Ugee HK1560 Review

ugee drawing monitorWith the HK1560, Ugee is set to give users an affordable Wacom-quality tablet display. The Ugee HK1560 is a pressure-sensitive, graphics tablet display that works with macOS, as well as Windows XP and above. It uses HDMI and USB connection and it has 2048 pressure levels. The device comes with one year-warranty and it has a 1920 x 1080p resolution, as well as pen reading speed of 220 rps. The downside is that it doesn’t support multi-touch function, express keys or tilt. Here we will find out more about the Ugee HK1560.

Getting started

The tablet comes along with the graphics tablet display, as well as a rechargeable stylus, pen charging, pen holder, USB, HDMI and power cables, screen protector, artist’s glove, tablet drivers and tablet documentation. You shouldn’t experience any issues while installing the tablet drivers, but if things get complicated for any reason, you will be able to solve the problem by downloading the drivers directly from the Ugee’s website. You will need to remove any old tablet drivers that you may have on your computer before you install any new drivers.


The Ugee HK1560 has a sharp image resolution of 1920 x 1080p, which means that you will be able to see what you are drawing with great clarity. The display features a wide variety of colors, meaning that you can match the exact colors that are being used by your computer. The HK1560 offers lively, bright colors that will help you to establish differences between two colors that may appear the same on a display that is not as bright. The screen is made to last and as long as you use it appropriately, it is unlikely that you notice significant scratches on the display over time.

One of the most practical things about the Ugee HK1560 is the convenient stand that is included. The stand is easy to set up and it makes things very simple when using the display model. You can adjust it without hassle and you can get the tablet display to the right angle for your needs. There is a solid grip at the bottom that prevents the stand from moving when you are drawing. This will save you a lot of hassle since you won’t need to worry about the tablet wobbling around on you while you are drawing.

The downside is that Ugee has left out express keys and scroll wheel from the device, which means that it may not be the best option for experienced users. If you are used to having express keys, this tablet will disappoint you, but if you decide to give it a try, it will take you some time to get used to it. The tablet display costs less than any other tablet displays in the same price range, so it is likely that the feature was removed to make the product more affordable. In the end, the display of the Ugee HK1560 works well so it is up to decide if the lack of express keys is a deal-breaker.

The Stylus

The Stylus included, features 2048 levels of pressure, giving you a variety of line weights. The pen offers great sensitivity and you won’t come across significant issues with lag or jitters. The stylus offers good quality, particularly in terms of sensitivity and it is very responsive. Given the smooth surface of the tablet display, the Ugee HK1560 offers a lot of comfort when you are drawing with it.

In general,it is advisable to use an artist’s glove with a tablet display since the hands tend to get caught on the tablet surface while you are drawing. In the case of the Ugee HK1560, you may not even need an artist’s glove (although it is included) since you will notice that your hand can easily glide across the surface when you are sketching.

One thing to keep in mind is that the Stylus only features standard nibs, unlike other manufacturers such as Wacom that have included special nibs, as well as the standard ones in order to offer different textures when used. This may not be a big issue since the pen itself works well with standard nibs, but it is just something to keep in mind.


Overall, the Ugee HK1560 is a high quality graphics tablet display, although it comes with a few flaws. The screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 offers a crystal clear image when you are drawing. The main downside is that there are no express keys included, which could be a disappointment for some users. Still, the display is amazing and it offers lively and bright colors. The color spectrum is varied and it will impress many users. The stand for the tablet also deserves to be highlighted since it is quite good and it will give you the chance to adjust the tablet to the angle you prefer. It also offers a solid grip. The included stylus offers 204 levels of pressure, giving you a good variety of line weights. Given the smooth surface of the tablet display, you will be able to draw comfortably and smoothly. Another thing to keep in mind is that the stylus only offers standard nibs and while this is not a big issue, it may be considered as a downside by some users. Still, the Ugee HK1560 is a very good solution, if the lack of express keys doesn’t bother you.

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