In what may be a world's first, UK digital artist Lawrence Mann has just posted his video unboxing and review of the new Dell Canvas (embedded above).
The Canvas is Dell's 27-inch Wacom Cintiq competitor is scheduled to begin shipping at the end of the month for $1799 (as of this morning, the pen display is still not listed for sale on Dell's website).
In this exhaustive video, Mann compares the Canvas directly to the Cintiq 27QHD and determines that the new device is not a mere rebadge. The Canvas is slightly wider and significantly thinner.
Mann demonstrates some of the unique UI that Dell has bundled with its driver. These shortcut creation and multi-monitor tools may be why the Canvas will only support Windows devices for now.
He also takes a close look at the Canvas' Wacom pen and demonstrates its tilt support and "negligible" parallax. The pen comes with a set of replacement nibs of different hardness, similar to Microsoft's Surface Pen replacement tip kit.
Mann also shows off the two Totems (Surface Dial-like accessories) that ship with the Canvas.
Despite earlier reports, Mann confirms that his Canvas unit does not have VESA mount support.
Are you more or less sold on the Canvas? Is it a worthy Cintiq competitor? Why would troubled Wacom help Dell create a device that undercuts its flagship product? Watch the long video presented in Mann's usual relaxed, somewhat rambling style and come back here to discuss.