Anyone who uses graphic tablets will probably associate them with Wacom. In fact, there are hardly any other brand of graphic tablets that are as well-known as Wacom.
The largest screens provided by Wacom are in the 20-inch range which make them a good 10 or so inches smaller than what is offered by ViewSonic. This giant screen made its debut at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.
When being compared to the Wacom, which has stronger technology for pen and markup sensitivity, the ViewSonic display did splendidly with drawing motions and pressure levels, but it generally missed clicks and swipes.
The device uses a rechargable digital pen that charges using USB and lasts 8- hours per charge. The monitor should appeal to digital artists, and it has even generated interest from companies using digital contracts, as it is able to digitally capture and save customer signatures.
ViewSonic started making their own digitizers half a year ago due to customer demand, according to George Lee, deputy director of the company’s consumer electronics division. They’ve certainly come a long way since then, being able to come up with this touch-sensitive display.
The device is in its finalization and is due to be out in the market by the end of August in the US for US$2,999.
I’m glad to see another company coming up with graphics tablets. It’s always good to have some competition and more choices.