Veikk has made a name for themselves by offering a variety of photo tablets, from basic versions to 22-inch display tablets. I recently had the opportunity to test their 11.6” Studio VK1200 model. Although on the small side, the Studio VK1200 is aimed at mobility for users who want to take their drawing tablet wherever they go.
In the box, you’ll find the Veikk Studio VK1200 itself, cables to connect the tablet to your computer, 2 stylus pens with covers, several replacement nibs with a removal tool, a pen holder, a cleaning cloth, and even a painting glove to reduce smudges. on the tablet during use. I found it very convenient because it gives you everything you want and straight out of the box. What I want is a stand that can turn the tablet on when not in use.
The Veikk Studio VK1200 drawing tablet has 6 programmable keys to help you with your various drawing programs, making your work seamless and easy, with the ability to assign keys to specific programs. I find this especially useful because I don’t have to navigate through different menus to use common tools. The display itself is a matte 1080p panel and I found it to be very sharp for such a small display. My only complaint was the lack of brightness in bright rooms, as the display sometimes looks washed out or dim.
Using the Veikk Studio VK1200 was as simple as plugging the USB and HDMI cables into my laptop and pressing the power button. The Veikk Studio VK1200 fired up quickly and my laptop immediately mirrored my screen to it. Personally, I found the screen extension more useful as it allowed me to multitask while using it, but everyone has different personal preferences.
“Learning how to use the Veikk Studio VK1200 with any type of drawing tablet made my time using it easier in part due to its display.”
The pens themselves are built with 8,192 pressure levels and made for an incredibly accurate experience, and I felt like I was drawing on paper rather than an electronic device. The buttons also came with 2 buttons created between the paint brush and the eraser for ease of use. While my experience with the Veikk Studio VK1200 didn’t make me a better artist, it left me wanting to paint as much as ever.
As a newbie to any type of tablet, the Veikk Studio VK1200 made my time using it easy in part due to its display. I could see exactly where I was drawing on the screen and see exactly what I was doing, unlike other traditional tablets where you have to monitor your usage on your computer display. I think most users should have no problems picking up the Veikk Studio VK1200 and using it with a minimal learning curve once set up properly.
At over $200, the price may be a bit steep for a beginner who wants to learn how to make digital art. But I think the price justifies not only everything included to begin with, but the overall experience it provides the user. Being able to visually see everything you’re working on eases the curve for beginners.