Tablets and touch monitors are good for graphic designers, especially if they support a capacitive pen input like the Apple Pencil or Samsung’s S-Pen, but a dedicated graphic monitor is always better. Undeniably, the top manufacturer in this market is Wacom but its products are extremely expensive. Luckily, there are other, more affordable solutions out there like the Parblo Coast 13, a 13.3″ LCD graphic display with passive pen.
The Parblo Coast13 features a 13.3″ LCD display with a color gamut of 72% NTSC and FHD resolution. What’s more, the pen is battery-free with optimized pressure sensitivity of 8192 points for more precise moves. In addition, it sports a USB Type-C interface that unlike normal USB interface, helps you transmit data more quickly and effectively. Even more important is the Monitor Setting button (including the Color Adjustment Button) so that colors on your computer monitor and the Coast13 are exactly the same with the press of a button.
The interface includes 8 customized express keys and one dial ring. They play an essential role in reducing the complicated operation process in your creating process as you can achieve your drawing purpose just through rotating the touch ring or clicking the express button even without the computer’s keyboard. Lastly, Coast13 is ultra-thin and lightweight. At only 0.6″ thickness and 13.3″ LCD size, not only is it portable but also provides a vast working area.
The box includes the Coast13 Graphic Monitor, a USB Cable and an HDMI Cable, one Pen Box that includes 1 passive pen, removal tools, and 6 replacement nibs. Also, there is a 2-finger glove, one cleaning cloth, installation CD, and a quick start guide. You can check out all the details on the official product page.