For digital artists and designers, choosing a drawing tablet is no easy feat. The market is saturated with appealing models from a variety of manufacturers, as we’ve already seen in our guide to the best drawing tablets (opens in new tab) of 2019, which makes it difficult to know where to begin.
And seeing as drawing tablets boast impressive technical capabilities, it’s not long until you’re trying to find a compromise between their performance and your budget. Thankfully XP-Pen has made the selection process more straightforward with this bundle discount that couldn’t come at a better time.
If you’re looking to treat the creative in your life to a new drawing tablet this Christmas, or maybe you just feel like spoiling yourself, the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro Holiday Gift Edition could be what you’re looking for.
This bundle contains the popular XP-Pen Artist 15.6 drawing tablet along with a range of other goodies, including a stand, battery-free stylus and drawing glove, which will help users to bring their ideas to life with ease.
The main attraction of this bundle is of course the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro drawing tablet. Our review (opens in new tab) of the device even described it as “the best screen tablet alternative to Wacom 16” thanks to its quality screen, shortcut keys and tilt functionality.
One of its key selling points is the fact that it’s a budget alternative that delivers value for money, a strength that has been taken even further with this bundle as it’s been cut in price from £449.99 all the way down to £299.99. This is cheaper than you would normally pay for the drawing tablet on its own, let alone with the host of treats in this Holiday Gift Edition.
When you dig deeper into the specifications of the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro drawing tablet, you can see why it’s a hit with digital artists and designers. For starters the screen supports 60 degrees of pen tilt functionality, meaning that it can get the most out of commonly-used creative software such as Photoshop, Painter and Gimp.
This sensitivity also allows the drawing tablet to accurately pick up the gesture of the stylus and turn that into a real tilting brush effect. In short, users will be able to enjoy a natural drawing experience that produces virtually no lag and create a variety of line and shading effects.
Unlike other XP-Pen models, the 15.6 Pro drawing tablet has a fully laminated screen with next to no parallax. And with the help of a replaceable anti-glare optical film that comes included as standard, the device will maintain a crisp display even in bright lighting conditions.
This display works brilliantly in tandem with the screen’s superb colour accuracy of 88% NTSC (120% sRGB) to ensure that your work appears as dazzling and sharp as you intend it to be. (Keep in mind that this based on test data from the XP-Pen laboratory and that values may vary depending on your environment.)
Topping off the Artist 15.6 Pro is the revolutionary Red Dial interface. With a design that fits comfortably into the user’s hand, this control allows digital creators to zoom in and out of their projects intuitively and helps to create a more efficient workflow.
It can also be programmed to scroll up and down, or be personalised in a way that will help to unleash your digital creative expression. The Red Dial can also be used in conjunction with fully customizable shortcut keys, so you can create a setup that’s specifically tailored to your preferences.
Speaking of customization, the stand that comes with the Holiday Gift Edition lets artists work on the Artist 15.6 Pro in their preferred position. This lightweight stand doesn’t compromise the device’s portability either.
You can carry both of them wherever you need to be and start drawing on the go. The stand’s Pen Holder will also keep your stylus and nibs nice and safe as you travel about, too.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Holiday Gift Edition comes with a cleaning cloth so you can keep your Artist 15.6 Pro in mint condition, as well as a phone stand, enamel pin, and calendar. These are lovely editions which round off a release that was already delivering on many fronts.
Usually retailing at £449.99, the Holiday Gift Edition can be yours for just £299.99 when you order before 30 December. To avoid disappointment, we advise that you order as soon as possible as there is limited stock.
If you want to pick yours up in time for Christmas, head on over to the XP-Pen website (opens in new tab) now to place your order. This bundle is available in North America, UK, Australia, Germany and many more from the XP-Pen web store (opens in new tab).