The Huion Giano WH1409 is a tablet by Huion aimed at artists who want a large drawing area to work on with the added bonus of lots of customization options.
Let's see if that's the case or if the Huion Giano WH1409 is just too good to be true.
Huion Giano WH1409 Specifications
|Minimum System Requirements||Windows XP or OS X 10.8.0|
|Size||20.5 x 11.1 in|
|Active Area||13.8 x 8.6 in|
|Express Keys||Yes, 12|
|Pen Reading Speed||230 rps|
The Huion Giano WH1409 came packaged with the tablet itself, USB cable, USB Wireless Receiver, rechargeable stylus, charging cable for the stylus, pen holder and tablet documentation.
Setting the tablet up was fairly easy but the drivers included with the tablet did not work. I had to download the latest drivers from Huion's site to be able to use the tablet. This is a fairly common problem for drawing tablets.
The first thing anyone would notice about this tablet is how huge it is. Coming in at 20.5 x 11.1 inches the size of the Huion Giano WH1409 is definitely attractive to someone like me who sometimes feels like he doesn't always have enough room to draw with.
I just hope that this tablet feels great when drawing and that this size isn't too good to be true!
I'm itching to see if this turns out to be true or not, so let's get on to the review.
The Huion Giano WH1409 comes with an extremely generous active area of 13.8 x 8.6 inches. This is large enough for most artists but may actually be a little too much for some. If you've owned another tablet before think about what size you're looking for before buying this tablet. You may be overbuying for space. That being said if you feel that you need something bigger than this then it's probably better to just invest in a tablet display. Not many other tablets get bigger than this.
The Huion Giano WH1409 also has some icons at the top-left of the tablet that display the pen battery, wireless status, charging status and battery life of the tablet.
The Huion Giano WH1409 comes with 12 programmable express keys that can be assigned certain commands through the Huion control panel. I think this is the perfect amount of express keys for most people and their placing into three groups of four makes it so you won't be accidentally pressing the wrong express keys. The express keys were easily set up and are a fantastic addition to the Huion Giano WH1409.
Another cool feature the Huion Giano WH1409 has is the fact that it is wireless compatible. Once the wireless receiver found on the back of the tablet is turned on the Huion Giano WH1409 is able to be unplugged for a good 40 hours.
This is great for people that want that extra mobility and usually isn't a feature you see in tablets in this price-range.
The stylus that came with the Huion Giano WH1409 was very much like other pens I have used by Huion.
The pen needs to be charged every week or so which can be a bit of a drag but it's better than having to charge it every day. My advice is to just plug the pen in after every use and you shouldn't have to worry about ever running out of battery.
The pen also came with two programmable buttons that can be programmed to execute certain commands upon being pressed.
The options for customization are a bit more limited than Wacom but I believe there are enough options to get the job done.
Lastly, the pen sensitivity on this stylus is fairly good and comparable with other Huion stylus'. There were only a few cases of lag and jitters but other than that the pen worked great.
I wouldn't say it's the best stylus I've ever used but it certainly gets the job done and I'd say it was a good fit for this tablet.
The Huion Giano WH1409 is a great tablet for the buyers that I believe Huion is marketing this to.
The large active area that the Huion Giano WH1409 has is huge and is definitely one of its selling points. However it may be more than some people need. Make sure you think about your needs and don't overspend. The 12 express keys included with the tablet really help streamline your work and are easy to program and use. The wireless connectivity is also a nice addition that's not usually seen in tablets of this kind.
The stylus that came with the Huion Giano WH1409 needs to be charged but has a battery life of 1-2 weeks. Like with most pens the stylus came with two programmable buttons that while not having as many options as Wacom give a decent amount of customization options to choose from. The pen also has great pen sensitivity and there were no major problems when drawing with it.
The Huion Giano WH1409 is a great tablet with no major flaws that may work for you if you want or need a larger-than-average drawing area and the large amount of customization that this tablet offers.
4.6 out of 5.0 – Fantastic