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.
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.
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Pros: - Cheaper than a cintiq
-Great color, once you do a color calibration, which does help a lot with the viewing angles, and using the proper cable.
-Works great as a single monitor.
-Pen is smooth against glass
-Doesn't over heat like other tablets or monitors, stays really cool ( Gotta let it breathe)
-Works excellent once you FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ( some people tend to take it out of the box, and just plug it in, please don't do that, follow the instructions in the box before you do anything. )
-Bought a DVI cable instead of using a VGA, colors look great.
Cons: - The pen calibration was a little tricking to use, but once you figure it out, it works great. I had to do it a few times, and do it fast so that all the points would show up.
-Looks bad with VGA cable, which is why the view angles would be bad for some, so invest in a DVI cable.
- Wish the resolution was higher, but it still looks great!
-Sometimes the tablet disconnects from the computer, so I have to unplug the usb and plug it back in
I honestly think that this is an excellent product for this price. I did my research for weeks before deciding to go with this one. It's a great investment for digital artist if you can't afford a Wacom. I plan on using this for a VERY long time with my work, and animations. It's a great size without being so big to make you feel overwhelmed, and not too small for you to wish it was bigger.
When it comes to the viewing angles, and other problems that I have read online, the main problem is that no one reads the instructions that come with it. Delete all wacom/tablet drivers and programs before installing the Monoprice driver update ( above) the is for this product, and follow all the directions that are in the box, I CAN"T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. If you do this, it works great.
It works wonderful with Paint Tool Sai, Toon Boom Harmony, MudBox, and Photoshop. This are a few of the programs I use everyday for my work, and it gave me no problems.
Worked great right out the box, so spoil yourself, and get this! Thanks you Monoprice for having this at such an awesome price!
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Rating: (6 out of 10)
Reviewer: Jiro from Los Angeles, California
11/5/2014 11:30:05 PM
Awesome Tablet. Screen, not so much
Pros: - Lightweight
- portable. within workspace, or home.
- Tablet drivers are pretty amazing.
- No fuss setup on Mac.
Cons: - No pen calibration on Mac (Maybe I couldn't find it.)
- white brightness wont adjust (probably a hardware issue)
I've read and watched reviews of this tablet online enough for me to be convinced in getting one. I am pretty excited in receiving the tablet and to test it out. The driver installation was a breeze, no fuss. I set it up as my 2nd Monitor and it worked out of the box. The sensitivity is amazing, the stylus quality is amazing as well. I was using the monitor for at least an hour for animation.
Sad to say, the screen is really it's downfall. After 1 hour of use, my eye started to strain trying to look for the right colors, causing me to be dizzy for about another hour. Some of you might have survived the screen or the colors but my eyes couldn't take it anymore. The gamma was too high as well. The brightness setting on the hardware did not work on whites. I would turn down the brightness and the white was still bright and everything else became dark. Every time I move, the colors would change and it caused my eyes to refocus or re-sync with the brightness and the desaturated colors.
The best angle where it's viewed is directly in front, almost 90 degrees adjustment on the stand and at least 16-20 inches away.
The manufacturer should at least do something about the screen if they want to at least compete with Wacom. That's why Wacom is not afraid to charge a premium because they know they don't have any competition.
Viewing angles probably vary per unit as well since some of the reviewers ended up keeping their tablet monitors.
I love the idea of a cheap tablet monitor as a cintiq alternative, and this tablet really can compete, but not right now. Not with the existing screen.
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Rating: (7 out of 10)
Reviewer: Anonymous from Sydney, New South Wales
10/27/2014 8:28:43 PM
Pros: - Big screen small price
- New drivers allows it to work as second monitor no problems
- Generally responsive
- MUCH nicer than my tablet with no screen
Cons: - Terrible viewing angles, you have to sit in the exact right spot or it looks terrible
- Lots of glitches with photoshop if you have a second screen running at the same time
- The pen occasionally double clicks instead of once
- Sometimes dragging for too long causes the pen to click by itself and spaz out
Its a good monitor for the price compared against the double or more price of similar Wacom screens ,but the small issues can make it a pain to use at times.
Pros: This display is everything it says it is! I am a rookie illustrator and this display will be my cause of success!
Setup, installation and drivers went very smoothly, and without any problems. The tablet is smooth all the way to the outer edge so nothing bothers your movement and the pen feels very nice on the glass.
Cons: The VGA and power and USB cabling system out the bottom of the display hinders the ability to lay the tablet down, the cables should maybe come out the side or top
I am so glad I didn't fork out 2 grand for another tablet on the market. this tablet is worth every penny.
I put my Wacom Intuos away, I absolutely love this tablet!
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Rating: (8 out of 10)
Reviewer: whitwhit95 from Atlanta, GA
10/10/2014 5:59:01 PM
a God-send for students on a budget
Pros: - Almost as good as a Cintiq but AFFORDABLE
- Great pen pressure (nice smooth lines! Unlike the Cintiq's weird squiggly line issue)
- good quality for price range
Cons: - difficult driver set up (had to troubleshoot for a bit)
- Pen calibration issues
- Viewing angles
- Can (currently) only support being the sole monitor
I was super excited to buy this product! I'm currently a college student, and for obvious reasons, I cant afford an overpriced $2000 tablet. I've worked with Cintiqs, and I can safely say this is a fantastic alternative for those who dont want to break their bank.
Granted, this one has its quirks. But you can work around each of them. You should also consider 3 of the 4 cons I listed can potentially be fixed with updated drivers in the future, which would make this tablet even bigger competition for Wacom if they are addressed.
- I had difficulty getting it installed at first, Photoshop wouldnt read the pen pressure, and I had to play around with uninstalling and re-installing drivers.That may not be a consistent bug for everyone though.
- Pen Calibration: this actually bugs me more than the "viewing" angle everyone complains about. I find myself needing to refresh the calibration very often. I also have to hit the "default calibration" button because manual calibration is far too touchy and difficult to set.
Its also odd and irritating that I have to unplug and plug back in the USB extension of the tablet every time my computer goes to sleep or restarts, because you lose the pen control. (re-plugging the USB restores it though..)
- Viewing angle: yes it is very unfortunate that the viewing angle is pretty narrow, and can get rather aggravating, but if you're an artist and get in the "zone" working, you'll automatically find that sweet spot and work in it without thinking. Its only when I'm not drawing that I really notice it.
- The sole monitor: I see where multiple monitor support has already been updated in drivers for the Macs, so im HOPING the same will come for windows! I have this tablet hooked up to a laptop so its a very awkward set up to work with.
Perks- Pen strokes are BETTER than the Cintiq! Those who consistently have used cintiqs to draw in photoshop know that they have this weird thing about giving a jittery/squiggly stroke. So far, this tablet does not do that. I can zoom out and draw, then zoom back in and find that the strokes are smooth, which is GREAT.
And really, that PRICE though! I cant stress enough how good this is for the price you pay. Most pen-display tablets START around 900-1k. I couldnt even buy an ancient used Cintiq for 500. When you find a 19inch tablet like this for 400? Theres no question! Ive only had this tablet for a week so far, but I am satisfied.
( but please, Monoprice, keep fixing those bugs and updating those drivers! )
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