Designed for a wide range of creative tasks, graphic tablets are not just for designers and artists but can be used by many people. However, it is not always straightforward to find one that will function in the way that you want. Most graphic tablets will be compatible with either a Mac or a PC but some offer functionality with both sorts of devices. A good idea would be to try out a number of the gadgets and work out which suits you best, but this is not particularly practical for most of us.
|Graphic Tablet||emall supply MP H420||Wacom Intuos Pro S||Wacom Intuos Pro M||Trust Slim-Line||Perixx PERITAB-302||Wacom Intuos PEN&Touch M||Andoer 10″x 6″||Wacom Cintiq 13HD|
|Score||6 / 10||7 / 10||10 / 10||7 / 10||8 / 10||8 / 10||7 / 10||9 / 10|
|Size||102 x 58 mm||157 x 98 mm||224 x 140 mm||255 x 160 mm||254 x 158 mm||216 x 137 mm||354 x 152 mm||299 x 171 mm|
|Resolution||4000 lpi||5080 lpi||5080 lpi||2000 lpi||2.000 lpi||2540 lpi||5080 lpi||5080 lpi|
|Item Weight||/||660 g||990 g||948 g||610 g||522 g||1200 g||1200 g|
|System compatibility||Windows / Mac||Windows / Mac||Windows / Mac||Windows||Windows / Mac||Windows / Mac||Windows / Mac||Windows / Mac|
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Last Update: March 2016
However, there is no need to worry because we have conducted all of the tests that you might want to know about and present the results of our work in the table, below. Use the table to find the right graphic tablet for you by comparing features or making an assessment according to value for money. You can also consult it to establish the product which has been rated as best overall, if that is all you want to know before buying.
Graphic Tablet Features
Most graphic tablets will plug into another device, which is running suitable graphics or editing software, via a USB port, but other connectivity can sometimes be found too, such as micro USB ports. Once hooked up, it is a good idea to play with the pen’s sensitivity. This is not just to see how carefully curves can be drawn, something that is almost impossible with a mouse, but to judge the relationship the tablet and pen have when pressure is applied. Like a pencil, the harder you press the more emphatic and darker the line produced ought to be. Good graphic tablets will allow for anything between 500 and 2000 points of pressure, or even more in some cases. A number of devices offer hot keys which can be handy if you don’t want to reach over to your computer’s keyboard to perform certain functions. Some tablets are best used with the stylus or pen, but others can go into tablet mode and be used with finger gestures to do things like zoom in or reorientate images, a useful option to have at your disposal.