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An at-a-glance comparison chart of digital art tablets reviewed on this site. This chart contains all the tablets reviewed on the site with links to longer reviews. It’s a convenient way to tell which tablets on the market have art capabilities. Short descriptions in the chart give you the most important information, such as type of digitizer and levels of pressure sensitivity. We hope it gives you a good idea of the available options in graphics tablets and pen display tablets.

Tablet comparison chart: at a glance

This tablet comparison chart gives a look at all the tablets we’ve reviewed with their main features, with links to the reviews and buying information. You can sort the chart by type of tablet clicking on the arrows. There are over 20 reviews and the default view shows 20, so be sure to use the pull-down menu to see them all.

Top 3 picks: pen display tablets
Sometimes called tablet monitors, these attach to a desktop or laptop and you draw on the tablet's pressure-sensitive screen. Some offer sophsticated features such as tilt and rotation sensitivity. They are less portable, but with their wide choice of sizes, they can feel akin to painting on canvas.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD Pen & Touch
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Cintiqs go up to 27". Top brand with the most features.
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XP-Pen 22 tablet monitor
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Cintiq 22HD alternative offers size and value.
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Yiynova MVP22U (V3)
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22" Cintiq alternative gets the thumbs-up from artists.
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Read our related review of a Yiynova MSP19U
Top 3 picks: graphics tablets.

These attach to a computer and you draw on them. They do not have a screen. Often used by beginners to digital art, but also used by pros. For more info on Wacom graphics tablets, read this post.
Wacom Intuos Pro Medium (2017)
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Premium graphics tablet. Pro Pen 2, 8,192 levels.
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Intuos Pro Paper Edition (incl. ink pens)

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Huion 610 Pro
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Popular, affordable Wacom Intuos alternative.
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Wacom Intuos Art Pen & Touch
wacom intuos art pen and touch tablet Great for students & hobbyists, & pros.
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Top 3 picks: digital sketchbooks.

I came up with this term to describe art tablets that are great for art on the go. They may run Windows or mobile apps. For full Adobe programs, a tablet PC is best.
Apple iPad Pro

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12.9" or 9.7", tilt-sensitive, works with Apple Pencil
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
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Android. Great size & value. Wacom. New 10.1" HD!
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Lenovo Yoga Book
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Combo graphics tablet and screen. Windows or Android.
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Top 3 picks: tablet PCs

Tablet PCs can be laptops with a nondetachable keyboard or with a detachable one. They run Windows and do everything a laptop does. They can be a portable, all-in-one device for general use plus Adobe programs.
Vaio Z Canvas

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Fast as mobile workstation; good for video editing.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (1st gen.)
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Clamshell laptop. Windows 10. Good overall value.
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Amazon UK (TP Yoga 460)

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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Popular Windows 2-in-1 for art, notetaking, general.
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HIGH-END: Wacom MobileStudio Pro (released Nov. 2016) tablet PC slatewacommobilestudioproTwo sizes, 13 and 16. 3D camera option. Pro Pen 2 with 8,192 levels.Read our review

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