A graphics tablet or digitizer is a device capable of saving drawings or graphics created by hand by the user, but instead of putting it on canvas or paper, you do it digitally, in an application on your computer. But hey, if you’re reading this it’s because you already know what it is, you already have one and you are looking for the best that can be found on the market (either out of curiosity, or because you want to buy one). Whatever your case, here are the ones that we believe are the best on the market.
The best graphics tablets with screens
This type of digitizing tablet will allow us to see directly what we are drawing or writing; These are more advanced models but also more expensive, although it is true that the additional comfort they provide is more than obvious.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD
Wacom is probably the best-known manufacturer of digitizing tablets, but also the one with the best in the market. In this case, we opted for its top-of-the-line model, with a 13.3-inch diagonal screen and a resolution of 5,080 lines per inch, 178 degrees of viewing angles and a maximum brightness of 250 cd / m2.
Of course, it includes the stylus for drawing and incorporates shortcut buttons to undo or redo actions and move around a full menu. It has advanced functions such as zooming by “pinching” the screen (like in smartphones), and it connects to the PC via USB, making it compatible with Windows and Mac systems interchangeably, as well as with the vast majority of existing design applications.
XP-PEN Artist 24 Pro
This other digitizing tablet has a diagonal of 23.8 inches, much larger than the previous one, and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It also has its battery-free stylus, shortcut buttons, two zoom wheels and even a USB hub. It connects to PC via USB-C (adapter included) and is compatible with Windows, Mac and most design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Krita, Fire Alpaca, Blender 3D, etc.
HUION 2.5K Kamvas Pro 24
This graphics tablet has a 23.8 inch screen and a 2K resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), and includes like the previous direct access buttons and a stylus without battery. It has viewing angles of 178 degrees and has the particularity that in addition to USB it can be connected via HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort to a PC. It is compatible with Windows and Mac and with all popular graphics editing software.
HUION KAMVAS 22 More
This model is a little cheaper but no less interesting for that. It has a 22-inch screen with Quantum Dot technology that covers 140% of the sRGB color spectrum, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and no less than 8192 pressure levels. It has a connection via USB-C to the PC, being compatible with Windows and Mac, and like all the previous ones with all the usual graphics editing software.
The best screenless graphics tablets
The counterpart are tablets without screens, also called simply digitizers. They’re a lot cheaper, but they require you to look at the PC screen while you draw or write on them, so there’s no hand-eye sync with them.
Wacom Intuos M
This digitizing tablet has a 10 inch active area with 4096 pressure levels. It has the particularity of being able to operate wirelessly via Bluetooth, and in fact it has a small rechargeable battery to give it autonomy. It is compatible with Windows and Mac and all of the graphic design apps we mentioned earlier.
This graphics tablet is one of the best in terms of performance / price on the market and has the distinction of being compatible with OTG for Android devices (it is not compatible with iOS, yes). It incorporates direct access and control buttons and provides a 10 x 6.25 inch drawing area with 8192 pressure levels.
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