Dospara has started pre-ordering the Windows 8-inch graphics tablet “raytrektab 8-inch model RT08WT”. It will be released on December 10, and the price excluding tax is 49,800 yen.
The company released the 8-inch drawing tablet “raytrektab DG-D08IWP” in 2017, but has not introduced a new 8-inch product since, and that’s over now. As a drawing tablet, the 10.1-inch “raytrektab DG-D10IWP” introduced at the end of 2018 is the latest.
For this reason, for the first time in about three years, the RT08WT has a redesigned chassis with improved CPU performance, memory capacity and storage performance while retaining the stylus pen that uses Wacom technology.
The CPU has changed from the conventional Cherry Trail-based Atom x5-Z8350 to the Gemini Lake-based Celeron N4000, and while the number of cores has decreased, the response has improved significantly. Memory has also doubled from 4 GB to 8 GB. On the other hand, the storage has changed from 64GB eMMC to 128GB SSD, and both capacity and speed have been improved.
The liquid crystal is the same 8-inch model that supports a 1280 x 800 pixel screen and has a non-glare protective film attached. The stylus pen is a battery-free “raytrektab Stylus S2”, a Wacom-feel IT-compatible digitizer that supports a writing pressure of 4,096 gradations, a scan speed of 360Hz and tilt detection. This is a type with a replaceable core. Included as a first purchase privilege is a digitizer pen designed in conjunction with Mitsubishi Pencil 9800.
The operating system is Windows 10 Pro and the CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT series is included. “We provide one-stop services from hardware to software, and you can start drawing as soon as you buy this machine,” he said.
In addition to the microSD card slot, the interface is equipped with USB 3.0 Type-C and supports USB PD charging. Besides, it also has a built-in IEEE 802.11ac compatible wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, microphone, speaker and audio input / output. It is equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the liquid crystal surface to support Windows Hello login, but it is not equipped with a rarely used web camera.
The battery is lithium-ion and the driving time is approximately 6.5 hours. The dimensions of the main body are 210 x 124.5 x 9.6 mm (width x depth x height) and the weight is 434 g. Incidentally, the main body uses a magnesium frame to achieve both weight reduction and robustness.
At the product launch held in Akihabara, Tokyo on December 4, Mr. Motonori Noguchi, Product Manager, Product Business Division, Product and Marketing Division, Third Wave Co., Ltd., said, “We have been working on raytrek- series for makers. However, this summer we strengthened the team structure and renewed the website. We made products that are close to the makers, but I would like to go back to the starting point. This renewal of the 8 inch tablet is also in that position It matched and the creators’ feedback was reflected in the product. ”
In addition, although the 10.1-inch model has already been introduced: “If it’s an 8-inch model, you can get your ideas into shape right away. Because it’s Windows-powered and powerful, it’s the settings creators are used to. “You can migrate and make full use of your resources. You can seamlessly continue the work you’ve done on raytrektab on your main machine just by moving files.”
Regarding the adoption of Wacom Pen, he explained, “Makers have a strong passion for Wacom technology. By sticking to and applying that technology, we may have been able to offer products that are suitable for makers.”
At the recital Mr. Left, an illustrator, also takes the stage as a guest. He did most of his work at his desk, writing notes (in text) on his smartphone when on the go and then taking it back to his desk. However, by using raytrektab, he was able to get ideas right on the spot and was very impressed.
“I have been working as an illustrator for 20 years, but (with raytraketab) I can do the” rough drawing “that is indispensable to realize ideas in a relaxed way in a familiar Windows environment. Until now in the study. I used to work only at desks with desks and chairs, but since I can draw in the living room or other rooms, I have high hopes for such applications. “
In addition to the aforementioned Mitsubishi Pencil 9800 Digitizer Pen campaign, there is also an illustration competition that incorporates raytrake tab into the work. In addition to the 300,000 yen prize being prepared for the top award, Dospara will also support the winners who, in some cases, request promotional work. On Raytrek’s official Twitter, the illustrations actually drawn with this product are sequentially posted to multiple illustrators.