Simplicity and affordability are key concepts of the Huion 680s review. This tablet has good size, works with the majority of the popular graphic software, is sensitive and mistake proof. It doesn’t have hotkeys or buttons but is compatible with various OS.
I’d recommend the Huion 680s as a travel option for digital artists and editors while it would also make a good device for beginners.
Getting the 680s to work took me a couple of minutes. Hooking up to a PC via the USB cable, going to the Huion website, downloading the Huion 680s driver, pressing on the driver icon on the PC desktop — that’s pretty much it. It didn’t require any update to work with Photoshop, Krita, and Gimp.
Having installed the Paint Tool SAI, I was pleased to be able to draw up to the limit of the tablet’s surface. The resolution is high (4,000 LPI), and the pen contact is strong with good sensitivity. The latter makes 2048 and is easy to get used to. Thin lines, thick strokes, and ornaments with the different thickness of the line are depicted accurately.
The pen of the Huion tablet 680s has two buttons that can be programmed in each software and work as the mouse left and right buttons on the PC desktop. I’ve found the buttons didn’t work within the Krita but functioned well in the Paint Tool SAI. The pen requires the AAA battery to work.
The read speed makes 200 PPS, and the operation is practically lagless. When editing the photos in Adobe Photoshop, I could manage the tiny spots and thin transition lines easily, due to the high response.
The Huion 680s tablet has 10.88 x 9.88 inches, with an active area of 8 x 6 inches. The bezels are quite wide, so it’s easy to hold the tablet or rest the hand on it while working. On the back, there are four small rubber feet that don’t let it slip on the smooth surface.
The drawing area is smooth and glossy but not slippery. It lets the pen slide freely and has active area marks. The Huion 680s pen has a medium size and two buttons that can be customized. The tablet weighs about 20oz and has good portability.
The tablet is a solid beginner option with a simple yet functional design and software. I’d recommend it for those users who don’t need the expensive look and value the quick setup. The Mac users will enjoy the compatibility and fast operation. The sensitivity of the stylus can be regulated easily to fit individual preferences. The tablet is compact, the pen isn’t heavy, and the pen holder provides a good grip for the pen. Still, I’d appreciate it if the pen had an eraser end or a specific toggle switch, and a longer USB cable (the supplied one is 5ft long).