Best Wacom alternatives: From Huion to XP-Pen

Wacom drawing tablets are hugely popular, but they're not for everyone. The good news is that there are plenty of Wacom alternatives out there when choosing a new drawing tablet if you're an artist on a budget or simply prefer a different brand. We've featured a wide range of models that cover varying budgets, screen types and connections to offer you a great drawing tablet experience.

Wacom is hailed as one of the top digital-art brands when it comes to developing drawing tablets, with products like the Cintiq range being an industry staple. But with high quality comes a high price tag - and not everyone needs as beefy a product as one of the best Wacom tablets. So knowing what alternatives are out there is a great way to start or expand your digital art journey, whether it's a traditional style drawing tablet, or alternatives from household names like Apple and Microsoft to double up your art device as a computer tablet as well.

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.