The best Huion drawing tablets blend affordability with quality. They’re great for digital artists at all levels, from beginners who want to get started without investing a big chunk of change, to more experienced artists who want a Wacom-like experience without paying Wacom prices.
Huion drawing tablets come in two main categories – pen displays, which have their own screen, and graphics tablets, which don’t. Pen displays are obviously more advanced and provide a smoother, all-in-one drawing experience, while graphics tablets are much, much more affordable (this is especially the case with Huion). If you’re new to all this, we’ve put together a quick explainer of which type of Huion tablet to choose to help you suss out which is right for you.
There are loads of different Huion tablets with different sizes, features and specs. One size certainly doesn’t fit all, and depending on your needs, you’ll find a different tablet fits the bill. We’ve included everything from the latest professional models in the Huion Kamvas 24 Series to ultra-cheap beginner tablets like the Huion H430P, which costs less than a good takeaway for two.
If you’d like to compare Huion to other brands, check out our overall guide to the best drawing tablets. And once you’ve picked your tablet, don’t forget to stop by our guide to the best free graphic design software.
The best Huion drawing tablets available now
While the name of a tablet normally indicates its screen size, the new Huion Kamvas 24 Series tablets actually provide a larger screen than advertised, at 28.3 inches, with a viewing angle of 178°. We’ve gone for the Huion Kamvas 24 Plus here, which is the most high-end model in the range, but you can also look at the Kamvas 24 and Kamvas 24 Pro, which are tablets of the same size with slightly reduced features. Our full review of the Kamvas 24 series goes into detail.
The real MVP of the setup is the included Huion PW517 pen. Power via electromagnetic resonance, meaning no need for charging cables, this pen delivers excellent drawing performance and control. It’s smooth and satisfying to use, working up to 10mm from the screen surface, with virtually no parallax.
While the Kamvas 24 Plus is still relatively new, and therefore highly priced, it does provide serious competition to its Wacom rivals in price terms. Professional artists and illustrators will find this tablet does everything they need it to and more.
The Kamvas 22 Plus is a fine budget alternative to more expensive tablets like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro or Wacom Cintiq 22. Complete with a digital pen PW517 stylus, which provides 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and a highly stable drawing experience, the Kamvas Pro 22 offers a gorgeous drawing experience. The USB-C connector allows for quick hookup to your PC too. Overall, this tablet offers a premium drawing experience at a solid price.
If money is no object, then the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 is one of the best tablets out there. We mentioned that Huion does a great job of making affordable drawing tablets, but the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 proves it also produces some excellent high-end tablets as well. Your artwork will look gorgeous on the 2560 x 1440 screen with 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 120% sRGB gamut support. The included stylus is also very accurate, which makes drawing on this tablet a joy. However, it is very expensive, and it can sometimes be hard to find stock. But if you can – and you can afford it – you won't be disappointed.
Even though it's one of the cheaper display tablets, the high-end Huion Kamvas Pro 13 looks and acts the part, with 8,192 levels of pen sensitivity, an anti-glare drawing area, and a screen with 120 per cent sRGB colour gamut for greater and richer depth of colour. It competes well with similarly priced models from Wacom, though some may find the 13-inch drawing surface simply too small for their needs. Still, if budget is more of a concern for you than drawing space, this display tablet will do wonders at a very competitive price.
The Huion H610 Pro is a brilliant graphics tablet and our choice for the best overall Huion drawing tablet. It's a versatile device with a nice range of features – including eight express keys and 16 soft keys, and a 10 x 6.25-inch working area for a PC (3.9 x 6.25-inches for mobiles). It doesn't quite have all the functionality more expensive drawing tablets offer. For beginners, however, the Huion H610 Pro is an excellent option to start with, especially at this price.
The Huion 1060 Plus is an excellent drawing tablet if you're looking to get serious with your digital art but unable to splash loads of cash. It offers a great balance of responsiveness and features, while keeping the price low. It's not quite as accomplished as Wacom's finest, but it is much cheaper and comes with a responsive battery-free stylus, too. It closely resembles Wacom's Intuos line, and is a good choice if you're tempted by those tablets but would prefer something a little more affordable.
The Huion H640P is a brilliant cheap Huion tablet, offering a great drawing experience and a decent set of shortcut keys for a very reasonable price. It's small and compact, which makes it easy to carry around with you as well. (A drawstring bag is included.) It measures just 10.2 x 5.8 inches – no thicker than a smartphone. Speaking of phones, the Huion H640P is compatible with most Android devices.
If you're looking for a large Huion drawing tablet, then the Huion Inspiroy Q11K Wireless is worth considering. It boasts a generous (for the price) 13-inch diagonal size, and since it's wireless you have more freedom to roam if you don't want to be tethered to your computer. The build quality can feel a little cheap, but this is an excellent value Huion tablet that's worth checking out, especially if you like a clean setup that's not dominated by cables.
If you’re just starting out with digital art, then it's understandable if you don't want to spend a lot of money. That's exactly why the Huion H430P is the best Huion tablet for beginners. It has all the basics you need to get started, but without the high price tag. Having a few customisable keys is a useful touch for improving workflow, and the battery-free pen also has two buttons. It's a little on the small side, but it's a great – and affordable – beginner option.
Huion drawing tablets: which type to choose?
When picking out your Huion drawing tablet, more or less the first thing you need to do is decide which type you want: a pen display or graphics tablet. As you can see, we've divided our guide above into those two sections, but if you're new to the world of digital art, you may not be all that familiar with the difference. So here's a quick rundown of pen displays and graphics tablets.
Pen displays: As the name implies, the key feature of a pen display is that it has its own display. Like an iPad or Android tablet, a pen display comes with a screen that shows you what you're drawing as you're drawing it – though unlike these tablets, many pen displays have touchscreens with surfaces specifically optimised to replicate the drawing feel. It's the digital drawing experience closest to drawing on actual paper, and many pen displays take advantage of advances in screen technology to deliver high resolutions and superb line sensitivity. All this tech makes them especially good for specialist drawing applications, like animation or technical drawing.
The other side of the coin, of course, is that pen displays come at a higher cost than graphics tablets, which we'll get to shortly. As such, you tend to see fewer pen displays oriented towards beginners, as the initial cost outlay is high enough to deter new users. At the other end of the scale, professional pen displays are the standard tools of many creative industries, and tend to be where the most exciting developments are happening. Huion pen displays are much more affordable than their counterparts from the likes of Wacom, and are well worth looking into if you want a professional-level tool for a budget price.
Graphics tablets: Graphics tablets operate in essentially the same way as pen displays – you use a stylus to draw on the surface, and your movements are recorded digitally. The key difference, however, is that graphics tablets don't have their own displays, and therefore need to be plugged into a monitor or laptop in order that you can see what you're drawing.
This does immediately alter the drawing experience, as you have to look in two places rather than one, and your setup is much less self-contained. However, forgoing a screen means graphics tablets can be much cheaper, especially in the case of Huion, who are arguably the market leader in cheap but high-quality graphics tablets. For less than the price of a meal out for two, you can pick up a sophisticated digital drawing tool!
And graphics tablets aren't just for saving money. If you are in another line of creative work that has necessitated buying a high-end monitor, such as video editing, then buying a graphics tablet to hook up to it may make more sense than shelling out big bucks for another high-quality display.