CES 2017: Dell shows off 27-inch Canvas productivity screen
Dell’s new screen is a more affordable and small screen variant of the Microsoft Surface Hub minus the PC element
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The latest addition to Dell’s CES 2017 exhibit this year is a big touch-screen monitor called Canvas and is targeted at artists and designers. The new monitor works on similar lines as the Microsoft Surface Hub, announced last year, but has a much smaller 27-inch display instead of the 55-inch and 84-inch displays of the Surface Hub. Also, the Canvas needs to be connected to a desktop PC or laptop to work, unlike Surface Hub which is a full-fledged PC in itself.
The idea behind Dell Canvas is to provide professionals the flexibility and ample legroom that can make collaborating or working on a project easy.
The Canvas has a built-in kickstand which allows it to be pushed flat down and used like a drafting table. It can also be tilted backwards at any angle that the user finds comfortable. One can operate it with touch, the stylus pen or the circular dial that can be used to access physical tools without having to reach out for the toolbars section on the screen every time. Moving or rotating the dial on the screen will open the shortcuts for users instantly.
The Canvas’s 27-inch display has a resolution of 2,560x1,440p. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, Canvas works with all Windows 10 PCs and is compatible with all major productivity software solutions from Microsoft, Adobe, AutoDesk, AVID and Solid Works.
Dell Canvas will be available in the US on Dell’s official website from 30 March at a starting price of $1,799 (approximately Rs1,22,179).