The Studio VK2200 Pro from Veikk is a budget-friendly drawing tablet that can be converted to a normal screen. It’s perfect for beginners who want to try out digital drawing and other types of content creation. We received a press unit to get some hands-on experience and to share what it’s like to use this device. In this review, we’ll take a look at the features and benefits of this product and see how it compares to other options on the market.
The Studio VK2200 Pro has a pressure-sensitive pen with 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity. It also has a pen resolution of 5080 LPI and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a physical size of 21.5”. The tablet comes with eight shortcut keys and two quick dials on the side of the frame. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux, and Android. It can be used with the most popular visual software kits such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Paint Tool SAI, Corel Draw, Corel Painter, Sketchbook, Manga Studio, Clip Studio Paint, and many other apps that can recognize pen input should work as well.
Testing out the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro
The Studio VK2200 Pro is a drawing pen display that can be converted to a normal screen. It’s a budget solution for beginners who want to try out digital drawing and other types of content creation. The product comes with a stylus and two batteries, as well as a drawing glove that keeps the skin of your hand from interfering with the surface of the display.
One of the primary aspects to consider for this product is its affordable price, and this is also what carries some aspects and specs of the product that might not be optimal. The Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro costs roughly about 600$ MRPP, while a comparable model of competitors like Wacom would cost at least twice as much. Right now, you can also get the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro a little cheaper on Amazon if you consider buying.
This makes the product a good candidate for everyone who’s on a budget but still would like to practice their digital drawing skills or begin to find out if their scribbles on paper would also look good when using a drawing pen display.
What I like about this model is that you can just use it as a secondary screen in your setup even when you’re not drawing at the moment. You can tilt the stand to be upright, and this way, you are not wasting any desktop space, and I know how useful that alone is to many.
- Nice price
- Converts to regular display
- Modern connectivity via USB-C for video and data
Even though the display is a bit bulky, I still like the fact that I can just convert it to regular display mode without even changing any of the cablings. This way, you can be creative when the inspiration strikes you and not first need to take the drawing tablet out of the drawer and set it up. You know how creativity works; if you first need to set things up, that’s not good for any artist.
- Needs admin rights to install the driver
- Needs to be recalibrated from time to time
- Display brightness not bright enough
- Display resolution is not large enough
While low brightness is also a problem with similar products from other companies, the fact that the display merely supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is something that cannot be easily overlooked. A more appropriate resolution would be 3840 x 2160 pixels in our time and age, which is not uncommon in other products of this category.
It’s also a pity that the product can only be properly used if the user has admin rights on their computer to install the driver for the product. This means that the product is likely only going to be usable by consumers and will not find its way into any office, as workstations nowadays are most likely restricted for normal staff, making it impossible for them to install anything, including a driver. Theoretically, it could just work without calibration through the driver, but at least for me, it arrived in a badly calibrated state, making it impossible to properly use the pen without calibration through the driver.
Most certainly these aspects that I list here as cons can be overlooked if you think that’s not an issue for you, but I wanted to be fair and mention it how it is.
The Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro is a very interesting product for starters who want to try out digital art, drawing, painting or use the pen for other parts of their creative workflows. While it surely provides a couple of good features, the key benefit here is the affordable price. This product is not on the market to steal away clients from Wacom, Huion, XP-Pen, or other manufacturers. The Studio VK2200 Pro is there to enable people to draw who could not afford products that start at twice the cost. That’s what I like the most about the product. It enables more artists to create.
Photo credit: The images shown are owned by Veikk.
Editorial notice: We received a free review unit, but the review itself was not paid for.