The Huion Kamvas Studio 24 is a computer with a built-in touchscreen monitor that you can draw on. This product was announced at CES 2023 and will ship in March 2023.
Disclaimer: I don't have a review unit as Huion is not sending out review units for this since it's so expensive US $2399. Instead, I will just be talking about the specs and what they mean in the real world. If you're interested in something portable, check out my thoughts on the Kamvas Studio 16.
- Display size: 24-inch IPS touchscreen LCD with matte texture
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440, 16:9 aspect ratio
- Brightness: 220 nits
- Colour support: 16.7 million (8 bit), 99% sRGB
- Response time: 14ms
- Weight: 8.7kg
- Pen: PW550 and PW550S Slim
- Stand: Adjustable stand ST100C
- CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F (8 core 2.1Ghz)
- GPU: Nvidia GTX1650
- RAM: 32GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB SSD
- Ports: HDMI x 1, DVI x1, Ethernet/LAN Port RJ45 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 4, Power Input x 1, 3.5mm Audio Jack x 2, 3.5mm Mic Jack x 1
- OS: Windows 11
The display is a 24-inch IPS LCD that's laminated and has a matte drawing surface. Resolution is 2560 x 1440 and aspect ratio is 16:9. Pixelation will not be that noticeable when working from one arms distance away, and visuals should sharper than a 27-inch display with 1440P resolution.
When the display is used without UI scaling, the UI will look slightly smaller but still usable. It is possible to scale the UI larger but using the native 1440P resolution is more productive as there's more desktop space to show more content.
Colour depth is 8-bit 16.7 million colours and colour support is for 100% sRGB. For some reason, the Huion Kamvas Studio 16 also has 16.7 million 8-bit colours, but that has 100% AdobeRGB coverage instead.
Brightness is listed as 220 nits which is actually disappointing because it's likely to be lower in the real world. Based on my experience of having reviewed so many pen displays, the actual brightness may be 10 to 20% lower than advertised brightness.
One area of concern is how hot will the display be since the computer is just behind.
The Huion Kamvas Studio 24 comes with a stand already installed. This as you can see will take up a lot of table space.
This stand can be removed and the unit can be VESA mounted. Note that the unit is 8.7kg so you should get a monitor arm that's strong enough.
Two pens are included, the PW550 and PW550S, and they use Huion's PenTech 3.0+ technology.
Since I don't have the product, I can't tell you how good the drawing performance is. All I can say is the pens support tilt, 8192 levels of pressure and are not powered by battery. 5 plastic and 5 felt replacement nibs are included.
These are the ports located at the bottom, from left to right: HDMI, DVI, power, 4x USB-A 3.0, ethernet, 3.5mm mic input and 3.5mm audio output.
On the side there are two USB-A 2.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Since the Huion Kamvas Studio 24 is a computer, it's possible to connect an external monitor to this using either the HDMI or DVI port. I find it interesting that DVI is included because it's kinda rare to find external monitors that use DVI nowadays. A USB-C video port would have been more useful.
There are no USB-C ports. If you want to connect a USB-C device, e.g. phone, tablet, storage drive, you will need a USB-A to USB-C adapter.
Transfer speed of USB 3.0 is 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s).
There's support for 10-point capacitive touch and Windows OS finger gestures.
Windows OS support for touch gesture isn't as good compared to iPad or Android in my opinion.
One common issue I have is with the panel that slides out from the bottom right. When drawing, my resting palm may occasionally pull the panels in. I also have to move the taskbar to the top to minimise my palm accidentally pressing on any buttons but that's much less of an issue.
The processor is the Intel Core i7-12700F with 8 cores at 2.1ghz. This is a desktop processor so it's a powerful processor. There's 32GB RAM so that's definitely sufficient for multi-tasking and working with huge files. 1TB internal storage should be enough. Anyway, you can always expand storage with external storage.
For graphics, there's Nvidia GTX1650 which should be good for more demanding 3D apps compared to the integrated Intel Iris Xe. You can use this for light gaming too.
There's Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
Utility of an all-in-one
I personally prefer my computer accessories to be separate because you can usually find better standalone products.
The alternative to getting the Kamvas Studio 24 is to get a separate pen display, maybe the Huion Kamvas 24 Plus for US $899 and a computer if you don't already have one.
I don't think the having an all-in-one is going to save much table space since the stand and monitor still look kinda big.
Another thing about all-in-one is if something's broken, you hav to send the whole unit in for servicing. If you depend on your computer for work, make sure you have a backup plan.
I won't worry about upgrading since the processor is powerful enough. By the time you need to upgrade, you'll probably be swapping out the whole computer, just like you would with an iMac or laptop.
What are the competing products?
There aren't many competitors.
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is one but that is even more expensive compared to the Huion Kamvas Studio 24.
And as mentioned, you can just get a separate pen display and a small form desktop computer or even laptop for less money.
The important question to ask yourself is do you really need an all-in-one? What's the selling point?
The need for warranty is one huge area of concern.
The product comes with 1 year warranty but you may have to ship the product back to Huion. Shipping such a heavy product back means shipping fees will be very expensive although if it's under warranty, Huion will return the shipping fees but you still have to pay upfront for shipping.
The other thing is the number of days of downtime you'll have when your computer is not around.
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