Equal parts desktop monitor and pro-grade drawing tablet, the “pen display” allows you to see your graphical creations in a sizeable screen, all while letting you draw directly on the same panel. No more using a separate drawing tablet with your big monitor to get an intuitive pen-and-paper experience – this thing lets you carry out your full workflow right on the same device.
The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 is a 23.8-inch touchscreen monitor that utilizes the same quantum dot technology found in modern high-end TVs, so you can expect the best quality picture on par with modern professional displays. It gets a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, so you can see your creations in glorious 4K, along with 10-bit color depth (1.07 billion colors), 98 percent NTSC coverage, and HDR function for stunning color reproduction. To round out the display specs, it also delivers a 1200:1 contrast ratio, a maximum brightness of 220 cd/m2, and a 178-degree viewing angle (combined vertical and horizontal).
It has an etched glass on top that eliminates glare from the display surface, all while delivering a drawing experience that, the outfit claims, better simulates the feel of drawing with pen on paper. Both the anti-glare etched glass and the actual IPS screen are seamlessly laminated together, too, which, the outfit claims, allows it to increase the display transparency while decreasing parallax, leading to a more precise reproduction of whatever is onscreen at all times.
The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 has an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, and USB-C slot, giving you plenty of options for connecting your desktop, laptop, or smartphone. Do note, it’s only compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Android devices, so if you’re using a different platform for your studio workspace, it’s likely this won’t work with your setup out of the box. There are also two additional USB-A ports for using it as a USB hub to hook up your peripherals, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. The monitor is bundled with a programmable accessory that combines 19 buttons and a dial control for interacting with whatever software you’re using, while the integrated metal stand allows you to set it down like a drawing tablet on your desk. And yes, it’s compatible with standard monitor stands for easy integration into any workspace.
It’s designed for use with the outfit’s PenTech 3.0 stylus, a battery-free drawing instrument that boasts 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and 60 degree tilt support in both directions, putting it on par with the most popular electromagnetic resonance pens out there. Do note, the monitor is designed for use strictly with a stylus, so while you can draw on it in precise detail, it won’t support touch gestures the way typical touchscreen monitors tend to do. That means, you’ll have to rely on the good old mouse and keyboard for general navigation on desktop systems.
The Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) is now on preorder, priced at $1,299.