Drawing Tablets

A list of my favorite drawing tablets for making digital art. These are all tablets I would recommend to a friend. Save yourself the hassle and choose something from this list.

NOTE: I have given these tablets a star rating that is relative to the other models on this page. This is meant to show how these tablets rank compared to each other. A low star rating does not mean it is a bad device.

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Wacom Intuos

Released in 2018, this is the newest generation Wacom Intuos. It’s a great entry-level tablet for beginners and artists who want to try digital art without going over budget. I recommend the Medium size tablet.

Aaron’s Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

PROS: Relatively-inexpensive, Chromebook Certified

CONS: Pen lacks premium features


Wacom Intuos Pro

The Intuos Pro Medium is a great tablet for beginners and professionals. It has more features than the entry-level Intuos models. The medium size is the smallest I would recommend.

Aaron’s Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PROS: Lots of shortcut Keys, excellent Pen

CONS: For about the same price, you can get a tablet with a built-in display


One By Wacom

A no-frills budget tablet. The bare essentials of what you need to draw on a computer. I recommend the Medium size tablet.

Not to be confused with the Wacom One which has a built-in display you can draw onto.

Aaron’s Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

PROS: Most-inexpensive Wacom tablet, Chromebook Certified, Works with Android

CONS: No premium pen features, no shortcut keys


Wacom Intuos Review
Wacom Intuos Pro Review
Best Drawing Tablets for Beginners


wacom cintiq drawing

Display Tablets

mobilestudio pro 16 drawing

Tablet Computers

Wacom Alternatives

I can hear you saying: “But, Aaron, what about other drawing tablet manufacturers? Don’t they make tablets that are just as good as or better than Wacom?”

There are some non-Wacom brands that are not bad: Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro are decent for digital art, but they have some limitations that I feel can inhibit artists.

In my experience, the other cheap imitation brands don’t even come close to the quality and performance of a Wacom. So I wouldn’t waste my time to save a little money. That’s my advice, but don’t let that stop you from getting into digital art.

Watch my reviews to get a feel for the differences:

Wacom Cintiq 16 VS XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro Review