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Wacom One vs Huion Kamvas 13 Comparison

Wacom One and the Huion Kamvas 13 are very similar pen display tablets. both are fantastic devices for students and hobbyists in the market for a display tablet on a budget.

So, which is better for you? To help you make the choice, Pctechtest have compared the Wacom One vs Huion Kamvas 13 on both specs and value or money.

Which brand is better and why?

In the field of digital art and graphic design, two brands come up as contenders for the best tablet for artists.

Through the years, Wacom had been the main player in the field producing high-quality drawing tablets. Huion came in later and started off with cheap drawing tablet options for beginner artists.

As years went by, Wacom also came up with beginner-centered drawing tablets that were cheaper and rookie friendly.

Huion on the other hand also grew to make high-quality professional devices that matched up to the high-quality standard set by Wacom.

Design and Build Quality

The wacom one has a very minimalist look with just a screen at the front.

On the other hand, Huion Kamvas 13 has 8 shortcut buttons along with the screen at the front.

Both the tablets are made of plastic and have comparable built quality.

Screen Quality

Both the tablets come with a 13.3 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD display.

Wacom one has a TFT LCD panel with 72% NTSC / 99% sRGB color coverage .

Huion Kamvas 13 has an IPS LCD panel with 120% sRGB color gamut. It means that the Kamvas 13 has a wider color gamut.

A monitor with a wide color gamut can display more colors, making the image more vivid and immersive.

Screen Technology

Huion Kamvas 13 has a laminated screen, while the wacom one doesn’t.

The parallax is minimal thanks to the fully laminated screen, which reduces the gap between the pen tip and the display surface, resulting in a more accurate drawing experience.

In addition, Both the tablets use anti-glare matte films on their displays which helps reduce glare and reflections on the screen.

These films are textured which provides resistance to the stylus while drawing, giving you more control over your stylus.


Both of the pens are comfortable to hold and come with a very ergonomic design. Also, They have the same EMR technology for unlimited hours of ergonomic, battery free creativity.

The Wacom one Pen supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, 2,540 LPI resolution and tilt recognition.

The Huion PW 517 pen supports tilt response, 5,080 LPI resolution and up to 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Comparing the two styluses, the Huion stylus has a higher pressure levels and it will allow you to make finer differences in line thickness.

However, Unless you’re doing hyper-nuanced creative work, you likely might not note a lot of a distinction between having eight,192 pressure tiers and having a fragment of that quantity.

Shortcut Buttons

The Wacom One lacks any buttons on the tablet – there are only one on the pen itself. You can buy an optional remote, which adds 17 buttons, including a touch ring, but this is extra expense.

With eight shortcut buttons, the Kamvas 13 beats the wacom one hands down in this area. If you value using keyboard shortcuts, then this may be the deciding factor for you.

Tablet Stand

The wacom one has foldable legs that lift the tablet at an angle of 19°.

With Huion Kamvas 13, you have an adjustable plastic stand that allows you to create at your best angle.


Both Wacom One and the Huion Kamvas 13 works with Windows, Mac as well as certain Android and chromebook devices.

For Windows and Mac OS computers, you need to download the respective drivers of Wacom One and Huion Kamvas 13 from their official site.

For Android and Chromebook devices, you don’t need to download any driver. You can simply plug in the tablet and start using it.


Both wacom one and huion Kamvas 13 tablet come with a 3-in-1 cable.

The end that goes into the tablet is USB-C. The other ends requires 2 USB-A ports and one HDMI slot on your computer.

However, Huion Kamvas 13 also supports single USB-C cable connection. This method requires devices that support USB3.1 Gen1, DP1.2 and above standards.

The USB-C to USB-C cable can be purchased separately in their store. 3rd party USB-C cables are not supported because of the custom size of the slot.


Wacom one only providing a limited number of accessories, It has a built-in tablet stand, an all in one super-simple cloth loop and only 3 replacement nibs.

Huion is more generous with accessories, Kamvas 13 comes with a lot of accessories like drawing glove, tablet stand, pen holder and 10 replacement nibs.

Bonus Software

Wacom One is bundled with some free trials of photo editing softwaregraphic design software and art drawing software . such as wacom bamboo paper, 3 months of Clip Studio Paint Pro, 3 months of Magma Pro Plan, 3 months of Skillshare, 3 months of Affinity suite and 3 months of Bluescape.

Huion Kamvas 13 doesn’t come with so-called bonus software. Anyway, you can always opt for free art software like Medibang Paint Pro, Gimp, Mypaint and Krita.

For one time paid software, consider Sketchbook, Paint tool SAI, Artrage 6, or the Clip Studio Paint.


Huion Kamvas 13 pen display cost as little as $260, while wacom one 13 cost 400 dollars.

Surprisingly, the Huion Kamvas 13 is significantly cheaper than the Wacom one despite having better features.

Does the Wacom One and Huion Kamvas work without a computer?

The Wacom One needs a computer or at least an Android device to work. The same goes with the Huion Kamvas 13.


The Wacom One and Huion Kamvas 13 are solid entries into the budget drawing tablet market.

They both are great devices, have a very comparable stylus and overall have very similar drawing experience.

If you’re looking for a digital display that includes Wacom’s world-class input, look no further.

Despite lacking some features that would be nice to have, wacom one performs its core functions extremely well.

If you’re just starting out with digital art, you might want to consider a more budget-friendly option – Huion Kamvas 13.

You cannot go wrong with either of them. it all comes down to your budget and preferences.


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