CES 2020 from an Artist’s point of view

Pen display, tablets and much more

You know CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It’s all about consumer electronics. It’s a trade show where you can take glance at shiny new, awesome, futuristic consumer products brought by renown brands and companies, that can be soon seen on the market in the year it took place.

This year, CES brought tons of new products to showcase among the electronics enthusiasts. You got the high end smartphones, gadgets, robots, wearable techs, home electronics and, products for professionals and creative people (which I’m more interested in, and I think you too).

Things people are talking about

LG Gram 2 in 1 – 14″

This year, LG brought their LG Gram 2 in 1 laptop for professionals in CES. And people are talking about it, reviewing it all over the internet. That’s because it is worth talking.

This laptop rocks Intel® Core™ i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD a touch screen 14″ display.

Mid class specs but the special thing is not about these, but the fact that it is a 2 in 1 laptop, it means it can be a laptop or a tablet as you wish, and it has Wacom pen (EMR) support.

That ways it can be your day-to-day laptop computer and also your work tool for digital art. Also, its lightweight so you can carry it around.

LG Gram costs $1,500 according to their official shop.

Galaxy Book Flex

Samsung displayed two of their latest premium laptops called Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion. However, only Galaxy Book Flex comes with a pen and Wacom’s EMR support and the only model from Samsung that you will be interested in.

The display on this laptop is QLED FHD (1920×1080) with 600nits of maximum brightness, so you can use it outdoor in daytime. Its display can be rotated 360 degree and can be folded to be used as a tablet. Which is great for doing sketches and drawing. And you also have the S-Pen with Wacom’s EMR.

Galaxy Flex Book is powered by 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (Ice Lake) under the hood, and comes with up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM, Intel® Iris Plus GraphicsUS or Intel®UHD Graphics for the 13″ model and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 Graphics with GDDR5 2 GB Graphic Memory for the 15″ model.

Products from biggies of the digital art world

Huion, Wacom and many other brands who are specialized in making awesome tools for artists were also in CES for showing their latest and greatest products.

Huion Kamvas pro 13 pen display

Huion Kamvas pro 13 is a pen display. It has a great color accurate, pressure sensitive laminated display which is great for professional drawing, animation or any art related works. This also costs less, so you can own one without costing a fortune.

This pen display has Full-laminated anti-glare glass panel, ±60 levels tilt recognition, PW507 battery-free pen (8192 levels pen pressure), 13-inch compact size display, 120% sRGB color gamut, 4 express keys and 1 touch bar. And its priced $399.

Wacom One 13″ Pen tablet

Wacom brought their new Wacom one tablet with 13.3 inch (ca. 34 cm) display (1920 × 1080 AHVA), Battery free pen, tilt recognition and HDMI support. It works great on mobile device too.

Wacom’s motive for this device is to make it available for all kind of creative people in less price and easy to set up. Easy to carry and Wacom’s best drawing experience.

Fancy and crazy cool stuff

There was also some cool devices that made people go wow. Like the new foldable laptop from Lenovo Thinkpad x1 Fold which also has pen support.

And it folds inward and you can attach a magnetic keyboard and use it as a laptop.

And ASUS brought ConceptD9 Pro which has aero hinge, 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB + Pantone validity, Core™ i9 processor, NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU. They just made a concept real (I guess they name it such for this reason).

So there you go

These were the things I liked as an artist, from CES 2020. I hope you enjoyed reading. Which one you are planning to own? Which one you liked most? Did I miss anything? Please join the discussion in the comment section. Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

Manish Gehlot

I am a privacy, security, encryption and software freedom enthusiast. I am into VPNs, TLS security. Recently I also got into technical writings including guides.

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