Note: Please forgive me if this is irrelevant or the incorrect forum (my question is regarding hardware really so if I am in the wrong forum please tell me where I may post, kindly, since there is no “hardware” forum apparently).
I just purchased Huion KAMVAS GT-156HDV2 Drawing Tablet Pen Display 15.6"
I bought it because I ran tests on the IPad Pro 12.9" and Surface Book 2 at the various computer stores.
So after much deliberation I thought I ought to purchase something like a Cintiq. But instead of buying a Cintiq I decided to purchase the Huion (a cheaper but equivalent option) .
The problem is that , this is not what I had in mind.
- the Huion is not a “Tablet” Computer it is just an extended monitor with ability to take feedback from a pen. After watching countless hours of reviews and tutorials I did not gather it from the youtube videos that the Huion was merely a “monitor” and not a “tablet” computer. Although technically tablet is not in the title of the item listing on amazon all the reviews referred to it as a “tablet” and I eventually came to it after looking at some tablet computers (but did not notice the slight change in the title of the product).
- after realizing that the Huion needed a computer connected to it to work I connected it to my laptop and tested it. I tested it with two different computers drawing it was painfully slow . If I tried to sketch faster it would start drawing random straight lines or just stop drawing altogether. That was scary to watch because this is a 500$ tablet (brand new).
But I don’t like to return things so I am trying to sell this on craigslist. If I don’t get a buyer I will return it.
My post is perhaps about this :
Question: is it the computer I am connecting the device with that is causing the problem (I tried it with two different computers : the better computer is perhaps the Dell with Intel core i3 2.7 Ghz; 8 gb ram; windows 10).
Question: how did I miss this? is the cintiq also just a monitor or is it a dedicated machine? If it is a monitor then the computer it is connected to becomes a bottleneck, right? If they are going to make it a monitor why not make it an extensible monitor (meaning you can draw on the monitor while the actual computer’s screen can be used to do something else like regular computing, or browsing or in my case some technical processing). It is so easy to make the “monitor” extensible, but when connected to a computer the Huion takes up both screens so it reflects what I am drawing on the computer / laptop’s screen as well as on its own screen. That is such inexplicably incorrect design and so easy to fix (except I don’t know how to fix it and the manufacturer ought to know;).
Question : does someone know how to make it an extensible monitor ? meaning I plug the huion into my laptop and the laptop screen is extended to the Huion monitor instead of mirroring it?
Question : is there a Huion or more focused user forum ? I ask because I am not exactly a graphics designer perhaps, I was hoping to use the Huion for technical drawings and some animation work.
Question : Is this how the Cintiq Graphic Tablet also works ?
Thanks for your kind attention and response.