Huion Kamvas Pro 13 Review

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The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 is Huion’s latest pill with a fully-laminated textured display, 120% sRGB color gamut, battery-free pen, and pen tilt capability. From simply having a look on the specifications, this pill is somewhat interesting with best of the road options around the board and a aggressive worth.

This is their first 13-inch drawing observe as a result of in the past Huion was once all the time extra fascinated by developing better pills within the 19 to 22-inch vary. I’m satisfied that they made up our minds it was once profitable to liberate a 13-inch pill as a result of I in my view by no means in point of fact noticed the purpose of drawing displays better than 15.6-inch, particularly when they’re nonetheless simplest providing 1920x1080p solution which is able to glance pixellated on the ones better monitors when viewing them up shut to attract.

At first, I used to be somewhat skeptical and concept the specifications for this pill have been too excellent to be true because of earlier disappointments with pills which failed to are living as much as their specifications. However, I will be able to put this available in the market sooner than I even get started my evaluation… This pill didn’t disappoint.

For this evaluation, Huion was once sort sufficient to offer me with the Huion Kamvas Pro 13. As same old, this evaluation is according to my fair ideas and reviews in regards to the pill and I will be able to by no means agree to check a product if I’m required to mention simplest excellent issues about it.
If you consider receiving a evaluation product free of charge makes a evaluation biased, now is an ideal time so that you can prevent studying.

Anyways, onto the evaluation!

Credit to my good friend, David, for the footage on this evaluation. You can test him out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ikindaforgot/.

Please observe!
-I’m really not a Mac or Linux person!! I simplest examined this pill on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
-Prices will have modified since I wrote this evaluation.
-Check when a evaluation was once written. Some sides might reinforce or alternate through the years, so it’s for your highest pastime to pay attention to opinions which can be not up to 1 yr previous.



Table of Contents



How excellent is that this pill?

Design: Really excellent!
Build high quality: Sturdy!
Screen high quality: Fantastic!
Tablet drivers: Quite first rate.
Drawing enjoy: Basically absolute best!

Overall: Amazing! No precise problems, simply small nitpicks right here and there.

My verdict:
-If you might be taking into consideration this pill, it’s an especially excellent choice and it indisputably will get my advice. I consider this pill is an excellent choice to the Wacom Cintiq 13HD, and even perhaps a tight choice to the more recent Wacom Cintiq Pro 13. I’ve a couple of nitpicks which I will be able to discuss within the evaluation, however this pill is an excessively forged selection total.


Important specs

Price: 399.00 USD (when this evaluation was once written)
Active Area: 
11.5 x 6.5 inches, 13.3 inch diagonal
Resolution: FHD 1920 x 1080 (16:9 ratio)
Display Type: IPS, gamut = 120% sRGB on product web page
Pen Type: Battery-free

Pen Buttons: 2 facet buttons, no eraser
Pen Pressure: 8192
Pen Tilt Sensitivity: Yes, +-60 ranges
Expresskeys: 4 buttons, 1 contact bar
Multi-touch: No


What’s within the field?

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The pill is available in a pleasing having a look black field with a preview of the pill at the entrance.

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The issues that come within the field:

  • Huion Kamvas Pro 13 Tablet
  • Tablet stand
  • Battery-free pen
  • Pen stand
  • Combined cable (USB type-C to USB type-A, HDMI, and gear)
  • Pen nib replacements x10
  • Screen cleansing material
  • User guide
  • Driver set up CD fashioned instruction card
  • Warranty card
  • “Thank you” card

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The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 is a quite great having a look pill with a depressing color scheme at the entrance with a silver rim.

The display comes textured out of the field and has a pleasing clean matte texture. This texture is helping give resistance towards the pen whilst drawing to show you how to regulate your strokes. It additionally works as an anti-glare texture to forestall glare from gentle reflecting off the display.
This texture has been carried out at once to the display and isn’t a display protector so you can’t take it off.

The pill feels decently robust when twisting it between my arms, and I don’t suppose it’ll ruin simply from commonplace use. When I twist more difficult, it does creak slightly, however I consider this is commonplace and occurs as a result of how skinny the pill is made. I don’t have any explanation why to consider it’ll ruin temporarily from my enjoy the usage of it intensively for per week and a part.

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This pill could be very skinny and will have to have the ability to are compatible in any 15.6-inch pc bag. If you want a pill which you’ll carry from one place of job to any other, this pill and the stand will have to simply are compatible for your bag along your pc.

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The again of the pill is product of a silver subject material which feels arduous and funky to touch. I’m slightly too green with fabrics to understand needless to say, however from the information at the product web page I consider it is a form of aluminum alloy, that means this pill is made somewhat durably with a steel casing for the again.

On the again are two lengthy rubber ft on either side of the pill. If you might be the usage of this pill with out the pill stand, the ones rubber ft will stay the pill in position in your table.

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There are 4 programmable buttons and 1 contact bar alongside the facet of the pill. The two larger buttons on the best and backside are unprogrammable with one of them being the facility button, and the opposite being the serve as transfer and OSD settings button. I will be able to communicate extra about get entry to the OSD settings the usage of this button within the Screen Quality phase.

The buttons give a pleasing tactile click on whilst now not being too arduous to press. I’ve all the time appreciated how Huion’s shortcut buttons really feel, and the shortcut buttons in this pill are not any other.

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The pill has a unmarried USB type-C connection port on it. This is a brilliant design selection as a result of because of this the L-shaped cable can also be flipped for left-handed use. This is as a result of USB type-C ports are symmetrical and can also be plugged in both path.

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The integrated cable is a mixed cable which matches from the USB type-C at the pill to USB type-A and HDMI at the laptop, and an extended cable to an influence outlet. The cable will have to be attached to an influence outlet or else the pill won’t energy on.

It is slightly inconvenient that the facility cable will have to be attached for the pill to paintings taking into consideration that many different 13-inch pills can also be powered thru USB with out connecting to an influence outlet (ex. XP-Pen Artist 13.3, Artisul D13, and Parblo Coast13), however when you take into accounts it, it’s now not in point of fact an issue.
Unless you plan to attract with out connecting your pc to an influence outlet, you will have to generally have the ability to attach your pill to an influence outlet too. If you plan to attract with no energy outlet within reach, you will have to be getting one thing made for portability like an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil as a substitute of a drawing observe in any case.

The USB type-A and HDMI can succeed in round 60cm except every different, so it will have to have the ability to accommodate most conventional workspaces and succeed in round maximum laptops, even supposing the HDMI and USB type-A ports aren’t correct beside every different in your laptop.

There may be a Velcro strip at the cable to lend a hand put them away well when you want to. This is a non-painful form of Velcro which doesn’t harm whilst you contact it.

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The pill stand is made with a steel entrance plate and plastic in all places else. There are rubber pads at the entrance plate and at the base and the pill didn’t slide in any respect whilst I used to be drawing.

This pill stand comes integrated within the field with the pill.

The manner this pill stand is designed, it helps 6 other positions, 3 slots for every of the 2 steel palms. The tough angles this stand can reach are: 15, 20, 25, 35, 40, 45 levels. There is not any upright place with this stand. I used the 25 level attitude probably the most for my setup.

When I first gained the pill, one of the steel rods at the pill stand was once now not correctly installed its hollow, however I simply slid it into its correct place and it was once fastened.

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The pill comes with a top class having a look battery-free pen with a pleasing rubber grip, plastic frame, and silver accents. It has a refined taper in addition to a bulge close to the top which makes it very comfy to carry and use.

The pen buttons protrude quite from the skin of the pen making them really easy to seek out and use. They are really nice to make use of as a result of they’ve a pleasing tactile click on which doesn’t require an excessive amount of effort to press.

Surprisingly, the rubber which they used for the grip didn’t develop into slippery regardless of me the usage of it after making use of hand cream. It additionally does now not acquire mud and will simply be wiped clean off. The rubber which Huion made up our minds to make use of for this pen grip is unbelievable.

The best of the pen does now not have anything else.

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This is the pen stand which comes with this pill. It can grasp the pen upright, or sideways via wedging the pen within the indent at the best. It has a rubber base so it does now not slide or transfer round in any respect.

The substitute pen nibs are throughout the pen stand, and the pen nib remover may be held snugly within the heart. Although there are 10 pen nib replacements, I’ve but to peer any dressed in on my first pen nib after per week and a part of use.


Screen high quality

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The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 has quite excellent display colors out of the field. As anticipated, they aren’t calibrated, however the default settings are ok nevertheless albeit slightly robust at the blues.

Unfortunately, because of Nvidia settings, the colors at the display are in reality slightly washed out in the beginning. This is a matter that the majority pills which use HDMI have because the Nvidia drivers mechanically suppose observe attached thru HDMI is a TV and can observe restricted color settings as such.

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To repair this, open the Nvidia Control Panel. You can do that via right-clicking in your desktop and deciding on ‘Nvidia Control Panel’ there.
From there, cross to the ‘Change solution’ phase within the left side-bar, then choose the pill.
Next, scroll right down to the third phase and choose ‘Use NVIDIA colour settings’, then alternate ‘Output colour structure:’ to RGB, and ‘Output dynamic vary:’ to Full, then click on Apply.

AMD graphic card customers too can do that via going into their ‘AMD Radeon Settings’, then going to the ‘Display’ phase and environment the Pixel Format to ‘RGB (complete RGB)’.

With that adjust, the pill will have to now show its complete vary of colors and will have to not glance washed out.

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To get entry to the OSD choices, you must press and grasp the ground shortcut key (best if in left-handed mode) for roughly 2 seconds till the button lighting fixtures up and the OSD choices seem on display. From there, you’ll navigate the choices with the opposite 4 shortcut keys.
To go back the shortcut keys to their commonplace purposes, press and grasp the ground shortcut key for 2 seconds once more till the sunshine on it turns off.

There are a large number of OSD choices reminiscent of: backlight, brightness, distinction, sharpness, gamma, colour temperature, hue, saturation, and so on. I believe it has the whole thing vital for enhancing your display settings.

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I discussed above that the out-of-the-box colors are slightly robust at the blues, however you’ll in reality repair this via converting 2 issues within the OSD settings. 1) Go to Picture>Backlight and scale back it from 100 to 0, and 2) cross to Color>Gamma and alter it from Off to 2.2.
I calibrated my pill with a ColorMunki Display and DisplayCal, and converting the ones two settings makes the display colors nearer to my calibrated display.

If you don’t like some adjustments you made within the settings, you’ll all the time go back the settings to default via going to Other>Reset, so don’t really feel afraid to clutter round with the OSD settings to seek out the proper colors for you.

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The IPS display has lovely excellent viewing angles, however excessive angles are restricted a slight bit via the feel which makes the colors appear a color darker from excessive angles in comparison to whilst you have a look at it from at once in entrance. This is a non-issue regardless that since you received’t be having a look at it from any excessive angles whilst drawing. Overall, the IPS display is superb.

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One factor that Huion advertises about this pill is its 120% sRGB colour gamut. I’ve noticed corporations put it up for sale 72% NTSC (kind of 100% sRGB) whilst failing to in reality ship that quantity, so I measured this whilst feeling skeptical. However, it seems that Huion was once fascinated about that quantity.

The above effects from my calibration measured that the pill has a quantity of 127% sRGB, with my calibration profile set to hide 99% sRGB as a result of I simplest calibrate to be used within the sRGB color area myself.

This is a brilliant end result as a result of because of this this pill is appropriate to be used with color correct paintings. A drawing observe with no first rate display is unnecessary individually, so the truth that the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 has a greater than moderate display (moderate being ~95% sRGB) is an excessively giant plus.

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Another factor that Huion advertises about this pill is that it has a completely laminated display. This implies that the display and the skin of the glass have much less of a visual hole, eliminating the parallax you usually see with glass panel drawing displays.

As you’ll see within the image above, the pen tip is somewhat with regards to the cursor, even if seen from the facet. Of path, it does now not do away with parallax totally, however the cursor is far nearer to the pen tip in comparison to many different drawing displays.


Tablet drivers

Please observe:
The newest June 21, 2018 Windows motive force (model 14.5.0) activates you to provide it permissions each and every unmarried time you go surfing for your laptop. This isn’t an excessively giant downside, however it’s somewhat a nuisance nevertheless (particularly taking into consideration the truth that earlier drivers didn’t do that).
Here are some answers to do away with that recommended: Huion Drivers – How to make it stop prompting you for permissions every time you log in on Windows 10!

The pill drivers are extraordinarily simple to put in. You don’t even want to have your pill plugged in to put in them! Just cross obtain the most recent model from huion.com and take away all different pill drivers you will have in your laptop sooner than putting in it.

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Once you’ve put in the motive force, the icon presentations up for your taskbar, and the motive force additionally creates a shortcut in your desktop so that you don’t have to head in search of it for your apps.

Although the installer doesn’t recommended you to restart your laptop after it finishes, I wholeheartedly suggesting restarting your laptop in any case to permit Windows to correctly replace the recordsdata vital for the motive force to run easily.

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In the motive force, you’ll configure your pill expresskeys, pen buttons, pen power curve, and paintings house.

There’s additionally an method to save other profiles manually the usage of the import and export buttons within the “About” phase.
Currently, the Huion drivers wouldn’t have a characteristic for mechanically switching profiles according to your recently open software, so you’ll simplest alternate your profiles manually when switching between systems.

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The Press Keys tab permits you to customise the purposes mapped for your expresskeys. As you’ll see above, the hotkeys menu has keyboard shortcuts, pen clicks, and a few “transfer” purposes to be had. The drop down menu for the keyboard shortcuts has each and every keyboard key that I will call to mind.
The simplest factor that I realize is lacking is the double click on serve as, however I assume it’s lovely simple to simply double faucet your pen as a substitute in order that can’t also be regarded as an issue. However, it could be a pleasing addition both manner.

One of the largest issues of this pill is that the contact bar is non-customizable. It has 3 preset purposes which can also be toggled the usage of the ground shortcut key, however you can’t create customized purposes for it.
This is disappointing for me as simply 4 shortcut buttons isn’t even with regards to sufficient buttons for me. With this pill, the shortcut buttons have been unnecessary for me and I opted to make use of my keyboard for all my shortcuts as a substitute.

It is necessary to notice that the ‘Enable Touch’ choice is relating to the touchbar, now not finger contact purposes. This pill does now not have finger contact features.

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The Digital Pen tab permits you to customise the pen buttons and the pen power curve. The pen buttons have an identical quantity of configuration because the expresskeys.

Usually it is very important uncheck the “Enable Windows Ink” method to save you Windows Ink from messing along with your drawing. That mentioned, some systems reminiscent of Photoshop generally don’t paintings if it isn’t became on, so play with that choice as you spot are compatible.

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The Work Area tab permits you to customise the observe your pill is mapped to, the pen calibration, and the orientation of your pen inputs.

To use this pill in left-handed mode, right-click in your desktop and choose ‘Display settings’, then scroll down and alter the Orientation to “panorama (flipped)’. Then cross into the Huion motive force and cross to the Work Area tab, and choose 180 levels beneath the Rotate settings.

As a observe for Windows 10 customers, the default scaling within the Windows Display Settings is about to 150%, so that you will have to cross and alter that to 100%. With Windows 8.1, the default was once 100%. I’m now not positive why Windows 10 defaults to 150%.

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The observe calibration for this pill is a 9-point calibration. I attempted the usage of it as soon as, however the default calibration is already in point of fact excellent with the fully-laminated show, so I didn’t in reality use the calibration device in this pill.


The drawing enjoy!

The drawing enjoy at the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 was once in point of fact delightful. There have been no problems with calibration as a result of the extraordinarily small quantity of parallax and the great default calibration. The textured display felt somewhat great to attract on, and the pen power was once great and predictable.

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I simplest actually take a look at my pills on Clip Studio Paint as a result of that’s all I exploit. You will have to touch Huion give a boost to at once if you wish to know if the pill is suitable with the drawing program you employ, however maximum main drawing systems will have to be suitable. Their buyer give a boost to may be very sort so there’s no want to be fearful of contacting them at once.

Looking on the sluggish diagonal line take a look at, you’ll in reality see a good bit of wobble within the strains. I might say that quantity of wobble is quite worse than I want to see, nevertheless it didn’t get in the best way of my drawing in any respect so I consider it’s appropriate.

I additionally did a couple of checks the usage of the pen tilt capability and it really works as anticipated. There may be pen path capability from studying which path the pen is tilted, and that works as anticipated as neatly.
Unfortunately, I shouldn’t have the ones options for my artwork so I can’t remark and evaluate them with different pills which provide the ones options, however they have been operating correctly so far as I may see.
One factor I would love from Huion is a pen tilt take a look at phase within the drivers. It could be helpful to have a take a look at within the drivers so you’ll in reality ascertain that the ones options are in reality operating.

The temperature at the pill stayed somewhat constantly cool regardless of drawing on it for hours on finish. The simplest phase that will get heat is the highest heart phase above the display the place it shouldn’t impact someone, even left-handed folks.

I realized that the pen calibration is slightly off at the edges of the display, however simplest very with regards to the perimeters. The calibration is totally positive in all places else.

I want Huion had integrated a drawing glove like they generally do for his or her different drawing displays since I do know I would wish it to forestall myself from fouling up the display in point of fact temporarily. I have already got some drawing gloves so I used the ones as a substitute, however together with a drawing glove for individuals who don’t have already got them would had been a pleasing addition.

There’s in point of fact not anything else I will say in regards to the drawing enjoy apart from, “it felt in point of fact excellent drawing on it!”


Conclusion

I like to recommend this pill to someone fascinated by it. It has an unbelievable display with nice colors and virtually no parallax, a comfy battery-free pen with pen tilt capability, and a narrow profile which makes it simple to take from one place of job to any other.

Other 13-inch Wacom choice pills in reality do come slightly less expensive at ~360 USD (together with a pill stand) in comparison to the Huion Kamvas Pro 13’s 400 USD worth. However, I consider the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 totally justifies its upper worth with its high quality and lines.

If you’re searching for a excellent drawing observe, I believe the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 is an excessively compelling choice.


Places to shop for the pill

Huion Store | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
People residing in different areas will have to test their areas Amazon or see if the Huion Store ships to them.

If you will have any questions in regards to the pill, be at liberty to invite me!

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