Price Ranges of Graphic Tablets and Drawing Monitors

This post was last updated: Jan. 18, 2018

These are the price ranges of all tablets with similar active area sizes.
This is just so you know how much money each size generally costs. (Price ranges do not include sale prices.)

This list does NOT show you which tablets are the best. It only shows you what price ranges you can expect from each size group! Please keep in mind that the lowest priced tablets can often be buggy or defective.


Graphic Tablets

(aka. Screen-less tablets, pen tablets, etc)

*4 x 2.23 inch to 5.5 x 4.7 inch tablets are mainly made for Osu! gameplay, not for drawing.
**The 6 x 3.7 inch active area size set by Wacom’s Intuos series is what I consider the bare minimum size for comfortable drawing. Actual necessary size depends on each individual.
***My personal belief is that 8 x 5 inch or bigger is the most optimal size overall. However, more experienced people will be best off with sizes similar to what they’re used to using.

4 x 2.23 inches to 5.5 x 4.7 inches Active Area

~25 USD to 42 USD (Wacom = None)

Lowest = Huion 420, Wacom = None
Highest = Huion H430P, Wacom = None

6 x 3.7 inches Active Area

~30 USD to 50 USD (Wacom = 80 USD to 100 USD)

Lowest = XP-Pen G640, Wacom = Intuos Draw
Highest = Huion H640P, Wacom = Intuos Art/Comic/Photo Small

8 x 5 inches to 9 x 6 inches Active Area

~40 USD to 100 USD (Wacom = 200 USD to 350 USD)

Lowest = Huion 680S, Wacom = Intuos Art/3D Medium
Highest = Huion DWH69, Wacom = Intuos Pro Medium

10 x 6.25 inches to 12.1 x 8.4 inches Active Area

~50 USD to 140 USD (Wacom = 500 USD)

Lowest = Ugee HK1060 Pro, Wacom = Intuos Pro Large
Highest = Huion Inspiroy G10T, Wacom = Same as above

14 x 9 inches or bigger Active Area

~160 USD (Wacom = None)

Lowest = Huion Giano WH1409, Wacom = None
Highest = Same as above, Wacom = None


Drawing Monitors

(aka. pen displays, pen monitors, etc)

*The 10.1-inch and 19-inch diagonal drawing monitors have lower base prices because they are lower resolution (around 1440x900p). The exception to this rule is the Huion GT-191 which has 1080p on a 19-inch screen.
**I personally think 1920x1080p is best for anything bigger than 13.3-inch diagonal to get a good pixel density.
***Some of Wacom’s newer products (Cintiq Pro 16, Cintiq 27QHD) have resolutions higher than 1080p, but 1080p is the maximum resolution you can get from the alternatives.

10.1-inch Diagonal

~219 USD to 280 USD (Wacom = None)

Lowest = Parblo Coast10, Wacom = None
Highest = Parblo Mast10, Wacom = None

13.3-inch Diagonal

~345 USD to 600 USD (Wacom = 800 USD to 1000 USD)

Lowest = Parblo Coast13, Wacom = Cintiq 13HD no touch
Highest = Bosto 13HD, Wacom = Cintiq Pro 13

15.6-inch Diagonal

~360 USD to 500 USD (Wacom = 1500 USD)

Lowest = XP-Pen Artist 15.6, Wacom = Cintiq Pro 16
Highest = Artisul D16, Wacom = Same as above

19-inch Diagonal

~400 USD to 500 USD (Wacom = None)

Lowest = Yiynova MVP20U+FE, Wacom = None
Highest = Huion Kamvas GT-191, Wacom = None

21.5-inch Diagonal

~460 USD to 900 USD (Wacom = 1700 USD)

Lowest = Parblo Coast22, Wacom = Cintiq 22HD no touch
Highest = Bosto 22HDX, Wacom = Same as above

27-inch Diagonal

~1000 USD (Wacom = 1900 USD to 2400 USD)

Lowest = Yiynova MVP27U+RH, Wacom = Cintiq 27QHD no touch
Highest = Same as above, Wacom = Cintiq 27QHD with touch

Author: Nikage

I am a hobbyist artist. Ever since I bought my first Wacom alternative tablet, I've become interested in finding out what other alternative tablets are good, and trying to guide people to see that there's more than just Wacom on the market.

5 thoughts on “Price Ranges of Graphic Tablets and Drawing Monitors”

  1. Hi, I can’t choose between the Huion H640P and the Huion DWH69. I can find the first one for 50€ and the second one for 64€ (special offer on Amazon). The DWH69 is the one I prefer due to bigger size, wireless, lcd, more buttons and overall design. The H640P though seems much newer, has more lpi and has better reviews online. This would be my first tablet so I am really confused XD Could you help me choose between these two? Thank you very much

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    1. Hey there,

      Personally, if it’s between those two tablets, I would suggest that you get the Huion DWH69 mainly because of the larger active area. However, that is assuming you do not mind a few things:
      1) The recharging pen. It lasts 800 hours on each recharge though so it’s not really a problem as long as you recharge every now and then.
      2) The useless touch buttons. I say they are useless because they are not actual buttons, and are instead just touch keys which react to your touch. This means that you can’t keep your fingers on them, so you don’t know which key you’re pressing without looking down every time which makes them extremely inconvenient to use. If you intend to use keyboard, then the Huion DWH69 is fine, but if you want to use tablet buttons, the Huion H640P would be better suited for that, although I would suggest getting the Huion H950P or Huion New 1060 Plus if you’re looking for lots of buttons.
      3) The lcd screen on it is apparently really bright and more distracting than it is helpful (according to the reviews I’ve read), but you can just put masking tape over it if it’s really bad, and I think there’s an option to turn it off while drawing.

      The lpi is just an advertising tool and makes no difference to how the tablet draws, so you don’t need to worry about that.
      If wireless isn’t a dealbreaker for you, then I also suggest that you look at the XP-Pen Deco 01 as I believe it is a competitive tablet around the same price as the tablets you are looking at, while being larger than the Huion DWH69 (although I am not sure what price it is for your region).
      However, again, if it’s just between the Huion H640P and Huion DWH69, I would suggest the Huion DWH69 for the larger active area assuming you don’t mind the cons I listed above.

      Hope that helps.

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      1. I can consider other brand, I thought Huion was pretty good reading you reviews and those two was the ones suggested by you around my price range. As I said I’m really inexperienced about this topic XD I would like to learn drawing without spending too much. I considered the DWH69 buecause it was on a special offer on Amazzon and I would like the wireless feauture, but I don’t know if it’s worth to buy it only because it is wireless XD I looked at the XP-Pen Deco 01 and I like it being bigger and with a non battery pen, it is also a little cheaper. Do you think it is much better than the DWH69? Cause if it is I can with it not being wireless I guess, I don’t think it is too useful even though I would like it. Or if you have something else to recommend to a beginner like me feel free to tell me, every suggestion is really welcome 🙂 And again, thank you very much, you have already been very helpful 😀

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      2. Both the Huion DWH69 and XP-Pen Deco 01 draw very well, so either will work completely fine for drawing.
        Like you said, the difference is that the Huion DWH69 has wireless whereas the XP-Pen Deco 01 does not, and the Huion DWH69 uses a recharging pen whereas the XP-Pen Deco 01 uses a battery-free pen.

        However, I would suggest the XP-Pen Deco 01 over the Huion DWH69 because the XP-Pen Deco 01 is a newer tablet and has newer drivers as well as recent driver updates (whereas the Huion DWH69’s last driver update is from May 2017, almost a whole year ago, and I doubt they are going to update it again any time soon).

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  2. Ok, I think I’ll go with the XP-Pen Deco 01, I prefer driver updated over wireless and the battery- free pen is good too 🙂 You have have really helped me a lot, thank you once again 😀

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