[EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's the snippet of Monoprice's CES 2015 press release announcing new products, including the 22-inch HD SmartTouch Interactive Pen Drawing Display, which went on sale this morning for $799. This is higher than had previously been announced, but significantly less than Wacom's Cintiq 24HD which retails for $3000 and has been the only multi-touch capable pen display on the market.]
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 06, 2015) - Monoprice, an e-commerce leader that offers exceptional quality consumer electronics and tech gear at prices much lower than those of their competitors, today announced the release of a new suite of innovative tech solutions at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Featuring the latest advancements in hardware design and technology integration, Monoprice continues to disrupt the status quo by delivering premium products at affordable price points.
"We pride ourselves on keeping our finger on the pulse of technology trends and continuously introducing the most sought-after consumer electronics at fair prices," said Bernard Luthi, President of Monoprice. "CES is the perfect launchpad for all of our latest innovations, including key items in the rapidly advancing home security and display technology categories."
Monoprice's lineup of products launching at CES include:
22-inch HD Multi-touch Pen Interactive Display ($760): Compatible with Windows 8.1 and Mac operating systems, the 22-inch display combines a pressure-sensitive pen with cutting-edge multi-touch capabilities to create the ultimate viewing experience for those in the design industry. The pen provides creative control with more than 2,048 levels of pressure, while the display boasts a 1920x1080p full HD resolution. Additional product highlights include:
- Hybrid EMR Input Technology, allowing for faster pen tracking
- 2,048 LPI (tracking resolution)
- Adjustable stand with tilt adjustment with position locking
- 45-degree input tilt range
- 10 point multi-touch
- Five millisecond response time
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The price quoted above is inaccurate. The monitor is currently selling for $799.06. The press release also states that the monitor will deliver 2,048 levels of pressure, but the website states that the device offers 1,024 levels of pressure. The names in the box image and release also don't exactly match the name on the site. Apologies for any confusion.
Monoprice also released a new non-touch version of the monitor, the 22in HD Interactive Pen Drawing Display, which retails for $598. This model looks very similar to the Huion GT-220, which is now selling for $799 on Amazon.
The features of the the 22in HD Interactive Pen Drawing Display which are highlighted on the site are:
- 22-inch class LED backlit IPS capacitive panel with extended viewing angles (170° horizontal, 160° vertical)
- Capacitive panel with pen stylus input
- 1920 x 1080p native resolution
- Windows 8.1 compatible
- Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7-10.10
- Three fixed color temperature settings (6500K, 7500K, 9300K)
- Screen protector preinstalled at the factory
- Rechargeable pen stylus
- VESA mount compatible (75 x 75)
- Angle adjustable stand, from 10-85° from horizontal
In an email exchange with Monoprice late last year, I was told that neither monitor is a Huion or UC Logic device but features new technology commissioned by Monoprice. That would explain the 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity vs. the 2,048 in the Huion.]