CES 2017: Products for artists and designers

Now that CES 2017 is over, let's check out the products that interest artists and designers.

Wacom Intuos Pro 2017 & Paper Edition

Wacom has updated their Intuos Pro graphic tablets for 2017.

The new Intuos Pro comes in two sizes, medium and large, and sells at USD $350 and $500.

Additionally, there's the Intuos Pro Paper edition. The Paper edition features a clip-on attachment that allows you to clip paper onto the tablet, draw on it, and have that drawing digitally captured. This is the technology from the Wacom Slate (previously known as Spark). The Intuos Paper edition cost $50 more, with the medium selling at $400 and large at $500.

The tablet will use the Wacom Pro Pen 2 that features 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity. As with the Pro series tablets, the stylus support tilt sensitivity too.

The tablets are now wireless, connecting via Bluetooth. With the Paper edition, you can actually draw on paper outdoors, and sync your drawings back when you're at home or office.

ASUS ProArt PA32U HDR Display

This is a 4K panel with HDR capabilities. Here are the specifications:

Resolution: 4K (3840 by 2160)
Refresh rate: 60 Hz
Brightness: 1000 cd/m²
Viewing angles: 178 degrees
Pixel density: 138 ppi
Color gamut: 99.5% Adobe RGB, 95% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB, 85%Rec. 2020
Connection: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
Price: Unknown
Availability date: Unknown

This monitor competes with the BenQ BL3201PH and the Dell UP3216Q

Dell UP3218K

Just because they can, Dell has launched the world's first 32-inch 8K monitor. The price is USD $5000. That's like 4 times the price of their 4K UP3216Q. Insane.

Resolution: 7680×4320
Refresh rate: 60 Hz
Brightness: 1000 cd/m²
Viewing angles: 178 degrees
Pixel density: 138 ppi
Color gamut: 100% Adobe RGB, 98% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB, 100% Rec.709
Connection: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
Price: USD $5,000
Availability date: March 2017

Because of the need to support 33.2 million pixels, you'll need a powerful graphics card, or two. Dell has not mentioned any compatible graphics card yet.

Dell Canvas

Dell Canvas is the competitor to Microsoft's all-in-in Surface Studio.

Unlike Microsoft's offering, the 27-inch Dell Canvas will be using Wacom technology. The pen will support 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt. No battery required in the pen.

Note that this is a monitor so you can connect your own computer. The IPS panel is said to support 100% Adobe RGB.

Estimated shipping date is April 2017.

Lenovo X1 Yoga

Lenovo's X1 Yoga is a 14-inch laptop that runs Windows 10. Just like their Yoga series laptops, you can flip the keyboard all the way to the back.

It supports a stylus but there's no information currently on whether or not it can support pressure sensitivity.

Lenovo Miix 720

This 12-inch 2-in-1 will be competing with the Surface Pro 4. The new Active Pen 2 is said to support 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

This Windows 10 tablet will start shipping in April 2017, price starting from USD $1,000. The Active Pen 2 will arrive earlier in February.


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