Best Drawing Tablet Reviews 2017

Reviewing the Top Tablets Available in the Market so you don't have to

Having a great drawing tablet will make your life easier, regardless of you using it as hobby or for work. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to end up with a poor drawing tablet which results in lots of frustration dealing with the drawing tablet’s instead of creating beautiful artwork.

Well, the one problem is: finding a good drawing tablet isn’t an easy job considering that there are so many choices in the market for you to choose from.

That is why I’ve spent tons of hours in researching and reviewing, to filter out which are the best drawing tablets that you can buy in the market now, so that you don’t need to go through the same trouble I’ve been through.

Top Drawing TabletsActive AreaPressure SensitivityWeight 
Wacom Intuos Pro224 x 148 mm / 8.7 x 5.8 in.8192 levels700g/ 1.54lbsCheck Price
Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Pen TabletSmall: 152 x 95 mm /6.0 x 3.7 in)
Medium: 216 x 135 mm
1024 levelsSmall: 290g / 0.64lbs
Medium: 480g / 1.06lbs
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Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display299 x 171 mm / 11.75 x 6.75 in2048 levels1.2kg / 2.6lbsCheck Price

Wacom Intuos ProWacom Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Painting Drawing Tablet

This is an exceptional graphic tablet with cool black colour with rubberized material feel. Featuring ultra high pressure sensitivity of 8192 levels, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking, allowing you to work seamlessly on your artwork.

Wacom Intuos Pro – Medium is a very lightweight tablet of only 700 grams (1.54 pounds) only, making portability possible along with your laptop, consider that the tablet size is just 338 mm x 219 mm x 8 mm (13.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 in). Active drawing area is pretty big at 224 x 148 mm (8.7 x 5.8 in). But if you need something bigger than the medium version, go for the large version of Wacom Intuos Pro, which gives you at least 30-40% more active area to unleash your creativity.

Great thing about Wacom Intuos Pro? It supports both left / right handed use. 🙂

 

Pen

This drawing tablet is packed with Wacom Pro Pen 2, which gives you one of the most accurate and advanced pen performance ever on drawing tablet, with near to realistic pen-on-paper feel. With the outstanding pressure sensitivity of 8192 levels and natural tilt recognition technology, it provides 4x higher pen accuracy than previous versions and most drawing tablets in the market, with super fast response, allowing for a lag-free drawing experience. The ergonomic design allows for both right or left-handed use too. Wacom Pro Pen 2 consists of 2 well placed side button that helps to boost your productivity greatly, setting shortcut key especially eraser

Wacom intuos pro Wacom Pen 2

Connectivity

Wacom Intuos Pro has built-in bluetooth connectivity (Bluetooth 4.2) and the general USB cable connection. Overall no lagging issue at all on bluetooth connectivity. You also have one less thing to worry about from this built-in bluetooth connectivity feature: no more cable entanglement!

 

Compatibility

Wacom Intuos Pro is compatible with both Windows and Mac, so you don’t have to worry about the compatibility issue on this drawing tablet.

 

Tablet Keys

Both M size and L size Wacom Intuos Pro come with 8 customizable shortcut keys, 1 Home button and the touch ring that feature 4 customizable functions.

  • Ultra high 8192 pressure levels for ultra high accuracy of drawing
  • Built in Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Exceptional pen stand design, great weight to hold the pen when not in use.
  • 8 customizable hotkeys with 1 touch ring for zoom level/brush size setting
  • Battery-free Wacom Pro Pen 2
  • Poor quality of pen nibs, wears down quickly after some use
  • Slight high price range for a drawing tablet

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Pen TabletWacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Digital Graphic Painting Drawing Tablet

This is the most affordable best drawing tablet that you can get in the market. An entry level device that replaces your mouse and turns your computer into a digital drawing canvas. Available in 2 sizes, small version has 152 x 95 mm (6.0 x 3.7 in) active area, while the medium Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Pen Tablet has 30-40% bigger drawing space: 216 x 135 mm (8.5 x 5.3 in). It is also ultra light, small = 290g++, while medium = 480g ++ only.

 

Pen

The Intuos Pen is cordless and battery-free, and the ergonomic design allows for both right or left-handed use. The pressure level of the pen is 1024, more than sufficient for normal usage, helps in terms of drawing thicker and thinner lines depending on the the pressure you put on the pen when drawing.

Connectivity

As it is the basic model of drawing tablet from Wacom, it’s lacking of wireless connectivity in the box (but you can buy it separately should you need the wireless connectivity support on your Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Pen Tablet. For this basic model, it offers the general USB 2.0 connect method.

 

Compatibility

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Pen Tablet is compatible with both Windows (Windows 7) and Mac (10.8.5 and above), so you don’t have to worry about the compatibility issue on this drawing tablet.

Tablet Keys

It comes with 4 customizable ExpressKeys that put your favorite shortcuts like undo / copy / paste at your fingertips, making your working speed faster and more efficient.

  • Affordable price tag
  • Small compact size
  • Battery-free, 1024 pressure sensitive pen
  • Four customizable ExpressKeys for your favorite shortcuts
  • Lack of tilt sensitivity on the Intuos Pen
  • Small and limited space for drawing

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display

This drawing tablet is definitely one of the top premium selection if you’re serious about your artwork and need a big screen space to unleash your creativity. 13.3″ HD huge display (1920 x 1080) with wide viewing angle. If that’s still not enough, there’s Wacom Cintiq 22HD Creative Pen Display with 21.5″ HD display (1920 x 1080).

Pen

Having great control over the drawing is made possible with the advanced Wacom Pro Pen control. Combined with tilt sensitive pen which supports up to 40 degrees and the 2048 pressure levels on both pen tip and eraser, you will definitely enjoy the most natural creative experience ever . Unlike the others, Wacom Cintiq 13HB Interactive Pen Display allows you to work directly on the screen. That makes a whole new experience level you can get comparing with other graphic drawing tablet available in the market. To make it even better? Wacom Cintiq Interactive Pen Display comes with a compact Pro Pen carrying case which includes additional storage for nibs and colour rings, helps you easily distinguish between multiple pens.

Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Pen Carrying Case

Connectivity

As professional as it is, Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display comes with a simple setup for PC / Mac, and a 3-in-1 cable included in the package (USB 2.0 / HDMI / AC Power supply.

 

Compatibility

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display supports both PC and Mac, where PC system requirement is Windows 8, Windows®7 SP1 or later, while MacOS would require 10.8 or later, Intel® processor.

Tablet Keys

Work much faster and easier thanks to 4 available customizable ExpressKeyes, Rocker Ring and a Home Button, which provides you with one-touch access to your favorite shortcuts. If you crave for more, the huge Wacom Cintiq 22HD Interactive Pen Display is definitely one to consider,

  • Natural creative experience of working directly on screen
  • Huge 13.3″ HD Display, with wide viewing angle (And also the option to choose 21.5″ HD Display model)
  • 3-Position display stand (included)
  • 2048 pressure levels with tilt sensitive Wacom Pro Pen
  • Easy shortcut access with four time-saving, customizable ExpressKeys, Rocker ring
  • 3-in-1 cable for easy Mac / PC setup (USB / HDMI / AC Power supply)
  • Expensive price tag
  • Express keys are on the left, less user friendly for left-handers.