Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Bamboo review

Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Bamboo - Battle of Drawing Tablets

Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Bamboo

Huion 1060 Plus - First and Second Step to the Professional Drawing

Huion 1060 PlusTrying this tablet that costs 80% price of the analogs, I’ve been anticipating troubles with sensitivity and compatibility. Yet, there were none! This tablet has a nice smooth surface that is bigger than the previous models had, the response to the slightest pen pressure is immediate and a high-quality one. What is really convenient about this graphics tablet, I’ve installed the drivers within seconds. I worked with different programs starting with Photoshop and ending with Modo, and it worked without issues. What I noted, is that the PC does not “see” the pen once it gets into the sleeping mode. Unplugging and plugging the pen solves the problem but causes the interruption in the work, as the pressure parameters need resetting.

Huion 1060 Plus PROS:
  • Good compatibility (Windows, Mac, partly Linux).
  • Smart and solid design.
  • Many additional accessories (nibs for the pen, a travel pouch, etc.)
  • Low price for solid performance.
Huion 1060 Plus CONS:
  • Feeble USB connection port.

Draw Everywhere with Wacom Bamboo

Wacom BambooThe first thing to note about this graphics tablet is its size. Being as small and lightweight as a notepad it allowed carrying it everywhere and using for drawing while traveling, making notes in both writing and graphs, editing photos, etc. I’ve had some problems with the eraser function - in the touch mode, it tends to slip off. However, other multi-touch features made me look deeper into the tablet possibilities. I found it useful for my comic painting hobby to scroll or zoom with my two fingers, swapping images, etc. However, the writing experience wasn’t so pleasant. It took time to get used to the small cursor and the feeling of the plastic surface against the pen tip. The PC functions (like dragging the objects, changing the names, etc.) take time to perform, because of the very sensitive pen (which is perfect for filling small areas with paint while drawing).

Wacom Bamboo PROS:
  • I can use the pen as a mouse, too.
  • Nice ergonomic pen fit for drawing and writing.
  • Paper-like rough surface.
  • Easily set buttons.
Wacom Bamboo CONS:
  • Too small for professional work.
  • Requires dealing with settings for ensuring perfect work.
  • Not fit for some programs (i.e. Corel Essentials 4).

Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Bamboo — drawing the comparison chart

In comparison to Wacom, the Huion 1060 Plus has more developed design, easy setup, and far more attractive price. Meanwhile, the Wacom Bamboo, in the non-professional (beginner) comparison, is better for drawing / design hobby occupations and performing routine tasks like making notes and pictures during lectures.

Let’s compare the negative features of the Huion versus the ones of Wacom. Huion 1060 Plus has issues while trying to upgrade the default drivers. To compare, Wacom Bamboo is good for working with the laptop, yet performing operations with the files and objects requires practice - just as with getting used to the hovering pen point on the tablet surface.

Huion 1060 Plus or Wacom Bamboo? Choosing the handiest drawing tablet, I paid attention to the size, software compatibility, responsiveness of the drawing surface. To select the most fitting tablet between Wacom Bamboo vs Huion 1060 Plus, it is best to consider the final goal. Wacom Bamboo is very convenient for regular notes and hobby drawing / painting / restoring, while Huion 1060 Plus is the dream of the beginner artist needing functionality and large drawing area.

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Comparison chart

Huion 1060 Plus
Wacom Bamboo

Common

Model

1060 Plus
Bamboo

Brand

Huion
Wacom

Rating on Amazon

4.2
3.9

Reviews on Amazon

355
235

Active Surface

Active area, inches

10 x 6.25
5.8 x 3.6

Pressure sensitivity

2048
1024

Resolution, lpi

5080
2540

Multitouch

Read speed, pps

233
133

Software compatibility

MacOS

10.8.0 or later
10.5 or higher

Windows

7,8,8.1,10
7, Vista SP2, XP SP3

Stylus

Stylus with power

Stylus type

pen like
pen like

Ergonomics

left and right handed use
left and right handed use

Screen

Hooked to monitor

Built in screen

Buttons

Buttons

12
has not

Programmable ExpressKeys

Features

Number of USB ports

1
1

Connectivity

USB
USB

Key Information

Technology

electromagnetic digitizer
electromagnetic digitizer

Colour

black
black

Battery

Battery life

has not

Battery type

Lithium ion
has not

Coming with

Pen Holder

USB cable for the tablet

Wool Liner Bag

Anti-fouling Glove

Cleaning kits

Pen Charging Cable

Dimensions

Size

14.2 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
8.3 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches

Weigth

3.2 pounds
0.53 pounds