Wacom vs xp-pen

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Digital Art' started by ShaneHm2, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. ShaneHm2

    ShaneHm2 Member

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    hi there so i am looking at getting a graphics display for my son who is interested in getting into drawing heavily etc.

    Now is there a reason to not buy a xppen over a wacom or vice versa ?

    More after issues of software ease of use etc rather than price
     
  2. asho444

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    i got a Huion Kamvas for the wife while she studied Graphic design, She loves it and does everything she needs.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Laminated...1&keywords=huion+kamvas&qid=1603756276&sr=8-1
    I got it on a flash sale otherwise i was looking at the XP-Pen aswell.
    From all the research i did, unless your making money of the Wacom its not worth the extra $$ over the XP-Pen or Kamvas (some recommended the Kamvas over the wacom due to the textured screen)
     
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    Thanks I will research that up this week
     
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    have you considered an iPad air/pro instead? It's more like a Cintiq, but procreate is an awesome app for drawing. Works well with mac based apps too if you use sidecar (e.g. photoshop)
     
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    This is good advice. I've used lots of different types of graphics tablets. As well as owned Cintiqs and XP Artist pads.

    Even back when I got my XP artist 16 like... 4 or 5? years ago. I was pretty impressed with it. I did encouter some driver issues. But the Wacom drivers are also very finicky. But I havent used any of the graphics tablets from the last 3 or so years. So things have probably improved alot.

    Honestly. Unless you are a pro. Get a Huion or XPpen. Size is important. Don't get anything smaller than a 15.6"
     
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    I have slightly considered it but not really looking at a independent solution at the moment. Looking for just something that will work with his pc
     
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    late to this party - but if you still havnt made the purchase then I'd add to the the "bang for buck" vote and go with the xp-pen. i use the 15.6 artist version, which i believe was updated this year to the xp-pen innovator, tho the difference between the models is minor at best.

    If the issue of money was not an object (relatively) i would STILL not go with the wacom - but rather up my drawing size to the xp-pen 24" Artist pro model. For one thing, it has an actual useful stand :lol:
     

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