So, finally, FINALLY, somebody has made a Table PC worthy of being called an Alternative Cintiq. That is, bigger than the garden variety 12" screens which have been popping up all over the place lately.
Dell's new Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) with FHD 15.6" screen. And Wacom's AES digitizer tech!
I picked up the low end model, with a Core i3, 4Gigs of RAM and a spinning platter hard drive. -And because it was built only a few months ago, it is now the fastest computer I own. -Over the past few years, I've been working on a bunch of old eBay Penabled TPCs from last decade, and doing pretty well I might add. But this is a big step up!
The screen is huge and gorgeous, and the stylus action is really sweet in MangaStudio 5/ClipStudioPaint.
I just posted a short video demonstrating its drawing capabilities, (with brush stabilization turned off), so you can get an idea of how well it performs.
The skinny if you don't want to watch a five minute video: It has slight jitters when you draw slowly, but it's not as bad as we've seen in other devices. Drawing fast is luscious, and there is no perceptible delay between the brush stroke and the line appearing on screen. Let me repeat that: NO BRUSH DELAY!!! -This is a big deal for me; it is noticeably better than N-Trig's tech. (Though, there is still a slight delay when drawing in Photoshop, but that's an Adobe issue, not a Wacom one).
I'll do a proper review later, but I can say after having penciled and inked a couple of comic pages on the Dell already that I'm very happy with it so far.
If you're thinking of buying one of these for yourself, you need to look at the 7568 model with the 1920x1080 screens. Dell makes a 4K option, (or something close to that) called "UHD". Don't get that one. Those ones don't have the Wacom tech installed, and you can't draw on them.
You'll also need to get a stylus separately, and you have to be careful to get the right kind. Dell makes a couple of different ones, and not all of them work. I'm using in the video Lenovo's Active Capacitive Pen. It works really nicely!