Tablet PCs For Digital Artist And Graphics Tablets For Artist
Tablet PCs For Digital ArtistThis page is geared to those artist that create art on their computers who are looking for an alternative to the overpriced tablet pcs for digital artist from name brand manufactures. The tablet pcs on this page are low cost, high quality and high performance tablet pcs and graphics tablets from Chinese manufactures that uses many of the same components that you find in their name brand counter parts.
The difference is, that in many cases you are paying up to 50% less for comparable performance; which isn't that surprising considering that many name brand tablet pcs are produced in China.
This selection of tablet pcs for the digital artist run the gamut of the Intel family of processors, which includes Baytrail, Cherrytrail, Broadwell Core M, Skylake Core M3-6Y30 and Kabylake Core M3-7Y30 with prices ranges from under $300 to $550.
With few exceptions, as with the major tablet pc brands the drawing stylus and the keyboard must be purchased seperately. Below are some basic specs along with some comments on the latest available tablet pcs.
For the best price/performance, i recommend that you examine in the folowing order the Teclast X5 Pro, Teclast X3 Pro, the Cube Mix Plus, Cube i7 Book, Cube i7 Stylus; rounding things out at the low end with the Teclast TBOOK 16 Power. The Voyo and Pipo are also good tablets but either the low end mix of components with highend process can affect performance (as in the Voyo) or a low end Cherrytrail is a three generations out of date (but then again, it's the cheapest tablet pc in the group).
These tablet pcs have been chosen because they support SSD or solid state storage versus the eMMC storage of the other tablets. The the TBook 16 Power is based on the older Cherrytrail X7-Z8750, but it offers a nice large screen and 8GB of ram with solid build quality. It's low cost of $350 is a good choice for the beginner digital artist as well as the fact that it uses the top of the line Cherrytrail processor available and is a dual boot Windows 10 + Android 6.0 tablet.
When ordering direct from the Chinese manufacture or supplier your purchases are protected by an escrow account that doesn't release the funds until you have received the product and you indicate that you are satisfied with your purchase. Form my experience the system works well and I've been satisfied with my purchases over the last year and I recommmend ordering direct if you want to save money; the only downside is that it can take up to 3 weeks to receive an order.
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That though has changed with the introduction of two new Intel 7th generation based laptops that now bring the power that one gets with a Surface Pro 4 i5 and i7 based system but at a price point of $700 to $850; which can save you a minimum of $900 and a maximum of $1600 if you price them at the Microsoft store.
These system are true desktop replacement system that com integrated with an electromagnetic display so that artist can do work on the large 13.3 inch screen just like you would on the surface pro 4, with the added benefit of not having to purchase a keyboard since it is part of the ultrabook and can swivel a full 360 degrees.
As mentioned above there are two 7th generation tablets available; one is based on the Intel Dual Core i5-7200U Hyper Threaded CPU running at 2.5GHz with a burst frequency of 3.1GHz and comes equipped with 8GB DDR4 Ram and a 256GB SSD.
The other is based on the Intel Dual Core i7-6500U Hyper Threaded CPU running at 2.5GHz with a burst frequency of 3.1GHz and comes equipped with 16GB DDR4 Ram and a 512GB SSD.
Both of these tablet pcs also support a 128GB TF-Card slot, fingerprint lock, 5G WiFi 802.11ac, Stylus Pen, 1920 by1080 13.3 inch electromagnetic 10 point capacitive touch IPS display, 3.7v 12000mAh Lithium Ion battery, and have integrated into the CPU the Intel HD Graphics 620/520 subsystem running at 300MHz and boosting to 1.05GHz.
Connectivity is covered with a 2-USB3.0 Ports, 1-Micro HDMI Port, SIM Slot, BLuetooth 4, Stereo audio jack, power connector and a 2MP front facing camera.
This configuration is more than powerful enough to run productivity programs like MS & Libre Office; 2D graphics programs like Photoshop, Corel Draw, Affinity Photo, MediBang, Clip Studio Paint Pro_Ex, Krita, PD Howler; 3D graphics programs like Blender; Fractal Applications like Apophysis and Mandelbulb 3D as well as a host of audio and video editors.
When you want to relax these tablet pcs are powerful enough to play games that are not heavenly dependent on the graphics processor; but more on the cpu. More gpu intense games will need to lower game settings for good frame rate action.
While the displays only support full HD; for most individuals this is good enough. One must also realize that with a higher resolution more energy is required to update the screen, eating into battery life.
Follow this link to learn more about the VOYO VBook series V3 Intel 7th Gen Core i5-7200U 8/256GB
Follow this link to learn more about the VOYO VBook series V3 Intel 7th Gen Core i7-6500U 16/512GB
Unlike the Cube Mix Plus another Kabylake Core M3-7Y30 tablet discussed below the Teclast X5 Pro is not just an upgrade from its predecessor the Teclast X3 Pro which itself was a top of a line tablet that cost about $500 less than a Surface Pro 4 Core M3.
Teclast has outfitted the X5 Pro with 8GB of Dual Channel Ram, a 256GB SSD, a 128GB TF Card Slot, a 12.2 Inch IPS 1920x1200 10 Point Capacitive Touch Electromagnetic Display, USB 3.0 and Type-C Ports high speed data transfer and itelligent quick charging, Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi Network support, a 2MP front side camera and a 5MP rear camera, Bluetooth 4.2, G-Sensor, Earphone/Mic Jack and a Built In 7.6V 5000mAh Lithium Ion Battery.
The Teclast X5 Pro is a redesign of the X3 Pro which offers smooth round corners for extended hours of hand held use. The tablet has a default operating frequency of 1GHz; but can throttle up to a maximum of 2.6GHz for those demanding application.
This tablet will has play back 4K video and the display features WiFi capabilities. Other added benefits is the built in kick stand support for a Pressure Sensitive Sylus and a Rotatble Keyboard.
All in all this is the must go to Windows 10 Tablet PC; when compared to a Surface Pro 4 Core M3-6Y30 with similar specifications you can save up to $500. To learn more or to order yours at its introductory price follow this link to the Teclast X5 Pro Page.
Like its predessors the Cube i7 Stylus and Cube i7 Book the Cube Mix Plus is a 10.6" tablet that supports a FHD 1920x1080 10 Point Capacitive Touch Electromagnetic Display; making it suitable as a drawing tablet for artist. It comes with 4GB of Ram and a 128GB Rom plus a TF Card Slot for an addition 128GB of external storage.
This is where Cube fell short, as it would have made better sense to include a minimum of 8GB of Ram. Though they doubled the Rom storage over the Skylake Core M3-6Y30 Cube i7 Book, more ram would allow for more complex drawings, 3D generated images or video editing with having to deal with the penalty that insuffient ram imposes.
Cube also failed to update the tablet to include the speakers on the left and rignt side of the tablet; sadly the speakers are still located on the right side of the tablet. One good thing for those that require a decent size on board camera, Cube decided to include a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera instead of the 2MP rear camera that is in the Cube i7 Book.
The Cube Mix Plus supports a 1024 pressure sensitive pen for better fluid lines when drawing and the tablet includes support for a Type-C port, USB 3.0 Port, Earphone/Mic Port and all the other standard ports and buttons required on a laptop and incorporated the same 7.4v 4300mAh battery as its predecssor.
Since Cube decided to go low end on the tablet you do save around $150 over its Teclast competitor the X5 Pro which I discuss above. So if you want more power and can work with a small amount of ram this Windows 10 tablet may be a good choice for you.
You can check the current price, availability and learn more of the Cube Mix Plus Here
The Teclast TBOOK 16 Power features a hefty 8500Ah litium ion battery, allowing for more working hours than some of the other tablets on this page.
The TBOOK 16 also supports an 11.6 inch 1920x1080 10 Point Capacitive Electromagnetic Display, 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras, 8GB Ram, 64GB eMMC Rom, TF Card Slot memory extension for an additional 128GB of storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, Dual OS: Windows 10 and Android 6.0 for maximum flexibility.
The tablet can operate at a burst frequency of 2.56GHz for those demanding applications and comes equipped with the latest Type-C USB Port, G-Sensor, OTG, HDMI, USB 3.0 Port and an Earphone Jack.
Now though I prefer to go with the fast storage available which is a solid state device storage the overall balance of components, the large 8GB of ram and the ability to add 128GB TF-Cards along with the Dual Boot OS feature make this a great tablet for the beginner digital artist at just under $350.
The Teclast X3 Pro uses the Hyperthreading Dual Core Intel Core M3-6Y30 Processor operating at up to 2.2GHz and the Gen9LP HD515 Graphics Core.
The Teclast has a 2.0MP front facing camera and a 5.0MP rear facing camera, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Micro HDMI Port, Headphone Jack, Keyboard Docking Intereface, G-Sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi. (Keyboard and Stylus sold seperately)
This is a strong tablet at a solid price; the only issue with it is the sharp square corners that for some may be an issue depending on how they hold their tablet when working on a project
It features 4GB DDR3L Ram and a 128GB SSD with an additional 128GB of MicroSD storage. The screen is a 1920x1080 IPS electromagnetic display supporting a stylus pen.
It supports HDMI, USB 2.0 & 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 4G LTE, Sim Slot, Earphone and Keylock.
It supports 4GB LPDDR3 Ram, 64GB SSD Rom and 32GB of additional TF Storage. The Cube i7 Stylus comes with a 2MP front and 5MP rear camera, 1920x1080 digital IPS display, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, USB 3.0, Micro HDMI
It comes with 4GB DDR3L Ram and 128GB SSD storage; with support for extended TF storage. It features a 1920x1080 IPS Digital Graphics Display with 10 Point Touch support.
It comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, SIM Slot, Micro SD Slot, Micro HDMI, USB 3.0...
The tablet incorporates 4GB Ram, a 64GB SSD Rom with support for an addition 128GB TF MicroSD Card. As with the Cube i7 Stylus it is a drawing tablet that supports an 1920x1080 IPS electromagnetic disply with 10 point capcitive touch integration.
It comes with a front/rear facing 2.0MP cameras, Type-C USB 3.1 Port, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
It has a front 2.0MP camera and 5.0MP rear camera, runs on the Intel Cherrytrail X5-Z8300 Quad Core CPU at a max sped of 1.44GHz. The Cube iWork11 Stylus supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, USB 3.0; 1024 pressure stylus and keyboard are sold seperately.
The PIPO W1 Pro comes equipped with an 1920x1200 electromagnetic display for a 16:10 aspect ratio, HDMI, OTG USB 3.0, USB 2.0, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, G-Sensor.
Graphics Tablets For ArtistIf spend the majority of your time creating your artwork on the desktop these graphics tablets for artist are excellent tools to use for creating artwork; allowing you to work directly on the large electromagnetic display, as though you were working on a canvas.
The graphic tablet comes with two rechargable 2048 level pressure stylus and stylus chargers, drawing glove, hdmi to thunderbolt cable for Apple Mac pcs, artist glove... Click the link above for the video product review of the XP-Pen.
The screen has 5080 lines per inch resolution, while the pen supports 2048 pressures levels. The graphics tablet has connections and cables for HDMI, USB, VGA and DVI.
The sylus supports 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity with a report rate of 220 reports per second; the data interface is via a USB 1.1 Port; it also supports VGA D-Sub IN/Out, DVI and USB