Parblo Coast 13 Reviews

Posted on: September 28, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Very very close to the quality of the Cintiq 13HD
  • Good bright screen with good viewing angles
  • Has tilt functionality most Wacom alternatives lack

What’s Not:


  • I had some driver problems with it on my Mac, It might just be me since I’ve installed a lot of drivers on my Mac
  • The stylus only has one button along the side
  • HDMI and USB cable tethered together so your ports need to be close together on your computer.

Specs:


  • Screen Size:13.3″ Aspect Ratio:16:9
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Pressure 2048 Levels
  • Batteryless pen with box and 6 replacement nibs

Reviews:


Huion Kamvas GT-221 Reviews

Posted on: September 4, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Good color definition on the monitor and good viewing angles
  • Very large drawing area, a pleasure to draw on
  • One of the few non Wacom pens to offer 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Solid build feels higher quality than mast Cintiq alternatives out there

What’s Not:


  • At 22 inches the 1920×1080 pixels are rather large especially when sitting directly over it when drawing
  • Slight wobble to the pen
  • The tablet wobbles when set at lower angles
  • No tilt functionality on the pen

Specs:


  • Resolution: 1920x1080px
  • Pen Pressure: 8192 levels
  • Screen: 21.5″
  • Works with Mac or Windows

Other’s Reviews


XP-Pen Artist 22E

Posted on: May 30, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Good color definition on the monitor and good viewing angles
  • Very large drawing area, a pleasure to draw on
  • Pen works really well, good range of pressure though it does blow out a little on the medium to high end a little bit

What’s Not:


  • At 22 inches the 1920×1080 pixels are rather large especially when sitting directly over it when drawing
  • Slight wobble to the pen
  • The matte screen protector is a little weird and feels cheap

Specs:


Other’s Reviews


XP-Pen Artist Display 16 Review

Posted on: May 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • One of the best, if not the best Wacom alternatives I’ve ever used
  • No jitters on the pen overall very accurate
  • The monitor’s hot spot is along the top of the screen where my hand almost never rests.
  • 16 inches is a great size for a drawing monitor like this. The 13″ variety can feel a little cramped.
  • Very good viewing angles

What’s Not:


  • Some parallax. There is some spacing between the pen tip and where the cursor appears
  • Color calibration is off on the Mac, needs quite a bit of tweaking to make it look good.
  • Initial activation pressure on the Mac is pretty tight, if you’re a light sketcher you might not like that.

Specs:


  • Pen has 2048 Pressure Sensitivity,
  • 16 inch display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Multi angle adjustable stand
  • Comes with 2 rechargeable pens

Other Reviews:


Ugee UG 1910b

Posted on: March 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Half the price of a Cintiq 13hd and bigger
  • Pen holds pressure well and is accurate

What’s Not:


  • For a 19″ monitor the resolution (1440 X 900) is lower than the 13″ Cintiq
  • Pretty bad viewing angles and color/contrast
  • The cords often get stuck under the stand especially at lower angles.

My Verdict


It’s a pretty good drawing experience. The pen technology is really good, it passed all my tests. The down side is a lot of the details of the tablet wore on me. The biggest problems were the colors and contrast especially when viewing at even just a slight angle. On a standard monitor this isn’t a big deal but on a drawing tablet that you’re almost always viewing at an ole it was a problem.

What else would I recommend:

  • XP-pen 16
  • Artisul 13
  • I havn’t used these but might be worth considering:

  • Huion KAMVAS GT-156HD
  • XP-Pen Artist22E
  • Specs:


    • Pen has 2048 Pressure Sensitivity,
    • 19 inch display
    • 1440 X 900 resolution
    • Multi angle adjustable stand
    • Comes with 2 rechargeable pens

    Other’s Reviews


    Ugee UG2150

    Posted on: March 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • Price. It’s ⅓ of the cost of the Wacom Cintiq 22
    • Solid screen, good colors and brightness on the display

    What’s Not:


    • The drivers suck
    • People reporting having problems with monitor working with Windows 10
    • No shortcut keys on the tablet

    Specs


    • Screen size: 21.5”
    • Resolution: 1920×1080
    • Pressure Levels: 2048
    • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and Mac OS
    • Comes with 2 rechargeable pens
    • Adjustable stand

    Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Reviews

    Posted on: March 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • It’s HUGE! Biggest drawing tablet you can get.
    • Remote provides a lot of flexibility with 17 hot keys
    • You want the best? This is the best

    What’s Not:


    • Make sure you have enough desk space
    • The adjustable stand is sold separately($399)
    • With the stand it weighs as much as a labrador retriever (55lbs)
    • Magnets that keep the remote attached to the display aren’t very strong, remote sometimes slides off.

    Specs


    • Screen Size: 27″ LCD
    • Resolution: 2560 X 1440
    • Pen: 2048 levels pen pressure, tilt and multi-touch
    • Express Key remote with 17 customizable buttons
    • Displayable Colors (maximum): 1.07 billion (Requires DisplayPort and video card supporting 10 bit color)
    • 19.8 lbs (55 lbs with the stand)

    Reviews


    Wacom Cintiq 22 HD Reviews

    Posted on: March 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • Screen can detect touch input
    • 16 customizable buttons
    • Color calibration is great out of the box
    • Good customer service
    • big screen area to draw on

    What’s Not:


    • Pretty expensive compared to some of its close competitors
    • Some people don’t like the anti-scratch coating
    • The Stand doesn’t let you get it as low as many artists like

    Specs


    • Screen size: 22”
    • Resolution: 1920×1080
    • Pressure Levels: 2048
    • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and Mac OS
    • 16 customizable buttons
    • Adjustable stand

    Reviews


    Huion GT 185 Reviews

    Posted on: March 21, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • programmable hotkeys on each side of the device that works!
    • Sturdy ergonomic stand (easy to assemble) – comes with 4 screws plus a screw driver
    • Smooth calibration in a variety of 2D/3D programs

    What’s Not:


    • Resolution (1366px x 768px) isn’t full HD
    • The Stylus makes a lot of noise on the screen
    • LCD screen bubbles up often, even with a glove; Either lift it up to put it back or take it off.

    Specs:


    • 8 customizable hotkeys; TFT panel, 1366 x 768 screen resolution; 5080 LPI, 220 RPS, Response Time 5ms, Aspect Ratio 16:9
    • Ergonomics Design, adjustable monitor stand allows you to set the monitor at different angels(15°~85°)
    • 2048 Pressure sensitive levels

    Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 Reviews

    Posted on: March 21, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • The distance between the screen and the glass above it has been reduced making it much more accurate
    • The Pen has great tilt support and the most levels of pressure sensitivity that you can buy
    • The etched glass screen feels great to draw on and shouldn’t wear out over time
    • From a quality standpoint these are the best tablets you can buy

    What’s Not:


    • There are no physical button on it anymore, you will need to buy an express remote for another $100 in order to use hotkeys./li>
    • These are very expensive tablets, but they are higher quality than their competitors

    Specs


    • Resolution: 1920px x 1080px
    • Pro Pen 2 with 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity
    • Screen has 87% Adobe RGB
    • Multitouch screen

    Reviews I liked:


    Artisul D13 Review

    Posted on: March 16, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • Very very close to the quality of the Cintiq 13HD
    • Good bright screen with good viewing angles

    What’s Not:


    • Some people have had driver problems (looks like some of this has improved with new drivers)
    • Doesn’t have a touch gestures model like the Wacom Cintiq

    Specs:


    • Screen Size:13.3 inch. Aspect Ratio:16:9. Display Area: 11.5″ x 6.5″. FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS Screen, Pressure 2048 Levels ,Resolution 5080 LPI, Reading Speed 200 PPS
    • Powered by USB 3.0, HDMI input and 6 User Assignable Hot keys & Scroll Dial
    • Batteryless pen with pen stand & pen box & 9 replacement pen tips.
    • Anti-Glare Paper-Like Texture Film Ready
    • Warranty: 1 Year with The Panda City (Warranty will be voided if the products are used outside USA) ; Support OS:Win8/8.1/10, Mac OS 10.8 or later. Warranty is not transferable.

    Yiynova mvp20u+FE Reviews

    Posted on: March 14, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

    What’s Good:


    • A nice looking display
    • Drivers didn’t give me any problems when testing
    • Comes with a stand easy to adjust and get at a really comfortable angle
    • It’s really really cheap compared to similarly sized tablets. only 1/3 of the price of a Cintiq 22

    What’s Not:


    • The video cord doesn’t always stay plugged in tightly
    • There is a lot of wobble on slower strokes
    • A fair amount of parallax (the space between the pen tip and the cursor)

    Specs


    • Resolution: 1920px x 1080px
    • Pen Pressure: 2048
    • Screen size: 20 inches LCD
    • Weight: 10 lbs

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