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7 Best Cheap Drawing Tablets For Artists In 2020

Are you someone who’s looking for some cheap drawing tablets?

If yes, then you are absolutely in the right place. Let me introduce myself, I’m Andrew, a graphic designer, and a gadget lover. I’ve been using various tablets for over 4 years now for my illustrations and digital arts.

I know it’s tough to find some really reliable cheap drawing tablets, and that’s why I’m writing this blog post to share my expertise and experience with the various budget-friendly and cheap drawing tablets.

I have already shared some buying guides related to drawing tablets, like if you are a beginner then my buying guide on best drawing tablet for beginners can help you decide which tablet you should buy. In the same way, my buying guide on the best drawing tablet with a screen can help you decide the most relevant drawing tablet with a screen.

Creative people need creative gadgets as well. This guide will help you find the best cheap drawing tablet for you. I will be sharing the top 6 cheap drawing tablets that you can buy in your tight budget as well.

6 Best Cheap Drawing Tablets In 2020:-

Best Cheap Drawing Tablets –  Size Weight (Approx)
Huion H610 Pro 10″ x 6.25″ 2.57 lbs
Wacom Intuos 7.9″ x 6.3″ 0.51 lbs
XP-PEN Deco 01 10″ x 6.25″ 2.64 lbs
Huion Inspiroy 6.3″ x 3.9″ 0.60 lbs
Viekk A30 10″ x 6″ 1.85 lbs
Huion H420 4 x 2.23″ 4.6 Ounce
Wacom Intuos Small Art 7.9″ x 6.3″ 0.51 lbs

 

1-Huion H610 Pro Graphic TabletHuion H610 Pro Graphic Tablet

The best one in the list of cheap drawing tablets is the Huion H610 Pro graphic drawing tablet, It is the perfect combination of affordability and reliability.

Graphic artists love this device, It is very popular among graphic designers and illustrators due to its pricing and features.

This affordable drawing tablet includes a stylus and can be used as a great drawing tablet. The drawing area has a paper-like surface that will give a smooth experience while drawing your illustrations and designs.

I have used it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and 10 along with my Macbook Air as well. It works like charm. You will experience a better workflow with the 8 hard keys or you can say the hotkeys available on the sides on this graphic drawing tablet. The screen dimensions of 10 x 6.25 is also a plus point with this cheap drawing tablet.

PROS
  • Affordable compared to Wacom tablets
  • Plenty of shortcut keys
  • Pen pressure works well
  • Comes with 4 replacement nibs
  • Build quality
CONS
  •  Issues with certain (few) graphics software
  • No eraser on back of pen
  • Battery powered pen

 

2-Wacom Intuos Drawing TabletWacom Intuos

I love Wacom for their valuable gadgets, Wacom Intuos is a very popular drawing tablet and has over 9600+ positive reviews and an average rating of 4.5/5 on Amazon.

You will definitely love this device once you start using it. It is one of the cheap but high-performance drawing tablet for creative professionals.

You can use it for photo-painting, editing, and for drawing purposes. If you are just a beginner then you will be happy to see what wonders this device can do.

It comes with a Wacom Pro pen, with 4k pressure sensitivity you will have a smooth drawing experience. It also has an advanced touch accuracy that will make you feel natural like you will feel you’re sketching on paper with a pen.

The Pro pen operated without a battery so that you don’t have to charge it again and again for your work. Wacom also placed five built-in shortcut keys or hotkeys so that you can have easy navigation.

PROS
  • Strong price-point
  • Bundled software adds value
CONS
  • Power users might be constrained by only 4 buttons

 

3-XP-Pen  Deco 01 Drawing TabletXP-Pen deco

XP-Pen is popular for drawing tablets and graphic tablets. I have already listed a lot of XP-Pen tablets in my list of recommended drawing tablets for beginners.

The XP-Pen Deco is another great option for a budget-friendly and cheap drawing tablet. You don’t have to spend a lot if you are going to buy XP-Pen Deco.

It also has a battery-free pen with an 8192 level of pressure sensitivity. This will give you better precision control and accuracy. You will feel like a real pen while using it.

The customizable hotkeys on the sides will increase your efficiency as well while doing your work. It has a 10 x 6.25-inches screen size and a thickness of 8mm, so it is also considered a portable drawing tablet which you can use while travelling.

You can use this with every popular operating system including Windows 7/8/10 and Mac 10.19 and above. You can use it with every leading photo editing software like Photoshop and Illustrator.

PROS
  • Ultra-slim profile
  • Lightweight
  • Large drawing area
  • Many customizable express keys
  • Accurate and sensitive stylus
CONS
  • Some connectivity issues with Windows 10

 

4-Huion Inspiroy Drawing Tablet

 Huion Inspiroy H640P

Huion Inspiroy H640P is also a great choice of beginners and first-time users. It is a great option for people who are just starting out as it offers features like sketching, painting and editing.

This Tablet also has a battery-free stylus(pen) with a standard pressure level of 8192. You will feel this while using the stylus on the drawing area. The unique part is its compatibility with Android OS.

Which means You can use it with Windows, Mac as well as on Android devices. Just to point out the demerits, You cannot use it with iPhone and iPad but I think they will release newer updates for this issue.

Talking about reliability and portability, I would rate it 4/5 and 5/5 respectively. You will feel it’s solid build quality once you start using the device.

PROS
  • Well made and easy to use
  • Beginner friendly
  • Simple to setup
  • Easy to install
CONS
  •  Frustrating and has inhibited

 

5-Veikk A30 Drawing Tabletveikk a30 drawing tablet

In the 5th place, I would like to place the Veikk A30 graphics tablet. It is a 6-inch drawing tablet with a 10 x 6 inches of the active drawing area. It comes with a battery-free pen with pressure levels of 8192. These pressure levels will result in better accuracy and precision control for drawing, painting, and editing.

There are 4 customizable hotkeys/short-cut keys on the edges for faster workflow and increased efficiency to switch in-between multiple apps. There is also a feature of gesture pad which will save a lot of your extra work and will help you a lot.

Pointing to its portability, It is one of the lightest tablets available online with a weight of just 570g. It means it is going to be super easy for you to carry it.

PROS
  • Respnsive
  • Children friendly
  • Smotth surface
CONS
  •  Weight and installation

 

6-Huion H420 Drawing TabletHuion H420 OSU Tablet

It is another affordable and cheap drawing tablet that you can consider buying for drawing and graphics work. It is a plug-n-play kind of graphics tablet. You just have to connect it with your system and you can start working on it.

It also comes with Huion Pen which you can use with any pen-enabled software. Very light-weight and portable in nature, you can carry it anywhere you want.

You just have to configure the right drivers and then you can experience the magic of this drawing tablet. There are only 3 mechanical keys on this graphics tablet.

PROS
  • Ring-nib changing tool and extra nibs are in the bundle
  • Ideal price and features for kids.
CONS
  •  Verticle alignment

 

7-Wacom Intuos Small ArtWacom Intuos Art- Cheap Wacom Tablet

Although, Intuos Small Art is a great drawing tablet I have placed it in the last because it is quite expensive when compared with the above tablets. I would say, if you have a slightly higher budget then you should definitely go for this drawing tablet.

I have already told you, Wacom is a leading brand in the area of drawing tablets. They build some really powerful and amazing graphics tablet. Intuos Small Art is one of those powerful devices which can increase your efficiency and can help you convert your imaginations into reality.

They also have strong customer support, which means if you are having any issues then you can directly ask the support executives for any kind of issues.

You should definitely go for this one if you have the budget.

PROS
  • A nice and stable option for beginner
  • Includes Corel Painter
  • Lightweight
CONS
  •  Verticle alignment
  • The wireless kit needs to be bought separately
  • Pen is quite small and light

 

Wrapping Up

Drawing tablets are very important for graphic professionals and if someone is just starting out then finding a reliable and cheap drawing tablet is not that easy. Just to make it easy for you, I’ve converted my years of experience with drawing tablets into a blog post.

I’ve listed out each and every budget-friendly drawing tablet for you guys. If you think, I missed out any great device. Make sure you drop a comment below so that I can add it to this page which will be helping thousands of users who are visiting this page for suggestions.

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