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Has anyone tried the XP-Pen Artist 12 Tablet Graphics display ?

asked 2018-09-28 23:22:03 -0500

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Lately I feel like my trusty 5+ year old Pen tablet is finally on the verge of retirement. So I'm thinking of buying a new Pen Display Monitor that with a Screen so that Ican drawing directly on it .Since I used to work on a graphics tablet without a screen. Now I need your experiences with it.

I was able to sneak peak upon the XP-Pen Artist22E Pro ... and I just fell in love. The precise workflow, the details on each pointing, the big 21.5" IPS Screen ,the regular multitasking possibility with the shortcuts . But hell ... the price. almost 600€, that's waaaaaaaay... well, it's not affordable for me at the moment, not at all.

So, I was just aiming for the neat 11.6" Artist 12 Pen Display, which, on some reviews, seems to cause a great experience to newbs and advanced / professional artists (working with photoshop and co. for more than 5 years, and it is just about time getting that thing). But as reviews might be "manipulated", how is your opinion about the graphic Display tablet?

Please do post the pros and cons. Like screen tearing, quality of screen, quality of colors, quality of AA, (does it have a battery inbuilt? if yes, duration/day or hour, lifetime), pen quality, pen options (besides of the 2 buttons and the erase-nug at the other point), pen-"nibs" and what kind of nibs they actually are and the usage of them, etc.

Thanks in advance.

I know that the 11.6" is quite scatty to handle, like about the icons, applications and such, but I don't mind that. Oh, and here the tablet itself: https://www.amazon.com/XP-PEN-Artist1... .

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I only have regular drawing tablet, so I don't have any experience with tablet displays.

In case you want a device that's working under Linux, look at http://digimend.github.io/tablets/ Recently Huion started financing some work of DIGImend's maintainer, so if you let them know you're interested, you might help get their tablet display running on Linux.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-09-29 12:30:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-29 11:14:36 -0500

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On your amazon link you can see clearly (System requirements) , that only Windows and MAC is guaranteed. I am using BAMBOO under Fedora 28 KDE, it works fine. The mentioned programs on Amazon are professional tools for professionals and I fear that many of this programs are not running under Linux, inclusive wine-emulation etc.. If you must have this device I recommend to use the OS for which it is designed. Look at bamboo, perhaps they have a device for you. In my opinion, if you are not an experienced artwork designer etc., this kind of devices are an expensive toy for big kids with too much money. I hope you understand, what I mean.

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