Top 5 drawing tablets you should look for

Previously, when there was no drawing tablet, a painting was done on a piece of paper with plenty of brushes and colors. Moreover, there was no option of erasing unwanted brush strokes. The artist had to start from the very beginning once again.

Life of an artist got easier with the introduction of sophisticated drawing tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook. The new generation of artists started to move from the paper platform to the digital platform.  However, the mouse and keyboard inputs failed to deliver the accuracy. In order to resolve this, Wacom came up with Graphics Tablets; namely: Wacom Intuos Pro & Wacom Intuos Draw. Over the last few years, we have seen plenty such drawing tablets being launched one after another. In this article, we will select the best 5 drawing tablets for you. Read the whole article, and choose the drawing tablet that will meet your requirements as well as budget.

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Top 5 drawing tablets you should be looking

  1. XP-Pen Artist 15.6 pen display –

As the name suggests, XP-Pen Artist comes with a well sized pen display. It comes with a very comfortable pen which has plenty sensitivity levels. The screen is of 15.6 inches. If we compare this model with that of Wacom’s models then this model is inferior in terms of advanced tools and extras but to be honest, it can take your digital creativity to the next level and that also at a very affordable budget.

Perks of using XP-Pen Artist:

  • 6 inches display
  • Affordable model
  • Pen with plenty sensitivity levels
  • Sound build quality
  1. Huion H430P –

Hunion H430P is a very affordable drawing tablet which offers you almost all the basic tools. The best part is, it does not require a big investment. This model comes with a small drawing screen and a very sensitive pen. It will suit digital drawing beginners best.

Perks of using Huion H430P:

  • Affordable model
  • 8 x 3 inches screen
  • Highly sensitive pen
  • USB connection
  • 4 shortcut keys
  1. Wacom Cintiq 22HD –

No word is needed to describe the brand! This model lets you draw directly onto the screen. It is renowned for its large display and super sensitive pen. The stylus is so sensitive that it will display even your most subtle expressions! The best part is, you will be able to use it in a nearly flat configuration for drawing purpose. And obviously, you will be able to use it as a regular monitor as well!

Perks of using Wacom Cintiq 22HD:

  • Super sensitive pen
  • Pressure sensitivity
  • Express keys
  • 22 inches screen
  • High definition display 
  1. Wacom Intuos Pro (Medium) –

It is the smaller edition of the Wacom Intuos Pro graphic tablet. We are considering this model because different people have different requirements. For example, designers and illustrators do not demand the same screen space. There are 8 shortcut keys and a Touch Ring which enables you to access basic commands and tools so that when you are iterating a concept, you don’t have to keep on flipping between your tablet and your keyboard. It also allows you to pan and zoom your document.

Perks of using Wacom Intuos Pro(medium):

  • Multi touch fingertip gestures
  • Shortcut keys
  • 8 shortcut keys
  • Super sensitive pen
  • Pressure sensitivity
  • Fluid drawing
  • Wired as well as wireless connection
  1. Wacom Intuos Pro (large) –

It will be illogical if we consider a smaller edition of a model in our list neglecting the larger edition. So the large version of Wacom Intuos Pro is obvious to be included in our list. The screen is bigger and so are the other characteristics. For example, this model comes with 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Perks of using Wacom Intuos Pro (large):

  • 8000 pressure sensitivity levels
  • Multi touch fingertip gestures
  • Shortcut keys
  • Shortcut keys
  • Super sensitive pen
  • Large display
  • Texture Sheets
  • Fluid drawing
  • Wired as well as wireless connection


We have put forward the top 5 best drawing tablets available in the market. These are the best drawing tablets to buy in 2018. Choose your model cleverly that meets your budget and requirements. Keep us updated with your experience of using any of the above 5 drawing tablets by commenting below.

About Harshit Jain

Harshit Jain is a tech-savvy blogger. He is graduated from Mumbai University. He likes to share his knowledge through his own blog at TripoSoft, Best Beard Trimmer, Best Electric Toothbrush & TechHug as well as by writing guest articles on other blogging sites. Follow him on Facebook, Google+, Twitter.

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