For anyone looking to purchase a tablet monitor in 2017, you’ll find more high-quality choices available than ever before. The latest company to enter the arena, Dell, is a respected name in monitor hardware, and their new product, the 27-inch Dell Canvas, was announced with plenty of fanfare this week at the CES expo in Las Vegas.
The Canvas is described by Dell as a “horizontal smart workspace.” It is not an all-in-one computer like Microsoft’s Surface Studio, but a tablet display that requires a computer, so the closer comparison would be to the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD.
The almost-19-pound monitor can be used flat or on an angle, but it’s not really designed as an upright monitor. Dell is counting on the fact that most graphic artists nowadays work with a dual-monitor set-up, and they’ll want to use the Canvas as a secondary display/drawing tablet while having an upright behind it.