VEIKK is a company I’ve never heard of before that offers a range of pen displays and drawing tablets for digital artists. When they first reviewed one of their drawing tablets, I questioned their Linux support, but it turns out that their drawing tablets work on all major platforms. I’ve tried the VEIKK VK1200 for the past few weeks and it performs well as an 11.6 inch drafting monitor for just $169.
The VEIKK VK1200 is an 11.6 inch drafting monitor with a fully laminated screen with anti-glare film. The tablet features a 1080p IPS display and a battery-free stylus that supports 8,192 pressure levels and tilt functionality up to 60 degrees. There are also six programmable shortcut keys on the graphics tablet.
The VK1200 comes with two included battery-free pens, extra pen nibs, artist glove, pen holder and cleaning cloth.
The build quality of this China-made graphics tablet is quite nice and exceeded my expectations upon hearing that a sub-$200 graphics tablet was on the way. The VK1200 has an all-metal body and an anti-slip design on the back to sit firmly on a desk. The tablet only comes with a one-year warranty, but we’ll see over time how well it holds up and isn’t too bad considering the price.
The VK1200 was durable enough that I let my almost three-year-old son play with it for long periods of time without worrying about breaking it or messing anything up.
For connectivity and power, there’s a USB 3.0 cable as well as an HDMI cable for video output – both cables are required with this tablet not supporting USB-C DP Alt Mode or a feature similar.
VEIKK announces that the Studio VK1200 is compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Android and Linux. Surprisingly enough, they are quite detailed in acknowledging their Linux support: Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, Ezgo, Debian, Mint, Mageia, CentOS, and Arch. Let’s explore more about that now with the VK1200 on Linux.