MobileStudio Pro 13 VS 16 Comparison:- What are the differences between the different sizes?

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Here’s A Quick Comparison Between The Mobilestudio Pro 13-Inch & 16-Inch Models

While the two are similar in many ways, like how they provide up to 16GB ram, up to 512GB storage (the 13 offers down to 64GB)

Same pressure & tilt sensitivity.

To save you time, the key differences between MobileStudio Pro are the screen size & resolution, the express keys count & the graphics chip used, you get the better technology in almost all these with the 16-inch model. I talk more about these in details below. :>

Buy MobileStudio Pro 13-inch model



Buy MobileStudio Pro 16-inch model

The Graphics Chip

The graphics chip, in my opinion, is the biggest differentiation between the two MobileStudio Pro models.

All the models of MobileStudio Pro 13-inch come with Intel IrisTM Graphics 550, while the MobileStudio Pro 16-inch come with one of the two Nvidia Quadro chips:-

    • NVIDIA Quadro M600M 2GB GDDR5
    • NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB GDDR5

The Quadro chips in the 16-inch model makes them great for the CAD applications & the like, this is not something you need if all you want if all you plan to do is to paint digitally.

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The Screen

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While it is obvious that the two MobileStudio Pro have different screen sizes, 13-inch vs 16-inch, there are some other differences between the two that may not be as obvious, for one. The color gamut between the screen is also different, 16-inch has 94% Adobe RPG, while the 13-inch has 96%.

Another key difference for the screen is the resolution, which is 2560 x 1440 for MobileStudio Pro 13-inch, while it is 3840 x 2160, or 4K for the MobileStudio Pro 16-inch.

Expresskeys Count

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Since MobileStudio Pro is made to be taken on the go, the number of available Expresskeys can be more important than in case of Cintiq or even Intuos tablets, since you have the option to place your keyboard nearby in case of the latter.

When it comes to that, MobileStudio Pro 13 has 6 Expresskeys, while MobileStudio Pro 16 has 8 of those. I personally don’t understand the reason behind this, other than to make the 16-inch model more appealing.

Comparison Tablet Between Mobilestudio Pro 13-Inch VS 16-Inch

Here’s a comparison table between the 13-inch & the 16-inch MobileStudio Pro, which contains everything I mentioned in this comparison, plus a few more.

  16-Inches 16-Inches 13-Inches 13-Inches 13-Inches 13-Inches
Model Number DTH-W1620M DTH-W1620H DTH-W1320T DTH-W1320L DTH-W1320M DTH-W1320H
Computing Power & Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5-6267U (2.9GHz) Intel Core i7-6567U (3.3 GHz) Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7
Ram 8GB 16GB 4GB 8GB 8GB 16GB
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD 64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
Graphics card NVIDIA® Quadro® M600M 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® Quadro® M1000M 4GB GDDR5 Intel IrisTM Graphics 550 Intel IrisTM Graphics 550 Intel IrisTM Graphics 550 Intel IrisTM Graphics 550
Display
Display Size 15.6 inch (39.6 cm) 15.6 inch (39.6 cm) 13.3 inch (33.8 cm) 13.3 inch (33.8 cm) 13.3 inch (33.8 cm) 13.3 inch (33.8 cm)
Color Gamut 94% Adobe RGB 94% Adobe RGB 96% Adobe RGB 96% Adobe RGB 96% Adobe RGB 96% Adobe RGB
Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:09 16:09 16:09 16:09 16:09 16:09
Contrast Ratio 800:01:00 800:01:00
Express Keys 8 8 6 6 6 6
USB Ports 3 3 3 3 3 3
Display Colors 16.7 milion 16.7 milion 16.7 milion 16.7 milion 16.7 milion 16.7 milion
Drawing Capabilities
Pressure Sensitivity 8192 Levels 8192 Levels 8192 Levels 8192 Levels 8192 Levels 8192 Levels
Tilt Recognition ±60 levels ±60 levels ±60 levels ±60 levels ±60 levels ±60 levels
Response Rate 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms
Battery Life Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours

 

And Finally

Since MobileStudio Pro is barely upgradable, picking the right device that will last you as long as possible is a must, and for that reason, I hope I was able to help you pick the right device for that purpose. I tried to keep the comparison short, if you want to know more in details about MobileStudio Pro, please refer to my MobileStudio Pro review here.

Buy MobileStudio Pro 13-inch model

Buy MobileStudio Pro 16-inch model

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12 Comments

  1. Struggling to decided between the 13″ and 16″… Theres the fact the 13 inch is lighter and probably more comfortable on your lap as well…. The only reason I want the 16″ is because i can dabble onto a few games if i want to what is useful… But is it really necessary for £400 more? GOD someone decide for me

    1. I say get the 13-inch Mobilestudio Pro, since you will mainly use it for drawing, gaming is of a second importance. And gaming on a 13-inches monitor isn’t that bad as long as it’s not extensive.

      In your case, I would only advice you to get the 16-inches model if you won’t mind carrying it around (assuming you don’t mind the price tag).

      I hope that helped~

  2. I was wondering if the mobile studio 13 would be good for editing photos and doing graphic design work. I work on a regular laptop and have the adobe CC suite. It’s slow and I have a mouse instead of a pen which hasn’t really been a problem just old school. I’ve been researching different laptops or tablets to use. Any thoughts? Thank you

  3. I cannot decide between the 2 sizes at all. Do you know the dimensions of both the products to compare? ( not the screen size but the product itself / tablet )
    I currently draw on a 13 cintiq which I like, but that is with a second monitor that I can use for reference. I feel like I might need the 16 inch screen so that I can fit my reference images onto the same screen as what I am drawing on ( if that makes sense?) also I will need to use it as a laptop for things such as video editing etc.. and I always thought 13 inch was a bit small for a laptop screen…. can’t decide though as I don’t want it to be too big and bulky to use out and about and also be too heavy and inconvenient to set up as a laptop at work each time I use it etc.. thoughts on this? thanks in advance

    1. Hello there, the dimensions for both models are as follow (approximately):-

        MobileStudio Pro 13:- 14.4 x 9 x 0.7 inches
        MobileStudio Pro 16:- 16.4 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches

      For even more detailed information about both MobileStudio Pro models, kindly refer to my detailed review for it here

      Based on what you said, I guess the 16-inches model is best for you. I sometimes fit the reference I work with in the same screen, and it’s annoying even in larger screens. I guess working on the 16-inch MobileStudio Pro will make your life easier if you plan to do that often.

  4. Hi,

    I am currently unsure if I should buy the 13 or the 16. I will be using the MSP for art & manga, and typical usage of a laptop (Word, video). I am still stuck on the fence whether the nvidia Quadro is worth it or not. I have another laptop with a gtx 1080, do you think I should skip the Quadro and let my laptop handle the 3d rendenring?

    Best,
    Daniel

    1. Hello there Daniel,

      For most of the tasks you mentioned, the 13-inch MobileStudio pro will do. The issue is 3D rendering, which I don’t do much of personally. To me, it sounds like the 16-inch is the safe choice, unless you don’t mind hooking your MobileStudio Pro to your laptop every now and then (which you seem to be thinking of).

      I say If you plan to do whole lot of work on the go, then go with the 16-inch, other than that, the 13-inch is more than enough

      I hope that helped ^^

      1. Hi,

        On regards on that, I would probably go with the 13′ since I can always hook it onto my laptop anyway. Have you been met with any problem with the device?

        Best,
        Daniel

        1. Hi again,

          That’s good to hear! I don’t have the device, but I have listed some of the issues people reported about it, like:-

          • After waking from sleep, the pen & Expresskeys won’t work:- putting it to sleep again solves this problem.
          • Heavy applications that uses a lot of vram, like 3D applications, causes the 16-inches model to crash:- Forcing the device to use the Intel graphics chip solves this problem, but this beats the purpose paying all that money for the 16-inches model (unless you only wanted it for the bigger screen, but still).
          • While hovering the pen above the screen, the cursor doesn’t pick up the small change in movement:- You could see that in the following video.
          • Fan noise
          1. Thank you very much, I am currently getting the 13″ inch since I got the laptop to do the rendering.

            Best,
            Daniel

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