Wacom’s desk-straddling Cintiq 27QHD is most artist and designers’ dream creative surface, but its price has kept it out of reach for many. Now Dell has launched a lower-cost competitor that matches the Cintiq feature-for-feature – except for one. Read: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD review

The Dell Canvas was announced at the CES 2017 show, where the company also launched upgrades to its Precision pro-level laptops – including a new version of the Precision 5510, which is currently the best laptop on the market for designers and artists – an pro iMac-like all-in-one and its first 8K monitor. Read: Dell launches first 8K monitor

The Dell Canvas will cost $1,799 in the US. UK pricing won’t be announced until it ships in late March, but converted the dollar price comes to £1,459. Currently the Cintiq 27QHD Touch will set you back £2,099 on Amazon, or $2,545 in the US. You can get a version of the Cintiq 27QHD without multi-touch support – so you can draw on it with the pen, but you can’t use gestures such as pinch-to-zoom – for £1,799/$2,099.

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