The best digital whiteboard in 2022

Woman writing on Samsung Flip 2 WM55R 55 Inch interactive whiteboard, one of the best digital whiteboards
(Image credit: Samsung)

The best digital whiteboard, aka the best interactive whiteboard, will help bring any presentation to life.  We're talking about a large computer touchscreen that mirrors your laptop, tablet, or phone. That means you can display any content you like, use your fingers or a stylus to annotate it on the whiteboard itself – and get others involved too.

In other words, the best interactive whiteboard allows multiple people to access the screen and make their own marks, simultaneously. This makes it perfect for pitching to clients, colleagues, or your boss, brainstorming ideas, getting students involved in their learning, and more. Meetings, discussions, and lessons become a lot more animated, dynamic, and productive as a result. 

They're not cheap, though, so you need to invest your money wisely. To help you, we've brought together the very best digital whiteboards in the article below, at a range of sizes and prices. We'll explain what each one has to offer and give you the technical info you need to choose between them.

(Image credit: Samsung)

1. Samsung Flip 2 WM55R 55 Inch

The best digital whiteboard for most people

Specifications

Screen size: 55 inches
Resolution: 4K (3,840 x 2,160)
Ports: 2 x HDMI, USB, Ethernet, audio out
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Dimensions: 129.7 x 76.8 x 5.9cm
Weight: 28.2 kg (with stand)

Reasons to buy

+
Smooth writing experience 
+
Packed with features 
+
Hide sensitive information 

Reasons to avoid

-
No audio-in port

Samsung knows a lot about how to make reliable, user-friendly and high-spec technology from the best tablets to the best Samsung phones. So it's no surprise that it's the manufacturer of the best digital whiteboard available today.

The Samsung Flip offers UHD picture quality, lets you write or draw on any background source, and allows up to four people to do so simultaneously. The display is beautifully responsive, and when using a stylus, very close to a real pen on actual paper. 

You can connect it to your computer directly, using an HDMI cable, or use screen share over Wi-Fi with a supported device. You can rotate it to portrait or landscape mode while on the optional stand. 

It's quick and easy to erase mistakes, using a finger or palm swipe. You can sync your personal devices for real-time content sharing. And any changes made on the Flip display will be mirrored on the connected device, and vice-versa.

In a business environment, the Flip can be used as a calendar, scheduler, note, or checklist board. Its internal memory stores your meeting in real-time, then lets you share all the notes via email, network, thumb drive, or printouts. Plus its reinforced lock system allows you to protect people from opening up confidential content by accident during a meeting.

If you're a teacher who wants your students to create collaborative art, it's great for that too. Brush mode recognizes a wide range of thicknesses, and there are even water and oil painting modes to create different styles and textures. You get a full vibrant color palette to play with and can mix colors too.

If 55 inches isn't big enough, there's a 65-inch variant that's otherwise the same device. Plus there's also an 85-incher, although that features some other differences too, so we've listed that separately at number 5.

(Image credit: AG Neovo)

2. AG Neovo IFP-6502 Interactive Flat Panel Display

The best digital whiteboard for encouraging participation

Specifications

Screen size: 65 inches
Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Ports: 3 x HDMI 2.0, VGA, audio out, audio in, 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-B, 2 x Ethernet
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, Ethernet
Dimensions: 148.9 x 89.7 x 8.6cm (without stand)
Weight: 39kg (without stand)

Reasons to buy

+
20-point touch 
+
Lots of ports 
+
Great app

Reasons to avoid

-
Heavy

Are you expecting LOTS of people to want to access your digital whiteboard at once? Then the AG Neovo IFP-6502 is your best bet, as its 20-point touch screen makes it easy for multiple participants to use their fingers or the included styluses to simultaneously draw and annotate on the display.

That's only one way people can interact with this device, of course. The 4K flat panel display also supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for fast and seamless connections among keyboards and webcams. And the bundled ScreenShare Pro app enables mirroring and remote control from individual devices using operating systems including Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

This interactive whiteboard also benefits from 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution and dual built-in 16W speakers. Plus it offers a huge range of connectivity options, including WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, and USB, and support for 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution. All this makes it suitable for a wide range of uses in the boardroom, the classroom, and elsewhere.

Product shot of BenQ RP652, one of the best digital whiteboards

(Image credit: BenQ)

3. BenQ RP6502 Class 4K UHD Educational Touchscreen

The best digital whiteboard for classrooms

Specifications

Screen size: 65 inches
Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Ports: 3x HDMI, VGA, 9 x USB, Ethernet, VGA, audio in, audio out
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi
Dimensions: ‎11.56 x 148.86 x 93.85cm
Weight: 0.5kg

Reasons to buy

+
Education-specific features 
+
20 touchpoints
+
Great connectivity

Reasons to avoid

-
Not aimed at business

Specifically aimed at the education market, the RP6502 supports up to 20 touch points, making it very versatile even when lots of students want to get involved. A built-in Floating Tool empowers teachers to write on top of any app, video, website, document, or image. There's a handwriting recognition feature, a hands-free voice assistant, and a brush mode for creating art. And it comes with dual pens that each let you write or draw simultaneously with different colors.

More generally, BenQ RP652 has a lovely 4K display, offering up to 350 cd/m of brightness with a 1200:1 contrast ratio to aid visibility even on sunny days with the curtains open. It's the best digital whiteboard on our list for connectivity, too, offering a mammoth nine USB ports, along with three HDMI slots, an Ethernet port, VGA, and audio-in and audio-out.

Finally, the BenQ RP652 even features air quality sensors, which monitor temperature, humidity, PM 2.5, and CO2 concentration levels, to make sure your students are in the optimal environment to stay awake and focused. 

(Image credit: Vibe)

4. Vibe Interactive Smartboard

The best digital whiteboard for easy setup

Specifications

Screen size: 55 inches
Resolution: 4K (3,840 x 2,160)
Ports: HDMI, USB, Ethernet, audio out
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi
Dimensions: 128.5 x 73.9 x 7.4cm
Weight: 24.5kg

Reasons to buy

+
Easy setup 
+
Nice touchscreen 
+
Range of sharing options 

Reasons to avoid

-
Stand not included

If you need a digital whiteboard for your classroom or meeting room, but don't want a lot of hassle looking at instructions, we recommend the Vibe Interactive Smartboard. It couldn't be easier to set up, especially if you buy the dedicated stand too. Plus, on the whole, it's a very capable device. 

The 10-point touch screen allows multiple people to interact with the screen simultaneously via touch or stylus, and the 8ms response time makes writing and drawing feel very natural. You can share the Vibe Canvas via email, third-party apps like Slack and Teams, or by scanning a QR code to send to your phone. And up to four users can share their screen wirelessly at once, via Airplay and Eshare, or by connecting in via HDMI.

Product shot of Samsung Flip 2 WM85R 85 Inch, one of the best digital whiteboards

(Image credit: Samsung)

5. Samsung Flip 2 WM85R 85 Inch

The best digital whiteboard for large auditoria

Specifications

Screen size: 85 inches
Resolution: 4K (3,840 x 2,160)
Ports: 2 x HDMI, DP, USB, Ethernet, audio out
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Dimensions: 194.2 x 114.4 x 6.9cm
Weight: 74.5kg (with stand)

Reasons to buy

+
Huge size 
+
High specs 
+
Includes DP port

Reasons to avoid

-
Expensive

If you're presenting in a huge room, such as an auditorium or large lecture theater, you'll probably want a bigger model than those we've covered so far. In this case, we'd recommend the largest version of the Samsung Flip (number one on our list), which has a screen diameter of 85 inches. That's obviously a huge display, but the 4K resolution and 60Hz refresh rate mean you still get a detailed, smooth picture that allows even the people at the back to see everything clearly.

At this larger size, this model offers the high specs and clever tech of its 55-inch cousin, plus unlike the former, it also has a DP (DisplayPort) and an OPS I/F port. On the downside, the response time is just 6ms, compared with 8ms in the smaller version, but that's not really going to make much difference in practice. 

The other main differences are that you can't rotate it between portrait and landscape (though at this size you wouldn't really want to), the mount color is Charcoal Black rather than light grey, and as you'd expect, it's also more expensive.

(Image credit: DTEN)

6. DTEN ME

The best small digital whiteboard

Specifications

Screen size: 27 inches
Resolution: 1080p
Ports: HDMI, Ethernet
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Ethernet
Dimensions: 61.6 x 39.1 x 10.4cm)
Weight: 6.5kg

Reasons to buy

+
Small and light 
+
Good touchscreen 
+
Reasonable price 

Reasons to avoid

-
Not 4K

If you want a digital whiteboard that's small, light, and easy to carry around, we recommend the DTEN.ME. This lightweight 27-inch multi-touch HD display has been made with a wide range of uses in mind, including making Zoom calls and as a second monitor, plus it works well as an interactive whiteboard too; as long as your audience is nice and close, of course.

At only half an inch thick, it couldn't be more portable. Its responsive, multi-touch screen is great for annotating content in real-time. And while you're limited for ports (just Ethernet and HDMI), the price is reassuringly low compared to most of the whiteboards on this list.

Plus, if you do a lot of videoconferencing, the DTEN ME is packed with enterprise-grade features, including three intelligent cameras to optimize your room view, eight-array microphones for clear audio, and integrated stereo speakers.

(Image credit: Samsung)

7. Ipevo CSW2-02IP IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System

The best cheap alternative to a standard digital whiteboard

Specifications

Screen size: No screen
Resolution: N/A
Ports: None
Wireless connectivity: Infrared sensor (no WiFi required)
Dimensions: ‎13.97 x 5.59 x 27.18 cm
Weight: 453.5g

Reasons to buy

+
Cheap 
+
Light and portable 
+
Works without Wi-Fi 

Reasons to avoid

-
Projector not included

Can't come near to affording the digital whiteboards we've mentioned thus far? Then here's a very cheap and inventive solution. The IPEVO CSW2-02IP IW2 doesn't come with an interactive screen but instead allows you to turn any flat surface into one, for the purpose of teaching or presentations. You will, however, need to supply a laptop and a projector separately.

The system is made up of three devices: an interactive pen, a sensor cam, and a wireless receiver. The Sensor Cam reads infrared signals emitted by the pen and sends that information wirelessly to the receiver, which your plug into your laptop's USB port. (Because it uses infrared signals, there's no need to connect anything to Wi-Fi.)

The IW2 comes with included software of its own, and it's also compatible with other applications, which you can control just as if you were on your laptop. It's very light and portable and works with a wide variety of projectors, including short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. 

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Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq (opens in new tab), and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.