Product Comparison: XP-PEN Artist12 vs XP-PEN Artist13.3 v2

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General Specifications
Artist13.3 v2
About the Product
A super-portable screen with an 11.6 Inch display area, conveniently placed on your tabletop or anywhere as you like to simplify your work space. The Artist 12 features 6 handy shortcut keys with a slim touch pad. Each shortcut key can be customized as needed to fit you preferred tool while your touch bar can be programmed to zoom in and out on your canvas, scroll up and down, and more. These customization options allow you to optimize your workflow , to create your ideas faster and more efficiently.
It is ideal for drawing, Photography, Animation, Architecture Design, Fashion design and more. You are sure to enjoy creating directly on this high-definition display with XP-Pen's pressure-sensitive pen. Capable of reaching 8192-levels of pressure sensitivity,providing you with precise accuracy to draw and paint naturally with smooth, enhanced, performance.
Key Specs
Screen Size
11.6 in.
13.3 in.
Active Area Size
10.08 x 5.67
11.54 x 6.5
Pressure levels
Stylus Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
XP-PEN Artist12 11.6" Graphics Drawing Tablet Monitor Pen Display
  • The screen is large and with an increased display resolution. Combined with the new stylus, this offers significantly better accuracy and improved pressure response.
  • For me, the screen is just the right size, as it is big enough for me to clearly see what I am doing, yet small enough to not be overwhelming.
  • After using this tablet for a whole month, I must say it is amazing, the pen pressure is brilliant & the tablet works great!
  • It the small screen is quite troublesome. I think a bigger screen is more useful if using Photoshop or similar software.
  • It is not like working on paper. It actually feels like drawing on a laptop screen.
XP-PEN Artist13.3 v2 13.3 inch Drawing Tablet IPS Interactive Pen Display
  • This tablet screen is half the price of Wacom's nearest competitor (the Cintiq 13HD), is a larger screen but appears to offer the same functionality.
  • The screen itself is actually quite large, was surprised by that at first after the Intuos Pro Medium, so you get a huge drawing area.
  • Nice quick responsive lines, pressure working fine.
  • Great pen pressure (8192 levels!) - my graphics look really slick and even better than my usual handwriting on pen and paper.
  • There is a big chunk of dead area on the left side of the tablet. The cursor jumps from one side of that area to another side when you move.
Size & Weight
4.19 lbs.
6.26 lbs.
8.62 in.
9.84 in.
14.33 in.
15.35 in.
0.45 in.
0.55 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
XP-PEN Artist12 11.6" Graphics Drawing Tablet Monitor Pen Display
  • The size is nice, very portable and lightweight, it's certainly not the toughest of tablets, however, despite it's slim design, I don't feel like it will break.
  • It's light compared to most tablets of its size, and easy to set up.
  • Great design tablet looks and feel very good nice size.
  • The pen is nicely weighted, has a solid feel to it and I like the hexagonal shape. The pen also comes in a really nice quality tube with lots of spare nibs.
  • Heavy enough when compared with analogues, it will not be easy to take with you when traveling.
XP-PEN Artist13.3 v2 13.3 inch Drawing Tablet IPS Interactive Pen Display
  • I like more this tablet because it's small but for me is the perfect size.
  • It's a great size and weight. I put it right in my backpack with my laptop.
  • The size and screen quality allows the tablet to be future proof, it works with the programs I have been using so far.
  • Very good product and the size is perfect. It's very light, portable. And easy to set up to a computer.
  • This is a heavy tablet that will definitely add a couple of kilograms to your backpack.
Display Parameters
Display Technology
Display Resolution
5080 LPI
5080 LPI
Displayable Сolors
16.7 million
16.7 million
Aspect Ratio
What customers say about "Display Parameters"
XP-PEN Artist12 11.6" Graphics Drawing Tablet Monitor Pen Display
  • I've not had any hardware problems, or software problems in that time, and the screen is still displaying an image perfectly.
  • The Screen itself is very nice to work on, allowing the pen to smoothly glide over the glass. The accuracy and reaction times are spot on, and I feel like I have complete control over the drawing.
  • The resolution on the screen could be better, as it does lack slightly compared to my PC/laptop.
  • The resolution is great at the size it is although they feel like it could do with being a little higher, but that'd bring the price up which would make this tablet really hard to love.
  • In some applications, I noticed that the colors are not transmitted in the right way, very dark and ugly.
XP-PEN Artist13.3 v2 13.3 inch Drawing Tablet IPS Interactive Pen Display
  • It looks as good as my Macbook display so there's no problems between switching looking at both of the screens after a few hours of use.
  • The display looks great, it's the same size and resolution as a quality laptop screen.
  • The screen resolution is great and I spent a while calibrating the screen to match my regular pc - all the settings were fairly easy to figure out.
  • Colors come out very accurate to my computer screen, but then again my computer and this tablet share the same resolution.
  • The screen looks and feels amazing, but scratches way to easily, I read another review that says this but didn't think it would be necessary if I was careful.
6 customizable ExpressKeys, Brightness up, Brightness down, Touch bar
6 customizable ExpressKeys, Brightness up, Brightness down
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8/7, Mac OS X v10.12 / v10.11 / v10.10
Windows 10/8/7, Mac OS X v10.12 / v10.11 / v10.10
Stand Adjustability
Pen Stand
Power Source
Accesories Included
P06 Passive Pen, Pen Holder, 8x Replacement Nibs, HDMI to Mac adapter cable, USB cable, Drawing Glove
Passive Pen, Pen Holder, 8x Replacement Nibs, USB cable, Anti-fouling drawing glove, Adapter, HDMI to Mac adapter cable
Right or left-handed use, Multi-function Pen Holder, Anti-reflective coating, 72% NTSC, 178° Viewing Angle
178° Viewing Angle, 75% Adobe RGB, Right or left-handed use
What customers say about "Features"
XP-PEN Artist12 11.6" Graphics Drawing Tablet Monitor Pen Display
  • The tablet is compatible with all the art programs I use and it feels as though you're drawing traditionally.
  • I like the six 'express' buttons on the left, the bar can be assigned to a variety of functions, including any keyboard macros you desire.
  • The buttons and scroll bar are solidly built, and are reconfigurable - they also work left and right handed.
  • It doesn't come with a stand, purchasing one seperately is an additional £50.
  • It does need to be connected to either a laptop or PC otherwise it won't work.
XP-PEN Artist13.3 v2 13.3 inch Drawing Tablet IPS Interactive Pen Display
  • 6 adjustable buttons on the side - all customisable through the software available either on the CD given or the XP-Pen website which work great.
  • The buttons on the side have a nice little click when you press them. I'm used to the dial on the intuos to adjust my brush size immediately but I just use my keyboard for that now.
  • I liked the ease of use, setup with my laptop easy going. Using for university work very pleased so far.
  • The pen buttons are also slick, and they fit almost flush into the grip so occasionally I'll brush them accidentally switch to the eraser tool halfway through a drawing.
  • It is not compatible with paint SAI, it did for a short time but recently it began to stop working at all as a tablet.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information
199.99 $

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