quick personal overview:
- low price for good quality build.
- pen pressure adjustment.
- 6 customizable hot keys with a switch so you can turn them off when needed.
- comes with 8 replacement nibs.
- no double left click option on the pen's button 1.
- no eraser on opposite end of the pen. (only an issue if you use it regularly)
- doesn't work properly with Sai 1 when using dual monitors. (but there is a workaround with this issue)
- pen holder is rather small and can't hold the pen properly (horizontally) unless positioned precisely.
- (minor issue) the pen is rather light.
- (minor issue) the tablet is compact in size so there's hardly any palm rest space.
I've been wanting to get an Intuos Pro for a while now but I keep having second thoughts because of the price. so I did a quick search and saw this particular brand and model. now, I've only had three pen tablets since 2008, one Genius G-Pen and two Wacom models (Bamboo Fun and CTH-470 pen & touch), so I don't really have a lot to compare this to, but I have to say, for 56usd it is well worth the price.
package comes with the basic necessities. a rather long mini usb wire, a pen stand (with the extra nibs inside), an installation manual, and of course the pen and the tablet itself. build-quality is pretty good and it doesn't look cheap at all.
performance-wise with painting programs, I have to say it's on par with my CTH-470, maybe even better. it has a pen pressure adjustment option, something I didn't experience with my past Wacom models, and it actually works quite well so that's a really good feature.
contrary to some reviews I've seen, they say they have to manually launch their Huion Tablet app everytime their pc starts up. basically, they needed to run(as admin) the driver everytime but on mine it boots automatically and I can use the tablet right away. maybe what I've seen were rather old reviews and the latest drivers are probably working better. and I'm using Windows 10 at the moment and I can't recall if the reviewers were using the same.
I did encounter some issues. first is on the web browser(I use Google Chrome), I can't seem to click on the minimize button with the pen's point but rather I have to hover the pointer to it and use the button 1 to actually click it. this is quite weird since I can use the pen's tip to click on every other part of the desktop and any other program or folder window. another is I can't drag the browser from the top of the window, it just doesn't seem to work. the pointer disappears as I press and hold it with the pen and nothing happens. and again, it works on any other program without any problem.
another issue is with Sai 1. I recently started using two monitors and this is were it's having issues. when I launch Sai the tablet is mapping both monitors. the full monitor 1 and a portion of monitor 2, which is really weird.
but when using Photoshop, Medibang Paint and Sai 2, it only maps the main monitor I use. so it works perfectly with said programs and on the desktop. I did, however, found a workaround with this issue. you just need to turn off the second display first before you launch Sai then turn the second display back on again. in doing so the tablet only maps the main monitor you're using and Sai can then be used normally. if you close Sai then you'd have to repeat the process.
*to anyone unfamiliar with the shortcut, just click the window key and the letter P on your keyboard at the same time, then choose which display to turn off and on, and duplicate or
extend the display.*
and lastly, and this is a rather minor one, the tablet doesn't work with a standard usb hub(both of my Wacom's did). at first it works for a minute then it can't be detected then it works again, so it's very unstable when plugged in a hub. so you'll need to have it plugged directly to the motherboard. it'll probably work on a usb hub with a power supply though. I don't have one so I wasn't able to try.
overall, it's a practical choice for anyone who does digital art. some say it's good for beginners but I think it's good for professionals just as well. being a professional doesn't really mean you'll need high-end stuff all the time.xD I personally prefer this over getting something more expensive as it gets the job done, it's relatively affordable and the quality of the build is good. so for anyone looking for a good cheap(price-wise) replacement, this is definitely a good option.
the only thing I can't confirm is how durable it is as this is my first Huion. time will tell.
Hlw UWU.....I just ordered this tablet and since I'm importing it strait from china it's gonna take about a month or less for it to arrive so I was doing some research about it's durability.......Does yours still works? How long does it lasts?
Hi there! I'm really anxious on buying this tablet so I am researching for a few days now if it's okay to buy it. I'm still new to digital art and I want to get a tablet so I can draw easily on my laptop. You said in a comment below that you brought a new one. Is it still working now?
hey there! yes, I used it a couple of months ago and it still works as it should. :)
for someone who's worked with mainly just Wacom tablets, this one's a great option. it's relatively cheap and it does the job well. :)
and I didn't get a new one because it broke, I just bought a wacom that was on sale at the time.xD
good luck and feel free to message if you need help or questions.
It's a decent tablet. Fast enough to play with , hover distance is a little less than the CTH-480 but still okay, I like the G640 stylus a bit better than the CTH-480's because of the additional pressure levels and the fact that the electronics inside of it don't rattle while you're playing.
considering price and availability, I think the XP-Pen G640 ( www.xp-pen.com/goods/show/id/2… ) is a pretty good pick.
I am waiting now for my Gaomon PD1560 (arrving in a day or two), Can't wait.
very nice! I hope I could try something similar in the future. how much was it?
I GOT A NEW TABLET!So my old friend JW tablet (XP pen 5560) kinda says goodbye. Recently it won't work on my PC (though on my brother's laptop it still works, and even I reinstall the driver its still didn't work.) So I thought to buy a new tablet. My first choice actually is the Wacom Bamboo CTL471. But I read that it was not compatible in windows 10 (as seen on Lazada PH online store) so my second choice is the HUION INSPIROY H640P! To which I tried to find where on earth to buy it. And yeah, finally I found one, (coz the stores I've contacted has no stocks so I have to go places to find it). I bought it last night and just tried checking it now. I've already installed the driver. and it said failed to save a code to which I forgot what it is. So I tried to reinstall it and the warning still there. But checking the pen, it works okay, except when I use chrome browser which it's hard to click on the minimize, maximize, close tab or button but in folder tabs and to my photoshop software it works well.I just bought the tablet this monday. As of SAI, I have a portable SAI and it didn't work, yet I downloaded another version and good thing it works this time. I have no issues on the brushes so far, (hopefully no more), just in chrome browser. I don't know if you notice, you cannot also right click on the text when you're on the browser. Did you get to solve the issue anyway?
We are also welcome for your follow up opinions which can help us to improve.
hmm. I just tried what you said and you're right, it doesn't work. I can't highlight any text and can't right click any link or any part of the browser. I don't have any solution, unfortunately.
I hope gets it fixed with a new driver.