Turcom Drawing Tablet

Last updated date: February 4, 2019

DWYM Score
5.7

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We looked at the top 1 Drawing Tablets and dug through the reviews from 3 of the most popular review sites including Graphics Tablet Guru, Art's Art Reviews, Best Graphics Tablet and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Drawing Tablet you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Turcom Turcom Drawing Tablet placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Drawing Tablet for a detailed review of all the top drawing tablets.

Expert Summarized Score
5.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.0
336 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The manufacturer says that it works with Corel Painter, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, ComicStudio, SAI, Infinite Stratos, 3D MAX, Autodesk MAYA, Pixologic ZBrushand, and sketchbook
- Graphics Tablet Guru
The biggest positive about this stylus is the pressure sensitivity of it. For this price range a pen with 2048 levels of pressure is really impressive.
- Art's Art Reviews
The tablet works well in the following software I was able to test: Paint Tool SAI, FireAlpaca, Corel Painter 13, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Adobe Illustrator CS6.
- Best Graphics Tablet
February 7, 2015 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The TS-6580 doesn’t have any hotkey buttons or soft express keys like the TS-6610, their more expensive model.
- Graphics Tablet Guru
The tablet is too slippery for the pen to work properly on and the pen itself has its problems such as being way too light and sometimes having malfunctions with the power indicator.
- Art's Art Reviews
The only problems I had with the tablet occurred during installation. As I stress in the video review, please ensure you install the TS-6580 drivers with patience and alertness.
- Best Graphics Tablet
February 7, 2015 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Give your artistic hand a powerful creative tool to draw with! The Turcom 8” x 5” Pro Graphic Drawing Capture Pen and Touch Sensitive Tablet Black is a drawing tablet that’s perfect for aspiring artists, amateur graphic designers or doodlers, and professional illustrators! It is an easy-to-use and affordable precision tool that can deliver high-quality output. It is also ideal for whiteboard demonstrations, document annotation, freehand illustration, and publishing software. This drawing tablet is designed to mimic the experience of sketching with a traditional pen and paper.An 8” by 5” drawing space allows you to cover varying sizes of illustrations, from large to small. WIth a resolution (LPI) of 4000, a report rate speed (RPS) of 200, and a pressure sensitivity level of 1024, furthermore, the screen is able to give you spectacular results. The wireless pen has a pressure sensitivity level of 2048, which is great for graphic artists and illustrators who desire to acquire precise cursor control in drawing accurately while reducing the chance of RSI or repetitive strain injuries. Suitable for vector, comic book, and manga drawing and illustrations that use flat coloring, the pen has a balanced weight and offers a seamless integration of technology with your own hands. It only requires a single AAA battery, which is included in the package. This drawing tool is manufactured with a sleek and ergonomic design that is neither too big nor too small—making it the perfect size for convenient drawing and ideal to fit in most desk drawers for safekeeping. The Turcom Graphic Drawing Tablet is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS Z 10.3.5 and above (including Snow Leopard). It’s also easy to install just by carefully following the instructions. Create great works of art without the need for expensive art materials with this high-tech drawing tablet.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Wacom Cintiq Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 6
2. HUION 1060 Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Wacom Intuous Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Huion KAMVAS Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Wacom Intuous Pro Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
6. HUION H610 PRO Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
7. GAOMON PD1560 Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
8. UGEE M708 Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 4
9. XP-Pen Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 6.5
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Turcom Drawing Tablet
Overall Score: 5.7
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Drawing Tablets

If you’re a fan of TV cartoons, anime shorts or feature-length animated films, you’re almost certainly watching art that was created on a digital tablet. Drawing tablets are quickly becoming a favorite tool for animators and graphic designers. FOX’s hit show, “Bob’s Burgers,” is animated entirely on drawing tablets, and more and more graphic design departments are turning to drawing tablets to save trees and share visual concepts with remote workers.

Drawing tablets digitize the process of drawing with a pencil and paper. You can sketch anything from architectural designs to new marketing logos to 30-minute cartoons on a drawing tablet. The tablet takes the place of a pad of paper, while a digital stylus captures your movements and places them on your computer screen.

So how do digital drawing tablets turn your stylus etchings into beautiful onscreen designs? It’s all thanks to electromagnetic induction technology. Horizontal and vertical wires beneath the tablet’s surface generate an electromagnetic signal, which transfers to the tablet’s stylus as you draw. The wires then flip into a receiving mode, reading the movements of your stylus and translating them to your computer’s graphic design program as you draw.

High-end models, like the Wacom Cintiq and the Huion KAMVAS, let you draw directly on their screens for a precise view of your own creation. Budget-friendly options, like the Huion 1060 Plus, transmit the movements of your stylus to your computer’s screen through compatible design software.

The electromagnetic induction technology also allows some tablets, like the Wacom Inuous, to power your stylus as you draw. Other models, such as the Huion 1060 Plus, rely on a USB cable to recharge your pen.

Your tablet can also sense changes in pressure from the stylus and adjust line widths and darkness accordingly. Wacom’s Cintiq Drawing Tablet and Huion’s KAMVAS have advanced sensitivity and detail options, which detect subtle nuances in pressure and stylus position for a drawing experience that closely mimics pen-to-paper techniques.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist who needs a tablet for work or a dedicated hobbyist who wants to bring a tech edge to your designs, you’re going to have to do some comparison shopping to find the best tablet for you. Check out our tips, advice and recommendations for the best tablets on the web.  

DYWM Fun Fact

Koalas are more than just adorable wildlife — they were also the spokesanimal for the world’s first home computer graphic tablet. The KoalaPad was created in 1983. It was originally designed as an affordable computer drawing tool for schools, and it came bundled with the KoalaPainter program. However, the device quickly became popular with home users, and it worked with Apple II, Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit computers.

KoalaPainter could hold two pictures in its memory (an impressive feat for an early ’80s program), allowing the user to compare images or copy and paste photos. It also featured an early version of today’s ubiquitous “Undo” command, called “Oops.”

The Drawing Tablet Buying Guide

  • The first question you’ll want to ask yourself before buying a tablet is: What are you going to use it for? Professional cartoonists and anyone who creates their own art from scratch will benefit from feature-rich models like the Wacom Cintiq. If you’re going to break out your tablet for hobby drawing or minor photo touch-ups, a choice like the HUION 1060 Plus is more appropriate. It’ll save you several hundred dollars on features you wouldn’t use anyway, and the tablet surface and stylus are just as reliable as pricier models.
  • As for the size tablet you’ll need for your work, most artists prefer larger tablets, like the Wacom Cintiq’s 13.3” screen. However, if you’re working on smaller projects or need a tablet that you can easily pack up and travel with, an option like Wacom’s Intuous has a compact 7.9 x 3.6-inch surface.
  • Virtually all drawing tablets on the market work on both Mac and PCs, but some of them function a little smoother on certain software programs. The Wacom Intuous comes with three creative software programs (Corel Painter Essentials 6, Corel Aftershot 3 and Clip Studio Paint Pro), but you’ll have to buy graphics software for most other options. The Wacom Cintiq is compatible with an array of programs, but reviewers noticed that it worked best when paired with the most recent versions available.
  • Every tablet comes with a stylus, but additional items can help you create your best work yet. The HUION 1060 Plus comes with a pen stand, a carrying bag and even a specially designed drawing glove to prevent sweat from damaging your tablet or marring your creations. The Huion KAMVAS comes with two digital pens and a pen stand, complete with eight spare nibs for mastering any type of digital art you set your mind to.