately easy to use
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade B- Fair to great price for the value
- Fair amount of technical problems, can be easily solved by the tech savvy, may involve manufacturer tech support
- Moderately easy to set up
- Moderately easy to use
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade B-- Fair to great price for the value
- Quite a few technical problems, can be solved by the tech savvy, may involve manufacturer tech support
- Moderately easy to set up (Harder than Grade B)
- Moderately easy to use (Harder than Grade B)
- Customer support team is responsive and polite
Grade C+- Bad price for value
- More technical problems than Grade B rankings, involves manufacturer support to fix
- Moderate/ hard to set up
- Moderate/ hard to use (glitches, or annoying quirks)
- Customer support team is either responsive or not (it's a toss up for these very cheap, low quality products)
Grade C- Bad price for value
- More technical problems than Grade B rankings, involves manufacturer support to fix, may need a refund or exchange
- Hard to set up
- Hard to use (glitches, or annoying quirks)
- Customer support team is either responsive or not (it's a toss up for these very cheap, low quality products)
Grade C-- Bad price for value
- More technical problems than Grade B rankings, involves manufacturer support to fix, probably needs a refund
- Hard to set up
- Hard to use (glitches, or annoying quirks)
- Customer support team is either responsive or not (it's a toss up for these very cheap, low quality products)
Grade DDo not buy these tablets, look at what other products that company offers and decide on a case-to-case basis whether to purchase or not.
Grade FGarbage. Absolutely do not get this! If you accidentally bought one and can't return it, use it as a coaster or doorstop.