In 2016, Microsoft won all designers over with its latest product, the Surface Studio. This smart gadget promised consumers to attend to their needs as smoothly as possible. However, this kind of luxury came with a price tag that wasn’t friendly to the budget of an artist. At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Dell introduced a similar product, but with a cost effective appeal. Dell’s Canvas will bring your own personal surface studio in the comfort of your home.
On January 5th, Dell made the appearance of its brand new Canvas 27 in the US, Las Vegas. The product looks similar to Microsoft’s Surface Studio. First of all, it is endearing through its dimensions. They both have large flat screens that can be perceived as a drafting table. The users will have a big digital canvas at their disposal to turn their dreams into breathtaking illustrations. Secondly, both Canvas and Surface Studio have streamlined the creative process with the use of a stylus. The designing experience resembles that of a traditional way, except that your work becomes digital and you can edit it any way you like, whenever you want. Finally, both products depend on a dial-like gadget that enables users to tweak the settings of their modern drawing board.
However, from this point on, the two gadgets are completely different. The price tag is a real decision maker for designers. While the Microsoft product can be purchased for $2,999, Dell lowered the price to $1,799. Unlike Surface Studio, Canvas 27 didn’t manage to escape its dependency on PC. This makes your personal surface studio to be just a large display with touchscreen specially created for designers. The tablet can be connected to a PC either through a USB port or simply through Thunderbolt.
As for its specs, Canvas is capable of a pretty good job. The screen is 27-inch large, and it has Corning Gorilla Glass to protect it from any damages. The resolution enjoys a Quad HD quality and has 2,560 x 1,440 pexels. The bothering reflections that can interfere with the quality of an illustration are kept at bay with an anti-reflective coating.
Dell’s new product seems like a promising tablet for the creative set. Canvas 27 is expected to work flawlessly with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The special digital pen enjoys 2,048 points of pressure, and it can activate 20 touch points on the screen. Designers that don’t mind sticking to their PCs will be able to rely on this new type of personal surface studio.
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