Review On Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 Pen Tablet Monitor
Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 a perfect solution for all your writing needs. With its latest and improved version you can write more efficiently and perform multitask. Its small and compact size makes its best fit for your laptop bags apart from this its amazing features make it worth of money.
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At ValueQ, we reviewed 2 drawing tablets from Huion, GT-133 and Huion H610 Pro and in this article we are going to talk about the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 tablet.
Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 is one of the newest medium sized digital tablet from Huion. In Fact, it is one of the first compact 13” inch drawing tablet from Huion as the previous models were easily 19”-22” big. While the small form factor makes it easy to carry the drawing monitor around in a normal size laptop bag, there are a lot more awesome features too which makes the GT-133 and undeniable deal.
Starting off with the sleek design, the tablet is really thin which makes it easy to use and carry. It has a sturdy build which screams quality. Also, the display is laminated and has good colors which is necessary for a drawing monitor. It comes with multiple programmable keys so you can always program a particular button to perform a specific function. On the tablet, there is only one single USB Type-C port for connection which is awesome. Kudos to Huion for following the latest USB Type-C standard.
Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 comes with a solid adjustable stand in the box which is neat. The pen which the tablet comes with is battery free so there is no hassle to charge the pen up before using it. There is a pen holder in the box which also houses 10 extra pen tips and a tip replacement mechanism. The drawing pen works really well and the pressure sensitivity is amazing which we will discuss late in the review. All the necessary stuff comes right in the package which means you don’t have to spend extra buck for cables or stuff.
Weight- 2.57KG (shipping weight)
Tablet Weight- 0.91KG
Active Area- 293.76 × 165.24mm
Screen Resolution- 1920x1080
Display Type- IPS LCD
Gamut- 120% SRGB
Video Interface- Type-C
Response Time- 25ms
Pen Type- Battery-less Pen
Pen Pressure- 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity
Reading Height- 10mm
OS Compatibility- MacOS 10.12 or above, Windows 7 or above
Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 comes in a wide black color box. On the front, there is an image of the drawing tablet itself along with branding and stuff. The box is made out of good quality material and the overall package weighs around 2.57KG. Removing the upper lid of the box reveals the tablet covered in a transparent sheet which gives a sense of quality.
Talking out the tablet and opening up the dividing lid reveals the accessories which comes with the tablet. Take a look at the list of accessories
Digital Pen PW507
Adjustable Tablet Stand
Pen Nibs x 10 (inside the holder)
Nib Clip (inside the holder)
“Thank You” Card
Quick Start Guide
All the stuff inside the box from cable to stand screams quality. Huion took extra efforts to design all accessories with high quality material. The drawing tablet come with a screen protector pre-installed which you need to remove before you start using the tablet. The stand which comes in the box is quite sturdy and has 7 position settings. It can be adjusted at 0, 14.5, 19.5, 22.5, 37, 41.5 and 45 degree for comfortable visual and drawing experience.
Also, the extra tips for the pen (10 to be specific) can be used when the one of the pen wears out. Kamvas Pro 13 comes with all the useful stuff right in the box so you don’t have to buy anything separately. Overall, the unboxing experience is pretty decent for the price.
Design and Build
Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 is no doubt a sleek and stylish drawing monitor. It has the perfect displays size and dimensions to be carried around easily in a regular laptop bag. The tablet is quite slim considering that it doesn’t comes with a stand built in, rather it has one in the box. To be exact, the dimensions of the GT-133 are 16.7 x 10.2 x 3.1 inches and the weight of the tablet is around 0.91KG.
Kamvas Pro 13 is made out of smooth plastic on the front, while the rear panel is metallic. The metal panel provides more durability to the tablet in case of accidental fall. There is only a single color option available. Talking about the front of the drawing tablet, it has a Full HD screen on the front along with six keys and 1 touch bar.
Out of the six keys, the top and the bottom one is Power and for OSD settings respectively. However, the other four are programmable which means you can assign them to perform a particular function. All the buttons are click and have nice tactile feedback to them. The touch bar isn’t actually programmable but has various mode like pen size, zoom in or out etc.
There is a single interface port which is Type-C use for the main connections. The rear panel has 2 rubber straps which provides extra grip when the tablet is placed on a slanted or slippery surface.
Having a screen on a drawing tablet really helps to draw better since you can actually see the place you are going to draw. This provides an experience like drawing on a notebook. Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 comes with a 13 inch IPS LCD display which look pretty great. The display is covered or laminated by a layer of Anti-Glare coating. The Anti-Glare lamination is very useful when drawing in an area with multiple light source as it reduces the reflection of the lights on the display thus boosting the visibility.
Talking about the resolution, the display on the Kamvas Pro 13 has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. While there are other big tablets with similar resolution too, the screen of the GT-133 is much sharper because of the compact display which means higher pixel density. Viewing angles are great, however, due to the coating the display appears dark when looked from some extreme angles. One thing to remember is that the display doesn’t support touch input.
According to Huion, the display on the Kamvas Pro 13 covers 120% sRGB color gamut which when tested turns out to be true. This means that the drawing tablet can be used for color accurate works. The color setting out of the box look good, although, if you are not happy with the settings you can always manually tweak the colors by going through the OSD options.
Huion Kamvas Pro 13 comes with plenty of useful features which makes drawing really fun. While some of the functions are really helpful, other are there to be used when felt necessary. While using the tablet, we never felt that any major or necessary feature was missing. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the drawing tablet.
Battery Free Pen
The Kamvas Pro 13 comes with a battery-less pen PW507. Since there is no battery, the pen doesn’t need recharging or battery replacement. What's really impressing is that the pen works really well and is on the same level as the other high quality battery powered drawing pens. There is a silicone sleeve on the pen which provides smooth grip.
Also, the tablet comes with a doughnut shaped pen holder PH05 which hold the pen in a vertical position.
There are 10 extra nibs in the pen stand along with a nib remover in the middle.
Highest Product Configuration
8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, 266PPS report rate, 5080 LPI handwriting resolution, 120% sRGB color gamut, 10mm sensor height, 178°full viewing angles, 25ms response time and 14g initial activation force are all the highest configurations in the industry. You can make all your creations come alive on the canvas like drawing on real paper.
Huion Kamvas Pro 13 comes with 6 Keys on the front out of them 4 are reprogrammable. With the desktop app you can configure the particular keys to perform the desired function when pressed
The drawing tablet comes with a high quality portable stand. The stand adopts portable integrated folding design and could be adjusted to 7 most intuitional and comfortable visual angels of 0, 14.5, 19.5, 22.5, 37, 41.5 and 45 degrees, satisfying most of your needs for working.
Huion Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 supports almost all the latest and old operating systems. It supports Windows 7 or above and Mac OS 10.12 or above. The connection interface on the Tablet is Type-C.
Setting up and Drawing Experience
HUION KAMVAS Pro 13 GT-133 Pen Tablet Monitor Digital Tablet has a 3-in-1 port to connect with laptop, and power. 2 for laptop, HDMI port and USB port, and the rest one is for power.
The power port is to connected with the adaptor. There is a little bulge on the port, which will help the connection tight.
After that turn on the tablet, then you’ll see the desktop of your laptop. The display quality is very good. We used DELL VOSTRO 14-5468 for our review
Without installing the driver, you can still draw on pressure sensitivity, although, it is different with the H610 PRO V2. The shortcut keys are only enabled when the driver is well-installed on your laptop.
With all the high value features, the drawing experience on the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 was really great. The anti-glare texture on the screen makes it easy to draw in artificial lighting conditions. Also, the pressure sensitivity of the pen can be felt immediately when the pen touched the surface. This helps on making the desired pressure strokes like on an actual paper.
It is easy to say that the drawing tablet is compatible with almost all the well-known drawing software like Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint etc. Although, if you still have any doubt regarding the software compatibility, you can contact the Huion customer support.
While drawing straight, very minor wobble in the lines can be seen but that’s pretty common and is nothing to worry about. The KAMVAS Pro 13 is the first pen display of Huion that supports ±60 degrees’ pen tilt sensing in particular software that also support tilt sensing function such as Photoshop. No matter which hand you're used to drawing with, it would imitate the brush tilting effect correctly and ensure the accuracy of each movement you make on the screen.
If you don’t like the color calibration on the screen, you can always calibrate the colors by going in the OSD settings. After using the tablet continuously for quite some time, the temperature remains in the normal limit thus making it easy to complete your drawing projects ASAP. It can be easily said that the Kamvas Pro 13 provides one of the best drawing experience in its segment.
Yeah, Kamvas Pro 13 GT-133 is one of the finest tablet you can find at under $400 price tag. There are so many great things about this drawing monitor like portable and compact design, anti-glare 13 inch display, battery-less pen, 8000+ level of pressure sensitivity, pen tilt functionality, programmable keys, and Type-C interface. *Phew* that’s a lot of good stuff right? But wait there are more awesome things too like negligible parallax, the adjustable tablet stand, pen stand with extra tips, and the ability to be used by either left-handed or right-handed function without any issue.
All these features combined makes the Kamvas Pro 13 one of the most compelling option for those who are looking for a high value for money drawing tablet.
If i start from its display then it is laminated which makes the screen smoother and easy to write. It has excellent display and contrast which is quiet soothing to eyes. It weighs marely 0.91 kg hence quite easy to handle and its size is perfect so that you can place it in your hands quite easily. The pen has no battery so need not worry about charging it and also the pen comes with 10extra pen tips and tip replacement mechanism.Tablet is provided with type C charger. So what are you waiting for. Reduce your books load and become smart. Stop carrying heavy bags while going to lectures.