Best Affordable Pen displays and Cintiq Alternatives to buy in 2018 – Including Huion, Ugee, XP-Pen, Monoprice & other brands

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Want To Have A Wacom Cintiq? But It’s Expensive For You? Here Are Some Affordable Cintiq Alternatives For You

Many artists dream of buying a Wacom Cintiq to draw directly on the screen, just like we do with pencil & paper, but their high prices makes it unaffordable to many of us. Fortunately, there are many Cintiq Alternatives out there that offers you from small, medium to large drawing areas, and at very competitive prices.

To make it easier to find the best pen display for you, I have divided them into groups, pen displays in each group have similar screen size. Within each group, I ordered the pen displays based on the release year (which is approximate). I also included some of the older models in the post, since many of them are relevant even today.

I have also included a review link to each of the devices listed here, you will notice that many of the Cintiq Alternative pen displays in this list are very similar in specifications & even the design. Despite that, there are some differences that make certain models more appealing, like the stand, the hot keys, the price, the way the pen gets power, pressure sensitivity and many other aspects. To make it easier to compare these different aspects, I have included a comparison link below each category. Each of the reviews I linked to are made using a standard format, where I talk about different aspects like the screen, drawing experience, hot keys, the pen, the drivers & different other things. Some of the reviews discuss some of the various problems you may face. So I recommend you to check them out if you’re interested in a certain model. I also added Amazon affiliate links to check the price of the model you may want to buy (I get commission when you buy from these links).

This post will be updated to accommodate for the new pen displays that come in the market.

As a rule of thumb, bear in mind that when trying Wacom Cintiq alternatives, and even Wacom Cintiq itself, can be hit or miss at times, sadly speaking. You may encounter some problems while installing the driver, or have an issue with hot keys, and in some cases, you may have an issue with the screen itself.

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Cintiq Alternatives 13-Inch Screens And Below

Giving the small size of the pen displays in this category, we could say this is the portable category. These pen displays are small enough to be inserted into a bag. It’s also the most affordable category out there, so you should check them out first if price is your main concern, or if you really care about drawing on the go.

XP-Pen Artist13.3

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

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Screen size:- 13.3 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048

XP-Pen Artist13.3 is another affordable Cintiq alternative from XP-Pen, it’s like a larger version of XP-Pen Artist10S with more features. Price-wise. It’s really a good choice if you’re cash-strapped, but still wanted a higher resolution than XP-Pen Artist10S. As it comes with a 1920 X 1080 screen. The 13.3 inch screen makes it a suitable alternative for Cintiq Pro 13 (reviewed here). The screen is covered with anti-reflective coating that reduces glare, making it suitable to drawing outdoor.

While XP-Pen Artist13.3 also supports less pressure sensitivity levels, or 2048 levels to be precise. This is not a big issue, as long as everything else worked well for you.

Just like the case with XP-Pen Artist10S, XP-Pen Artist13.3’s pen also doesn’t require a battery or charging to operate. The same way, XP-Pen Artist13.3 can draw power from USB port, which is one of the neatest features I like about XP-Pen devices.

Having 6 hot keys in a cheap drawing pen displays like this is really nice too. It can help you replace the keyboard in case you don’t need that much keyboard shortcuts.

Just like the case with XP-Pen Artist10S, XP-Pen Artist13.3 doesn’t come with a stand. I don’t think that’s a deal breaker for many artists, as can buy a stand separately if you like.

Again, as long as you’re willing to deal with the parallax you may have with this pen display, and any possible driver issues, it’s really worth trying.

Just like the case with the many XP-Pen products Getting a replacement pen is affordable, so getting a replacement in case you lost or broke it is not an issue. The same can be said about the nibs, which are sold in packs of 100, which is so affordable.

XP-Pen Artist13.3 also comes with a 3 in 1 cable to connect it to your computer, it also can’t be used with a USB-C to USB-C cable, which is a common misconception people have about XP-Pen devices.


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Parblo Coast10 10.1

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Release year:- 2016

Screen resolution:- 1280 X 800.

Screen size:- 10.1 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

Parblo Coast10 10.1″ can be a good pen display for a hobbyist or someone looking for a cheap pen display. I don’t think it is good for professional work, giving the support level Parblo offers. But it could work great for you very well if you are willing to take a risk. To be fair, it tried to do something good, giving how it doesn’t require you to plug it to a wall. It’s the only brand other than XP-Pen that does that, at least the ones I am aware of. That makes it as portable as a regular graphics tablet. It’s another pen display where the pen that doesn’t require a battery to work. Also, bear in mind that the instruction manual for Parblo Coast10 10.1″ is not very goods, the English in it is bad, but it contains a lot of good information at least.

The 1280 X 800 resolution may be a bit low, but for the 10.1 inch screen, it’s usable. The 2048 Levels of pressure sensitivity is good enough too,

Supporting tilt sensitivity is one of the things I quite liked about Parblo Coast10 10.1″, but other than that, I highly recommend you check the XP-Pen pen displays in this listing.


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XP-Pen Artist10s

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Release year:- 2016

Screen resolution:- 1280 X 800.

Screen size:- 10.1 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

As of the time of writing this Cintiq alternatives listing, I am yet to see a smaller pen display than XP-Pen Artist10S. With its 10.1 inches screen, it is also very small, making it the one of the most ideal choices if you care about portability, as long as you’re fine with every other aspect of it. Like the 1280 X 800 resolution, which may be a bit low for some artists?

There are two things I like about XP-Pen Artist10S, the first is the fact you could fully power it from USB port, assuming your computer can provide enough power to it. This is something only regular graphics tablets could usually do (the graphics tablets with no screen on them). The same way, XP-Pen Artist10S comes with a passive pen, and so doesn’t require a battery to work at all, making it one of the few pen displays that has that.

You can only connect XP-Pen Artist10S to your computer via the 3-in-1 cable, which has a USB-C in it. Such cables are really neat, as they help you avoid cable clutter, but they’re bad in case you damaged the cable and needed a replacement (You can’t use USB-C to USB-C cable to connect XP-Pen Artist10S to your computer).

XP-Pen Artist10S only supports 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is lower than some of the pen display in this listing, but I won’t consider it bad just for that, as I don’t put a lot of weight into high pressure sensitivity beyond a certain level, but I mentioned that in case that’s important to you.

On the top of XP-Pen Artist10S, there are 6 hot keys for you to customize to different shortcuts. There are also 2 buttons on the pen for that, but you can only choose from few pre-defined functions. Other drawing devices allow you to define any shortcut you want for the pen keys.

XP-Pen Artist10S doesn’t come with a stand out of the box, as it seems like it’s intended to be used while having it on your lap (not including a stand was probably done to lower its price as well), but you can get a stand separately if you want. It also comes with a glove that makes it easier to move your hand around the screen without smudging it. Almost all the pen displays listed here come with a similar glove.

There are 3 things you need to keep in mind in case you plan to buy XP-Pen Artist10S:-

    • Parallax
    • Possible driver issues
    • The limited way the pen buttons can be customized. You can only customize them to do pre-defined functions.

Besides being affordable itself, getting a replacement pen & nibs is cheap too. This is the case with all XP-Pen products I encountered (Huion & Ugee also offer cheap pen replacement).

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Cintiq Alternatives Around 15-Inches

This is the category of the medium-sized pen display. Some of the pen displays in this list have a similar price to the ones with larger monitors, but some artists think the bigger pen displays are so big, while the portable category as too small. As the Cintiq alternatives in this category offer more drawing area than the portable category, and many of them offer hot keys on them, something the larger pen displays tend not to have.

GAOMON PD1560

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 15.6 Inch

Pressure levels:- 8192 levels

Generally speaking, I quite like what GAOMON PD1560 can provide at its price point. It has a good drawing area. The screen resolution is also good at 1920 X 1080. The 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity is good as well (though you shouldn’t care much for that). Some artists may like drawing with the screen protector that comes with it, though I recommend getting a better protector. Artists that like to draw on the glass surface directly will remove it anyway.

Having 10 hot keys on GAOMON PD1560 itself is a feature we don’t see on many Cintiq alternatives. So kudos for GAOMON for having that. The driver may give you a bit less options than some of the other alternatives, but it’s good overall.

Just like the case with many of the pen displays here, the 3-in-2 that comes with it can help you connect it to your computer.


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XP-Pen Artist15.6

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 15.6

Pressure levels:- 8192 levels

XP-Pen Artist15.6 is a good pen display for artists who are looking for a Cintiq-like experience. The resolution of the screen is the same as many of the pen displays here(1920X1080). It supports 8192 levels of pressure, but doesn’t support tilt, a feature that most Cintiq alternatives don’t really support (I talk about the lack of tilt in the things I wish Cintiq Alternatives to have down in this post).

Please keep in mind that XP-Pen Artist15.6 doesn’t come with a stand, something that’s common with XP-Pen devices, and that’s one of the reason I think it’s affordable. You can buy a stand separately if you really need it, or you can just make one or prop it against something on your desk.

It’s really nice that XP-Pen Artist15.6 can be powered up from USB port (again, a common feature for XP-Pen devices), that means it could be used completely without a power outlet, and directly from a laptop, assuming your laptop can provide enough power to it. You still have the option to plug it into the wall in case that’s not possible.

There’s a screen protector that covers the screen. It causes friction when you draw, which makes it easier to draw line art. You can remove it if you like. Whether you kept the screen protector or not, you don’t have to worry about the cost of replacing the nibs, as they come in packs of 100. Something none of the other pen displays makers I know do. The pen itself is also cheap to replace as well.

XP-Pen Artist15.6 is another pen display to come with a 3-in-1 cable to easily connect it to your computer. It has 6 hot keys you could customize to do the functions you need.

The triangular pen that comes with XP-Pen Artist15.6 may feel weird to hold in your hand. Especially if you’re used to drawing with a barrel-like pen. As long as you order XP-Pen Artist15.6 while expecting some issues, like from the driver or because of parallax, you will be fine.


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Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 15.6 Inch

Pressure levels:- 8192 levels

KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 supports the higher 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is the highest in the market by the time I created this listing (that doesn’t make Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 a better option though). The 15.6 inches screen will provide you with a good drawing space compared to the smaller pen displays. The resolution is 1920 X 1080, which is good for drawing.

Since KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 is compatible with HDMI, there won’t be much of issues connecting it to any modern computer, including any computer with a display port that can be converted to HDMI, like USB-C, Displayport & mini Displayport. The only time this may be an issue is in case you only have VGA port in your computer. I honestly don’t know if workaround solutions would work if you’re in such situation (getting one of the other pen displays that support VGA out of the box is one option you have in case you found yourself in this situation).

Having 12 hot keys, as well as a touch bar for zooming in & out the canvas (you can customize it to do other things if you like), is one of KAMVAS GT-156HDV2’s strongest points.

While the stand that comes with KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 doesn’t allow you to adjust it to multiple angles, it’s good enough for many uses. Some artists may still not like it.

It’s worth noting that KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 doesn’t support VESA mount, so you can’t mount it to an arm out of the box.

KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 is very similar to Gaomon PD1560, which is also included in this Cintiq alternatives listing, so you may want to look at it if you want to see various options.

There’s something weird about Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2, which is the way you access the OSD mode to adjust the display, it is not intuitive, and so some artists may not notice you can actually adjust the display options.

Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 also comes with a 3-in-1, which can help you get rid of cable clutter.


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Ugee HK1560

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Release year:- 2016

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 15.6 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

Ugee HK1560 is a small pen display with a beautiful design. Just like the case with many Cintiq alternatives, some people may have some trouble setting it up, but there’s a good chance you will like what you get once you do. The lack of the hot keys won’t be an issue if you don’t mind using the keyboard for shortcuts.

The USB & display cables connect to the side of the device, making it easier to tilt it in all angles, without the cables pressed against your desk. It also supports 1920 x 1080 resolution on the 15.6 inches screen. The pressure sensitivity it supports is 2048. It’s a neat choice in this category overall, especially if you could get it for a good price.


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Cintiq Alternatives Around 20 Inch

These are the best pen displays in my personal opinion, as they offer you more drawing space, and they often cost close to the Cintiq alternatives around 15-inches.

The pen displays in this category are going to be too large for some artists. The thing is, even if you ended up buying a larger pen display than you actually need, you could draw on the portion of the screen you actually need.

Yiynova MVP22U(V3)

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 21.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

Similar to the other pen displays here, Yiynova MVP22U(V3) offers a 21.5 Inches screen on a 1920 X 1080 screen, as well as 2048 levels of pressure.

The use of a DVI cable is a big improvement in the picture quality compared to V2 of this device, which came with a VGA cable. Speaking of ports, it comes with all sorts of adapter out of the box, so connecting it to most computers it not an issue. The cables come attached to the device directly, which makes it harder to replace if something happened to them.

While Yiynova MVP22U(V3) has 8 assignable keys, the buttons of the two pen it comes with can’t be customized much. The hot keys themselves are in a weird place, right on the top of the device.

Yiynova MVP22U(V3) supports 75 x 75 to mount it to an arm, and it can be used with Linux.


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Artisul D22

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 21.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

Artisul D22 comes with a large 21.5 screen with a nice 1920 X 1080 resolution. The pressure sensitivity it supports is 2048 levels, which I keep saying is more than enough, but I wonder why it wasn’t higher than that, giving how much it costs.

While you may see 12 hot keys on the top of Artisul D22, it only supports 6, as the keys on each side of the screen are mirrored. Besides the hot keys, it comes with a dial button, similar to the touch ring we see in Wacom devices, and with it, you can scroll and zoom in to your canvas. You can define 5 different functions to use with the dial (Wacom devices supports 4 with the touch ring).

You can connect Artisul D22 to your computer only via DVI, but it comes with a DVI-To-HDMI port to connect it to computers with HDMI port, eliminating the need for most people to buy any sort of adapters. It’s worth mentioned that the ports are placed on the side of the stand, which is a good place to place them so they won’t get squashed when you tilt too much.

Artisul D22 supports VESA mount in case you want to mount it to an arm, which is a common thing pen display owners do.

The pen requires AAA battery, rather than having a rechargeable battery, or a passive pen like the one that comes with XP-Pen devices. While I don’t think it’s a huge cost to replace the battery, it’s an inconvenience.

Artisul D22 is one of the most costly Cintiq alternatives out there, unless you want the dial & hot keys on a large pen display, I don’t find much of a reason to recommend it over the others. Giving that it’s still more affordable than the cheapest Cintiq out there, it’s still an option to look at.


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Huion KAMVAS GT-191

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Release Year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 19.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 8192 levels

Here comes the successor to GT-190S (reviewed here), the good Cintiq Alternative that I complimented back in the day, but this time with a 1080P resolution on the 19.5 panel, higher pressure sensitivity, which is very nice to have.

The stand allows you to tilt Huion KAMVAS GT-191 from 20° to 80°. Since Huion KAMVAS GT-191 supports VESA mount, you can mount it to an Ergotron arm or any similar mount. Since you use this pen display for drawing, having an arm attached to it can make drawing with it very convenient, both to rotate the display to draw certain lines, and to draw while sitting down & standing up.

KAMVAS GT-191 support HDMI, VGA & DVI ports, making it compatible with many computers out there. Even if your computer supports Displayport or mini Displayport, you can still connect it to your computer using an adapter. The placement of the cables at the bottom of Huion KAMVAS GT-191 means they will get squashed when you adjust the stand to a low angle.

Huion KAMVAS GT-191 is not without an issue, as you may need to adjust the colors to satisfactory level. Just like most pen displays out there, there is a parallax issue, which won’t stop you from using it to produce great artwork, but you better know about it beforehand.

The lack of hot keys mean you will have to resort to using the keyboard for shortcuts, something some artists prefer to do all the time.

The screen protector that comes attached to it can be annoying, but fortunately, that protector can be removed.


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Ugee UG-2150

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Release year:- 2017

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 21.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

Just like the Artisul, Ugee UG-2150 offers 21.5 inches screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, with no hot keys on the top of it. Ugee UG-2150 also with an affordable pen (XP-Pen, Huion & Ugee all offer cheap pen replacement).

Ugee UG-2150 supports DVI, AVI & HDMI ports, making it totally fine to connect it to almost any computer, either directly or using a cheap adapter, and while there’s no 3-in-1 cable to connect it easily to your computer, having to use separate cables mean you could replace any cable that gets damaged easily, rather than buying a proprietary cable (having such a cable is both good & bad).

The supported pressure sensitivity in Ugee UG-2150 is 2048 Levels, and While the stand that comes with it seems similar to the other pen displays. It’s slightly different, as it keeps the screen suspended in the air. The aim for that is to avoid getting the cables squashed when you tilt Ugee UG-2150 semi-flat. Despite that, the cables can still be squashed if you tilted it too much.

To mount it to an arm, Ugee UG-2150 supports 75 X 75 VESA mount.


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XP-PEN Artist22e

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Release year:- 2016

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 21.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

XP-PEN Artist22E is a nice upgrade from XP-Pen Artist22 (which I reviewed here), besides the fact it has many hot keys (16 of them, 8 on each side), and the way the cable management is better. The two are quite similar. The 2048 levels of pressure XP-PEN Artist22E supports is good. The protector that mostly comes attached to it may annoy you, but it can actually help you draw with it.

XP-PEN Artist22E also features a screen size of 21.5 inch with 1920X1080 resolution. You can connect it to your computer using either HDMI, VGA or DVI. The ports are located on the side of it, which is the ideal way to have them (older pen displays had those at the bottom, which made it harder to tilt it to the max).

The stand is the same you see with most pen displays these days. The one that make you rotate it from 15° to 85°. And again, it also supports VESA mount in case you wanted to mount it to an arm, which will give you much more ability to move it around as you change the way you sit (or even to draw as you stand up, if the arm is long enough).

The pen & nibs replacements are cheaper to replace in case you had to. You may not like the screen protector if you didn’t attach it properly (I assume your unit came with the screen protector separately, otherwise, this is not an issue).

Having hot keys on each side makes it suitable to use for both left-handed and right-handed people (this goes to all pen displays with such design). The availability of hot keys and the other features makes XP-PEN Artist22E a better choice than the Artisul.


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Monoprice 22-Inch

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Release Year:- 2015

Screen resolution:- 1920 X 1080

Screen size:- 21.5 Inch

Pressure levels:- 2048 levels

While relatively old, Monoprice 22-inch has proven itself to be a good Wacom Cintiq alternative, it didn’t have as much real problems compared to some of the pen displays I reviewed. Assuming the triangle pen or the bright led on it are not going to be much of a problem for you. It also featured some good things, like the pen that requires no charging, or how the cables are on the side of it. The stand is very typical to the pen displays we see nowadays, and so having an Ergotron arm can be a plus in case you tend to change your drawing position.

In short, Monoprice 22-inch can provide a good drawing tool for anyone who wants to draw directly on a monitor.

Monoprice 22-inch is another pen display where the cables are on the side of it. The ports are HDMI, DVI-I, and VGA if you’re curious about them. It also supports a 75 mm VESA Mount if you don’t want to use the stand that comes with it.

The screen Size is 22 inch, which offers a large drawing area, while the resolution is 1920 x 1080p. The pressure sensitivity is 2048 levels, which is what we used to see at the time.

To be quite honest with you:- I used to own Monoprice 22-inch, but I returned it since I couldn’t stand the parallax in my unit. This is something you need to take into account when you buy a pen display.


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Things I Want To See In Cintiq Alternatives

While Cintiq alternatives just kept improving over the years, both from the cable placement or the screen resolution. There are still things I wish to have to make them better drawing devices, as well as to have them closer to Wacom’s own devices.

Many of the things I mentioned in this section are speculation on my own, but I won’t be surprised if they actually appeared in actual products.

4K Resolution

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So far, the highest resolution you could see in all the pen displays in this listing is 1920 X 1080, while Wacom devices have been offering higher resolution than that for quite some time. While I never listed that as a con for any of the Cintiq alternatives I listed. I am aware how high resolution is a desirable feature for many artists, it can help when you draw high-resolution images, and so I wish Wacom competitors to make pen displays with higher resolutions.

Tilt Sensitivity

Tilt sensitivity is a feature that allows the pen display to detect the tilt of your pen, which can help you tilt the brush you’re drawing with. Your drawing software & the brush need to support that feature.

While all Wacom Cintiq models supports tilt sensitivity, almost none of Cintiq alternatives do. While I don’t consider tilt sensitivity to be a key feature, it’s nice to have. It has been offered on Wacom for a long time, so why haven’t they offered it now? I guess that has to do with price.

It’s worth noting that even most regular graphics tablets don’t offer this feature.

Keep VESA Mount Support

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As you saw, many of the Cintiq alternatives listed here support VESA mount, which makes it easy to mount in many ways possible, including an arm. I have nothing to complain about here, and I totally wish that continues to be the case, rather than doing what Wacom did with the Cintiq Pro 24 when they added their own custom mount.

Battery-Free Pen

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We already saw that in many of XP-Pen pen displays offer a battery-free pen, which is the most convenient way to have for the pen, as long as it doesn’t affect the drawing accuracy. Having that as a standard feature in pen displays can make them closer to Wacom.

Offering Multiple Versions Of The Driver

One of the easy & effective way to solve Wacom driver issue is to draw different versions of their drivers, which they offer in their site. As far as I saw, Wacom competitors offer only the latest driver. While that driver can work in many cases, having access to the older driver versions can help a lot there. That’s one reason to keep the CD that comes with your device, as it contains an older driver you may actually need in the future.

Laptop Compartment

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This is a very optional feature, which is to have a compartment to insert your laptop into, and so the pen display acts as an all-on-one device. Just like the Creative Engine that the Cintiq Pro 24 & 32 supports.

Comparison Between The Different Cintiq Alternatives

Here’s a comparison table between the different pen displays I listed here.

Please take into account the following notes:- when you check the table

  • Bear in mind that while many of them support a certain display port, like HDMI, that doesn’t mean you can’t connect it to a different port using an adapter.
  • The same goes for the lack of stand, as some of them has an optional stand you could buy.
  • The release year I use here is approximate.
  • The pen displays that doesn’t support VESA mount may be mounted using brackets, which you could find from the following Amazon links. Bear in mind that the brackers are too large for some of the pen displays below, and the thinner the display is, the easier it is to mount them using an adapter like that:-

Screen Size Resolution Pressure Hot Keys Stand VESA Support Display Ports Release Year
XP-Pen Artist13.3 13.3 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 6 No No mini-DisplayPort 2017
Parblo Coast10 10.1 10.1 Inch 1280 X 800 2048 0 No No USB (Via Display Link) 2016
XP-Pen Artist10S 10.1 inch 1280 X 800 2048 6 No No HDMI 2016
GAOMON PD1560 15.6 Inch 1920 X 1080 8192 10 Yes No HDMI 2017
XP-Pen Artist15.6 15.6 Inch 1920 X 1080 8192 6 No No HDMI 2017
Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 15.6 Inch 1920 X 1080 8192 12 + Touch Bar Yes No HDMI 2017
Ugee HK1560 15.6 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 0 Yes No HDMI 2016
Yiynova MVP22U(V3) 21.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 8 Yes Yes DVI (but comes with adapters) 2017
Artisul D22 21.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 6 Yes Yes DVI 2017
Huion KAMVAS GT-191 19.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 0 Yes Yes HDMI, VGA & DVI 2017
Ugee UG-2150 21.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 0 Yes Yes HDMI, VGA & DVI 2017
XP-PEN Artist22E 21.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 0 Yes Yes HDMI, VGA & DVI 2016
Monoprice 22-Inch 21.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 2048 0 Yes Yes  HDMI, DVI-I, & VGA 2015

One Last Thing About Cintiq Alternatives

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I like it how Cintiq alternatives kept improving over the years. I won’t be surprised if more professionals started to use them instead of Wacom, though I see their main target is hobbyist. If there could see some with higher resolution & even les parallax, then I will be more willing to recommend those pen displays to more people.

I hope you were able to find the best Cintiq alternatives with the help of this listing. If there’s anything you think I could do to make it better, let me know.

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SweetMonia
I am an anime artist, and huge fan of digital art. I love drawing with pencils too. But I rarely do that anymore nowadays. Since some aspects of digital art can be tricky, I try my best to explain the concepts as easily as possible.

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