Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230

Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230

Want to see what the Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet has to offer?

Are you looking to buy the most cost-effective pen tablet for your artistic or professional needs? If yes, you have come to right place. There are certainly many pen tablets in the mid-priced bracket including those from Wacom or Huion, but these are either bulky, lack some important features or simply don’t offer the value for money.

The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet is sleek and lightweight which is built around some hi-tech specifications and comes with advanced features which are ideal for beginners but also quite handy for those who are professional artists.

Even if you are an instructor or online worker you can deliver a seamless online class or present dynamically in meetings using the M1230 Pen Tablet.

Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 in use

The M1230 is a very elegant 12-inch graphics and drawing pen tablet which provides advanced capabilities around graffiti designing, notetaking, photo editing, drawing, sketching, and painting.

Not only that this tablet will also enable you to perform Cloth Design, Calligraphy, Graphics Design, Industry Design, E-signing, and Animation. The Gaomon M1230 12″ are screenless pen tablets and best for both worlds indoors and outdoors.

Even so this drawing tablet will equip you to quickly transform into an artist from a driver if it is that you have to wait in your car for a few minutes and there is nothing else you can do to make your time productive.

Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 phone

The M1230 are fashionable pen tablets with denim look-alike texture sheet which brings pen-on-paper drawing experience. This pen tablet offers up to 42 easily accessible and programmable shortcut keys which facilitates M1230 users with a quick way to operate different features.

With just a single touch or press users can quickly access various functions which ensures an uninterrupted and immersive drawing experience. The Gaomon M1230 pen tablet supports Android OS phone devices as well as MacOS and Windows based Personal Computers and Laptops.

Apart from personal usage and drawing experience, the tablet provides an online whiteboard for teaching or signing and an online drawing board for training or demonstration.

Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 carry

The narrow bezel and rounded edge of Gaomon M1230 pen tablet make it offer a natural and easy drawing or writing experience. The tablets are not touch sensitive and respond only to movements by the AP32 Pen which give a consistent and error occurred free experience.

The digital stylus which comes in the package has superb performance and a myriad of features which gives the user an organic feel to writing and real-life sketching experience. The M1230 pen tablet comes with a Type-C USB cable which empowers the interface to most modern PCs and Android phones.

Gaomon M1230 12″ works on many paid or free art programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, SAI Development Room, Clip Studio Paint, Corel PaintShop Pro 2020, Open Canvas, Toon Boom, TVPaint, OpenToonz, Paper Draw, PowerPoint, GIMP, Zoom, Painter, Zbrush.

Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 apps

Product Features

  • The Gaomon M1230 12″ is a screenless pen tablet which gives power to perform drawing, sketching, painting, cloth designing, calligraphy, graphics designing, E-signing, note-taking, photo editing and animation.
Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 desktop

  • This device is ideal for beginners but has advanced functions which are equally suited for professionals in digital drawing, sketching, graphics design, 3D artwork, animation, etc.
  • Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet adopt light weight design which is ultralight (510g) and is only 7.5mm thin. This drawing tablet is best suited for both PC-based desk jobs and on-the-go mobile work with an Android phone.
Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 6 thickness
  • The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet like other expensive pen tablets can be used in online classes or remote meetings. This screen less tablet will give you complete control to demonstrate your documents or record key points.
Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 in use
  • The Gaomon M1230 12-inch tablet comes with a digital Artpaint AP32 pen which offers real-life user experience in addition to greater stability and control.
  • It provides 42 shortcut keys which can be customized depending on your settings once drivers are installed. With the single touch of a button users can access quick functions on 39 express keys to suit the needs of the drawing software or engage with one of the 13 multimedia keys. This facilitates a real-life, uninterrupted, and immersive drawing experience.
  • In addition to the 13 Express keys, the 16 Softkeys on the upper side of the tablet are programmable. The 13 Multimedia keys allow users to switch songs, start/stop and adjust the volume while listening to the music.
Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 8 close up
  • The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet is compact and insensitive to hand or finger movements, this gives a consistent and error-free drawing experience with the digital stylus.
  • Gaomon M1230 12″ drawing tablet has excellent connectivity options and can connect to phones, tablets, or PC. Now if you want to build your designs on a bigger computer screen you can quickly do so by just connecting your Gaomon tablet via a Type-C cable, or even if you want to do mobile work through a phone/tablet you can do that by connecting your Android OS device through Type-C cable and OTG adapter which is included in the box.
  • The M1230 works on all mainstream operating systems and drawing programs. It works on phones or tablets with Android OS 6.0 or above and all PCs having Win 7/8/10 or MacOS 10.12 or above.
Gaomon Pen Tablet M1230 OS
  • The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet is compatible with a large range of designing, animation, office and drawing programs including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Premiere Pro, Adobe LightRoom, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, SAI Development Room, Clip Studio Paint, Corel PaintShop Pro 2020, Sketchbook Pro, Manga Studio, FireAlpaca, Open Canvas, Toon Boom, TVPaint, OpenToonz, Paper Draw, Power Point, GIMP, Zoom, Painter, Zbrush.
  • The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet comes with additional drivers for Mac and Windows which can be downloaded and installed for free from Gaomon’s website.
  • Four anti-skid rubber foot pads are precisely positioned to ensure the stability of the tablet and prevent it from slipping. This reduces the possibility of errors occurring while designing.
  • Another cool thing is that you can now do the digital signing with your original writing.

Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32)

The Gaomon M1230 12 inch drawing tablet comes with a battery and charging free AP32 Artpaint pen which provides added comfort and control to the user. The artist can produce lines of different shapes and widths just by altering the pressure applied or tilt of the AP32 pen. This Gaomon pen has 8192 pressure sensitivity levels and has an equally high resolution of 5080 LPI (lines per inch).

Also, the Artpaint provides instant capture of every movement to facilitate continuity of the imagination of the artist. The AP32 pen also has an amazing report rate of 266 PPS (points per second), this is the number of times per second the tablet sends information about the stylus position & pressure back to the computer.

The pen has a delightful tilt range of ±60° which is accurately detected by the tablet. In addition to these users can choose different brushes and tilt the pen at various angles to add shadows to their sketches giving their artwork a natural feel. The Pen also has two easy access buttons configured as right-click and eraser by default.

Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32) image


Model          M1230
Color       Black
Overall Thickness    7.5mm
Digital Pen       Artpaint AP32       
Pen Technology Battery-free Electromagnetic Resonance
Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32)
Function Keys  13+16 Programmable Keys+13 Multimedia Keys
Dimension 335.8x206x7.5mm
Working Area (PC mode) 258.4×161.5mm(12inch)
Working Area (Phone mode)161.5×90.8mm(16:9)
Internal Interface      Type-C
Net Weight    510g
Pen Pressure Sensitivity   8192 Levels
Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32)  pressure sensitivity
Pen Tilt Range    ±60°
Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32) pen tilt
Pen Resolution     5080 LPI     
Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32) pen resolution                   
Pen Sensing Height  10mm
Pen Report Rate      ≥266PPS
Battery-free Pen (ArtPaint AP32) pen report rate
OS Support        Windows 7/macOS 10.12/Android OS 6.0 or above

Construction Material

Gaomon M1230 12″ is made of ABS plastic, which is a sturdy material that is well-known for its durability and resistance to scratches.


The Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet ships with a one-year warranty if you purchase it from an official store.

What’s in the box?

The recent batches of Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet ship with following items in a standard product box:

  1. Pen Tablet M1230
  2. Battery Free Pen AP32
  3. 8 x Replacement Nibs
  4. Pen Nib Clip
  5. Type-A to Type-C USB cord
  6. Type-C OTG USB Adapter (for Android OS)
  7. Drawstring Tablet Bag
  8. Pen Sleeve
  9. Felt Pouch for Nibs
  10. Hand Glove
  11. User Manual

Pros & Cons

  • Best value for money
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Elegant with advanced functions
  • No power or charge required for tablet or pen
  • £10 off offer on Amazon
  • Plug-n-Play on Android devices
  • Ideal for beginners who aim to develop skill
  • Provided with side-loop for digital pen
  • Does not work with iOS (Supports Android OS phones only)
  • Limited working area on one side while designing for phones which feels very awkward
  • A bit difficult to get comfortable with screen-less pen table if you are used to working on screen tablets or iOS devices.


The Gaomon M1230 12-inch Pen Table is one of the best value-for-money products in the digital art market. This compact and advanced drawing tablet can be easily carried and beats the competition on size, specification and/or price. The drawing tablet is powerful, offers 42 customizable quick access keys and comes with an advanced digital stylus with a detection range of 10mm above the surface. It is well suited for beginners or entry level professionals looking to buy an advanced product in under $100. For professionals it could be a bit difficult to get comfortable with a screenless pen table, however, it has a learning curve, and you start to draw naturally once you get the hang of it. Having said that there are many superior tablets to this both among the Gaomon and other manufacturers’ product range provided you are willing to pay a higher amount.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which tasks can be performed with Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet?

The Gaomon Pen Tablets can be used for paintwork, illustration, 3D animation, graphic design, ID design, image Editing, digital drawing, cloth designing, calligraphy etc.

Does the Tablet come with a Pen?

Yes, the Gaomon M1230 come with a battery free AP32 ArtPen which has 8192 pressure sensitivity levels, 5080 LPI resolution, 266 PPS report rate, and tilt range of ±60° which gives a real tilting brush effect. In addition, the users can choose different brushes and the ArtPen has two easy access buttons configured for selecting right-click and eraser.

Is it compatible with any free drawing programs?

Yes, the Gaomon tablets support free drawing programs including Krita, GIMP, FireAlpaca, MediBang Paint, Inkscape, Blender.

Does M1230 work with paid drawing programs from Adobe?

Yes, the Gaomon tablet works with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Premiere Pro, Adobe LightRoom, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate.

Does it support distance learning or remote work?

Yes, the M1230 work with most online meeting livestream programs like Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Whiteboard in Zoom, etc.

Does it come with a warranty?

Yes, the Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet come with a one-year warranty if you purchase them at our official store.

Does M1320 has anything to do with spam fraud and abuse or does it use cookies and data?

No, Gaomon M1230 pen tablet is protect against spam fraud and does not use cookies and data. It is a screenless tablet and does not offer any personalized content and ads. When used with Android OS device, it is the Android OS device not M1320 which deals homepage and tailored ads based on engagement and site statistics and show personalized ads depending on user experience.

Does the AP32 stylus come with replacement nibs?

Yes, Artpaint comes with 8 replacement nibs and pen nib clip.

Are the panel Express keys fixed or programmable?

Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet provides 42 shortcut keys which can be customized as per user requirements. There are 13 Express keys and the 16 Softkeys on the upper side of the tablet which are programmable. The remaining 13 are Multi-media keys which allow users to switch songs, start/stop and adjust the volume while listening to the music.

Is there any limitation to press keys?

Yes, the press keys on the Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet are not supported when it is connected to Android OS phone or tablet.

Can this connect to peripheral computing devices?

Yes, the Gaomon M1230 can connect to Android phones/tablets and Windows/Mac based personal computers.

Do you need to install Gaomon driver to connect it to your phone or Android OS device?

You can connect GAOMON M1230 to your Android OS device with Type C adapter without installing USB drivers (Micro USB cable is not compatible with M1230). However, you may need to install drivers when you connect it to Windows or MacOS PC. But there is no need to worry, you can download and install USB drivers from Gaomon’s website for free.

Does this support Bluetooth?

No, the Gaomon M1230 Pen Tablet does not support Bluetooth connection. However, it is supplied with Type C cable for connection with PC or Android OS device.

Which Operating System or Android OS is it compatible with?

The M1230 Pen Tablets are compatible with all mainstream operating systems. Both support Windows 7, MacOS 10.12 and Android OS 6.0 or above.

Is this tablet compatible with Zbrush? 

Yes, it supports your creative habits on 3D programs like Zbrush, Autodesk Maya, Blender, etc 3D programs.

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