The product is similar to Microsoft Surface Studio launched in November, though it is not by any means an all-in-one PC. Rather, it is designed to be used with a primary input display preferably 27-inches or larger during the creative workflow process.
Just like its competitor, Dell has also included a haptic feedback dial for easier drawing, painting, drafting and editing. On the other hand, Dell’s dial is called a “totem”, yet it functions identically with Microsoft’s tool.
The Canvas 27 is capable of rendering 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, making it ideal for photographers, graphics designers and video editing. The surface is matte rather than glossy, giving it more of a paper-like feel while writing and drawing rather than the feel of smooth glass. In addition, the input device will make full use of the latest Windows 10 Creators Update in a sign that Microsoft is willing to work with the company in the success of its own creative workflow device.
Dell plans to launch the Canvas 27 later this year, though the price has not yet been announced. Some early estimates put it around $1,500, which would be half the cost of Microsoft’s Surface Studio, with the exception of only being an input device rather than all-in-one PC.