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The best Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals

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The Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals are here. Many retailers that offered Black Friday discounts on drawing tablets from the likes of Wacom, Huion and Xencelabs are extending those deals into Cyber Monday, so if you're considering buying a drawing tablet this year, now's the time.

One of the best deals we've seen is $72 off our top-rated drawing tablet, the Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet bundle, now $287.99 at B&H in the US. We're also seeing up to $100 off Wacom's mid-range Intuos Pro tablets and up to $90 off Huion tablets at the official store.

Drawing tablets are great tools for artists as they allow you to sketch and draw using a stylus and touchscreen, which then converts your scribbles into digital art that you can view and edit on your computer. They can be very expensive, especially high-end models from Wacom (see our dedicated Wacom Cyber Monday page for more if you have your heart set on a Wacom device). This means Cyber Monday can be a blessing for anyone on a budget.

See below for quick links to retailers with the best Black Friday drawing tablet deals, and below that direct links to the best current deals we've seen. Make sure you also check our full Cyber Monday 2021 guide, our iPad Cyber Monday page and our Surface Pro Cyber Monday deals for more offers on hardware for creatives.

The best Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals: US

Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet with Quick Keys bundle:  $359.99

Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet with Quick Keys bundle: $359.99 $287.99 at B&H
Save $72: Xencelabs has emerged as a major challenger in the drawing tablet market, and this is our top-rated tablet at the moment. B&H has 20 per cent off a bundle with the Quick Keys remote, $56 off the Medium tablet alone, or $40 off the small version.

Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet:  $279.99

Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet: $279.99 $223.99 at Amazon
Save $56: Amazon also has $56 off the Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet alone – that's 20 Per cent off the price Make sure you click to add the coupon to get the saving.

XP-PEN Artist15.6 Pro:  $399.99

XP-PEN Artist15.6 Pro: $399.99 $339.99 at Amazon
Save $60: This offering from XP-Pen is a great value pen display for a premium-like feel at a much cheaper price. It offered great value already, and with $60 off it's one of the most affordable pen displays you can find.

Huion Kamvas Pro 16: $469

Huion Kamvas Pro 16: $469 $379 at Huion
Save $90:
This is an absolute bargain for a quality etched-glass pen display with eight ExpressKeys and a battery-free stylus with 8,192 pressure levels and 60 per cent tilt recognition. You save $100 if you buy it with the stand.

Huion Kamvas Pro 12: $349

Huion Kamvas Pro 12: $349 $259 at Huion
Save $90: Want something even more portable? This handy 12in Huion drawing tablet is super affordable now, with $90 off at the official store. You get the same visual quality as the 16in device above, with chemically etched anti-glare glass and full-laminated technology.

XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro:  $399.99

XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro: $399.99 $764.99 at Amazon
Save $135: One of our favourite drawing tablets for animation, this was clearly designed to undercut Wacom's Cintiq 24. It boasts a 2K QHD display and battery-free stylus with top-of-the-line pressure sensitivity and tilt response for great definition.

Huion Kamvas 16: $399

Huion Kamvas 16: $399 $359 at Huion
Save $40: Don't need a Pro device? Huion also has $40 off the standard Huion Kamvas 16 with stand and battery-free pen. You lose the Pro version's laminated display and colour accuracy is lower, but you still get 8192 pressure levels and 60° tilt. It's a great option for beginners.

Wacom Intuos Pro Large:  $499.99

Wacom Intuos Pro Large: $499.99 $399.99 at Best Buy / Adorama.
Save $100: The largest tablet in the Intuos Pro family offers fine detail control for illustration, painting, or photo editing on a Mac or PC. It offers a 12in active area, three unique creative application tools, efficiency tools and, of course, the state-of-the-art Wacom Pro Pen 2.

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium:  $379.95

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium: $379.95 $299.95 at Newegg
Save $80: For a smaller screen, the Wacom Intuos Pro also offers exceptional pen performance with the Wacom Pro Pen 2 and the same host of options to speed up your workflow with multi-touch gestures and customizable ExpressKeys. There's $80 off at Newegg and Amazon.

 $345.90 at Amazon

Wacom One: $399.90 $345.90 at Amazon/ Adorama / B&H
Save $50: While there were no savings to be had on the Wacom One for Black Friday, Cyber Monday sees no less than three retailers slash $50 from the price, taking Wacom's affordable pend display down to just $345.90.

Wacom Intuos Pro Small:  $249.95

Wacom Intuos Pro Small: $249.95 $199.95 at Newegg
Save $50: Like its bigger brothers above, this drawing tablet uses the Pro Pen 2 for 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt-response and offers a multi-touch surface and programmable ExpressKeys to speed up your workflow. Amazon also has $50 off.

Wacom Intuos Small: $79.95

Wacom Intuos Small: $79.95 $49.95 at Amazon
Save $30: The standard Intuos doesn't have the tilt sensitivity as the Pro version but now at under $50, this is a great graphics tablet for those starting out or who want to see what drawing on a graphics tablet is like without investing a lot of cash.

The best Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals: UK

XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro:  £895

XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro: £895 £719.99 at Amazon
Save £175: This is a great drawing tablet for illustration and animation designed to undercut Wacom's Cintiq 24. It provides a 2K QHD display and battery-free stylus with a high level of pressure sensitivity and tilt response for great definition.

Huion Kamvas Pro 24 QHD: £849

Huion Kamvas Pro 24 QHD: £849 £699 at Huion
Save £150:
One of the best premium tablets from Huion, the Kamvas Pro 24 QHD provides a 2.5K resolution pen display for a crisp, clear, picture that's great for illustration. This is the best price we've seen.

Wacom One:  £359

Wacom One: £359 £259 at Currys
Save £100: The Wacom One is the industry-leading brand's answer to new contenders' more affordable drawing tablets. It's a brilliant budget drawing tablet for Windows or Mac users, and even better with this rare deal at Currys.

XP-PEN Artist15.6 Pro:  £399.99

XP-PEN Artist15.6 Pro: £399.99 £295.99 at Amazon
Save £104: This was offering from XP-Pen was already a great value pen display for a premium-like feel at a much cheaper price. With 26% off, it's now one of the best value pen displays we've ever seen.

Wacom Cintiq 16:  £529.99

Wacom Cintiq 16: £529.99 £439.99 at Amazon
Save £90: This is a rare deal on one of Wacom's most popular pen displays. The powerful medium-sized Cintiq 16 offers Full HD resolution for crystal clear detail and vibrant colour, while an anti-glare coating with reduced parallax minimises distractions and replicates a pen-on-paper feel.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24: £2,064.97

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24: £2,064.97 £1,899.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £165: For a full professional drawing tablet, you can't go wrong with the stunning Cintiq Pro 24. Yes, it's still expensive, but £165 is a welcome saving on a device that offers Wacom's most natural and accurate pen experience.

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium: £329.99

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium: £329.99 £259 at Amazon
Save £70.99: Great pen performance and plenty of options to speed up your workflow make this a great drawing tablet for the price, and it's now even more attractive with £70 off. If Amazon sells out, check Currys, which was offering the same price.

XP-Pen Artist15.6 Pen Display: £319.99

XP-Pen Artist15.6 Pen Display: £319.99 £255.99 at Amazon
Save £64: This is a great budget pen display for those looking for a Wacom Cintiq-like experience without the cost. It doesn't offer the resolution and range of colours of Wacom, or the Pro version of this device from XP-Pen above, but it's fantastic value for this price.

Huion Inspiroy H430P:  £35.98

Huion Inspiroy H430P: £35.98 £26.98 at Amazon
Save £9: For a really cheap graphics tablet, this is about the cheapest you can get for a decent device. It's not the cheapest we've seen it because Amazon was actually offering it for £21.58 a couple of days ago, but still, if you want an ultra-cheap drawing tablet, this is it.

When do Black Friday and Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals start?

Black Friday 2021 is officially 26 November, with Cyber Monday following on 29 November. These two dates will likely see the biggest drawing tablet deals, but retailers are starting their sales earlier and earlier, and we're now seeing Black Friday drawing tablet deas as early as the start of November. 

It's always hard to know whether to grab an early deal or hold out for the chance of a bigger saving, but as a general guide, we'd see if you see a very attractive saving in the run up to Black Friday, it's probably a good idea to grab it. The weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday also hosts plenty of excellent deals, so even if you don't find something on 26 November, there's a good chance more drawing tablet deals will pop up.

How to get the best Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals

There are a huge number of retailers out there that will be offering drawing tablet Cyber Monday deals, and while that offers you a lot of choice for finding the best deals, it can also be a bit overwhelming. So, to make things easier, follow these steps.

First of all, set out a budget. This will give you a good idea of the kind of deals that will be right for you. After all, if even after a big price cut, the drawing tablet you have your eye on is still too expensive, then you should look elsewhere.

If that happens, think about buying second hand, or looking at cheaper alternatives. While Wacom is the market leader, the likes of Huion and XP-Pen offer excellent alternatives that are usually less expensive, and those too should see price cuts on Black Friday.

Next, think about what you need from a drawing tablet. Do you need a large surface to draw on, or would a smaller, more compact tablet work better? Do you need accessories such as additional keys and buttons?

It may also be worth thinking if you need a dedicated drawing tablet, or if you'd be better off with an iPad or Android tablet with a stylus? These are more versatile, and could see big discounts as well (keep an eye on our iPad Cyber Monday deals page for details).

If you're buying for a child, then check out our best drawing tablets for kids guide for specific advice and recommendations.

Once you have a budget and your needs in mind, you can narrow down your search. We've also made life easier for you here, as we'll be updating this page in the run up to Black Friday and during the day itself to highlight all of the best drawing tablet deals we've found, so make sure you check back here first before you buy!

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.