The New 15.4-inch Ugee UE16 Display Tablet Costs Only $199

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Drawing monitors, sometimes known as display or pen tablets, are excellent tools for photographers, enabling convenient and precise photo editing. There’s no shortage of good options, and Ugee’s new 15.4-inch UE16 Drawing Monitor stands out thanks to its expansive color gamut, large display, lightweight design, and palatable $199 price.

The Ugee UE16 features a 15.4-inch Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) with a 220 cd/m2 maximum brightness and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. The tablet weighs 1.28 kilograms (2.8 pounds) and is 437.6 x 259.2 x 13 millimeters (17.2 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches).

While the display may not sport an OLED panel, like Wacom’s new Movink 13 OLED pen display does, the UE16 excels when it comes to color gamut. The UE16 displays 143% of the sRGB color space, 109% of Adobe RGB, and 108% of the DCI-P3 gamut. Without hands-on testing, it is impossible to precisely say how accurate the drawing monitor’s color rendering is, but it can at least display a wide range of colors.

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The tablet uses Ugee’s U-Pencil, which promises 16,384 pressure levels. The tablet can recognize the pencil with up to 60 degrees of tilt, and the pen has a 5,080 LPI resolution. It also has an “eraser” on the top, which works through pressure sensitivity.

The drawing monitor has 10 physical shortcut keys, 16 customizable floating shortcut keys (on display), and a pair of USB-C ports.

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Ugee primarily positions its new UE16 drawing monitor for illustration, graphic design, and photo and video editing.

The tablet works with Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android devices. Further, it works with a wide range of apps, including popular ones for content creators like Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator.

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The Ugee UE16 is available now for $199 and ships with the monitor, U-Pencil, 20 replacement nibs, a USB cables, an adjustable stand, cleaning cloth, and a few more odds and ends.

With a $199 price tag, the Ugee UE16 is one of the most affordable options out there. It’s not the only budget-friendly choice, though. There is also the XPPen Artist Pro 16, which PetaPixel considers a great option. For smaller tablets, there is the Wacom One 12 for about $340. For those who require a 4K resolution, the Xencelabs 4K OLED 16 is a solid, albeit $1,000 option.

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