Affordable Graphics Tablet: Huion H610 Pro Graphics Drawing Tablet

Affordable Graphics Tablet: Huion H610 Pro Graphics Drawing Tablet

By on Nov 29, 2014 in Affordable Graphics Tablets, Good Wacom Alternatives, Huion Graphic Tablets | 15 comments

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As of the time of this review summation, the Huion H610 Pro is the #1 Best Seller over on Amazon’s Drawing Tables & Boards list. Granted it’s a graphics tablet, it could still be considered a sort of Drawing table and drawing board. Nevertheless, it’s produced by a Chinese company known as ShenZhen Huion Animation Technology Corporation. LTD, or Huion Corporation for short. The company has branched out to various foreign markets since 2000 and have made a name for themselves as a quality Wacom alternative.

The Huion H610 Pro has pressure sensitivity, accurate recognition of artwork, a battery free stylus and an ultra-thin, attractive and large active area design. You have a large amount of customization via hotkeys which have a nice feel to them.  Users have expressed how beautifully this tablet works and many were former Wacom users. One user declares, “The surface and pen feel like you’re gliding along lightly buttered glass or nice card-stock for a les weird analogy…” However, although the pen is battery free, the Huion P80 pen does require recharging however customers state it has a “super-long life span.”

The main issues are of course with driver installation. Several users express the need to pay attention to software already installed and ensure you have removed all other graphic tablet drivers, pen flics, etc.  If it’s anything like the Turcom TS6580, then I can agree that you should make sure you DO NOT plug it in until the drivers are completely installed.  Once the drivers are installed, reboot, restart, turn off the internet to prevent Windows automatic plug and play driver then plug in your tablet.

However, for tablet of this size, under $80.00 and with generally high recommendations you can’t beat the price and it is well worth the minimal risk of installation headaches. Every hardware has hiccups from time to time as nothing in the realm of technology is 100% perfect.

Specifications Overview:

Overall Size: 16 X 13 inches
Work Area/Active Area: 10 X 6.25 inches
Connector Type: USB 1.1
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Resolution: 5080 lpi
Report Rate: 233 RPS
Pressure Sensitivity: 2048 levels
Express Keys: 8
Function Keys: 16

Pros:

  • Considered a good Intuos Alternative
  • Well designed, quality workflow
  • Rechargeable Pen
  • Affordable Price

Cons

  • Finicky driver and possibly difficult installation. Some have had a very hard time with installation. Most users recommend you go direction to Huion support for drivers here.
  • Some users complain you have to press hard to achieve maximum level even when settings are set to the lightest pressure level.
  • As of 2013, some users report a glitch occurring when you move in and out of Photoshop, however they state this glitch only lasts for a moment and workflow goes back to normal.