XP-Pen’s professional option bring you decent specs, an innovative dial interface – and even some good old left-handed friendliness.
Can you have too much of a good thing? Digital artists looking for a pen display solution often find themselves stumped by a market full of choices that's only getting larger.
The selection gets broader when drilled down to less premium solutions; what difference if any is there between Tablet A and Tablet B when it comes to maximum ease and control? And how reliable will the screen be visually?
Instead of going from A to Z, stop at X for the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro, a pen display that puts control in your hands – whichever one you use.
As you can guess from name alone, the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro is a professional drawing tablet. The difference from XP-Pen though against the competition is in a few handy features that greatly minimise fuss in your workflow.
The display's Red Dial interface is one of these features, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand and programmable to zoom in and out on your canvas, scroll up and down, and more.
Not many pen displays have this sort of feature, especially not for this price tag – and especially not so sleekly designed. This dial is a standout with its impressive red stylings.
The 15.6 Pro also features eight fully customisable shortcut keys and boasts a fully rotatable display. That's good news for left-handed artists who probably have the most limited consumer choices compared to other digital creatives.
And with 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt function, the battery-free stylus gives you increased accuracy, control, and fluidity for the finest sketches and lines.
Reds will pop
Good features to aid creation are all well and good, but the proof of a good display is in the optics. Great art deserves great specs, after all.
With 92% Adobe RGB and 88% NTSC (120% sRGB ), the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro has the colour accuracy you need to make your colours pop.
The fully-laminated display is made of bonded glass and film, giving you a low parallax to play with. It also comes with 178° degree of visual angle and a smart screen-brightness button. A lot of quality packed into one slim-build at 11mm thin.
X Marks the Spot
Such quality defines XP, whose classic professionalism to design is all over the 15.6 Pro but without the price tag one would expect.
The display is a pleasant surprise for digital artists looking for their best creative solution – no matter what hand they use, nor what system. It comes compatible with Windows® 10/8/7(32/64bit), Mac OS X® 10.10 or later, and works with major graphics software like Photoshop®, Painter®, Illustrator®, Clip Studio®, and many more.
Mark your work with your signature touch then, for X truly marks the spot with the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro.