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.

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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

CONS: Pen lacks premium features

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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 the same price, you can get a tablet with a built-in display

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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

CONS: No premium pen features, no shortcut keys

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Wacom Intuos Review
Wacom Intuos Pro Review
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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