Dell may be one of Microsoft’s closest Windows partners, but that didn’t stop it bringing along some Surface Studio competition to CES today. The Dell Canvas may not have a built-in computer like Microsoft’s posable all-in-one, but pair it with a Windows notebook – and, optionally, a second display – and you have the art hub any Photoshop pro could be proud of. I stopped by to rub my grubby fingers all over it.
First, the basics. The Canvas is basically a 27-inch LCD display, but instead of standing upright as you’d expect, it lies flat on the table. You can lay it down almost flat, or alternatively prop it up on a pop-out easel stand that’s underneath.