Graphic displays and tablets from XPPen are modern and multifunctional devices with a stylus for creating and editing graphics and 3D models. As a first step into the world of design, you can use one of the most affordable and inexpensive models — XPPen Deco 01 V2. The updated model of the second generation (V2) is equipped no worse than professional tablets: these are 8192 levels for each press, with tilt detection, as well as 8 hardware keys for quick access. The tablet can work with Android devices via USB-OTG connection.
Model: Deco 01 V2 (2nd generation)
Type: graphics tablet
Sensitivity: 8192 levels
Features: USB-C connection (USB-OTG to mobile devices)
Quick access panel: Yes, 8 keys
Stylus: Yes, with hotkey buttons, tilt tracking
Supported systems: Win10/Win11, Android, iOS, Linux.
The packaging is quite simple but decent. It would be appropriate to give such a tablet to a person who is passionate about graphics and design. Inside is the tablet itself, as well as a fairly rich kit.
The tablet package includes: a passive pen, interchangeable nibs, a pen stand, a special glove to eliminate phantom clicks, two OTG adapters, as well as a user manual and a warranty card. The pen stand is interesting — it will come in handy not only for its intended purpose, but also as a tool for changing nibs, as well as for storing nibs.
Unlike other budget models, the Deco 01 V2 tablet has a fairly decent size (10″x 6.25″) and is equipped with a modern passive pen, as well as hotkeys that can be configured in the original application. The thickness is 10 mm, it weighs about 700 g. There are wide rubber pads on the back of the case. This is done so that the tablet does not slide off the table while working.
As for the updated model (V2), I would like to note the assortment, in which new body colors have been added: green and pink. The stylus has also been improved. It’s still a passive stylus pen (without batteries or recharging), with 8192 levels of pressure and tilt tracking.
But instead of the P03 model, the P05D stylus model (EMR tech technology) is now supplied. There was no way for the P03 to track the angle of pressure, so that’s good. Response speed at 200RPS.
It connects without problems, via USB-C, the cable is included. Defined as a PenTablet, for the hotkeys to work, you will need to download and install the XPPen application.
You can learn how to use the tablet literally “on the go”. No special skills are required. Simply download/install a design program or any convenient graphic editor, select a drawing/retouching tool and use a stylus pen. You can even draw 3D models in Blender or Sculpt — everything is in your hands.
And most importantly, Deco 01 V2 has the ability to work with mobile gadgets based on Android. This is extremely convenient, especially considering that I process most of the content on a tablet and smartphone.
For comparison, two popular models Artist 10 2nd Gen and Deco M. Pay attention to the larger auxiliary keys.
On the other hand, you can add a little, and take a tablet with a built-in display. It is much more pleasant and much more convenient to work with this. See for yourself. XPPen Artist 12 (2nd) Wireless Color Screen Tablet.
For graphic design, photo retouching and creation of illustrative material, a special drawing tablet is required. Deco 01 V2 is an inexpensive and affordable entry-level model with very decent performance. The best thing is to try and evaluate your strengths. And then you can buy a larger / more expensive model, for example, with a display. The updated model of the XPPen Deco 01 V2 graphics tablet can be purchased from the official XPPen store. Now there is the biggest sale on 11.11, and if you have long dreamed of buying a graphics tablet, then thanks to discounts in the official store, you can buy this or another graphics tablet for much cheaper than its base price. Get up to 75% off XPPen Pen Tablets and use promo code DECV22 and get $2 off purchases of XPPen tablets above $40 or PENDISPLAY ($5/$200), codes valid until November 31, 2022. Please note that these discount codes are cumulative with other store promotions.
Additionally, you can see recommended articles:
A selection of graphics tablets with a color screen.
A selection of graphic tablets for drawing (without a screen).
Review of the XP-PEN Deco Pro graphics tablet.
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For Admitad 04.11.2022