Get a Surface Studio-like Display from Dell without getting a new PC
If you are a creative professional, then you must be eyeing the Microsoft Surface Studio. Besides being expensive, the Surface Studio is also very limited in its availability. So, if you are looking for something between a cheaper display tablet and the Surface Studio, then you should have a look at the Dell Canvas.
Designed to be a trade-off between the Surface Studio PC and a drawing tablet, the Canvas is described by Dell as a “horizontal smart workspace”. It is not an all-in-one PC like the Surface Studio, but is tablet display that comes close to Wacom Cintiq 27QHD.
Unveiled at the CES Expo at Las Vegas, this 19-pound monitor does not do well as an upright display. Therefore, it should be laid flat on the table, but with an adjustable angle. The manufacturer is counting on the fact that most graphic artists nowadays work with a dual-monitor set-up. The Canvas can be a secondary display whereas they can have a primary monitor that stands upright.
Coming down to the specs, the 27-inch display has the same 2,560×1,440 resolution as the Cintiq. The Surface has a 4500×3000 pixels. The Surface has 10-point multi-touch, whereas the Dell Canvas has 20 point multi touch, which will allow multiple people to work on a project in one device.
Dell Canvas also comes with a dial, called “Totem” in Dell’s lingo. However, unlike the Surface Dial, the Totem works only when it is in contact with the screen. Also, multiple “totems” can be used on the display at once.
The Canvas pen will use Wacom EMR technology and will ship with a Wacom driver. However, it is not confirmed whether it will be the same “Feel” driver found on Cintiq.
The Canvas will be available at a retail price of $1,799 in the U.S. on March 30, coinciding with the release of Windows 10 Creators Update.
Source: Cartoon Brew