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Author Topic: Buying a new drawing tablet  (Read 102 times)

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Offline KeanFox

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Buying a new drawing tablet
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:09:52 AM »
Got my current tablet in 2012, Still works. the pen taped, buttons don't work. glitch from time to time.
Still can draw with it, but have to deal with its problems.
It's time for an upgrade to display tablet. Been thinking about that for the last 7 months.

But what to get?
The Chinese alternatives like Ugee and Huion that goes from 300 to 900 USD. They just work. get the job done you know. They got small things about them just not up there. But for that price, you are getting more for your money.

IPad Pro is a good option. seen artist do great art with it. for 409 Plus 100 for the Apple Pencil plus drawing apps like Procreate. Now they have CLIP STUDIO PAINT app. Sound good.

The Wacom. The best technology and most expensive. When they work like they sposed to they are excellent. I heard they have a lot of problems. Expensive, bad customer support, bad drivers etc.
 
I want a Cintiq
The Wacom Cintiq Pro is the latest thing. its 1000 to 1500 USD. That's a lot of money most artists don't have.
Also with the Cintiq Pro, your laptop or PC might not be compatible with it. There is a workaround by using adapters but it's not 100% guarantee that it will work.
That's the biggest issue.

If I get this but it didn't work. I'm gonna be broke with an expensive tablet that doesn't work.

I might just buy alternative or Cintiq HD.

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Re: Buying a new drawing tablet
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 11:29:10 AM »
Honestly, i don't think the pricetag should sway you away from buying a cintiq if you really want it.  If you are working a job aleady then look into what your expenses are and find ways to save money.  Cooking at home instead of eating out is one of the easiest ways to save money.  If you're hurting for money now then I would say getting a cheap pen tablet to replace your old one and upgrading later
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Re: Buying a new drawing tablet
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »
If it's not too late, I've had experience with two Huion GT-191 drawing tablet monitors

They rely on technology of the previous generation of Cintiq but they're still amazing for the price. For $500 you get a huge 19.5 inch drawing surface that responds pretty well. It isn't as nice as current generation Cintiqs but is still pretty amazing.

I recommend checking out this review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkSwtbxyvaI

His review is pretty in-depth and reflects pretty much what I would say.
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Re: Buying a new drawing tablet
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 07:03:00 PM »
I use the Huion KAMVAS GT-191. I recommend it. (I've seen a lot of reviews that Cintiq is riding on it's fame so the actual quality of their products are going down.)

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Re: Buying a new drawing tablet
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 07:23:35 PM »
I wouldn't say the quality is going down, Wacom's Cintiq line is just a generation ahead. Their current generation beats the Huion GT-191 by having less input lag and less paralax by using a thinner glass for the screen. They also have a tablet that can operate without a full computer which is pretty amazing.

The question is whether or not you're willing to shell out the money for the new technology or if something cheaper will do. In this case, specifically the GT-191 is amazing.
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