XP-Pen Artist 10 Pen Display (2nd Gen) review

The choice of screen size for this comprehensive painting and drawing aide will split opinion

XP-Pen Artist 10 pen display
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The XP-Pen Artist 10 is an affordable way to enjoy the convenience of a pen display for image-editing, but some people may find the restricted drawing space irritating, even though the on-screen detail is very good.


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    Nicely presented, with useful accessories included

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    Screen offers plenty of detail thanks to high resolution

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    Pleasant to paint and draw with


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    Combination of small screen and high resolution means tiny text

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    Pen is on the light side

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    No stand to angle the display

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A drawing tablet is a must-have accessory for any photographer who does a lot of image-editing, helping you make adjustments more quickly and in a way that feels more organic than working with a mouse. The best drawing tablets include a comfortable drawing surface, a pressure-sensitive pen that feels good in your hand, and plenty of shortcut keys to help you switch tools instantly.

The XP-Pen Artist Series goes one better than a typical drawing tablet by integrating a display into the drawing surface, so you are drawing on the screen in a way that feels completely natural. The XP-Pen Artist 10 Pen Display is part of a range that also includes the XP-Pen Artist 16 Pen Display. The number refers to the size of the drawing area, measured diagonally in inches, and the Artist 10 is the most compact in the range.

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