Anyone who’s looking for a cheap introduction into the world of digital drawing has plenty of choices to choose from when it comes to good, very capable graphics tablets. It’s really an excellent time to convert over from paper to digital media. This is artwork on a whole new level. There are so many great drawing tablets up for grabs at very low prices that’s it hard to actually make a decision on which one to buy. You won’t go far wrong with the entry-level Huion tablets. With that said, this post is about going to about the excellent Huion 1060 Plus model. (Pictured below).
Again, there are many models worth considering when looking at the 1060 Plus. One is of course the Huion 1060 Pro, and the other two are the Huion DWH69 and the cheapest of the bunch, the Huion 610. If you want to spend the least amount of money possible but still end up with a good graphics tablet, the Huion 610 is probably the best choice. Superb reviews all across the board. But if your budget allows you to stretch a little bit further, the 1060 Pro has some extra features that make it more convenient and well worth the extra bit of cash when Vs the Huion 610. However, then we come to the 1060 Plus (Pro+).
Huion 1060 Plus Drawing Tablet Quick Specification:
- Total drawing space: Ten Inches by 6.¼ Inches
- 8GB Internal storage space
- Twelve express keys
- 16 function keys
- Rechargeable Pen
- 5080 LPI (Lines per Inch) Resolution
- Report rate of 233 RPS (How fast the tablet reads data)
- Pressure Sensitivity: 2048 Levels
- Improved drawing surface
- MircoSD card slot (Takes up to 64GB)
- Ambidextrous friendly
- Use with Windows or Mac Operating System
Both are very similar, but the Huion 1060 Plus is basically the upgrade to the Pro, although the names wouldn’t really suggest that. Some people think the Pro is the newest model but it’s actually the other way round. For a bit more money the Plus comes with more internal storage space included than the Pro. The Pro comes with 4GB and the Plus comes with 8GB. This is like a mini hard drive. Both also have a MircoSD card slot and can be upgraded to 64GB. The Plus model has twelve express keys compared to the Pro’s eight (used for creating personal shortcuts).
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All things considered, this is a good graphics tablet. The cordless drawing pen / stylus is new and improved and has a short charging time (charged via USB) and lasts a very long time before needing a recharge (Hundreds of hours). No matter what hand you draw with the 1060 Plus is more than capable as it has a features which allows the user to change their preference. This is an excellent option if more than one person (that are different handed) are going to be using the device. An it’s also useful if you are Ambidextrous or want to try to improve your drawing skills with your not so good hand. Lots of fun.
The 1060 Plus will work with Windows 7, 8, Vista and Windows 10. Macintosh 10.8 and above. Sadly, Huion don’t list Windows XP as being compatible with the Plus. Although they do list XP on the Pro model. This model also comes some free gifts. Ten white pen nibs, ten black pen nibs, two replacement covers / overlays, and also a cleaning cloth. The 1060 Plus will work with a large majority of pressure sensitive drawing software packages. Some include: Corel Painter, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Fireworks, Manga Studio and many others.
Be careful when using the 1060 Plus with Drawplus as there are a few reported issues. And some others regarding drivers (Few and far between). The 1060 Plus is really good for the price. In fact it is one of the best in its price range, and the customer reviews paint all kinds of pictures (pardon the pun) describing how wonderful it is to use. A question that gets asked a lot:
Can I only use a drawing tablet with a desktop PC?
No, they will work with Laptops also. Slate drawing devices use the USB port to connect to an external device, and every modern laptop and PC has one, so a laptop or PC is perfectly compatible and fine to use. Although, try to use the graphics tablet with the work station that has the most processing power, as this will make your user experience much smoother.
There are so many slate style tablets in the market place, and its get almost as crowded as the normal tablet market it (thankfully not quite there yet!). No screen models are very capable devices, widely used by amateurs and professionals for work and for play. They are cheap, practical and feature rich. But most of them, including the 1060 Plus do have a few limitations like no multi-touch function or pen tilt. But these features are not essential to say the least, and you won’t miss them if you’ve never used them before.
If you’re someone that’s going to need a more advanced graphics tablet (with Tilt – Multi touch etc) they are available at extra cost with no screen. It all comes down to budget. If you’re going to spend more money and want to buy a device that is more advanced, you should consider buying a Graphics Drawing Tablet With Screen if your budget allows. Prices start from around £$$$ and rise rapidly with tablets like the Wacom range (fairly expensive). Not cheap. Tight budget? The Ugee 1910B is one of the top contenders hovering within the lower price zone that has a screen. Visit the link above for more information. Well worth the investment if you’re seriously into your artwork.