Wacom Cintiq alternatives - A closer look

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by whazzup, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Nizar

    Nizar Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Finally ArtisulD22 review:


    In Brad opinion the D22 is not good as the Huion 221 pro or the Xp-pen 22e.
    No words about the battery pen.
     
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    Nizar Pen Pal - Newbie

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    New XP-Pen Artist 22e pro display:


    Looks nice, imo more appealing comparing to Artisul d22 with Yiynova pen...

    Also, Xp-pen released the Artist 22 pro, without keys. Here a review:

     
  3. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hey @crazycat, not sure if you're still into your UGEE UM16 anymore, but I have an interesting UGEE hardware update. :)

    So I recently received the UGEE EX08 from China, which is quite nice; much thinner than my previous Intuos4 Wireless (PTK-540WL) and feels more elegant to use overall. But the really cool thing is that the pen is interchangeable with the UM16 (both UGEE EMR), and it has a much nicer feel than the original one that came with UM16:

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    The original pen (above) has a smooth finish and triangular barrel with a rather shallow/cheap feeling rocker switch. The EX08 pen is round-barreled with a matte texture, that's much nicer to grip. The rocker switch also has a much more satisfying button action. (The click feels even nicer than my Intuos 4 pen.)

    Now onto biggest improvement, which is the nib!

    The nibs look really similar in the picture, but they feel completely different. The original pen had a really hard plastic nib, that glided too easily on glass, the activation force was quite high and pressure curve took too much force by default. The new pen has slightly softer nib that grips smooth surfaces better. It also has a lighter activation force and even pressure curve. I'm finding I have much finer control and enjoyment making light (and heavy) strokes with the new pen.

    And did I mention it's so nice to be able to use the improved pen on both the UM16 and EX08! It's "completed" my original purchase of the UM16. ;)

    And you must think I'm crazy, but I've replaced my Cintiq and Intuos setup with the UM16 and EX08! With the overall feel of the pen, pressure control and physical sleekness of the two tablets, I'm actually loving my new setup to my bulky (and much more expensive!) old setup.
     
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  4. Nizar

    Nizar Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Huion release a new 22" kamvas, the kamvas 22 pro, now with battery free pen, the other features are identically to xp-pen 22e pro
     
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    Cuberdon75 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Looking at the Huion page, there's also now a 13 inch model with battery free EMR and tilt support. These "alternatives" seem to be making quite a bit of progress lately...
     
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  6. Nizar

    Nizar Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Xp-pen and Huion are a real good alternative, last Artisul release disappoint me. Funny xp-pen abbandoned battery free pen for rechargeable pen and huion doing exactly the opposite. On big monitors pixel density is a bit poor at the moment, so I waiting the new 16" models, in my opinion a decent work space, in particular a new kamvas 156 with better monitor and battery free pen well appeal me.

    Recently xp-pen annunce a new device, artist 12
     
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    Art_N00b Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Brad Colbow just reviewed the XP 22E today:


    He says he has the new Huion and will be reviewing that soon.
     
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    Cuberdon75 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Huion Kamvas Pro 13.
    Looks quite nice
     
  9. doobiedoobiedum

    doobiedoobiedum Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Wish he hadn't called it a "review" because it's not.

    This cintiq-alternative looks really promising for an out an about companion to my Macbook - could make my choices very difficult as I've been looking at more conventional and more expensive tablets recently.

    If only the Huion 15.6 Pro came with bonded screen and tilt support like this one does....... but I don't know how it performs from the "review"
     
  10. Cuberdon75

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    Yes... Looks great, just wish they'd make it 15" and USB powered.
     
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