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If you're looking for a tablet, you NEED this one
on 11 May 2014
I'm extremely new to art/drawing, but I knew that I didn't want to do it on pen and paper. So, after much reading, I bought a Huion.
I'm going to give the good and the bad. And since the good outweighs the bad, I'll start with the bad to get it over with:
- The drivers are a pain to install. A disc comes with the tablet, plus you can download one from the Huion website. But I had to e-mail support because neither worked. (They did, however, send me a new driver and this worked perfectly first time).
- Don't bother reading the manual. I am a Mac user, and the Mac installation guide starts off as a Mac guide, then switches to a Windows guide, so I had to figure any troubleshooting out by myself.
- The tablet is big. 10x6 is the size of the tracking surface, the frame of the tablet goes out several inches from this. Not a bad point, but something to note for anyone with limited room.
- The pen/tablet settings are hidden away in the Applications folder on a Mac (nothing pops up on-screen and the guide gives no indication of course since it talks about PC not Mac), go to Applications > PenTabletSetting to pick your settings.
- I was hoping the pen buttons could be programmed to undo/redo or zoom, but they only act as normal mouse buttons (there are limited options in the settings). This isn't a bad thing, just a personal preference of mine.
- It makes 'drawing noises' when you sketch, and can get quite loud. Doesn't bother me, but some may wish to note this. I've actually seen someone buy another tablet because theirs DIDN'T make the noise they wanted.
- E-Mail support is VERY quick. They replied to my e-mail in under two hours with a new driver and were very apologetic and happy to help. Their English is very bad, but they solved my problem, so I can't complain.
- The tablet itself works wonders. It's got fantastic tracking, picks up even the slightest of pen movements. Sensitivity is amazing, but if you just want bold, even lines, you can turn this off completely (or just down) and simply draw without pressing down hard.
- Visually the tablet is gorgeous: sleek, matte finish, lightweight and very professional looking.
- Easy to use, the hotkeys on the left work just perfectly, and I adjusted to them almost instantly over clicking or using my keyboard.
- I've been drawing almost constantly on my tablet for the last 2-3 days (like 6 hours one day, 5 hours the next, and then approx 2 hours the day after that) and the nib isn't showing any signs of wear. The tablet comes with four extra nibs so I reckon they'll last me a while (replacements are about £10 for another 4).
- Speaking of the pen, it has a realistic weight, is comfortable to hold (it's not slippy or anything), and it feels like you're using a pen or pencil when you draw.
- Worth the money. It's not all that expensive, but it's an amazing piece of hardware that I'm extremely glad I bought.