Best Drawing Monitors

Best Drawing Monitors – Every graphic designer always wants a drawing tablet to give the best artwork ever. This can be undermined if you don’t have the best tools to improve your artwork. Drawing monitors are here to help you do your work from any position and get quality and well-designed artwork. The guide above will help you choose the top 10 best Drawing Monitors in 2021.

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1.XP-PEN Artist 22

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OUR TAKE

The XP-Pen Artist 22 is, like its name suggests, a pretty big boy. The display is 21.5 inches diagonally, with a 1080p resolution with a ≥90% Adobe RGB color accuracy rating. It requires its own power supply and connects to a Windows PC using USB-C, and works with HDMI on older laptops or PCs.

XP-Pen says its 2nd gen version of the Artist 22 has better corner recognition than its predecessor. Having not used the previous version, I cannot attest to the improvements, but I will say that even on this version, I sometimes found it difficult to get apps to recognize my cursor mode taps without multiple attempts. There’s also no touch support on this display, which naturally has trade-offs. There’s no chance your finger or your palm will interfere with your work, but it also means there’s no pinch to zoom in and stuff like that.

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2.HUION KAMVAS

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The Huion pen supports tilt sensitivity and up to 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity. It’s not powered by battery so no charging is required. The large rubber grip makes holding comfortable. Pen feels solid, not too light or heavy. The two side buttons can be customised for various shortcuts.

The Huion Kamvas 13 comes with a matte screen protector applied. And there’s a glossy screen protector which you have to peel off to get to the matte screen protector.

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3.GAOMON PD1560

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I confess I got off on the wrong foot with this tablet: the matte screen protector was very hard to apply, to the point where I had to throw it out (followed by two replacements which GAOMON kindly sent, and I also botched). However, GAOMON have already shown great initiative in this regard, and as of April 2019, the PD1560 ships with a matte screen protector already applied.

So though my experience with the matte protector was not ideal, GAOMON deserve credit for their speed and willingness in rectifying this issue and revising their product to make it as user-friendly as possible. Just note that there won’t be any photos of the shiny tablet screen here, as they don’t do justice to the product as it is now.

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4.VEIKK VK1200

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The VK1200 pen display is the latest graphics tablet from Veikk, a Chinese based manufacturer who produce a variety of devices like this for (predominantly) designers and illustrators, but of course, anyone can use one!

As far as I know, at 12” (11.6” active area), this is their smallest drawing tablet – about the size of an iPad. This isn’t a standalone device though – it needs to be plugged into a PC/Laptop or Mac and you draw on the screen!

I actually own and use a larger VK1560 tablet for various illustration work, so can vouch for their quality, but wanted something smaller and a bit more portable, for when, hopefully, we can go back to working in an office!

In the box are the tablet, 2 pens (which come in their own felt-type sleeves/protectors), 20 spare nibs, USB cable, HDMI cable, nib remover, drawing glove, driver download instructions, quick start guide and a pen holder in two parts; the bottom half is not only for storing the spare nibs, but can remove the older nib from the pen as it doubles up as a nib extractor tool! Once screwed together with the top half, the combined units become a handy pen holder.

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5.Acer Predator XB271HU

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The Acer Predator XB271HU Bmiprz is a good 1440p monitor with a fast refresh rate, wide viewing angles, and outstanding low input lag. The stand has impressive ergonomics, so it’s easy to place it in an ideal viewing position or turn the screen to share it with someone else. Although it’s a great gaming monitor overall, the response time is a bit slower than most similar monitors. Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks appear gray in a dark room, but this is typical for IPS monitors.

This is a great gaming monitor. The Acer Predator XB271HU’s 144Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC support, and excellent low input lag provide a great gaming experience. Unfortunately, it delivers only average picture quality, which is mostly an issue for darker viewing environments due to the low contrast ratio and poor black uniformity.

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Best Drawing Monitors – Currently, there are many drawing monitors in the market because of the increased rate of graphic designing. Choosing the best tablet for your artistic work can be challenging because the tablets come at different styles, designs, and costs where you can find yourself buying a product that does not suit you. The guide below will help you choose the top 10 best Drawing Monitors in 2021.

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