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Though iPads definitely have the edge when it comes to portability, I'd say the biggest thing comes down to the apple pencil vs wacom pens. From my personal experience, the pressure sensitivity on the apple pencil doesn't quite feel as smooth, and I find that the tilt feature on it can act a little bit strangely sometimes. Overall using a Wacom pen is generally a more fluid, natural feeling experience for me.

When comparing price points like that, the iPad can definitely do a lot more things in the long run, so I think it really comes down to where you are in life when it comes to design. The cintiqs are probably geared more towards professionals and art students. The iPad is still great for casual art, in my opinion.
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Wacom supposedly has more pressure sensitivity. With the iPad, you are limited to the applications available in the app store. Most people use Procreate which has limited capabilities compared to something like photoshop or Coral Painter. Drawing surface is more paper like, but you can get a textured screen protector for the iPad if you prefer.

Honestly, I think Wacom products are overpriced especially these days where multiple companies are producing comparable products at a fraction of the price. But there are many artists out there who live by Wacom.

So it comes down to preference. I myself own the iPad pro with the Apple pencil 2 and it's great because it's portable. Whenever I have the urge to draw or paint it's right there. But I do sometimes miss working with more capable software.
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Is it just me or is the text crooked in the post?
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
Though iPads definitely have the edge when it comes to portability, I'd say the biggest thing comes down to the apple pencil vs wacom pens. From my personal experience, the pressure sensitivity on the apple pencil doesn't quite feel as smooth, and I find that the tilt feature on it can act a little bit strangely sometimes. Overall using a Wacom pen is generally a more fluid, natural feeling experience for me.

When comparing price points like that, the iPad can definitely do a lot more things in the long run, so I think it really comes down to where you are in life when it comes to design. The cintiqs are probably geared more towards professionals and art students. The iPad is still great for casual art, in my opinion.
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
Wacom supposedly has more pressure sensitivity. With the iPad, you are limited to the applications available in the app store. Most people use Procreate which has limited capabilities compared to something like photoshop or Coral Painter. Drawing surface is more paper like, but you can get a textured screen protector for the iPad if you prefer.

Honestly, I think Wacom products are overpriced especially these days where multiple companies are producing comparable products at a fraction of the price. But there are many artists out there who live by Wacom.

So it comes down to preference. I myself own the iPad pro with the Apple pencil 2 and it's great because it's portable. Whenever I have the urge to draw or paint it's right there. But I do sometimes miss working with more capable software.
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
Wacom is leaning more towards art professionals
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
The biggest pro is that you can pretty much upgrade the hardware behind it. With an Apple Pencil and iPad (and other devices - Wacom's own Companion line, Surface tablets, Surface Studio, HP tablets, etc), they're multipurpose devices that you're basically stuck on. Years down the line, they'll get old, maybe battery life will lessen, etc. Maybe the manufacturer will stop supporting that hardware and therefore OS/apps may be affected as well. With the Cintiq tablets, they're basically monitors with the Wacom input tech on it so you can upgrade the stuff behind it. Are you working on very large raster or vector images and you have a slowdown? You can toss in more RAM on your computer and the Wacom all of a sudden works better. Want to try out some GPU-accelerated drawing programs? Toss in a video card and enjoy the smoothness. Want to switch from PC to Mac (or vice versa) but keep your Cintiq? Go for it. I have a very old Cintiq 21UX that is on its last legs but it has survived many computer generations and still runs wonderfully.
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Ive been eyeing a cintiq pro 13 for a while, picked one up thanks op
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Though iPads definitely have the edge when it comes to portability, I'd say the biggest thing comes down to the apple pencil vs wacom pens. From my personal experience, the pressure sensitivity on the apple pencil doesn't quite feel as smooth, and I find that the tilt feature on it can act a little bit strangely sometimes. Overall using a Wacom pen is generally a more fluid, natural feeling experience for me.

When comparing price points like that, the iPad can definitely do a lot more things in the long run, so I think it really comes down to where you are in life when it comes to design. The cintiqs are probably geared more towards professionals and art students. The iPad is still great for casual art, in my opinion.
Agree, also for serious artists with a desire to work in one place you can't beat larger screen size as well. When comparing screen sizes that are similar to iPads and tablets it is tough to see the advntage but Wacom also has larger screens which are great to use. One thing I personally don't like is the introduction of touch screen functionality. Having used both wacoms and iPads, the lack of touchscreen functionality allowed me to more naturally place my hand on the surface without the fear of bad palm rejection. I believe newer wacoms allow you to disable the touch functionality so it might be a non-issue.
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I'd forgo the Cintiq Pro 13 and get the Cintiq 16 (non-pro).

It's $100 more but absolutely worth it imo.

The screen is a perfect size for drawing and not too bulky, I have the Cintiq 16 on an $25 dollar gas arm from Amazon. My biggest issue with any screen smaller than 16 is that the icons are so hard to click because even with Windows 10, the scaling is bad in between programs. It's an ideal size and drawing space. Parallax is so minimal or you may not even notice it.


I have:
Intuos Pro Paper Large (Home/Work)
Cintiq 16 (Home)
Cintiq 24 Pro (Work)
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Graphic Design professional here... I bought an iPad Pro 11" last week. I've had Wacom tablets and while they are better for working in full programs, you have zero portability. There are many apps that take full advantage of the iPad and it fits into my workflow seamlessly. I use it for sketching logo concepts and some illustrations. Ultimately, it's what works best in your situation and the iPad checked the most boxes for me.
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Got a 13HD refurb from buydig less than a year ago. Arrived in absolutely perfect condition. Using it right now. Can't speak for these new generation of Wacoms, but buydigs refurbs were legit.
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Not having one of these before, i'm going to ask this in ignorance.
Why would I pay $550 for this tablet vs an iPad with pencil?
As an example, 10.5 iPad Pro on sale for $430 with a pencil for ~$80 puts me at $510.
What does the wacom tablet do that makes it worth this much money?
Have to admit there are some professionals that are having excellent skill set to work on a Ipad with pencil. But, for most of us (concept artists) , Wacom is a better choice. Wacom pen helps a lot to relax your fingers when you have to work for hours in a row. This is mainly due to the much higher pen sensibility of Wacom pen vs Apple Pencil. Working on Cintiq is even more easier than with Intou Pro IMO. It feels more comfortable, easier to control the strokes, thus you can draw quicker and be more productive. Apple Pencil feels very stiff, its randomly jagging, unstable tilting function, needs of recharging, and possibility of hurting your knuckles after working with it for hours - all makes it more suitable for amateurs rather than professionals who highly relay on those things 24/7.
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