New Update: Best Graphics Tablet Review 2016
Today, graphic tablets are easily the standard tool for professional and hobby artists alike. With a drawing tablet, it is possible to make coloring, altering and otherwise manipulating art faster, easier, and more professional looking.
There are many different drawing tablets, many of which have different features, tools, prices and even experience/user levels! For example: drawing tablets for more experienced artists—and tablet users—often have a lot more features, but these features can be difficult to use or understand for beginners. More expensive tablets also often have more features and artist-friendly functions, although there are plenty of budget-friendly tablets that are more than capable of getting the job done. Some tablets have compact screen sizes, while others have larger screen sizes; each screen size may be beneficial for some artists, but a detriment to others!
Let’s take a look at the 4 best drawing graphic tablets for graphic designers, whether they are beginners, on a modest budget, or are looking for something exceptional.
Best Drawing Graphic Tablet for Beginner 2015
Are you looking for a tablet that is ideal for beginners, and won’t leave you frustrated and confused? Many professional graphics tablets have lots of features, which will leave people new to the graphic tablet game in the dust. Among so many drawing tablet brands in the market, wacom is still the best brand for beginners. The Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet is a simple, easy to understand tablet that is perfect for beginners to graphic tablets or tablets in general.
This particular model has all of the basic features that an artist needs to produce some great digital art, but isn’t bogged down with complicated extras that can be confusing or even hard to use. It also comes with an easy setup process, which will have you drawing in no time.
Wacom is one of the most popular brands for drawing tablets, and for good reason! Even their simple models, like the Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet, are of an exceptional quality. The tablet is pressure-sensitive to the accompanying pen, making it possible to capture even the subtlest of textures, lines and other changes in artwork. The Small tablet measures a modest 8.3×7.0 inches, which is ideal for small desks or even on-the-go drawing due to its compact size.
The Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet is available for a retail price of $99.99.
Best Cheap Drawing Graphic Tablet 2015
Are you looking for a tablet that won’t break the bank—but is still a great tablet on its own merit? Drawing tablets can be expensive, but this doesn’t have to be the case. The Huion H610Pro Painting Drawing Pen Graphics Tablet is a great option for anyone on a limited budget who wants to get the job done. The Huion H610Pro has only the basic features necessary on a drawing tablet, which makes it available for a modest price; unlike other budget tablets, however, it still retains many higher quality tablet features (such as great pressure sensitivity).
It has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and has a 10×6.25 inch screen, making it similar in size and appearance to a regular mobile tablet. It is not wireless, however, it can be connected to a computer or laptop via a USB port. The accompanying stylus pen is rechargeable, and comes with a free holder that makes keeping your tablet and pen together hassle-free.
The Huion H610Pro tablet is available for a retail price of $76.99. It makes Huion as the most affortable drawing tablet.
Best Graphic Drawing Tablet with Screen Display: Ugee 19 vs Wacom Cintiq 12HD
Are you looking for a drawing tablet with a large, high quality screen display? Larger screens are often desired by artists who prefer more work space, especially for complicated, large sized projects. There are actually two great options for large screen displays currently on the market—the Ugee 19 and the Wacom Cintiq 12HD. Let’s take a closer look at these two tablets to see how they compare.
|Ugee 19||19 inch||$429.99|
|Wacom Cintiq 12HD||19 inch||$849.99|
The Ugee 19 has a 19 inch screen size with 5080 LPI resolution; it features 16MS LCD panels, which provide high quality, high definition visuals. The Ugee 19 features 2048 higher levels of sensitivity with an accuracy to .25 millimeters. The Ugee 19 also features a standard stylus, stylus holder, and tablet stand.
The Wacom Cintiq has a 13.35×9 inches screen size with an HD display; it features a 2048 levels of sensitivity with what Wacom describes as “extreme accuracy.” The Wacom Cintiq model includes an artist-designed stylus, tablet stand, stylus holder, and features Wacom’s customizable “Express Keys,” which allow users to set certain features to four keys on the side of the tablet to save time.
Which one is best?
Which tablet is “best” will vary depending on what you, as an artist, are looking for—and what constraints you may have on size and budget.
Obviously, the Wacom Cintiq is a much more expensive tablet than the Ugee 19—and this is despite its significantly smaller size. The Wacom Cintiq does have more artist-friendly features than the Ugee 19—such as its Express Keys its unique and professionally designed stylus, which are absent on the Ugee 19. However, the Ugee 19 does have a much larger working screen than the Wacom Cintiq, which has dimensions that are not exceptionally different than other Wacom models at a more modest price.
The Ugee 19 would be the better option for artists who want the much larger screen space, and won’t be disappointed by the lower amount of artist friendly features. For artists who absolutely want a more artist-friendly tablet, with features which were especially designed to make the job of an artist easier, the Wacom Cintiq would be the better option—as long as they do not mind the relatively smaller screen size.