Studio VK2200 Pro by Veikk: entry-level drawing pen display [Review] – TechAcute | Hot Mobile Press

Veikk’s Studio VK2200 Pro is a budget-friendly drawing tablet that converts into a regular screen. It’s perfect for beginners who want to try digital drawing and other types of content creation. We received a press unit to get hands-on experience and share what it’s like to use this device. In this review, we’ll take a look at the features and benefits of this product and see how it compares to other options on the market.

The Studio VK2200 Pro features a pressure-sensitive pen with 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity. It also has a pen resolution of 5080 LPI and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a physical size of 21.5 inches. The tablet has eight shortcut keys and two speed dial buttons on the side of the frame. It is compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux and Android. It can be used with the most popular visual software kits like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Paint Tool SAI, Corel Draw, Corel Painter, Sketchbook, Manga Studio, Clip Studio Paint and many other apps that can recognize pen input well.

Testing the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro

The Studio VK2200 Pro is a drawing pen display that can be converted into a regular screen. It’s a budget solution for beginners who want to try digital drawing and other types of content creation. The product comes with a pen and two batteries, as well as a drawing glove that prevents the skin of your hand from touching the surface of the display.

One of the main aspects to consider about this product is its affordable price and this is also the reason for some aspects and specifications of the product that may not be optimal. The Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro costs around €600 RRP, while a comparable model from competitors like Wacom would cost at least double that. At the moment you can also get the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro a little cheaper on Amazon if you are considering a purchase.

This makes the product a good candidate for anyone who is on a budget but still wants to practice their digital drawing skills or find out if their paper doodles would also look good with a pen display.

What I like about this model is that you can easily use it as a secondary screen in your setup even when you’re not drawing. You can tilt the stand to stand upright and that way you don’t waste desk space and I know how useful that alone is for many.

advantages

  • Good price
  • Converted to normal display
  • Modern connectivity via USB-C for video and data
Image: Veikk

While the display is a bit bulky, I still like the fact that I can easily convert it to normal display mode without changing any of the wiring. So you can let your creativity run free and don’t have to get the drawing tablet out of the drawer and set it up first. You know how creativity works; if you have to set everything up first, that’s not good for any artist.

Disadvantages

  • Requires administrator rights to install the driver
  • Needs to be recalibrated from time to time
  • Display brightness not bright enough
  • The screen resolution is not big enough

While low brightness is also an issue in similar products from other manufacturers, the fact that the display only supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is not easy to overlook. A more appropriate resolution would be 3840 x 2160 pixels in our time, which is not uncommon for other products in this category.

It is also a pity that the product can only be used properly if the user has admin rights on his computer to install the driver for the product. This means that the product will probably only be used by consumers and will not find its way into any office, since nowadays jobs are most likely restricted for ordinary staff and they are unable to install anything including a driver. In theory, it could work without driver calibration, but for me at least, it arrived in a poorly calibrated state, making it impossible to use the pen properly without driver calibration.

Certainly these aspects that I am listing here as cons can be overlooked if you think this is not an issue for you, but I wanted to be fair and state it as it is.

summary

The Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro is a very interesting product for beginners who want to try digital art, draw, paint or use the pen for other parts of their creative workflow. While it certainly offers a few good features, the main benefit here is the affordable price. This product is not in the market to steal Wacom, Huion, XP-Pen or other manufacturers’ clients. The Studio VK2200 Pro is here to enable people to draw who couldn’t afford products that start at double the price. That’s what I like best about the product. It allows more artists to create.

Photo credits: The images shown are the property of Veikk.
Editor’s Note: We received a free review device, but the review itself was not paid for.

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