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Looking for the Best Graphic Tablet For Beginners? We are here to help! In this article, we review the Best Graphic Tablet on the market and give recommendations for different budgets.
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How To Pick The Best Graphic Tablet For Beginners?
When buying a graphic tablet for the first time, it can be hard to know what to look for. The best way to determine which one will serve you best is by knowing what your needs are. If you plan on using it for drawing and painting digitally, you’ll want a stylus. This will make it easier to do fine detail work and create excellent lines. On the other hand, if you plan on using the tablet for more professional purposes like digital photography or editing, you’ll need something more powerful and robust.
Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet for Mac, PC, Chromebook & Android (small) with Software Included - Black (CTL4100)
$49.95 in stock
23 used from $33.26
- Graphic drawing tablet with 4096 Levels of pressure sensitivity – gives you control and precision when drawing, painting and photo-editing in nearly any software program
- Compatibility: Mac (OS X 10.10 and above), PC (Windows 7 and above), Chromebook (devices running the latest Chrome OS), and Android smartphones/ tablets (OS version 6.0 or later); Easy plug-in via USB-A: some devices require USB-C or OTG adapters
- Small Compact size (7.8” x 6.3”) with large active area (6.0” x 3.7”), is perfect for limited desktop areas and can be setup for both left and right-handed use
- Four customizable ExpressKeys that put your favorite shortcuts like undo or copy/paste at your fingertips when used with your Mac/PC
- Creative Software: Register your Intuos on your Mac/PC to receive Clip Studio Paint Pro (2-years), Boris FX Optics (12 months) and try out Corel Painter Essentials 8 & Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for 90 days; Register with your Chromebook and receive Clip Studio Paint Pro (3-months)
VEIKK VK1200 Drawing Tablet with Screen 11.6 inch Full-Laminated Art Tablet Graphic Tablet with Screen with Tilt Function Battery Free Stylus and 6 Shortcut Keys(8192 Levels Pen Pressure)
- 【Full-Laminated Technology】 VEIKK VK1200 pen display chooses full laminated screen which combining the glass and screen seamlessly.This ensures the accuracy of the cursor position and the lowest parallax. VK1200's active area is 11.6 inch with anti-glare film, it can protect the screen from scratches and offer a real paper-like drawing experience.1920x1080 HD IPS drawing monitor with 72% NTSC.
- 【Tilt Function and 8192 levels pressure battery-free pen】VK1200 drawing monitor provides the battery-free pen with 8192 levels pen pressure, and it supports up to 60 degrees tilt function. The pen don't have battery and no need to charge for uninterrupted use.
- 【Customizable Shortcut Keys】6 shortcut keys can be customized according to your drawing habit in different softwares. It can improve the efficiency and create a highly ergonomic and convenient work platform.
- 【Small and Stylish】VK1200 pen display adopts full screen design, it is all screen infinity display,almost no frame. With the same active area of 11.6 inch, VK1200 is more compact, stylish and easy to carry on the go. VK1200 graphic display is All-Metal Body, the back adopts anti-slip design to provide better drawing experience.
- 【More accessories】 VK1200 comes with TWO pens in the package for longer time using experience.VK1200 drawing display also includes extra 28 pen nibs,1 artist glove,1 pen holder and clean cloth etc.. 1 year hardware warranty and lifetime driver upgrade service.
XP-PEN Artist12 11.6 Inch FHD Drawing Monitor Pen Display Graphic Monitor with PN06 Battery-Free Pen Multi-Function Pen Holder and Glove 8192 Pressure Sensitivity
- XP-PEN Artist12 drawing tablet must be connected to a computer to work, it's compatible with Windows 7 or later, Mac 10.10 or later, Linux. Compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator, SAI, Painter, MediBang, Clip Studio, and more. It's ideal for digital drawing, animation, sketching, photo editing, 3D sculpting, and more.
- 11.6 HD IPS display: Artist12 drawing tablet is the XP-PEN’s latest smallest 1920x1080 HD display paired with 72% NTSC(100%SRGB) Color Gamut, presenting vivid images, vibrant colors and extreme detail for a stunning display of your artwork. It's pre-installed anti-reflective screen protector already. The slim touch bar can be programmed to zoom in and out, scroll up and down. Its 6 shortcut keys are customizable, XP-PEN driver allows the shortcut keys to be attuned to other different software
- Battery-free stylus with a digital eraser at the end: XP-PEN advanced P06 passive pen was made for a traditional pencil-like feel! Featuring a unique hexagonal design, non-slip & tack-free flexible glue grip, partial transparent pen tip, and an eraser at the end! Delivering technical sense, high efficiency, with a fashionable and comfortable grip, and there are 8 replacement pen nibs included with the multi-function pen holder
- XP-PEN Artist12 drawing tablet with screen is ideal for online education and remote work. Set the Artist12 drawing screen as an extended display when working from home, visually present your handwritten notes on the screen directly. Teachers and students can write and edit complicated functional equations with ease. It's compatible with XSplit, Zoom, Twitch, Microsoft Teams, ezTalks Webinar, Idroo, Scribbiar, wiziQ, and more
- XP-PEN provides a one-year warranty and lifetime technical support for all our drawing pen tablets/displays. Register your XP-PEN Artist12 drawing tablet on xp-pen web to apply for an ArtRage 5, openCanvas, or Explain Everything. Your laptop/desktop needs to have HDMI and USB-A ports available for the connection, or you need an extra converter(such as Thunderbolt to HDMI, depends on what ports that your laptop/desktop has) for the connection
HUION KAMVAS Pro 16 Graphics Drawing Tablet with Screen Full-Laminated Tilt Battery-Free Stylus Touch Bar Adjustable Stand, Compatible with Windows and Mac, 15.6inch Pen Display
- Outstanding Visuals: The Huion Kamvas Pro 16 drawing art tablet features a stunning 15.6-inch full-laminated screen with Full HD resolution, letting you enjoy immersive viewing in great clarity and fine detail. And it reduces the parallax to the lowest so you can easily control the cursor where you expect to be. Together with IPS panel and anti-glare glass, this graphics drawing monitor is able to reduce glare & reflections, and provide the same vivid images across wide 178° viewing angles.
- Brilliant Color: See your creations in vibrant and true-to-life colors on this screen with 120% sRGB (92% AdobeRGB) wide color gamut (16.7 million 8 bit). 1000:1 contrast ratio shows shadow details clearer and sharper. It can deliver the color accuracy you need for photography, graphic design, content creation, and other color-critical applications to complete your best work. Get into your preferred working position with the adjustable stand and start your creation right now.
- Advanced Pen performance: The battery-free pen PW507 looks and feels like a regular pencil, offering you responsive and accurate pen performance with 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, ±60° tilt recognition, virtually lag-free tracking. Combined with the etched glass screen, you will feel like as natural as drawing on paper. Plus, the two side buttons on the pen can be programmable to the software's shortcuts you want.
- Optimized Workflow: A set of 6 customized express keys and touch bar helps get easy access to your favorite shortcuts of keyboards or mouse to achieve different operations, such as zooming in and out, adjusting brush size. Saving time and keystrokes, the creative process will be more productive and enjoyable than ever before. With a sleek and modern design, Kamvas Pro 16 graphics drawing tablets is only 11.5mm thin and weigh less than 3 pounds, which is easy to carry when on travel.
- Connection & Compatibility: This drawing tablet can be easily connected with the convenient 3-in-1 USB-C cable (HDMI signal) to your computer & laptops that run Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Linux(Ubuntu). It is well compatible with most creative software like Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, SAI, Lightroom, etc. No matter whether you’re a designer, animator, film-makers or art students, Kamvas Pro 16 is the perfect tool to bring your vision to life.
Wacom DTK1660K0A Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet with Screen - small
1 used from $649.95
- Wacom Cintiq 16 is a more affordable pen Display for students, hobbyists and young creative professionals who want to work directly on screen but do not need the premium features of the Cintiq Pro
- C intiq's 15.6" 1920x1080 HD display provides you with clarity to see every detail of your work. The scratch-resistant Anti- Glare surface prevents distracting reflections as you create
- See your creations in vibrant color on the cintiq's HD display.7 million colors Bit, 72% NTSC). work as long as you'd like with the battery free pen that charges off the screen while you create
- C connect to your computer with the convenient 3-in-1 (HDMI) connection cable and get into the perfect position with foldable legs that let you adjust how you want to work
- Wacom Cintiq 16, offers Wacom advanced pen technology, build-quality, and support - It is the perfect product for those looking to rapidly advance their creative skills and improve their art
GAOMON S620 6.5 x 4 Inches Graphics Tablet with 8192 Passive Pen 4 Express Keys for Digital Drawing & OSU & Online Teaching-for Mac Windows Andorid OS
$28.89 in stock
2 used from $19.99
- 【FOR ONLINE MEETING & ONLINE CLASS】You can use GAOMON S620 pen tablet for online education and remote meeting. It works with most online meeting programs, like Zoom, and so on. 【FOR DIGITAL ART & CREATION】-- Not only for beginner but also for professionalists in digital drawing, sketching, graphics design, 3D art work, animation, etc. 【FOR ANNOTATING AND SIGNATURE】--You can sign and write in excel, word, pdf, ppt, etc. 【FOR Osu! & GAMING】--It's a large help for playing rythm games like Osu!
- 【PASSIVE PEN】--Battery-free pen cuts the inconveneince of charging the pen. 【8192 HIGH LEVEL PEN PRESSURE & 4 CUSTOMIZABLE EXPRESS KEYS】It will provide you precise control and accuracy at your fingertips, to bring more natural lines and enhance creative performance. 4 customizable express keys could be set to more functions as you like. Using them while working will largely improve your work flow.
- 【COMPATIBILITY OR APPLICATION】-- It compatible with Windows OS 7/8/10 or above and mac-10.12 or above. Work with most art programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Clip Studio, Lightroom, Sketchbook Pro, Manga Studio, CorelPainter, FireAlpaca, OpenCanvas, Paint Tool Sai2, Krita and so on. 【WORK WITH ANDROID DEVICES】--It works with android devices with 6.0 or above system which support OTG function. 【NEED PURCHASE EXTRAUSB ADAPTERS FOR ANDROID DEVICES】
- 【266 PPS REPORT RATE + 5080LPI RESOLUTION + 10MM PEN READING HEIGHT + 6.5*4 INCHES ACTIVE AREA】-- This size is more portable and lightweight, easy to be carried around in the laptop bag to the workplace, school, and travel. But it’s also big enough for digital painting, handwriting, playing games and animation design, etc.
- 【HUMANIZED DESIGN】-- 4 rubber feet are created to ensure the stability of the tablet from slipper. 【LEFT & RIGHT HANDED SUPPORT】--Set 180 degree roate inside GAOMON Driver to set left hand mode.
GAOMON PD1161 11.6 Inches Tilt Support Drawing Pen Display with 8192 Levels Pressure Sensitive Battery Free Pen AP50 and 8 Shortcut Keys
14 used from $99.99
- [11.6-Inches 1080P HD IPS Monitor]--GAOMON PD1161 drawing monitor comes with 1920x1080 HD IPS monitor paired with 72% NTSC(100%SRGB) Color Gamut, work area is 256.32×144.18mm (10*5.7 inch). High-end monitor ensure a more vivid display. Signal Output: Mini HDMI &Type-C; Viewing angle: 178°。
- [±60 Degree Tilt Function]--GAOMON PD1161 graphic pen display support ±60 degree Tilt function. We can freely draw from various angles according to the subtle pressure differences, and every detailed modification will be recognized immediately.
- [8192 Levels Battery-free Pen AP50 ]-- Say good bye to battery.No need to charge pen anymore, which is an humanized and environment-friendly design. The tablet equip with 8192 levels pen pressure, the thickness of the lines will change with the pressure you put on the pen, making the lines more natural and smooth. Two programmable hot-keys on pen body, and the default setting is erase and mouse right click.【8 Replacement nibs】--The replacement nibs inside of the pen holder.
- [Warm Reminder]-- GAOMON PD1161 drawing pen display is not a standalone product, it must be used with a computer which running windows or mac OS. It not compatible with Chrombook (chrome OS) . [8 ProgrammableShortcut Keys]-- You can set shortcut keys on tablet driver based on your preferences, such as erase, zoom in/out, scroll up and down, and so on.
- [OS Support& Art Program Compatibility]-- GAOMON PD1161 art tablet support Windows 7/8/8.1/10 or later, Mac OS 10.12 or later; Compatible with gimp,firealpaca,krita,medibang,zbrush,blender,Inkscape,Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, adode premiere, adobe after effect, sai version 2, clip studio paint, Corel Paintshop Pro,Autodesk Mudbox, Lightroom, Sketchbook Pro,etc. [WIDELY APPLICATION]-- Drawing, photography, animation,sketching, image editing, 3D sculpture, architectural designers ect.
XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Drawing Tablet 10x6.25 Inch Graphics Tablet Digital Drawing Tablet for Chromebook with Battery-Free Stylus and 8 Shortcut Keys (8192 Levels Pressure)
$59.99 in stock
- Features Type-C input design, easy to plug in and out. The Deco 01 V2’s expansive tablet is big and brilliant, yet still designed to break through the limit between express keys and drawing area. 10 x 6.25 inch working area, so you get more space to create or get work done. TheDeco 01 V2’s thickness is only 8mm, it is the thickness one of all the high level graphic tablets, you can carry it anywhere without any burden
- The Deco 01 V2 can be used with Windows 10/8/7, MAC OS X 10.10 or above and Android 6.0 or above and Chrome OS 88.0.4324.109 or above. This tablet is compatible with Photoshop, SAI, Painter, Illustrator, Clip Studio, and more. Deco01V2 drawing tablet is compatible with most major software including: ibis Paint X, FlipaClip, Medibang, Autodesk Sketchbook, Zenbrush, Artrage, and more
- The Deco 01 V2 supports up to 60 degrees of tilt brush effect and delivers smoother and more natural lines and strokes, while also giving you the ability to add shading to your creation. Our latest Battery-free P05 stylus technology provides 8192 levels of instant pen pressure sensitivity―Providing you with groundbreaking control and fluidity to expand your creative output. No charging required
- Designed for both right and left-hand users, 8 fully customizable express keys create a highly ergonomic and convenient work platform. The one-click toggle allows you to switch between Pen and Eraser instantly. The driver allows the shortcut keys to be attuned to many different software
- We’ve adopted the newest High Tech IC, to make lines flow smoother and perform better. The Deco lights up on the ends of the drawing area, so you can create, even in the dark. XP-Pen provides one-year warranty and lifetime technical support for all our pen tablets/displays
XP-PEN Artist22E Pro Drawing Pen Display Graphic Monitor IPS Monitor 8192 Level Pen Pressure Drawing Pen Tablet Dual Monitor with 16 Express Keys and Adjustable Stand 21.5 Inch
- Functions such as drawing, sketching, painting, design, and editing can now be performed directly on the surface of your monitor. Expand your creativity and work naturally and intuitively. Artist22E Pro drawing monitor meets the needs of all types of digital artists at any skill level
- Features 16 customizable Express keys. Compared with Artist 22E, 16 express keys have 16 different functions for convenience and efficiency. It is designed for both left and right handed users. The driver allows the express keys to be attuned to many different software
- Our 21.5 inch drawing pen display features 1080p resolution with 72% Color Gamut and an extra-wide 178° viewing angle. The Max Report Rate of the Artist 22E Pro has increased to 266 RPS with 8192 pressure levels provides unprecedented accuracy and precision in your work, to make lines flow smoother and perform better, working faster and efficiently
- The Artist 22E Pro driver can support 4k displays. The custom-designed anti-reflective coating reduces glare by 56 percent. Latest Multi-function Pen Holder. It can keep your pen, pen nibs. You can use it as a pen stand and pen holder. It’s convenient for you to take everywhere
- Artist22E Pro Graphic drawing monitor supports Windows 7/8/10 and Mac Os x 10.8.x or later. Compatible with popular digital art software such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Comic Studio, SAI, Zbrush, Medibang Paint, Toonboom Harmony etc
Wacom One Drawing Tablet with Screen, 13.3 inch Pen Display for Beginners and Digital Mark-up: Mac, PC, Chromebook & Android (DTC133W0A)
$349.95 in stock
22 used from $185.96
- See your imagination come to life in full color on a 13.3” display with a natural surface friction that makes for intuitive drawing on screen. It feels like you’re drawing or writing on paper.
- Feels like a real pen – no need for batteries, the pen feels and looks right. Plus, this one pen uses software to act as multiple pens and brushes in a full range of colors, with superb accuracy.
- Digital freedom – sketch or paint directly on screen, draw diagrams, annotate documents, enhance photos and videos, plus you can delete, edit and share your creations with ease.
- Includes Creative Software: purchase & register your Wacom One and receive Bamboo Paper Pro, Clip Studio Paint Pro (3-month license), Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom (2-month license), Adobe Fresco (6-month license) and Magma Studio (3-month Pro license)
- Diverse compatibility – link up your Wacom One to your Mac, PC or Chromebook, as well as certain Android tablets and smartphones, and even use digital pens from top brands if you want a different option; some devices require USB-C or OTG adapters
What is a Graphic Tablet?
A Graphic Tablet is a piece of equipment designed for use with computers. It’s used to draw, paint and edit graphics using software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. A Graphic Tablet can be connected through the computer’s USB port, and it uses pressure-sensitive technology that lets users vary the width of their lines with varying levels of pressure.
Types of Graphic Tablets
There are many different types of graphic tablets available. If a person is looking for a tablet to draw on or use as a drawing surface, they can choose between two types of graphics tablets: The active pen-based tablet or the passive screen-based tablet. Active pen-based tablets come with built-in sensors that detect when an object is touching the screen and translate it into digital data. Passive screen-based tablets don’t have any sensors but they do require pressure sensitivity and good performance from the graphics software.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Graphic Tablet
First, graphics tablets are not pens or pencils. They are electronic devices with buttons and navigation wheels that can be very difficult for children to use. This is because parents often do not have the necessary expertise to help their children navigate graphic tablets. The most important thing to remember when purchasing a tablet is that it should be appropriate for the age of your child. Be sure to find out what software they will need before purchasing a graphic tablet, as some only work with specific software programs.
The conclusion graphic tablet is a great tool for anyone looking to use a tablet. It allows the user to connect a compatible Bluetooth stylus and access all of the same software as any other type of computer. The only difference between this tablet and other computers is its portability – it’s lightweight and can easily be packed away in a bag.