Review: Huion GT-220 V2

Huion's latest tablet monitor is modestly priced compared to competitors, but is it good value?

Our Verdict

It's not as good as a Cintiq 22HD, but at less than half the price this is an amazing budget alternative.


  • Good-quality screen complete with speakers
  • Stylus has a good weight and balance


  • No shortcut buttons on the screen

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The GT-220 V2 is Huion's latest version of its GT-220 pen display, with the main new addition being over 8,000 levels of pressure sensitivity from its new pen, which has a soft touch rubber coating but remains rechargeable. The pen is included with the graphics tablet, which has a full retail price of $799.

The pen is the main interface between the user and the tablet, so how the tool feels in the hand is critical to the experience. Huion delivers with a lightweight yet sturdy stylus, the nibs of which are hard, but not to the point of losing good feedback levels. There are two programmable side buttons, although you might want to define one of these as an eraser, because the USB charging port is housed where other manufacturers put a dedicated eraser nib.

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The Verdict

out of 10

Review: Huion GT-220 V2

It's not as good as a Cintiq 22HD, but at less than half the price this is an amazing budget alternative.

Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.