Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Intuos5 review

Trying Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Intuos5

Huion 1060 Plus vs Wacom Intuos5

Staying Modern with Huion 1060 Plus

Huion 1060 PlusSetting up this multifunctional large graphics took me 10 minutes - getting the drivers from the website and tuning the tablet to my personal preference. And all that just upon the new upgrade of Windows 10 that was installed on my laptop! I’ve been a bit disappointed about the buttons as they turned out not so useful (working in Krita, Corel Draw, DraftSight, I never used a single one of them). Besides, I tried setting them to the left-hand mode and found out there was actually no difference from the right-handed positioning. However, my overall impression of these “helpers” changed, as I managed to customize them well to 3D Sculpting prog that I work often in. I’d say, this tablet overmatches its price several times.

Huion 1060 Plus PROS:
  • I appreciated a large active area for drawing.
  • The fully charged pen lasted 6 days of the constant use.
  • The comprehensible design and professional set of functions are great for beginner artists.
  • Responsive and client-friendly customer support.
Huion 1060 Plus CONS:
  • Pen is charged via the cable (no magnetic charging).
  • I lost connectivity several times due to poor contact through the USB cable.

Drawing Natural with Wacom Intuos5

Wacom Intuos5The most noticeable upgrade in this tablet in comparison to the older versions of Wacom graphics tablets is the Multi-touch. I have to zoom in and out photos with my fingers. This saves time and is handy for working out a mass of photos or pictures. The more developed programmable buttons made my day when I switched to my favorite Manga painting apps. After assigning each of 8 buttons with specific functions (like eraser, finger tool, etc.) I did not have a chance to confuse any since the tablet provides a popping out functionality map each time I hover the fingers lightly on the keys. Another great feature is a paper-like soft ribbed surface, which feels very natural and leaves no smudges upon drawing. However, I had to reinstall the drivers more than twice within two weeks of use, which is frustrating, especially since I was in the middle of one of my projects in 3D design.

Wacom Intuos5 PROS:
  • The optional Multi-touch enhancement can be switched on or off.
  • The great performance of tiniest drawing strokes due to the enhanced sensitivity.
  • The portable model for outdoor activities.
Wacom Intuos5 CONS:
  • Limited active area (within the range of white crosses).
  • Limited functionality in the newer versions of programs like Aperture (the software flaw).

Wacom Intuos5 or Huion 1060 Plus — compare the features

Going with the Huion 1060 Plus, I enjoyed the immediate screen-to-pen response due to higher read speed (233 versus 200 of the Wacom Intuos5). However, making the comparison chart of the two, I noticed that Wacom Intuos5 has more functions and is performed of the softer materials, which makes up for the better durability of the tablet.

The minuses must be considered while selecting Huion 1060 Plus or Wacom Intuos5. The former’s USB cable seems quite feeble and might fail quickly due to several plug-unplug actions caused by the poor connectivity. With Wacom Intuos5, it is the rigidity of the cable that makes it inconvenient to use.

Making the final choice between Wacom Intuos5 vs Huion 1060 Plus, I’d consider the great software enhancement by Huion allowing to operate with any modern OS including Linux. WIth Wacom, the wireless connection to the laptop enables the free motion of the hand and provides comfort while drawing.

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Comparison chart

Huion 1060 Plus
Wacom Intuos5

Common

Model

1060 Plus
Intuos5

Brand

Huion
Wacom

Rating on Amazon

4.2
4.4

Reviews on Amazon

355
668

Active Surface

Active area, inches

10 x 6.25
8.8 x 5.5

Pressure sensitivity

2048
2048

Resolution, lpi

5080
5080

Multitouch

Read speed, pps

233
200

Software compatibility

MacOS

10.8.0 or later
10.5.8

Windows

7,8,8.1,10
7 ,Vista,XP

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
8

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
15 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches

Weigth

3.2 pounds
2.18 pounds