Huion Kamvas GT-191 · Tablet Review · Better Than The iPad Pro??

Huion Kamvas GT-191 · Tablet Review · Better Than The iPad Pro??


Alright guys, it’s finally time to follow
up on my unboxing of the Huion Kamvas GT-191. As I mentioned in that video, this tablet
was sent to me by the company to review, but obviously, all opinions in this video are
my own. So if you want a detailed look at how this
tablet is packaged, what you get with it, and the initial set-up check out that video
in the cards or linked in the description below this video. Since then, I’ve spent a bit of time getting
to know this tablet to be able to bring you a nice, well-rounded sum up as well as looking
into a few of the questions and comments you raised in the unboxing video. So let’s get to it! First off for a bit of spec; This is a wide-screen, full HD monitor display
tablet, so one that plugs into your computer to allow you to see and interact with your
work area. The screen is 19.5 inches, which gives you
a great, vast area to work on, and has a minimal, uncluttered, you might even say sleek, design. The Amazon listing for this tablet claims
a 3000:1 contrast ratio which should allow for a huge colour spectrum and vivid and accurate
colour. I was happy right away with how the colours
came out on this screen without any tweaking of settings. And the adjustable stand that comes with the
GT-191 ranges from angles of 20-80 degrees to give you a few different, comfortable drawing
options. In terms of pen pressure, the pen has over
8,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, so to put that into perspective, the brand new Surface
Pen for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has just over 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity. But bear in mind that that doesn’t necessarily
mean that one is better than another, other things come into play like tilt and lag, which
we’ll talk about throughout the video. So this tablet is compatible with Windows,
with Mac, I’ve been using it with my Macbook Pro with the latest version of Photoshop,
and it’s supposed to work well with all other major programmes. It is currently priced at just over £400
or $499 US which for a tablet of this size and this spec puts it price-wise in an actually
pretty affordable bracket. Now a couple of the comments on my first video
went somewhere along the lines of saying; ‘why buy a cheap copycat tablet, just stick
with the better and more reliable industry leaders like Wacom’, and if you have the budget
for a 1,000$ plus tablet then by all means do your research and see if that’s something
that would suit you, but if you are interested in knowing what you can get with a lot less
money elsewhere, that’s what we’re here to talk about today. I’m just dipping my toe into the world of
digital art, having previously used a non-display tablet (also a Huion, this one I bought myself
about a year ago after a recommendation from one of you guys) and more recently the iPad
Pro with Apple Pencil, so I see this GT-191 as a great middle ground with it’s own advantages
and disadvantages in comparison. From a beginners perspective, this is definitely
an easy tablet to get used to. Responsive, it definitely responds well to
different pen pressures, and having the screen to draw on makes it much like drawing on paper. Speaking of which, it comes with this protective
screen that doubles as a matte, paper-like surface, but I personally prefer the more
crisp and clear look of the screen without it. I initially had to do a bit of fiddling and
tweaking with the pen, uninstalling and re-installing of the driver, all of which took about fifteen
minutes, but I eventually calibrated the pen to work seamlessly and haven’t experienced
any weird jitter or glitches in pen tracking. The lag is minimal, and as someone that’s
used to the essentially lag-less Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, I honestly can’t see much
of a difference in that respect. Not enough for it to bother me anyway. Now speaking of Apple I do have the iPad Pro
also. I use the app ProCreate on there and have
found it very responsive, glitch-free, it does get quite warm but I’ve never had an
Apple product that doesn’t. All in all it’s a great digital drawing
experience. This is a great option for portability. I personally justified my investment in this
because my old iPad was broken and I regularly use my tablet for work regarding my shop,
social media and general organisation on the go. I have the smaller 9.7 inch iPad Pro, which
I got refurbished for £439 and then an additional £99 for the Apple pencil. So just to compare, that’s £140 more for
a tablet less than half the size that for me is pretty similar in performance level. I say pretty similar because, despite Huions
impressive levels of pen sensitivity, I do find the iPad easier to achieve smooth and
controlled gradations. Also with the iPad you can get the use of
pen tilt into play- but that honestly isn’t a feature I’ve gotten much use out of. The Apple Pencil has 12 hours of battery life
and charges quickly but rather awkwardly like this, while the Huion boasts 350 hours of
battery life. Is that even possible? I’ve become accustomed to the touch aspect
of the iPad, that ease and simplicity of use that it brings but I do love hooking the Huion
up to my computer, having two monitors, so much more space and just opening up all the
possibilities that are available to me on my computer that might not be possible on
an iPad. If you’re trying to decide between the two,
it really comes down to what you plan on using it for. I think the iPad is a great portable option
but for prolonged working hours in my studio, I’d much rather work on the Huion and I
don’t see enough of a difference in quality and usability between them to convince me
otherwise. And that sums it all up really. Is it the most polished, high-tech, cutting-edge
tablet out there? No. Does it do what most people would need from
a tablet and- more importantly- do it well? Absolutely. The final question I was asked on my previous
video was whether or not I’d be switching completely to digital art, or what I’d be
using the tablet for. First off, I don’t think I could ever give
up on traditional media, I will still definitely be producing more traditional art than digital. I just find the flexibility of digital art
so enticing, I had to give it a try here and there. In the past, I’ve used my tablets to test
colour schemes for pieces, lay down quick thumbnails, things that are easy to tweak
and move around before I commit to a final design on paper. I also used this particular tablet a lot when
it came to editing and adjusting the artwork in my zine before printing, because it allowed
me to get right into little details and work on the scans as I would with drawings on paper. I’m still very much getting the hang of
creating refined pieces of work in digital format but I’d love to get to know this
medium more and produce some finished pieces of work with it. Anyway, I think that’s enough for today,
hopefully I’ve answered all your questions. See you soon for the next video. Bye!

80 thoughts on “Huion Kamvas GT-191 · Tablet Review · Better Than The iPad Pro??

  1. Your videos are always so relaxing to watch and honestly, I'm a little tempted to try out the Huion despite having the iPad (that screen size is gorgeous)

    Out of topic though, regarding procreate, how do you regularly blend colours in procreate? I'm struggling to mix two colours like yellow and blue without overlapping one another (I like to mix colours).

  2. I currently have a surface pro 4(it's cracked, I cri) but it over heats really fast but I think that comes with getting it when it comes out(did I mention that I can't get anything for Mr birthday or Christmas for the next 3 years) but I want a larger screen. If I save up I might can get it

  3. has the storage space on the ipad ever been a problem? I need a new drawing device for university but if i were to buy a display i would need to get a computer too. its enticing to have an ipad which is essentially both devices in one but im worried it wont handle the load of being both an art device and a school device

  4. なんか使いやすいっすね💗I’ve had my wacom tablet for 7 years (since college) it works fine and all. But my problem is, it’s too bulky. So I’m contemplating on buying an ipadpro. But then I saw this video, Huion seems like a good brand (and price) thanks for the informative video💕ありがとうございます💖✨

  5. Wow, I am the 8th comment 😂 this is awesome!!!!!! Love you minnie

  6. I love Huion, I have a GT220 myself. They make better display tablets now though but I'm still happy with and swear-by my GT220! Nice review Minnie, I love watching reviews on other Huion models for interests sake 🙂

  7. Ive tried huion graphic tablet that looked something like this, after I connected it to my laptop, i couldn’t hear any music from the laptop. is this common? Or did I just get a bad tablet or Do i need to set something on the laptop?

  8. The main difference for me is that i dont have photoshop or and other program and they are really expensive so the IPad wouldnt really be a more expensive option 🤔

  9. Kind of odd I've never charged my apple pen like that. Did yours come with the adaptor where you can use it with a normal apple charger?

  10. The charge of huions are incredible I've only charged mine twice over the span of a year. And that wasnt even till it was dully charged.

  11. I really want a screen tablet but I worry because I always use too much pressure when drawing but when you showed the screen protector, it made me realize that there are those kinds of options. Thanks for the video. It was very informative and I love how nice your voice is.

  12. Ugh, I need this!! I have the same Huion Tablet pro. Great video 😀

  13. here for more tech reviews, minnie just saying

  14. You can hook your iPad pro up to your laptop and mirror your laptop screen on iPad pro with the astropad app.😊

  15. Hi, with the ipad and pencil, can you lean on the screen with your hand whilst using it? Thank you x

  16. Here is my Huion gt-220 and a quick drawing of you, oh and my beautiful dell 29inch in the bg ;-P imgur.com/a/jB9fb

  17. I got that other Huion tablet briefly featured at 2:37 last Christmas and I'm still very much a beginner, in a few years this looks like a good option! I did consider getting a tablet with a screen but the prices were far too expensive, this one is in a good price range and seems great!

  18. I lovee my ipad pro i make all my designs on it for t shirt designs

  19. I'd recommend the tablet for people who do most of their work at home and something like the ipad for people who are outside a LOT mainly cuz of it's multitasking ability

  20. Great video! I love how you did demonstrations as you were talking about the pen features for each device.

    I have a 13 inch iPad Pro that I got about a year ago. I use it for random doodles and hand lettering. Personally, I prefer it because it's small and I can doodle anywhere I want. Although the idea of having this new device is intriguing I always prefer to do my best art outside or laying on my couch.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

  21. I found out that the Apple Pencil does not need to charge that way. The package that it comes in provides an extra nib and and an adapter to connect the pencil and an iPad charger. My mind was blown when I found that the little rectangle thing was for that purpose. Just wanted to tell you and anyone scrolling through the comments that! Love your videos by the way 🙂

  22. the big Wacom 27qhd is really good as well

  23. been waiting for this yay

  24. I want a tablet but I need something I can use on the go. I read you can install programs like Coral on the Surface Pro (3 and 4) so I'm leaning towards that. This is nice to have at home though.

  25. Do you think you could possibly do a review and drawing of the iPad Pro and procreate?

  26. I wouldn’t mind seeing more reviews you have this really cool aesthetic that you can go anywhere with and I vibe with it

  27. Excellent review. I would love to try out the iPad pro since I’ve always been curious about digital art just to play around. Like you, I don’t think I’d ever leave traditional media behind but it’d be fun to try. I actually have a older Wacom tablet that was gifted to me years ago but I never really got around to use it properly, I think a touch screen would suit me much better.

  28. I was so waiting for this review…i have a wacom cintiq, but although its pricey its really amazing. I never tried huion but it seems like a very affordable option.. btw i filmed my first digital painting if you wanna check it out

  29. I'm not sure if this was mentioned in the video, but which tablets do people tend to use as beginners (and are somewhat in the affordable range)?

  30. Your video was very informative. Will you be doing anymore videos on how you paint in Photoshop? I am very interested in seeing that.

  31. Which MacBook Pro do you own?

  32. i am getting this for christmas❤️

  33. Why her voice so ASMR

  34. Great review. I stick mostly to traditional art mediums and dabble in digital art. I have been considering the ipad pro (or tablet) world for some time now and this was really helpful. I did not consider the Huion, but the price point and size of this tablet is definitely worth some more thought. Thank you.

  35. Nice review!💕This girl deserves more subscribers!

  36. everything is better than the ipad pro ..

  37. I hope I get this for Christmas!! 😀

  38. tilt lag and amount of pressure are comming to play? you have no idea what you are talking about

  39. I got my tablet for Christmas… Boxing Day at 4 am I had to go to the airport to go to Iceland. I only got 1 day to mess around and I haven’t even got a proper app to draw on ;-; aka I still need to install a thing I found like 2 hours ago. Now I have to wait a week to install the app and then I’ll have to get used to drawing digitally. Wish me luck cuz I have a long journey ahead of me xDD

  40. i feel like the ipad pro and screen tablets that hook up to a laptop are unfair to compare.

  41. do you have to have a laptop to use this tablet

  42. Hello, I love your videos and art ! your designs are wonderful and your voice and editing really relaxing ! I would love to see a video tutorial on how you use Photoshop for digital art. Thank you very much !Have a nice dayyy

  43. When extend the display so that i can draw on the tablet and watch a video on the laptop the mouse cursor keeps returning to the laptop screen when i try to draw the tablet. Do you know i can stop that from happening?

  44. I was looking at multiple review to get a solid opinion on this tablet and stumble on this vid. But dayummm your voice is freaking relaxing.

  45. But colors on the tablet look much less intence than on the laptop. Isn't it aproblem? E.g., you draw in normal colors, as you think, but they are too strong on the laptop at the end. Thank you!

  46. oooo nice music!

  47. Thank you the video. I have been watching a ton of YouTube reviews, and you are the first to really tackle the iPad Pro vs pen display question. FWIW, I’ve been researching Huion and Yiynova. My only thought for Yiynova is the touch capabilities … largely since I do like being to move the canvas around. Otherwise, I have wondered about a move from an iPad Pro to something larger myself. It sounds like even without touch such as is the case with Huion, the increased screen real estate is worth it for you. Which is a great reference point for me.

  48. Hi Minnie, are you still happy with your Huion? Cheers

  49. Hi! Just want to ask if you've experienced any lagging on your ipad pro & pencil? And if so, is it easily fixed/calibrated? I was testing it at an Apple store today and that's the first thing I've noticed. Thanks in advance! New subscriber here, love your channel and art! 🙂

  50. Great review of the Huion Kamvas GT-191. Thank you.

  51. Can you get Procreate (Drawing app) on this? Or is Procreate only for apple?

  52. I've had the Kanvas for 6 months now. I was very used to working with Wacom tablets and I am very used to the tilt option and how smooth they work. That being said, I think it took me a week of intensive use to get super used to the kanvas and I ended up loving it. It has changed my work flow a lot. I don't miss the tilt or I found ways to work around it. I highly recommend it for someone who needs a big display tablet for working but can't afford a Cintiq ( of course we all would buy ine if we could, they are better… but they are so out of my price range). One plus, is that they come with a stand (cintiqs make you buy it separately) and an extra pen.

  53. I know this might be really dumb to ask but why do you need a laptop for these drawing tablets what does it do?

  54. I’ve had the huion for a while and I love it, but I like the aspect of being able to take my digital art with me wherever, so I was thinking about getting the Wacom mobile studio pro 13 after selling my Huion got 191

  55. great review!!….are you single?

  56. Can you use the iPad pro with the huion kamvas gt-156?

  57. I've found that the main reason people would want a pen display over a tablet is because of workspace. The huion has a lot of space so composition is usually better on pieces with the pen display than the iPad pro. It's really nice to work on paintings and larger works on a pen display. But if you're into mobility and convenience by all means go for the tablet.

  58. Can't u use this tablet without connecting it to another laptop or computer?

  59. Hi sorry to bug you with this but I’m a first time buyer of this stuff, I’m use to the wacome touchscreen desktops at school. I’m just wonering do I need a desktop/laptop with photoshop for this to work? Or does it come with photoshop/can download it separately and I can just work on this tablet or save my stuff from it to an external drive?

  60. Would you recommend me this tablet (huion gt-191) for making webcomics??

  61. Can you mirror the ipad on the Huion?

  62. what is your laptop???

  63. Should i buy this or the Huion GT-221 Pro?

  64. May i know if this model or other xp pen/huion pen displays have multitouch feature ? something like using ipad where you cam rotate or zoom the canvas using 2 fingers.

  65. How do you solve the color issue on huion. It looks washed out. I also have the same problem. The color is washed out as compared to my macbook display

  66. I’m trying to decide which tablet would be best for me since I want to go to school for animation but I don’t want to break the bank mostly because I only work 1 day a week and I’m still in high school (senior year thank god lol)

  67. What kind of computer do you have?

  68. What Mac do you use?

  69. This was a pleasant review I really enjoyed your take on it and your voice is absolutely lovely on voiceover.

  70. How does it feel to just draw on the glass?

  71. This was a decision that I was trying to make for digital art and you have helped a lot. Your art is also very refreshing and beautiful ❤ thanx for sharing

  72. Hi Minnie, I want to buy with my brother some device for his daughter. Each solution has props and cons. Recently I found that iPad can be used as monitor “extension” thanks to Duet software. Did you try such solution? It could give possibility to work on desktop software version.

  73. Hello! I wanted to ask how you set up the tablet with your Macbook? Since it comes with the CD, did you use it or did you just download the drivers online?

    Thank you so much!

  74. 1st question: Did you not feel the need/necessity to buy a Monitor arm for your Huion. I did. Saves alot of Space and you can basically move it into any position. Even your lap.
    #2: If you like working on paper but want to integrate have you looked at the "Slate 2" or thr " Bamboo Slate"? I find them Amazing for making Storyboards and Comics/Manga.
    #3: which would you use for making an Anime aka doing Animation. (In like a Dragon Ball Super type of Drawing and Coloring)
    #4: Does the Apple Pro have anything special and free for Manga or Anime? Maybe a free sub to Adobe software (for example) or maybe something else….
    #5 doesn't the Intel Processor (i3,i5,i7) determine how well the Huion works? Especially the 1 to 1 ratio of making a mark at the exact same time the pen marks it.
    Thing is I have a Surface Pro which is i5 but Idk if Huion works with it but it's hooked to my year old iMac which is an i3.
    Should I trade up for an i7 or upgrade my Equipments processor?
    Sry for so many questions. I'm still getting use to all this. I write great stories and characters which I learned at College and Im Really good at drawing but my Kryptonite is coloring. (I find it boring) I'm hoping going digital will help with this tho.
    Hope to hear back from ya and mayne altleast answer 1 or 2 questions lol.
    Btw I asked about the Apple Pro cuz ive seen some amazing art done on it unlike the Surface Pro which i got cuz I thought they were even at art but atleast the Surface is still a computer.

  75. I want to buy this for making educational videos with OneNote do you think is good device for that sake?

  76. I have the GT190 and love it, yes Wacom has better features but as a beginner its awesome.

  77. I love you video and voice it is relaxing and your art is inspiring but I would like to know if this tablet need any extra attachment to connect it to the mac book pro 13 inch

  78. Great video! I have one question now that you've had this tablet for some time would you recommend it to someone who uses lightroom to edit photos? I am photographer and my MacBook doesn't have a big enough screen and I don't want to buy an iMac so something like this I think would work great for me but I just wanted to check if it would be great for lightroom. Thanks

  79. I’m getting my first drawing tablet tomorrow! It’s a Huion drawing tablet👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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