While pen tablets are a terrific add-on for any PC or Mac if you want to enjoy digital content creation, a pen display tablet is even better, especially one that can deliver crisp details and vibrant colors. For that, you might want to check out the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K). This pen display is an upgraded version of the Kamvas Pro 13, with a QLED screen that supports 2.5K resolution and 145% sRGB color gamut. It also has a full-laminated screen, a battery-free pen with tilt support, and a sleek and portable design. I have been using it for a few weeks and here are my thoughts.
Design and Features
The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) is a sleek and sturdy pen display that weighs only 910g and measures only 11mm in thickness. It has a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2580×1600 pixels with 226 PPI, which is higher than most pen displays on the market. The screen is also full-laminated, which means there is no gap between the glass and the LCD panel, reducing parallax and glare. The screen also has an anti-glare coating that protects your eyes from harmful light.
The pen display has a one-piece aluminum back case with a shiny machined edge and a deep grey color. It has four customizable express keys and a touch bar on the left side, which can be used to adjust the brush size, zoom in or out, or perform other functions. The build quality is very good with some nice heft to the body that helps differentiate it from the competition.
On the left side, there are two USB-C ports for power and data transmission and a power button. The pen display supports both USB-C to USB-C connection and USB-C to HDMI connection, which makes it compatible with various devices such as laptops, PCs, Macs, or Android phones.
The pen display comes with a battery-free digital pen PW517, which supports 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity and ±60° tilt recognition. The pen has a silicone grip that is anti-slip and sweat-proof, and two buttons that can be programmed as an eraser or right-click. The pen also has a flexible nib that improves the accuracy of line input with different levels of pressure.
The pen display also comes with a foldable stand ST200, which can be adjusted to six different angles from 20° to 80°. The stand has rubber pads on the bottom to prevent slipping and scratching. The stand also has a slot for storing the pen when not in use.
The pen display also comes with a USB-C cable, an HDMI cable, an AC adapter, a power cord, a quick start guide, and a warranty card. You can also download the Huion driver from the official website to adjust the settings of the pen display, such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, calibration, express keys, etc.
I’ve used another pen display tablet before, and the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) is much better. The display is crisp and bright, thanks to the IPS display panel and the 2580×1600 resolution. That means you’ll be able to see more detail in all your work and also work more accurately.
The full-laminated screen also enhances the drawing experience by reducing parallax and glare. The cursor on the screen follows the nib closely without any offset or lag. The anti-glare coating also provides a smooth and paper-like drawing surface that feels natural and comfortable.
The battery-free pen PW517 also performs well. The pen can capture every stroke with precision and nuance. The pen also has a good weight balance and grip that makes it easy to hold and control. The pen has a fat grip which makes it really comfortable to hold.
The pen display also has a stable and reliable connection with various devices via USB-C or HDMI cables. I did not experience any compatibility issues or signal interference while using it with my laptop or phone.
I tested the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) with one of my favorite PC drawing apps, Krita. It works flawlessly here as well. Thanks to the display, my strokes were much more accurate. Not only that, the shortcut keys were already mapped for it and I can use them for increasing and decreasing brush size as well as using it to zoom in and out of the workspace.
The only negative is the fact that the stand isn’t built into the tablet itself. Instead, it’s a separate unit you need to use if you want to prop the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) at different angles. It’s not a deal breaker, but it takes up space when not in use.
The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) is an excellent pen display that can deliver crisp details and vibrant colors for drawing. It has a QLED screen that supports 2.5K resolution. The battery-free pen with tilt support is a huge plus so you’ll never have to worry about charging your pen. The Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) is sleek and portable and the customizable express keys keep your workflow productive. Overall, a really great pen display tablet that gives most other pen display tablets a run for their money.