19-inch Interactive Pen Display - (1440 x 900) TFT, 2048 Levels, 5080 LPI, 16.7M Colors
Get both convenience and accuracy in your graphics applications using this 19-inch Interactive Pen Display from Monoprice!
This monitor combines the functions of a drawing tablet and a monitor into a single package. The display features a 1440x900 maximum resolution and a 0.3mm dot pitch. It can display up to 16.7 million colors and has a viewing angle of 160° in the horizontal and 140° vertically.
The monitor includes a light weight, rechargeable pen-stylus, a pen holder, and replacement pen tips. The monitor features a pointing accuracy of ±3mm, when tilted to a 50° angle, 5080 lines per inch resolution, and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. It uses a USB interface for charging and has a report rate of 200 RPS.
The monitor is compatible with Windows® 8.1 and Mac® OS X® Mavericks. It is also compatible with earlier operating systems. When used with a Mac, the monitor can be used as part of an extended desktop, multi-monitor setup. However, when used with Windows it must be used to mirror the other display(s) or be in a single-monitor setup.
5080 lines per inch (lpi) resolution
2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
200 RPS report rate
160° horizontal/140° vertical viewing angles
Angle adjustable stand from about 10 ~ 80°
* * * Attention Mac Users * * *
While most desktop and laptop PCs have VGA or DVI connections, most Macs do not. You will need to get an adapter to convert the video output of your Mac to VGA or DVI for use with this monitor. Starting in about 2009, Apple switched from a Mini DVI connector on their MacBooks to a mini DisplayPort connector.
So, if you have a pre-2009 MacBook®, you will need either a Mini DVI to VGA Adapter or a Mini DVI to DVI Adapter and a DVI Cable.
If your MacBook is a post-2009 model, you will need either a mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter or a mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter and a DVI Cable. Alternatively, you can get a mini DisplayPort to VGA Cable or a mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable to simplify the connection.
If you have any questions or want help in figuring out what you need, please contact our Technical Support department.
MONOPRICE will replace defective monitors with a new monitor if the RMA is issued within thirty (30) days of the original date of purchase, as shown on the original invoice. Monitors identified as defective after 30 days, but within the twelve (12) month warranty period, will be replaced with refurbished, reconditioned, or used monitors at MONOPRICE'S discretion. All returned products are the property of MONOPRICE and must be returned to MONOPRICE for a replacement to be issued.
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|Rating: (6 out of 10)||Reviewer: Abajandas from Guaynabo, PR|
4/21/2014 7:25:24 PM
|A cheap product with much potential!|
-Excellent Customer Support
-Very good pen pressure
-Mac & PC compatible (with minor issues)
-Extended Display (MAC)
Cons: -Viewing Angle (I knew this before diving in)
-Drivers are a little unstable still (more details below)
-Not compatible with Wacom Drivers
-Difficult Extended Display on Windows (There's a workaround that doesn't always work)
-VGA, the pen has some calibration issues
The rating I gave is completely unrelated to how much I love this product and it's potential. If not I would've given it a 10. But here are my thoughts by parts:
MAC OS Mavericks, Intel i7 2.0gz, 10gb RAM, 512mb Intel HD Graphics, 500gb Storage
PC Windows 7, Intel i7 2.3gz, 16RAM, 3gb NVIDIA 670, 720gb Storage.
VGA vs DVI: I've been back and forth with customer support via Live Chat and e-mail, and I was very impressed at how available and diligent they were regarding my initial issues with the monitor. Concluding that the April release came with faulty VGA cables, resulting in an inaccurate resolution reading and image jitter. Tested both my systems with VGA with no luck, until I tried with a DVI to HDMI cable, and the resolution is now flawless and zero jitter. Should I have had another VGA I would just switch, but I didn't.
CALIBRATION: Color calibration on the MAC is simpler and neater. I just use the Adobe RGB setting and the colors at the ideal viewing angle look very good and have a descent contrast. Out of the angle, it's just something you'll have to cope with. My job is animation and illustration, so I just use the screen for inks and pressure sensitivity. Nothing more. The accuracy of the line with the pen is a little off with the VGA cable. Switching to a DVI (digital) makes for a more accurate reading.
DRIVERS: Blunt & underdeveloped. You either have to go all the way monoprice, or all the way Wacom. Both drivers DO NOT get along AT ALL. My smaller tablet, also monoprice, gave me the freedom to get rid of anything Wacom, so I rarely have ANY driver issues concerning the PEN PRESSURE. But this is a driver thing. There is also not as much freedom to assign which ever keys to the buttons, which is a bit of a bummer, since the pen doesn't have an eraser, I could've settled for setting the lower button as the E. At first instance, the drivers are somewhat difficult to install, and the pen pressure is set to the LOWEST setting. You have to go in and set it to the HIGHEST.
PEN: Once you adjust the pressure in the Monoprice menu, things looked great for me. I have a VERY light hand, so I need to apply just a little bit more pressure than I'm used to with another monoprice tablet. But other than that, the pressure recognition is very good and clean (once you're past the driver issues) and the lines are beautiful. The rechargeable part is very cool, it makes the pen VERY light. I use mine on a daily basis for animating and the charge hasn't been a problem. After a few weeks Im still going on one charge. Good grip, very nice slide on the monitor, although some more textured feeling would have felt a little more organic, but that's just being nit-picky.
WINDOWS 7: On Windows, it's hell to get the Extended Displays, unless you follow this man's tricky advice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzWf3L_iceg). Also, the VGA connection comes off as a little hazy, so you have to go into the monitor's built in menu and set the sharpness very high. The DVI to HDMI connection was a problem solver for this. The digital signal just responds so much better.
MAC: No problems so far. Just make sure your machine can handle it. My video card is Sh*t so on certain programs I get some lag, such as: Corel Painter, Paint Tool SAI
TESTED PROGRAMS(successful): Photoshop CS6, Toon Boom Animate Pro 2, Corel Painter 12 (with some lag) Paint Tool SAI (most responsive on my PC) Illustrator CS6 (with the brushes works great) Sketchbook Pro.
CONCLUSION: I believe in the potential this monitor has for line work. I would love to see an improved LCD quality in the near future at a still low price, and an eraser on the pen, and I would be 100% sold on this. I was told by customer support that, although there is no release date yet, they are taking in consideration the driver issues and are working on it, so here's to waiting. How I feel about this is that with a few more releases, it could really hit the Cintiq with a tough competitor. For now, it's a stepping ladder for low budgeted people like me, but it still has me considering other products.
Thank you for entering the market Monoprice!
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|Rating: (9 out of 10)||Reviewer: Paul Fleer from , |
4/21/2014 6:44:29 PM
|There's not much to complain about when you consider the price of this display. It does everything you'd need it to for the price.
Yes, some people complain about the shallow viewing angle, but I haven't found it to be a problem once it's setup properly for my use (you just learn to work around it).
Great product, great price.
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|Rating: (8 out of 10)||Reviewer: Joshua from East Rutherford, NJ|
4/17/2014 11:41:43 PM
|Good hardware with some software problems. Workarounds available.|
|Pros: Works in Linux! (with some effort)
Multi-monitor works in Windows and Linux, with some workarounds.
Hardware is pretty nice.
Great device for the price, even with its minor issues.
Uses Huion tech, so the pen should be replacable with one of theirs (untested).
Cons: Viewing angle is abysmal.
Occasional pressure variance. (probably pen issue)
Driver and supporting software needs improvement.
Multi-monitor support is hacky.
No eraser on the pen. Doesn't bother me, but some may hate this.
First impression of the actual hardware was good it's slick, looks nice, and mine didn't have dead pixels or debris under the panel like some had. This may be because I got mine when they restocked at the beginning of April, or maybe I just got lucky. The pen came with a minor fit-and-finish problem, purely cosmetic, but otherwise was in good shape and worked well, too. The display quality isn't great, but it works well enough as long as you don't expect to use it as your only display and get accurate colour work.
Once I got it working (more on that later), I realised it's a joy to have and use. I'm using it as a third display without problems, the pressure curve on the pen is usually nice and smooth, and I'd say the only problem I have now that it's all set up is that I occasionally get blotches of full pressure. This happens in Linux and Windows, so it probably isn't the driver. I'd guess that it's the pen at fault, so it may be fixable by replacing it with a different Huion pen. (I haven't been able to test this, so YMMV)
The biggest problem I had with the device was initial setup, which took me longer than I would have liked, but was ultimately worth it, especially since I was able to make it work well in Linux. I'm using it combined with a USB number keypad so that I have shortcut keys on one hand and the pen in the other, and it's absolutely great. If I need to do something colour-related, I open a second view on a better display but keep using the monoprice one for input.
This might not be a great device for a hardcore professional, but that sort of person is probably already using a Cintiq, anyway. This display is a good choice for the rest of us. Also, to reiterate, this works VERY WELL in Linux if you get the appropriate driver. The couple reviews that mention having problems getting it to work right were probably using the driver the Linux kernel provies out-of-box, which appears to work but behaves strangely and needs to be replaced with the original DIGIMend driver instead.
Since it might help others, I'll provide a brief explanation of what I did in both operating systems to get the device working well even with multiple displays.
1. Unplugged old (intuos) and new (monoprice) tablets and booted Windows
2. Removed old drivers and "TabletPC" features from "Windows Features". Rebooted
3. Installed Monprice driver with monitor connected but USB cable unplugged still
4. Set the tablet monitor as primary display then rebooted.
5. After Windows rebooted, connected the USB cable and waited for the device install.
6. Opened the tablet monitor's systray app and unchecked "Support TabletPC Feature"
2 and 6 are especially important, because the TabletPC features gave me a lot of grief initially.
This was actually easier for me to get working than it was in Windows, though possibly more daunting to others. The Linux kernel already has a driver (huion-hid.ko) but it doesn't support this device properly because some extra support is disabled in it, so it sort-of works but acts strange. The fix is to get the driver from the original source, who provide it with the extra tablet support enabled, and then compile it and replace the default driver. The working driver can be found at https://github.com/DIGImend/huion-driver along with some brief instructions.
Multi-monitor is supported the same way it is with other devices via xinput. Nothing new here, if you've ever had to use the Coordinate Transformation Matrix setting for another tablet, then you already know how to do this. Difficult to wrap your head around at first, but configurable and actually works quite well, unlike the hacky Windows setup. http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/linuxwacom/index.php?title=Dual_and_Multi-Monitor_Set_UpCoordinate_Transformation_Matrix is a useful resource for understanding how it works for display limiting, and provides multi-display examples as a starting point to help you understand it.
You can also do some display calibration with xinput_calibrate after that's done, but I found it wasn't really necessary.
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|Rating: (8 out of 10)||Reviewer: Anne from Glendale, AZ|
4/15/2014 12:14:25 AM
|For the price, a great product! The drivers however...|
|Pros: Very lightweight
Easy to set up
Rechargeable pen (no batteries!)
Inexpensive compared to other tablets
Cons: The driver software needs some SERIOUS updating
Some few dead pixels
Some viewing angles are poor
First things first, the shipping was VERY fast for this! Very impressive!
Second, I'm completely floored at how fast these went out of stock. Clearly people have been watching this item or Monoprice just doesn't have many in stock.
Third, I'm overall very impressed with the quality of this tablet!
PROS- I previously had a XPC-1910A tablet, a $800 tablet that was much smaller, heavier, and had poor driver support. It was a loyal companion to me for a good five years or so. Compared to that, this tablet is a great upgrade. It was half the price, weighed much less, but unfortunately the driver support leaves something to be desired.
I love that this was easy to set up and that it came with easy-to-install software. The tablet pen comes with a USB charger so you don't have to waste your batteries for your stupid pen. The stand that comes for the pen actually has some hidden extra nibs and a nib-remover for the pen! not sure if anyone knew, but now you should!
Oh, and this monitor actually works with a dual monitor setup! I've seen people go through their graphics drivers to set this up, but it's easy to do in windows. You just have to make the tablet the main monitor.
I've drawn with it a couple of times now and the lines are smooth... but now here are the cons.
CONS- So unfortunately I noted that my monitor actually does have some dead pixels. Thankfully they're fairly small and are only noticeable when I lean in really close for detail work. This isn't so much a problem as the next issues...
So first, I notice that you cannot calibrate this monitor through the tablet driver. I've tried and it seems to only work on the 9-point calibration. Even then, the driver is really... REALLY bad. I'm honestly hoping Monoprice is actively working on an update in the future.
(Monoprice, two things, One, everyone will love you for supporting the driver software and improving it, and Two, I'm completely willing to offer as a tester for beta drivers! :D)
I'll be trying to draw a line and suddenly the pressure switches as if I was jamming the pen into the glass. Unfortunately this means I have to backtrack a bit, and it takes some time. This is why I'm hoping the MP goes to the effort of updating their drivers.
As others have said, this monitor does tend to have poor viewing angles, like if you're viewing the monitor from the side or from a low angle, the colors will invert (black turns to white, white turns to black, etc.) Not an issue for me since I can work with it, but definitely odd as my other monitor didn't seem to have this.
All in all this is a very nice tablet for the price. I'm praying that Monoprice puts in the effort to update their driver software considering how many people have issues with this. If it wasn't for the drivers, this rating would be a 10 star-er.
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|Rating: (4 out of 10)||Reviewer: Drewvis from , |
4/14/2014 3:31:40 PM
|So much potential... just needs a helping hand|
|Pros: Quality hardware (looks great, feels great)
Perfect size screen
Price (for a first drawing screen you can't go wrong)
Fast delivery to UK
Brilliant, patient customer service reps
Cons: Installation is a bit of a nightmare
Viewing angles aren't ideal, but not a deal breaker, and with a monitor arm will be fine.
Calibration doesn't work (yet - I'm awaiting help with it)
Drivers need to be more robust and updated
I waited months to get my hands on one of these screens after reading Frenden's glowing review, and now I finally have one. It was a complete nightmare getting it installed though unfortunately, I followed the instructions to the letter and had removed all traces of previous tablet drivers before installation, however, there were things installed on my laptop that were causing the screen not to work that were not findable, and so I had to resort to a completely fresh re-install of my Windows7 OS.
Luckily this worked and the screen began to work as I'd expect it to, save for a few issues with it going a bit crazy if I happen to be doing anything else, like for example if I have a web browser running at the same time as using Photoshop it can go a bit crazy. I'm running a Wint dual core with 8GB RAM so not sure why it sometimes can't cope with more than one thing going on.
It seems to be behaving now mostly, all except for one quite important thing - calibration. So far I can't calibrate it at all. I can run through the calibration test but as soon as I'm done, the cursor will only work on half of the screen. Turning calibration off allows it to work as normal, and luckily it's fairly well calibrated already, although not perfect.
Nevertheless, I've been using it for a piece of work I'm doing for a client and it is nice to use when it's behaving itself. I am finding it blobs a bit in Adobe Illustrator though, but I may need to play with the screens pressure settings for each program I use.
I have to say that Monoprice tech support (big up Eric B!) have been absolutely brilliant and I can't sing their praises enough, it would be all to easy to just leave customers to try and figure it all out themselves, but Eric B helped me over the course of a few hours.
I've written a couple of more detailed reviews here:
I hope new, more reliable/stable drivers are on their way, as I know this screen will be well worth the money once it's behaving as it should.
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