Huion GT-190S Pen Display Review:- A great starting point for artists

Huion GT-190S

Huion GT-190S In Short

Huion GT-190S is a great for artists who want an entry into pen displays. It is so affordable, provides a very good value for the money. It also has an attractive design. And the fact that Huion offers a free shipping to many countries outside the USA is a big plus on its own. It may not has the ideal screen, but it still provides a very good value for the money despite of that

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Huion GT-190S Pros

  • Very affordable Wacom Cintiq Alternative.
  • Offers a great value for the money.
  • Has a larger screen compared to the smaller Wacom Cintiq that is more than double the price of this one.
  • Huion offers free shipping to the US, Canada and asian countries.
  • The pen is rechargeable via USB port, so it doesn’t require any external battery.

Huion GT-190S Cons

  • This pen display has no express keys on it.
  • The resolution is 1440×900. Not a full HD, but bear in mind that this is the typical resolution for pen displays at this price point.
  • The screen has reflection/glare to it.
  • Doesn’t support HDMI out of the box.
  • The USB cable is kind of loose, and doesn’t stick where it should be. This is not a problem if you plan to have the pen display on your table and not move it at all.

Technical Specifications

  • FREE SHIPPING(Regions eligible: Continental US, Canada and Asian countries).
  • GT-190 firmware updated version.
  • The screen resolution is 1440×900 pixels, and supports 16.7 million Colors.
  • The screen contrast is 1000:1.
  • Viewing Angle: 85/85/80/80(Typ.)(CR≧10), 250cd/㎡.
  • Active display/drawing area (H x V): 408.24 x 255.15 mm.
  • Aspect ratio 16:10.
  • Comes with one(NOT a pair) glove.
  • One Year Warranty.
  • 5% restocking fee as well as return shipping will be borne by the buyer if return without defect within 30 days of order.
  • Compatible with Windows XP,Vista,7, 8 and MacOSX.
  • Can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people.

Huion GT-190S In Action, Winows XP

Huion GT-190S is another great pen for artists who want an entry into pen displays, specially those who want a step up from the regular graphics tablets. And it offers a great value for the money you pay for. As long you are aware of 4 possible cons that comes with the product, you will be fine with it. One of them are the screen colors, the other one is the loose cables, I will talked about these two in more details below, the other two cons are:-

  • Huion GT-190S has no express keys on it. Express keys are buttons that you can assign some shortcut to, which makes for greater productivity.
  • Also, Huion GT-190S pen, has no eraser on it, which is another productivity factor. Many artists don’t really use the pen they already have with their graphics tablet or pen displays. But having an eraser on the pen is beneficial for those willing to work on it for 6-8 hours a day, or even more.

Huion offers a free shipping to The US Canada and Asian countries. But bear in mind that there is 5% restocking fee, as well as return shipping will be paid by the buyer if the united you returned are not defected, and that’s within 30 days of order.

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Huion GT-190S Stand
Huion-190S design is so attractive, while I think the Cinitq 13HD is much more elegant than it. It is looks nice. The adjustable metal stand behind it is so sturdy and is well-made

The Screen

Huion GT-190S Screen Aspect Ratio
Huion HT-190S Screen measures
  • The resolution is not that high, 1440 X 900, but bear in mind that this is the standard resolution for products at this price range.
  • The screen has reflection/glare to it. Which makes is unsuitable to use outdoor.
  • Huion GT-190S colors are not the best, but they are good enough. As usual, it is recommended that you use it as a second screen so you could check out the colours while you are working.

Available Ports

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  • There are VGA & DVI ports on the pen display, which makes it compatible with a wide variety of computers. Though it would be good if it had a HDMI port as well
  • The USB plug is kind of loose, meaning that it will be unplugged in case you moved the pen display to some extent. You will be okay with that in case you plan to place the pen display on your office or something

Package Contents

  • Black Glove for Huion Tablet.
  • VGA cable.
  • power adapter, one for US customers, and one for UK customers.
  • power cable.
  • USB cable.
  • graphic stylus.
  • Charging cable for the stylus.
  • pen holder.

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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.

6 Comments

  1. Omg thank you for your honest opinion on this tablet I can’t afford the big brands like WACOM. I’m trying to replace my Wacom bamboo tablet, it’s really annoying when you can’t watch your hand moving on the tablet because you are so busy looking up. So thanks and hopefully I can purchase this in a few months

    1. You are welcome, dear Brittany! I am very happy my review was to your liking~

      Not being able to draw naturally is the main reason for getting a pen display. Sometimes getting a larger graphics tablet helps with drawing accurately though. I hope you will enjoy this pen display once you get it. And I hope you won’t face any problem with it^^

  2. Hello. I was wondering if you can list which programs ARE and are NOT compatible for the Huion 190S? I’m stuck between getting a Wacom Intuos Pro, or a pen display (Huion). I want to major in Animation or Illustration and I think I would prefer to have a tablet on hand. I have never used a tablet before and so I would like to know what the Huion tablets are compatible with.

    Also, what is your opinion? A pen display, or no?

    1. Hello Theresa,

      As long the tablet driver is installed correctly on your computer and without any problem. It will virtually work flawlessly with any program you want. I sometimes list programs that are always reported to work with a certain tablet to make give more assurance to those who want to buy it. :D

      The best way to decide between a regular graphics tablet or a pen display is to try both if possible, like if you know a shop that allows you to do that in a showroom or something. But if that’s not an option I would go with the cheaper option, which is a regular graphics tablet, which has the higher chance of working for you. And if it didn’t, you wouldn’t have lost as much money as in case of pen displays.

  3. thx u for the review, but in the available port picture you got something wrong, its USB type B port. and the VGA and DVI labels got mix up

    1. Hello goron,

      You are more than welcome! As for the picture, I fixed the DVI & VGA text, I don’t think the USB one would cause much problems, but I edited it too just in case. Thank you very much for pointing that out ^^

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