Sunday, March 03, 2013

Monitor Tablet -DP10U

Has the Amazon links for it. If I had mad money I'd get one for the mac mini. 400 bucks Tumblr reviewWhat's cool about it, the only power cord is a USB connection. Vs the multi-snarl of wire for my cintiq.

6 comments:

Benjamin. said...

Awesome! It has the screen but it isn't one of those super-expensive ones.

Cool. I'll have to save up for that.

MrGoodson2 said...

The guy on the tumblr has seen it all. Owns most of them. He gives you the lineage on all the graphics hardware. These monoprice and other graphics tablets share the same hardware.

Surly Bird said...

That looks pretty sweet! For all the cool factor of the large screens, I've found the 21-inch-and-up Cintiqs to be physically uncomfortable to use at times. I've not had a whole lot of luck getting a desk arrangement that works whether I prop it up on stand, put it on an arm or adjust my seating. I think the smaller size is ergonomically better, even though you have less real estate on which to work.

MrGoodson2 said...

Do you have the little Cintiq Ronnie? Have you seen my youtube video about the monoprice arm i use with it? When I'm using it, I wonder why I'm not spending 20 hours a day painting and drawing with it.

MrGoodson2 said...

I read your comment again. It's obvious you have a large one.

Surly Bird said...

I've had the large one for about four years - before Wacom went with even more massive Cintiqs - which have some cool innovations, but are even bigger and heavier. I think the main advantage of the big Cintiq is being able to see more without having to zoom in and out as much. That is negated, at least for me, though, by having a more difficult time finding a comfortable position in which to work. I haven't found a way to maintain a comfortable balance between shoulder and arm angle for drawing and having access to the keys I need. Seems like every week, I try some new adjustment or arrangement, but still haven't found anything I really like or a setup that feels comfortable.

A few months before the SOE-Seattle closure, I requested and got a monitor arm for the Cintiq I had there because I began to have neck and back problems. The arm helped a little, but overall, using the Cintiq still caused discomfort - largely due, I believe, to postural compromises. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably get a smaller Cintiq and stick with a regular monitor