The Ugee HK1560 is a graphics tablet display by Ugee that aims to give tablet users a Wacom-quality tablet display at a lower price.
Let's find out if that's really the case or if Ugee cut a few too many corners with this model.
Ugee HK1560 Specifications
|Minimum System Requirements||Windows XP or OS X|
|Size||21.2 x 12.4 in|
|Active Area||11.9 x 7.6 in|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080p|
|Pen Reading Speed||220 rps|
The Ugee HK1560 came packaged with the graphics tablet display itself, rechargeable stylus, pen charging, USB, HDMI and power cables, pen holder, artist's glove, screen protector, tablet drivers and tablet documentation.
Installing the tablet drivers was fairly easy and straightforward but if issues are encountered they can usually be solved by downloading the drivers straight from Ugee's site. You should also remove any old tablet drivers you may have on your computer before installing any new drivers.
Since there were no problems encountered during setup we can get on to the review.
The Ugee HK1560 came with a sharp image resolution of 1920 x 1080p so you'll be able to clearly see what you're drawing. The display had a great color variety which allowed it to match the exact colors being used by your computer.
The colors were also vibrant and bright which helped easily differentiate two colors that on a duller display may look the same. As for the screen itself it was very durable and even after a week or so of testing there were no noticeable scratches on the display.
The stand that came included with the Ugee HK1560 was very easy to set up and proved to be a great part of this display model. It was adjusted very easily so I was able to get this tablet display to just the right angle for my personal preference. The stand also had a solid grip at the bottom that prevented the stand from moving when drawing. This saved me a lot of headaches as there is nothing more annoying than having your tablet wobble around on you while you draw.
Unfortunately, Ugee has decided to exclude any express keys or scroll wheels from the Ugee HK1560. This means that seasoned tablet users who are used to the convenience of express keys may find that this tablet display will take a little getting used to. This tablet display is noticeably lower-priced than many other tablet displays in the same price range so this may have been a cost-cutting measure. While the display for the Ugee HK1560 has been fantastic so far, you'll have to decide for yourself if the lack of express keys is really worth it.
The stylus that came with the Ugee HK1560 came with 2048 levels of pressure for a good variety of line weights. The pen has a great sensitivity and there were no major issues with lag or jitters encountered. This is a very good stylus at least when it comes to sensitivity and responsiveness.
Due to the smooth surface of the tablet display, drawing with the stylus on the Ugee HK1560 felt great. Usually I would recommend an artist's glove when getting a tablet display as there is a tendency for hands to "catch" on the tablet surface when drawing. However with the Ugee HK1560 my hand easily glided across the surface when sketching making getting an artist's glove unnecessary. There is an artist's glove included with the tablet display though, so it's there if you need it!
Something noticed by me and mentioned in some other reviews of the Ugee HK1560 is that the stylus only comes with standard nibs. This is in direct contrast to companies like Wacom who like to include standard nibs with some special nibs that create different textures when used. I find this to be a bit of a nitpick as the pen itself works fine with just standard nibs but I thought it was worth mentioning in this review. If you think this is a non-issue then this tablet display may be the one you were looking for.
The Ugee HK1560 is a very good graphics tablet display with only a few minor things to gripe about. The tablet display had a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080p for a crystal clear picture when drawing. Unfortunately there were no express keys included on the Ugee HK1560. This may be an issue for some tablet users. The display for the Ugee HK1560 was fantastic with vibrant and bright colors and a varied color spectrum. The stand for the tablet display was also good and allowed the user to adjust the tablet to their preferred angle while also providing a sturdy grip to the tablet.
The stylus that came with the Ugee HK1560 came with 2048 levels of pressure for a good variety of line weights. Due to the smooth surface of the tablet display drawing with this pen felt very smooth and comfortable. There were only standard nibs included with the stylus but this is more of a nitpick rather than an actual issue.
The Ugee HK1560 is a fantastic choice for artists who don't mind the exclusion of express keys on their graphics tablet display.
4.1 out of 5.0 - Fantastic