When it comes to buying devices for any designing work, you cannot go the easy way, buying whatever you lay your eyes on.

Several factors come into play even when choosing something as basic as a graphic designing tablet because any small issue might cost you a lot of hours’ hard work.

Since graphic designers spend a lot of time in front of the screen, they should be ideally looking a graphic tab that offers a balance between colors and comfort. And if you happen to be an amateur, it might be difficult to choose the one that best suits your needs.

Drawing tablets happen to be the most important and powerful tool for creative people, especially when it comes to artists, such as animators. These gadgets come in all price ranges. It should also be noted that the best drawing tablets we have reviewed in this article offer two core features:

  1. Either you can view your work right on the tablet in real time, OR
  2. You can connect it with a screen and view your drawings or animations on a bigger canvas.

These are two of the most basic features that determine the buying decision of any artist. Well, if you are still unsure about what you should buy, we have covered 10 most popular drawing tablets for you.

Product NameScreen SizeRatingPriceStorage
Wacom Intous Draw8.25 x 6.7 inches4.2 out of 5$No - plugs into device
Huion H610 Pro10 x 6.25 'inches4.2 out of 5$No - plugs into device
Wacom DTH1320AK013.3 inches4.2 out of 5$$$No - plugs into device
Yiynova MVP22U 476.64 x 268.11 mm4.3 out of 5$$$No - plugs into device
Apple iPad Pro 11 inches4.4 out of 5$$$No - plugs into device
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5 inches 4.2 out of 5$$$$256Gb - 1Tb
Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen 10.1 inches4.5 out of 5$$16Gb
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 12.5 inches4.4 out of 5$$$128Gb SSD
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3 inches4 out of 5$$$128Gb
Huion KAMVAS GT-191 Drawing Tablet with HD Screen 8192 Pressure Sensitivity - 19.5 Inch 19.5 inches4.2 out of 5$$$No - plugs into device

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Best Drawing Tablets 2019

1. Wacom Bamboo CTL471

If you are searching for a drawing tablet, Wacom has a great lineup, with tablets that provide excellent value for their price with interesting features, great displays, and adequate performance. One such item is the Wacom Cintiq 16, it is the most affordable of the Cintiq series and thanks to its good display with good colors, a great pen, and excellent pressure sensitivity, this tablet offers the best value for its money.


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Pros
  • High accuracy
  • Suitable for both left and right-handed users
  • Windows and Mac OS compatible
  • Active area of 5.8″ x 3.6″

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Cons
  • Not available on Wacom’s US store

2. Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

Here comes Wacom’s darling product with an unparalleled variety of features. You can avail a special promotion by clicking on the picture. 

 MobileStudio Pro 13 is one of the best drawing tablets, with a slim body that nests all of the creative tools Wacom has to offer in this price ran

ge. Whether you want to craft a 2D masterpiece or a 3D one, you have got everything at your fingertips. This tab

let comes with four times enhanced accuracy and the pressure sensitivity also exceeds our expectations. With its unbelievably high Adobe RGB color performance, every creative geek craves to add this product to his collection.


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Pros
  • Laced with core elite suite 17 software bundle
  • Built-in Intel sense camera
  • 10x efficient memory card

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Cons
  • Expensive (c.$2,000)
  • Not beginner friendly

3. XP-Pen Artist 15.6

This is one of the best products falling in the most economical price range listed on Amazon. It has a modern sleek look (just 11mm thickness) and happens to be incredibly lightweight gadget than the competitors. For making the user experience better and enhancing the comfortability, its corners are round and if you are a drawing tablet user, you already know about this perk. This feature allows you to work hours on the device and makes it perfectly suitable for office use. Furthermore, XP-Pen has used a high-quality glass material, preventing the buildup of dirt and increases accuracy as well. The display is quite natural and that is because of its 178 degrees visual angle. Plus, with its sheer ability to display in 4K, users can enjoy a very sharp detail of every sketch.


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Pros
  • 6 inches medium display
  • 16:9 screen ratio
  • 1920×1080 IPS panel
  • A whopping 8192 pressure sensitivity

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Cons
  • Cannot support Linux OS and Chromebooks

4. Wacom Intuos Pro

With the launch of this graphics tablet, Wacom initiated its very own latest pen technology capable of supporting 8192 pressure levels. It is not out of the blue that this gadget completely redefined the professional standard of designing. It caters to an array of earlier problems by providing solutions for tilt responses and lagged tracing on the surface of the glass. One of the core reasons for this embellishments is the HQ glass. Intuos Pro is basically a series of tablets featured in a variety of sensitivity levels, multi-touch features and of course, active area as well.


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Pros
  • Programmable express keys
  • Pen switches and radial menus
  • Compact and ergonomic design
  • Multi-touch
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity

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Cons
  • Some users have complained that specific photoshop features do not work on this gadget which is quite an unexpected thing for Wacom

5. Simbans PicassoTab 10-inch Tablet

Now that is what we call a purely economical product that you could use to earn millions by designing! It’s basically an android drawing tablet with 1280×800 pixels of resolution and a quad-core processor. For a gadget of this range, the cameras are just fine with 2 MP at the front and 5 MP at the back. The screen features an IPS panel of roughly 10 inches and the package includes a screen protector as well. Moreover, it nests an Android OS with version 7, Nougat. One of the core advantages of availing this great gadget is that it does not come loaded with a lot of useless apps. The only pre-installed application is the one you need to start drawing.


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Pros
  • Affordable
  • Multi-port support
  • Runs on latest android version
  • Compact and ergonomic design
  • Multi-touch
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity

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Cons
  • The screen protector is glossy so the stylus slips occasionally
  • Low resolution
  • Expensive, there are cheaper Android drawing tablets available in the market

6. Huion H640P Best For the money

This is one of the most affordable drawing tablets rolled out by Huion. Being sold at $50, H640P is a very mobile gadget that you could seamlessly carry almost everywhere. It is lightweight, sleek and stylish a

t the same time. Plus, its stylus is also battery-free so it reduces the weight and you do not even have to spend on changing batteries regularly. One of the core features is that it nests 6 programmable express key so you could keep 

preferred shortcuts right at your fingertips. It possesses a durable surface and is compatible with both Mac and Windows Operating Systems. Adding more to its ergonomic and comfortable look is its bezel-less design and round corners


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Pros
  • 233PPS report rate
  • Multi-port support
  • Runs on latest android version
  • 6.3×3.9 inches working area
  • Comes with a pen holder and 8 nibs

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Cons
  • Some users have complained that after a few months of use, the grip of the nib on screen was not up to the mark
  • Low resolution
  • The pen occassionally makes scratching sounds when it is rubbed against the glass surface

7. Huion INSPIROY Q11K

This is the product where Huion took a flight and started counting itself in the race. The sensitivity level was increased to 8192.

The active area was also increased to 11 inches. In these  10 best drawing tablets ,this product has one of the vastest useable areas. The rechargeable pen has excellent grip and a pen holder as well.

Since people were quite reluctant to use a wired stylus, Huion took a step forward and successfully introduced a cordless pen in the particular model being discussed.

Its curvy edges do not only keep the hand posture comfortable but add up to the overall aura of the tablet and make it more stylish.

The previous models had limited customizable keys but Q11K has 8 programmable keys to make shortcuts readily available to artists like you. The battery also lasts for about 40 hours, so for roughly 2 days.

You do not have to worry about it draining unexpectedly in the middle of your work.   Plus, you could lock the shortcut keys with a small button on the side.

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Pros
  • Wireless Pen
  • Prolonged battery life
  • Massive active area
  • Excellent grip on the screen
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac

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Cons
  • The size might not be ideal for everyone

8. Ugee 1910B

 

Ugee 1910B happens to be a reasonably priced product that has made into our list of best drawing tablets. While it is compatible with Mac and Windows, it possesses an array of features. The screen is exceptionally huge and that gives a lot of room to artists for drawing the masterpieces. One of the minor but highly advantageous perks is that the stand is adjustable and the rubber never lets it slip on any surface. The pressure sensitivity for Ugee 19 10B falls in the 2K range and that makes it seamless to work with. Furthermore, with a whopping 16.7M color consistency and 1440×900 resolution, this gadget is Ugee’s darling. There is a complimentary screen protector and 10 extra nibs in the package as well.

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Pros
  • A response time of 5ms
  • 402mm x 225mm active area which makes it ideal to work on bigger pictures
  • High accuracy of 0.25mm
  • Two complementary pens
  • Reasonably priced
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Cons
  • Not portable. The size is huge and roughly weighs that of a regular screen
  • Some users have complained about color combination not up to the mark. But that could just be an item-specific issue. Generally, we have seen that it works great

WACOM DTH1320AK0

This is the tablet that I have and I can’t recommend it enough!

For artists with a large budget, very few tablets can top the Wacom DTH1320AK0. This is the natural successor to the older but equally outstanding Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Complete with a full interactive display on a large screen, this tablet combines the sensitivity of a drawing tablet with the display of a tablet computer, making it the ultimate drawing tool for artists of any level.

The interactive display works as a functioning second monitor, allowing the user to essentially draw directly into programs as if they were drawing on paper. For those looking to make a long term investment in a drawing tablet, the Wacom DTH1320AK0 should definitely be taken into consideration.


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Pros
  • A response time of 5ms
  • High accuracy of 0.25mm
  • Two complementary pens
  • Reasonably priced

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Cons
  • Not portable.
  • Too much expensive



SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A WITH S PEN

Samsung’s answer to the iPad Pro, the Galaxy Tab A is an excellent choice for artists on the go. It comes with a large screen size and a lower price tag than its Apple rival, making it a better choice for those keeping to a budget. This tablet comes complete with a Wacom digitizer, making is especially good for drawing. Like other computer tablets of its kind, the Galaxy Tab has access to thousands of apps using the Google Play Store, and it can do all of the functions of any other computer tablets, including web browsing and watching videos.

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Pros
  • Wireless Pen
  • Prolonged battery life
  • Massive active area
  • Excellent grip on the screen
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac

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Cons
  • The size might not be ideal for everyone