The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is large and in charge, offering plenty of room to draw and lots of features that professionals and experienced amateurs alike will greatly appreciate. Its screen is smooth and easy to draw on, perhaps lacking a little bite, but overall it’s an impressive venture into more high-end tablets from Huion - I just wish it had a better stand.
Great color support
Decent value for money
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Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): One-minute review
Huion makes some of the best drawing tablets, sitting comfortably between Wacom and XPPen as a mid-range manufacturer, and that's no small feat. Huion have made some of my personal favorite tablets, especially when factoring in value for money.
This vivid slate packs 1.07 billion display colors with 140% sRGB gamut thanks to the QLED technology, offering a fully laminated anti-glare etched glass surface. An integrated 20-degree stand gives a good enough tilt for comfortable drawing but is really lacking when it comes to flexibility. Alternatively, you can use its 100 x 100mm VESA mount.
It's certainly not lightweight – at 6.3kg this tablet is more likely to be a permanent fixture at your desk or in your studio than an on-the-go slate – but at this size, it’s somewhat to be expected.
The tablet comes with the 8,192 pressure-level Huion PW517 Pentech 3.0 stylus, which I’ve used before with the Huion Kamvas 13 (2.5K ) and got on really well with. For this review, Huion also sent me the Huion PW550S with Pentech 3.0+ — I tried both and found the latter can really make the tablet shine.
As a drawing surface, the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is wonderful, although perhaps lacks a little bite for those who prefer the true pen-to-paper experience.
It’s easy to set up and use, and the driver software is very user-friendly. However, I did have a few issues when using the surface with a MacBook Pro, where I couldn’t seem to extend my display, only mirror. For me, personally, that wasn’t the end of the world, but if you like having reference images or other windows open on your MacBook or iMac, you’ll need to make sure it’s running the latest macOS and has fully updated drivers, which seemed to fix the problem for me.
Much like my experience with the Huion Kamvas 13 (2.5K), I was pleasantly surprised by the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K). It’s a fantastic tablet if you’re verging on professionally pursuing art or want to take your hobby to new levels, especially thanks to the mini keydial that’s included. However, it is quite bulky, and the screen doesn’t offer the level of resistance I personally prefer.
For its price, it’s pretty comprehensive at $1,299 / £1,200 / AU$2,199, especially when compared to Wacom’s closest alternative, the Cintiq Pro 24”, which retails for $2,699.95 / £1,999 / $3,679.01.
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Price and availability
- List price: $1,299 / £1,200 / AU$2,199
Huion’s drawing tablets are comfortably middle-of-the-road in terms of pricing; XPPen tablets are the most budget-friendly (sometimes at the expense of build quality) and Wacom has the more premium, industry-standard options.
This particular model hasn’t quite got everything a full-blown professional will need when compared to Wacom’s top-of-the-line Cintiq Pro 27”, but for its price tag, it’s a pretty compelling offering. It could still do with being a little more affordable, given its bulk.
The PW550S comes at an extra cost of $59.99 / $62.99 / AU $99.99.
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Specs
|Dimensions||589.2 x 364 x 22.7mm|
|Active drawing area||527.04 x 296.46mm|
|Resolution||3,840 x 2,160(16:9) UHD|
|Screen type||IPS, Anti-glare etched glass, fully laminated|
|Color gamut||140% sRGB|
|Stylus||Battery-free, ±60° tilt suppor|
|Ports||HDMI, DP, USB-C, DC, USB-A 2.0 x 2, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Compatibility||Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, Android (USB 3.1, DP1.2 or later, Linux)|
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Design
- Absolutely massive
- Pretty heavy and not at all portable
- Comes with 18-button roller dial
The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is a beast of a drawing tablet at 589.2 x 364 x 22.7mm that feels best suited to stay firmly in one spot, not least because its colossal 6.3kg weight makes it a recipe for a pulled muscle. It’s all black, with its expansive 527.04 x 296.46mm active drawing space offering a thin bezel you can comfortably rest your arm on.
On the underside of the device are its 20-degree integrated stand and a VESA mount, offering a few options for your setup. For a screen this big, a stand may be essential. There were a few times I was really into my flow and nearly shunted the tablet onto the floor, but that’s likely more to do with my slightly chaotic creative process, as the inbuilt stand and the screen itself is pretty robust and doesn’t slip easily. For a tablet of this size, I’d have liked to see a more flexible stand, too; it’s only got one viewing angle, which is pretty limiting.
Along the rear and right-hand edges of the slate are its power controls and various ports. You’ll want to hook those up before you settle your drawing tablet in situ; the screen is a little too heavy to be lifting and leaning around when plugging it in.
Thankfully, setup is made a lot easier as Huion has not opted for the notoriously unruly octopus cable. This does, however, mean you end up with a lot more wires sitting around; the grass is always greener.
With the tablet comes the 18-button roller dial, which isn’t quite as luxe and professional-feeling as some of the Wacom alternatives. It’s got a quite plasticky feel to it and I would have liked it if the buttons were a little more obviously tactile. Still, they press with a satisfying ‘clack’, and the roller dial offers a good amount of resistance.
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Performance
- Gorgeous 4K screen
- Pleasant drawing experience
- Easy to use drivers
A display this massive isn’t for everyone, but it certainly comes with its perks. Drawing on the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) feels wonderful, providing ample room to rest your arm and plenty of real estate for detailed work. The 4K display reduces pixelation, especially when working with high-resolution files
The fully laminated, 3,840 x 2,160(16:9) UHD IPS screen with anti-glare etched glass, feels smooth and slick, offering a decent amount of resistance, though I personally prefer a little more. It offers 140% sRGB color gamut, too, making this a beautifully vivid display.
The drivers are super easy to install and use. I drew using Krita and Photoshop and found the tablet worked pretty flawlessly with no line jitter or driver issues. At release, it seemed a few reviewers struggled with this, but Huion has likely updated the drivers to reduce any issues by this point.
Lines are smooth and even, but there’s a loss of weight sometimes at the end of strokes. Once you get used to this, however, it’s easy to accomplish the intended effect. There’s no parallax, thanks to the laminated screen, and no noticeable input lag
Overall, the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) gives you pretty much everything you need; the only major omission is touch-screen capability on a screen this big. I do like that it comes with the 18-button keydial, but it would have been great to see even one or two shortcut keys on the tablet itself for really quick actions.
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Stylus
- 8,192 pressure levels
- Slick and lightweight design
- Comfortable in hand
I really like the included 14g battery-free PW517 stylus, which is the same one I used with the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5k). It’s black, very lightweight and ergonomic, and packs industry-standard specs – 8,192 pressure levels, 60-degree tilt.
There are two shortcut buttons on the stylus, which are well-designed and difficult to accidentally press, unlike some cheaper options. The nib is stable and not prone to scratching, and I especially enjoy the felt nibs that come included.
The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) also comes with a donut-shaped pen stand, which can be opened to store spare felt and regular nibs for the stylus.
While I really enjoy this stylus, I’d be remiss not to mention how much I prefer the lightweight 12.5g PW550S, which Huion sent me to test along with this tablet. Its design and in-hand experience is superior, although the shortcut buttons on this one are far too easily pressed, leading to a few accidental erasure incidents. Both offer 8,192 pressure levels and 60-degree tilt, but the PW550S is slimmer and more pencil-like with a 9.5mm diameter and slimmer nib. Its only drawback is the buttons are easier to accidentally press, especially given how slim the stylus is.
Both of the styluses I used with the Huion Kamvas 24 (4K) had their strengths, and it’ll be a matter of personal preference whether to upgrade to the PW550S. I certainly would, though.
Stylus (included): 4.5/5
Should I buy the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K)?
Buy it if...
You want a high-quality screen
With its UHD, 4K resolution, the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is a beautiful canvas on which to draw.
You’re on a budget but want it big
While it’s still pretty pricey, this graphics tablet is relatively affordable for its size.
You’re taking your art more seriously
It still doesn’t quite earn its Pro moniker, as with many non-Wacom ‘Pro’ products, but it’s toeing the line in a way amateurs ready to step it up a notch will appreciate.
Don't buy it if...
You need to move around a lot
If you are used to taking your tablet on the go, this isn’t the slate for you. At a whopping 6.3kg, this one is better staying put.
You want options for your viewing angles
While it does have an inbuilt 20-degree stand, that’s the only viewing angle you get with the tablet alone. Otherwise, you’ll need an arm or a stand that can attach to its VESA mount.
Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K): Report card
|Value||For its size and specs, the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is priced really well.||4 / 5|
|Design||While it's very robust and feels well-made, those 20-degree legs are hard to forgive, and it's just so very heavy||3.5 / 5|
|Performance||The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is an absolute pleasure to draw on. The lines are smooth and even, and the display is lovely.||4.5 / 5|
|Stylus||The included stylus is brilliant, and will suit most amateurs needs; only pros will need to upgrade.||4.5 / 5|
|Row 0 - Cell 0||Row 0 - Cell 1||Row 0 - Cell 2||Row 0 - Cell 3|
|Row 1 - Cell 0||Product name||Wacom Cintiq Pro 27||XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro|
|Dimensions||589.2 x 364 x 22.7mm||379 x 638 x 31mm (100 x 100mm stand)||43 x 280 x 12.6mm|
|Active drawing area||527.04 x 296.46mm||335 x 596mm||355 x 193.5mm|
|Resolution||3,840 x 2,160p (16:9) UHD||3,840 x 2,160p (16:9) UHD||1,920 x 1,080p HD|
|Screen type||IPS, Anti-glare etched glass, fully laminated||Edge-to-edge tempered glass with AG etching and optional touch technology||Fully laminated|
|Color gamut||140% sRGB||98% DCI-P3, 99% Adobe RGB||88% NTSC, 120% sRGB|
|Stylus||Battery-free, ±60° tilt support||Battery-free, ±60° tilt support||Battery-free, ±60° tilt support|
|Ports||HDMI, DP, USB-C, DC, USB-A 2.0 x 2, 3.5mm headphone jack||USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-A||HDMI/USB|
|Compatibility||Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, Android (USB 3.1, DP1.2 or later, Linux)||Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.15 or later||Windows 10/8/7, MacOS X version 10.10 or later|
Wacom Cintiq Pro 27
Our top premium pick for a larger graphics tablet would have to be the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27. It’s huge, packs some fantastic specs, and has a vastly superior stand.
Read our full Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 review.
XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro
On the more affordable end of the spectrum is the XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro. While this particular model is smaller, the range offers much larger screens. The build quality isn’t quite as good, but it’s great for its price.
Read our full XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro review.
How I tested the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K)
- I tested the Huion Kamvas Pro for two weeks
- I used it to work on a few projects, including font and illustration
- I used Photoshop and Krita
I used the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) for a couple of weeks while I worked on a few different projects, from illustration to graphic design.
I installed its drivers on both a Windows and MacOS device to stress test for issues like line jitter, comparing the results to my go-to Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5k), as well as previously reviewed devices like the XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro and the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27.
As well as working on my projects, I also completed line and tilt tests, checking for line weight, parallax and input lag. I've been drawing for many years, and for the past 3 focusing on digital art specifically.
- First reviewed June2023
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