Artist 24 Pro
ImagineFX|July 2021
HEAVY HITTER We see if XP-PEN’s contender in the professional pen display market can compete with the likes of Wacom
HEAVY HITTER

With a whopping display measuring 23.8 inches diagonally and a screen resolution of 2,560x1,440 (2K QHD), the Artist 24 Pro is a first of its kind by XP-PEN. The 2K resolution is needed for this ‘canvas’- sized pen display. It may not be the 4K resolution of Wacom’s 24-inch Touch Pro, yet considering XP-PEN is relatively new to the market compared to Wacom, it’s doing a fair job of cornering the market for the more budget end of high-quality professional pen displays.

But how does this display tally up when compared to the best drawing tablets around? We put the Artist 24 Pro through its paces to discover whether it’s worth investing in. Initially, we tried to run a resolution of 1,080p (FHD) through the Artist 24 Pro, the result being, of course, unwanted pixelation. Once paired appropriately though, the 2K resolution is nice and sharp, which is matched with an impressive 90 per cent Adobe RGB colour reproduction. It offers an exciting display space for drawing, in more than enough detail.

A PLEASING DRAWING SURFACE

The anti-glare, textured film overlay provides a satisfying drawing experience, too, replicating a certain amount of that ‘pen-on-paper’ quality. Once calibrated, the drawing action is pretty accurate and as responsive as you’d hope. It did seem to slow a little when we tried some rapid pen strokes, but unless you draw at furious speeds this shouldn’t be a problem.

The 2K resolution is nice and sharp, which is matched with 90 per cent Adobe RGB colour reproduction

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