VEIKK Studio VK2200 Pro Display Tablet 2022 REVIEW
The overall experience with this very large character display was good, but there were some very noticeable issues with the software that impacted the user experience. The price is very competitive for a display of this size and Veikk’s customer service has been very good.
Drawing Display makes creative tasks limitless – as long as the software works properly.
Adding a drawing tablet to your workstation can make creative tasks like photo editing/retouching and drawing much easier. I remember working on video graphics with a pen and tablet many years ago and felt that the pen and tablet worked better than a standard mouse for precise edits.
That was at a time when iPads weren’t even released yet. Full touchscreen displays were therefore completely unknown. Today they are much more commonplace and over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of testing Veikk’s VK2200 Pro Studio. It’s a huge 21.5-inch touch-sensitive display that’s meant to take the place of your mouse for creative tasks.
About Veikk & Studio VK2200 Pro
Founded in 2009, Veikk has focused on connecting users with innovative products that combine technology and creativity. To date, Veikk products are sold in more than 100 countries. They are used for a variety of tasks including drawing, signing, e-learning, and gaming.
The Studio VK2200 Pro is a fully laminated 21.5 inch display with 1920 x 1080 IPS. It features 120s RGB/92% NTSC with lifelike colors and 16.7 million pixels. The display is slim at just 17mm thick. Users can connect it to their computer with the included dual-head USB-C cable or HDMI cable.
On-screen shortcuts: Studio VK2200 Pro comes with two custom Quick Dials and eight SilentPress Shortcut Keys to let your creativity flow. You can set functions such as zoom in/out, brush +/- and undo, etc. in the driver with two quick dials to edit eight user-defined functions in the meantime.
Battery-free pen: The P05 battery-free digital pen with 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, 60° tilt and a high report rate of 290 PPS allows you to draw and take handwritten notes with the same feeling as with a pen on paper. Exceptional accuracy and smoothness.
Adjustable viewing angle: Users can adjust the Studio VK2200 Pro display to various angles between 15º and 85º.
Compatible with a wide range of creative apps: Designed for productivity, the Studio VK2200 Pro is compatible with apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, SketchBook, Medibang, Krita and Clip Studio.
Compatible with common operating systems: Studio VK2200 Pro is compatible with Windows 10/8/7 and above, macOS 10.12 and above, Chrome OS 88 and above, Linux and Android. Easily switch, post your artwork and express yourself on social media.
- Model: VK2200PRO
- LED Type: IPS
- Dimensions: 556 (L) x 329 (W) x 16.6 (H) mm (without stand)
- Active area: 21.5 inches (476.64 x 268.11 mm)
- Full Lamination: YES
- Screen resolution: 1920×1080
- Brightness: 270cd/
- Viewing Angle: 178°(H) – 178°(V)
- Support Color: 16.7M
- Color Gamut: 92% NTSC
- Pen: P05 battery-free pen
- Pen pressure: 8192 levels
- Tilt: 60 degrees
- Pen resolution: 5080 LPI
- Reading Height: MAX15mm
- Keys: 8 speed dial keys, 2 speed dials
- Interface: DC-in, USB-C, HDMI
- Input Voltage: AC 100~240V 1.4A
- Output voltage: DC 12V 3V
- OS Support: Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac OS 10.12 (or later), Chrome OS 88 (or later), Linux (Ubuntu/elementaryOS/Pop!OS/ezgo/debian/mint/mageia/centOS/Arch) , Android 6.0 (or higher)
What’s in the box
- 1 * Pen Display
- 20 x pen nibs
- 1 * Power Adapter
- 1 x HDMI Cable
- 1 x Drawing Glove
- 2 x P05 battery-free pen
- 1 * Feather Extractor
- 1 * Power Cord
- 1 × USB-C to USB-C Cable
- 1 x cleaning cloth
- 2 * Pencil Cases
- 1 * Pen Holder
- 1 * USB Cable
- 1 * Quick Start Guide
Some bumps on the road
Overall, my experience with the VK2200 Pro has been positive. However, I did have a few bumps in the road. Let me go through these first.
When I first received the drawing tablet I took it out and set it up with my M1 MacBook Air. Then the pen would not work. I had to uninstall and reinstall all the software and drivers for the display before it worked.
Then, once I got it working, I found that my MacBook Air doesn’t have native dual-display support. So that meant I had to disconnect my MacBook Air from my main workstation dock and its external display in order for the Veikk to register as a connected display.
Finally, after getting everything ready to go, the settings for the Veikk tablet occasionally appeared invisible. This is a “known” issue with Veikk if you have installed a driver for another tablet. At this point, I don’t have any other tablets on my system other than Apple’s Universal Control, which allows me to connect to my iPad.
I read that other users were able to restart the Veikk tablet settings window and the settings reappeared, but even after a full computer restart, the settings remained invisible. Luckily, since the images were still there, I was able to adjust the area for the pen’s mapping, otherwise the pen would have stayed on my laptop’s desktop as a mouse pointer.
I also noticed that my laptop slowed down once I started using the VK2200. There were small tasks that my computer usually tears up and stuttered when I started using the tablet. I was trying to just scroll on a website and my entire computer just crashed. I don’t really know if the display caused this issue or if it was just coincidence, but after unplugging the display my computer started working normally again.
Since this is a known issue at Veikk, I hope they can update the software and provide a better experience for the tablet users. These handful of issues definitely tarnished my experience with the Studio VK2200 Pro, but as I said, even with these issues my overall experience was still positive.
The build quality of the VK2200 Pro is wonderful. The screen is incredibly thin, but it’s very durable. The stand that the display rests on is fully adjustable, allowing you to stand it virtually vertical or lay it almost completely flat if you prefer. It’s a heavy plastic stand that locks into place when raised or lowered. There is a push button latch that needs to be pressed to unlock the stand for adjustment. I’ve never had any issues with the stand not supporting the display.
The display itself also seems to be quite robust. I like that Veikk includes a glove with the accessories so you can avoid unsightly smudges while working, and as the screen appears to be scratch resistant it can endure a lot of standard use. With prolonged use, the screen may show signs of wear. I’ve also noticed that while it doesn’t affect general use of the screen, it does collect a lot of dust. A cleaning cloth is included with the display, which would be sufficient for wiping the screen.
The pen is lightweight and feels durable. Two pens are sent with the display and they have two customizable buttons. Many pen tips are also included with the display so you can easily swap them out when they wear out. I thought the stylus was sensitive enough for my basic use, and it seemed pretty accurate based on where I was touching the screen. I would have liked to have been able to calibrate them better, but given the issues I was having with the tablet settings plugin, that wasn’t an option for me.
The pens come with travel sleeves that appear to be made of felt. There’s also a single stand for the pen that can be stored on a desk when not in use. One of the biggest advantages of the pen is that it does not contain a battery. I’ve used the pen for some touch up work in Affinity Photo and it was sufficient for my needs. However, if I were an artist and wanted to make pen and ink style drawings, I’m not sure it would be accurate enough for me.
The display, size and overall performance of the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro Display Tablet are very good – especially for its price. At 1080p HD resolution, the screen looks remarkable in my opinion and the stylus was very responsive to commands. I have a strong feeling that the software/drivers need a lot of work.
Can I recommend this tablet? Yes. It’s a lot cheaper than most alternatives, and you can start using it right away with the default settings. The Studio VK2200 Pro is an impressive display with a few kinks that need to be worked out. And I’m sure updates will be made over time that will cover most of the issues I’ve seen.
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