Huion GT 221 Pro v. save for Wacom?

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    Hello, so after realizing I have atrocious allergies I've decided to opt for a drawing tablet instead of a 2-in-1. At the moment I've seen a lot of positive reports on the Huion GT 221 Pro, but at the same time (having no way to test them in person) I am unsure if I should get the Huion, or save up the extra 500-700USD to purchase a Wacom Cintiq 24 Pro. At the moment I am more of a hobbyist than a professional illustrator, but do highly prefer paying a little extra for more reliability/longevity. Also less headache when finishing up a scanned sketch IE expecting the line to be in one place, but having it appear in another. I was considering the 22HD as well, however, I am more likely to upgrade my PC within the next 3 - 5 years, which would support USB-C/4K resolution.

    1. What is your budget?

    1500 within a month, 2000 around December.

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?

    Certified Refurbished is good.

    3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible?

    I use a laptop with Windows 10 that has an HDMI and VGA port. No USB-C unless there is some way to get a Lenovo Y580 to run a 2K/4K monitor.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?

    Between 21.5 or larger.

    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]?

    US, Washington State

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?


    7. How many hours battery life do you require?


    8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc)


    9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently?


    10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc)

    Manga Studio, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrate.

    11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.


    12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system?


    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution?

    At least 1920x1080p

    2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun?
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance

    Some glare from an open window, but have blinds so it's not an issue.

    3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig?
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance


    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory?


    2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs?

    HDMI would be preferable.

    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?

    I prefer an accurate and sensitive pen input. I use an intuos Draw Small, but at times it's a little too sensitive. Default pressure settings.

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?

    N/A Please read above.
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