Tablet computers, as we know them now, are just an evolved form of drawing tablets. While standalone tablets seem to be catching up, nothing can quite yet match the accuracy of drawing tablets.
Drawing tablets also usually come with support for Windows 10, and the plethora of software that works with it.
So if you’re a professional looking forward to buying a drawing tablet, the upcoming deals might be just for you. Here’s our rundown of the best Windows 10 drawing tablets for architects, artists, and other professionals.
Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hit the buy button while the sale is on!
Best deals on Windows 10 drawing tablets for architects
Monoprice makes durable and value for money gadgets, and the Monoprice 10594 is no different. Considered to be the best budget offering, the Monoprice 10594 has a drawing resolution of 4000 LPI (Lines per inch), coupled with a report rate of 200 RPS.
The Monoprice 10594 also comes with mappable keys and 2048 levels of pressure. All in all, a great Windows 10 drawing tablet for architecture students or beginners.
- Highly durable, lasts for years
- Decent battery life, and battery is user replaceable
- Value for money
- Build quality feels cheap, even though the tablet is built well
- The pen and the pressure sensitivity can be finicky at times
Huion Giano WH1409
Huion Giano WH1409 is a great mid-range option for those looking for a feature packed drawing tablet that comes with a nice and large drawing area. The Huion Giano WH1409 supports both wired as well as wireless connections and has an active drawing area of 13.8” x 8.6”.
With 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, the Giano WH1409 is a great Windows 10 drawing tablet for architects, especially if you’re a professional looking at your first drawing tablet purchase.
- A lot of programmable keys
- Great software compatibility with Windows 10
- Drawing area size is perfect for prolonged usage
- After sales service can be problematic in some cases
- The drivers can cause issues at times
XP-PEN Artist16 Pro 15.6
The XP-PEN Artist16 Pro comes with a 15.6” 1080p LCD display with a report rate of 266 RPS, which makes it one of the very few non-standalone drawing tablets that have a colour display. The tablet also supports 4K displays on the connected computer.
The XP-PEN Artist16 Pro also has customisable keys and a VESA Mount, as well as a great P02S stylus with 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, putting it on par with the best Windows 10 drawing tablets.
- Easy to set up
- The LCD display is well calibrated, and has a colour accuracy of 92% Adobe RGB
- Comes with lifetime technical support
- The display isn’t fully laminated, and the display gap gives a slight parallax effect
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24
The Cintiq Pro 24 comes with a 24” 4K display with a 99% Adobe RGB coverage. This is a new update to the Cintiq range, and comes in two variants, with and without multitouch support. The Pro Pen 3D ships separately, with a bundle available.
- Large 4K colour accurate display makes for a great drawing experience
- 17 programmable buttons add great customizability
- Comes with Wacom’s impeccable support and experience in the drawing tablet space
- Hefty price tag that not everybody can afford
- Initial units had some quality control issues
The GAOMON PD1650 has been hailed as the Wacom alternative, and often called the best bang for the buck you can get when it comes to a Windows 10 drawing tablet.
- Easy to set up and has great Windows 10 software compatibility
- The operation is fluid, and the screen and the pen work well together
- The stand is light and can often be a little bit unbalanced
- Drivers can be unreliable
Some thoughts on drawing tablets
While drawing tablets once belonged to an expensive product category that was only accessible to the professionals, it’s not the same anymore. This list features budget options that anybody could pick up and have a go at.
Lastly, if you want an all round experience, you might also want to consider buying one of Microsoft’s Surface devices, which are quickly catching up with drawing tablets.
They also have built-in support for Windows 10 software interaction, making them great standalone alternatives for architects, artists and other professionals.