XPPen unveils the Magic Drawing Pad, a new, unique professional graphics tablet. It looks like an Android tablet, but it’s a real portable drawing pad. Futura tested it.
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The XPPen brand is known to amateur and professional artists doing digital drawing. It offers quality graphics tablets that are associated with the computer. But today, XPPen offers A model ” except Magic Drawing Pad. The “magical” side is that this graphics tablet is completely autonomous. It does not require pairing with anything and can be used absolutely anywhere, because, after all, inspiration can come at any time and anywhere. At first glance, when you take it out of its packaging, the device looks like any Android tablet. Getting started is in fact equivalent, with the need to have a Google account. We can also use the Magic Drawing Pad as is and add apps from Play Store. But quickly, there are several things that set this device apart from a normal tablet.
The Magic Drowing Pad was officially launched on January 22. If the official price is currently €499.99, it is currently offering a 5% promotion, bringing the price down to €474.99 for the first buyers!
Once the tablet is inserted into its protective shell, we see that the support at the back, which is also used to carry the stylus, is intended to be used like a sheet of paper. With its 12.2 inches and its ratio of 3:2, the screen is large and totally suitable for drawing. By observing it more closely, we realize that it is not at all identical to that of a classic tablet. First its color gamut goes up to 109% sRGB. Enough to obtain colors as close as possible to reality. Then, during our test, it appeared difficult to leave fingerprints on the screen due to its special treatment. Finally, the 10 layers of treatment of the panel allow it to restore a soft light which does not tire the eyes.
A real felt pen in your hand
To get started with drawing, Magic Drawing Pad has several pre-installed drawing applications, including the highly regarded professional software ibisPaint. It is available as a free trial for three months. Once the electromagnetic stylus X3 Pro Pencil in hand, the drawing is precise and fluid. With its fine tip of 1.65 mm, you have the impression of having a real felt-tip pen in your hand, with added precision. It also responds in exactly the same way to its real equivalent on paper, since it has 16,384 pressure levels, for as many nuances on the stroke of the pencil. THE X3 Pro Pencil also has two customizable shortcut buttons. They make it easy to switch to eraser functions. It is lightweight because it has no battery and does not need to be recharged.
As for the machinery, the device has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. In our test, it didn’t show any slowdown despite opening many apps simultaneously. The tablet also has a camera on the back and another for selfies or videos on the front. Regarding mobility, which is also one of the key assets of the Magic Drawing Pad, the battery has a significant autonomy with its 8,000 mAh capacity. It also has the advantage of lightness with a weight of less than 600 grams and a thinness of less than 7 mm. Enough to indulge in the pleasure of drawing outdoors, on a terrace, or in transport. As a bonus, the tablet has the Holy Grail of German certification TÜV Rheinland. A guarantee of quality. THE Magic Drawing Pad is available today for €474.99.
Article written in partnership with XPPen
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