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* REFURBISHED * 22in HD Capacitive SmartTouch + Interactive Pen Drawing Display 1080p LED, Mac / PC
Enjoy the full 1080p video resolution along with pen stylus and touch input using this 22" IPS Multi-Touch Drawing Display from Monoprice!
This monitor is the ideal tool for the graphic artists, from the budding artist to the accomplished professional! It is an LED backlit IPS display with a 1920x1080p native resolution, so you don't need to compromise video sharpness and detail to get pen stylus and touch input functionality. It has a 5ms response time, supports up to 16.7 million colors, and produces a 170° horizontal/160° vertical viewing angles. Additionally, it can be set to one of three fixed color temperatures (6500K, 7500K, and 9300K), as well as allowing you to set your own color palette.
The monitor features DVI, HDMI, and VGA video inputs for maximum flexibility. The pen stylus input has a resolution of 5048 lines per inch and supports up to 2048 pressure levels. The pen itself is rechargeable, so you don't need to worry about keeping batteries on hand. It has a tracking speed of 133 points per second (pps) for the pen input and can accept input with the pen tilted up to ±45° from perpendicular to the screen. It has a tracking speed of 110pps for single finger input and 100pps for up to 10-finger input.
The monitor and software drivers are compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows® XP and later and Mac® OS X® 10.7 and later, including Windows 10 and OS X 10.11.x. This latest version is up to date and fully compatible with all versions of Windows from XP to present and OS X from 10.7 to present.
- 22-inch class LED backlit IPS capacitive panel with extended viewing angles (170° horizontal, 160° vertical)
- Capacitive panel with 10-point touch and pen stylus inputs
- 1920 x 1080p native resolution
- Windows 8.1 and 10 compatible
- Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7-10.11
- Three fixed color temperature settings (6500K, 7500K, 9300K)
- Screen protector preinstalled at the factory
- Rechargeable pen stylus
- VESA mount compatible (75 x 75)
- Angle adjustable stand, from 10-85° from horizontal
|Panel Size||21.5 inches|
|Display Area||18.8" x 10.6" (476.64 x 268.11 mm)|
|Maximum Resolution||1920 x 1080p @ 60Hz|
|Color Support||16.7 million colors|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||50000:1|
|Viewing Angles||170° Horizontal, 160° Vertical|
|Color Temperature||6500K, 7500K, 9300K, or Custom|
|Video Inputs||DVI, HDMI®, VGA|
|Touch Technology||Capacitive (10 points)|
|Pen/Touch Interface||USB 2.0|
|Pen/Touch Resolution||5048 LPI|
|Pressure Levels||2048 levels|
|Accuracy||0.5mm (Center), 2mm (Edge)|
|Stylus Tilt Angle||up to 45° from perpendicular|
|Report Rate||200 rps|
|Sensor Height||5-15 mm above screen surface|
|Tracking Speed (Pen)||133 pps|
|Tracking Speed (1 Finger)||110 pps|
|Tracking Speed (10 Fingers)||100 pps|
|AC Adapter Input Power||100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|AC Adapter Output Power||12 VDC, 3A|
|Standby Power Consumption||less than 1 watt|
|Operating Power Consumption||36 watts|
|Operating Temperature||+32 ~ +104°F (0 ~ +40°C)|
|Operating Humidity||10 ~ 90% non-condensing|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +140°F (-20 ~ +60°C)|
|Storage Humidity||5 ~ 95% non-condensing|
|Dimensions||20.4" x 12.7" x 1.5" (517.8 x 323.8 x 38.3 mm)|
|Weight (without stand)||8.4 lbs. (3.8kg)|
|Weight (with stand)||9.5 lbs. (4.3kg)|
|Pen Weight||0.7 oz. (20g)|
|Supported Operating Systems||WinXP, Vista®, Win7, Win8; Mac® OS X® 10.7-10.10|
- User's Manual (Sep 16, 2014)
- Manual de Usuario para Windows (Español) (Mar 16, 2015)
- Drivers for Windows 7 (Oct 7, 2014)
- Drivers for Windows XP (Oct 8, 2014)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.7-10.10 (May 28, 2015)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.7-10.10 (Jan 29, 2015)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10 (Dec 30, 2014)
- Drivers for Mac OS X 10.7-10.8 (Dec 30, 2014)
- Pen Calibration and Pressure App for Mac (Oct 8, 2015)
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Questions and Answers
I'm a bit new to digital art, and everything is suggesting that this is a desktop compatible monitor.
Setup: It was a little annoying in the beginning. The installation CD was useless, I ended up tossing it in the trash. The CD came with drivers only for mac, which does me no good since I am using Windows 10. Also, the included wires (DVI, HDMI, and USB Male to Male Cable for touch input) all came DOA. Luckily there is a PC shop right down the street and the replacement cables only cost $12. I should not have had to replace them myself. Monoprice, if you're reading this, TEST YOUR CABLES BEFORE SENDING THE OUT. Once the cables were replaced, all I had to do was plug it in. Windows 10 has it's own Pen and Touch and Calibration utilities, so the Monoprice drivers was not needed.
Screen Protector: The screen protector did not come pre-installed on the tablet, and was bent on the right side. Had to apply it myself, and got little bubbles trapped inside which I expected. An easy fix is to take your drivers license (credit card, or any card) and use the edge to push the bubbles out to the edge of the screen protector. After about 2 minutes of doing this, I managed to remove 90% of the bubbles.
Calibration: Was a little annoying, but there is a way around it. When using the Pen or using my fingers to touch the display, it would always register about half an inch to the right. During the Calibration test, all I had to do was tap the pen and my finger half an inch to the left of the calibration points so that it registers them. Doing that fixed the issue and now calibration is perfect.
The Pen: I'll be honest coming from a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet this Monoprice is a nice upgrade, but then pen is not. It is very cheaply made. I am 100% certain that if I drop this on my kitchen floor, the pen will shatter. Although cheaply made, it feels like a regular ink pen or mechanical pencil, which I am used to. Although I would like to have a pen alternative similar to Wacom's, it looks like they do not exist at the moment. You can pick up a pen here on Monoprice's site for $23.00, which I highly recommend buying a back-up. No telling when this one will crap out on me so I went ahead and ordered another one just in case. Other than that, it functions as it is supposed to.
Programs: So far I have tested this tablet in Photoshop CC, Manga Studio 4 EX, Paint Tool Sai, and Google Sketchup. I can say that I have no issue in any of them, pressure sensitivity is to my liking in all of them. Based on the reviews I am seeing here and elsewhere, I may be one of the lucky few.
Overall: This a great tablet for the price, even refurbished. If you are a hobbyist like myself, this is definitely worth the money. My cousin has a Wacom Cintiq 13HD, which was amazing to draw on! But I can never justify spending $700+ for it, especially just being a hobbyist. But if you are able to buy one, GET IT. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with this tablet. Money well spent!
PROS: -Beautiful display (When used with HDMI cable)
-Functions without issue in programs mentioned in review
-Windows 10 removes the need for Monoprice's drivers
CONS: -Installation CD was completely useless
-Wires came DOA, have backups just in case
-Pen is very cheaply made, highly recommend buying a backup
-Had to install screen protector myself, got bubbles trapped inside. Used drivers license to push the bubbles out, simple fix.
PROS: Good: Touch tracking, pressure control
Good Enough: pen tracking, viewing angles, easel stand
Smaller and light compared to other 22" drawing tablets
Rechargeable stylus with charger
Includes a screen protector
Much less expensive than nearest competitor
CONS: Had debris under screen
Included DVI cable is too big and bulky to use with display
Customer must install screen protector (Monoprice states a screen protector comes pre-installed, but that's just the manufacturing plastic you find on all shiny objects. The unit does ship with a real screen protector but you have to install it.)
No Wintab support under Windows 8.1, just native Windows Pen and Touch support
No hardware buttons, app-specific settings, tilt, line smoothing, etc
When the product was received, the pen was DOA, making it worthless to me. I contacted customer support, and new pen was sent out promptly.
One week after receiving the monitor, I was finally able to get working on it. I feverishly drew for somewhere between three and four hours with great satisfaction. When I was about ready to call it a night, shutting down for the evening, one or two horizontal rows of pixels about 1/3 from the bottom of the monitor went out. I replaced cables, tried alternate cables, and tried some pixel fixing software to no avail.
After contacting product support again, I have another RMA, a prepaid shipping label, and the product has been packed up for return. My extremely limited time with the product was quite satisfactory, so I opted for a replacement. My fingers are crossed that I have just had two chance instances of bad luck and that the replacement will be fully functional and have much greater longevity if I could get at least a year out of it, I'd rate it five stars.
PROS: Works out of the box with Windows 10.
Pressure sensitivity and pen responsiveness are quite good.
Multitouch functions perfectly.
Monoprice customer support is helpful and quick to respond.
CONS: Came with a non-functioning pen.
Driver disk unreadable (but unnecessary, so maybe not a "con").
Have had to contact Monoprice customer support more than I'd like.
One or two entire horizontal rows of pixels went out after under four hours of use.
I was lucky enough to grab one of these at a spectacular price. Its performance is just remarkable. Mine had a broken ac adapter jack which caused it to not power up unless the cord was manipulated a certain way. I eventually opened the back and soldered it back into place. It was easier than returning it. An upside to opening the back was finding that the display is made by Innolux.
THE PEN IS TOO FRAGILE. Mine hit the floor and cracked exposing the battery. I've spent a good deal of time researching for a replacement pen. MP should be forthcoming with an alternative at this price.
PROS: Prompt delivery prompt initial RMA reply product is in good cosmetic condition generally seems to be decent in design
CONS: Slow follow-up to RMA non-functional product limited (= no) availability of replacement stylus suspected probability of limited remaining life even for working pens refurbished product carton appeared to be a victim of ISIS (or Guantanamo) torture (though contents are visibly fine).
After ordering our second one, we struggled getting it to work on our whitebox desktop. We tried it on another desktop with the same results. The monitor displays, but the USB connection for touch showed up as a bad device in the device manager. After further testing, we found that two laptops were both able to use the USB device, and touch was working. Tech support spent a lot of time with us on drivers, but finally as a last resort told us to try a USB hub. That worked on the desktops. Apparently the pen display touch device has a USB hub in the device, and is not compatible with many manufacturer's of USB chips in desktop computers. We were ok with using a cheap USB 2.0 hub.
After getting touch to work, we found that the pressure sensitivity was not working in Corel Paint. Photoshop Elements and Maya would not even open. Much time was spent with tech support again. They suggested using another manufacturer pen display drivers, saying that they should be compatible. After uninstalling the MonoPrice drivers, and installing the other manufacturer drivers, touch sensitivity with the pen was still not working. On the plus side, Maya and Photoshop Elements would then open. Apparantly Monoprice drivers were causing these programs to not open.
We were then informed by the Monoprice Tech that this tablet must not be compatible with Windows 10. I'm severely disappointed with Monoprice for advertising a product to be Windows 10 compatible, just to have us purchase 2 in a row, to have to return them, delaying our ability to use a pen display for over a month. Yes, this display is going back as well, as soon as customer support sends me the return tags.
I would suggest this device ONLY if you want a 22" display, with touch, NOT if you want touch sensitivity. Unless you are still running Windows 7, which I did not test. All my computers are Windows 10, and I want to keep up with the latest operating systems.
PROS: Nice Crisp Display. Touch by finger works in Windows 10.
CONS: Expensive for 22" touch display on windows 10. Touch sensitivity DOES NOT work with windows 10, using the pen.
PROS: Fantastic for digital painting.
CONS: Not able to procure back-up stylus pens in case the only one I own goes bad. Are these available from Monoprice? Or are there alternatives which will work with the display? I've been asking support but I've never received a straight answer. I'd give 5 stars if it wasn't for the runaround I've been getting with regard to the pen.
PROS: • Great resolution
• Good color
• Touch is responsive
CONS: • Pen does not work with mac
• Only one finger touch compatible (not the advertised 10 finger touch)
• Came with a minor scratch on the inside of the monitor's screen.
So on Windows 7, I was able to set it up and get it working after a day of tinkering with drivers and updates and Windows settings. It took longer than I'd hoped, but getting a drawing display for this price made it worth it.
That said, there are a couple of problems with it. Occasionally, the screen will black out for about 5 seconds before coming back. It doesn't do this on my other displays, and if it stays down for too long, unplugging and replugging it brings it back. Also, there was a dead pixel on it, but that's small potatoes.
I wasn't a huge fan of the feel of pen against screen, but the screen protector it shipped with gives me the right amount of friction for drawing.
Additional note: I was NOT able to get this tablet to work with Easy Paint Tool SAI. There's something off there, and this tablet just doesn't seem compatible. That said, it does work with Clip Studio Paint and Medibang Paint.
I know I just listed a bunch of bad stuff, but I would still recommend this tablet. It's a tenth of the price of similarly sized tablets, and even if the quality of the hardware isn't amazing, if you're an artist and you want to give drawing displays a try, this is a way to do it without breaking the bank.
1 year ago