I just got the Cintiq 13HD without Touch *since that seemed more harm than good* lol But legit, just as an FYI, You do get what you pay for and Wacom is a very good and trusted brand~ I loved both of mine so far~ <3 Tough to haha
I agree with ArtisticAxis, I have an XP-Pen Artist 22E and an iPad Pro with apple pencil. I end up using the iPad all the time because it's very convenient to carry around (I can sketch on my bed), and I love the feeling of drawing on it. The screen might feel slippery, but if you use a screen protector (I use paperlike) it works perfect.
Personally, I'm in favor of the XP-Pen 22E Pro, and I am incredibly pleased with mine. I bought mine in March of 2017 for around $600/£448 and it's been worth every penny. For a few months back you could get it for about $400/£298 new but now it appears Amazon on has third-party sellers for it. It's only real downsides, from my experience at least, are that the drivers can be a bit touchy, but if you're already familiar with XP-Pen products shouldn't be a big issue. That and the placement of the wires is a little awkward, but overall doesn't really cause me any grief. It works well enough with most art programs, outside of SAI 2 in which it refuses to detect pressure. I've tried it in Photoshop, Illustrator, SAI (the original), Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio 5, Krita, and Fire Alpaca and those all worked just fine.
I've used both the Cintiq AND the 22E and if you're leaning anywhere near the 22E just get an Ipad Pro with an Apple Pencil. The level of calibration is much better, it won't completely annihilate your bank account plus you can use it as a pseudo-laptop for other purposes beyond just drawing. Obviously your selection of illustration programs is somewhat limited compared to the Cintiq but what's currently available does the job quite well.
Also the latest reboot should be coming this September-ish, so if you can wait a little bit you could potentially snag a discounted 2017 Pro at that time.
Hi, I can't really say much about the Artist 22E Pro But I can say a few for the Cintiq since I actually have one. [which I personally love] I'm not really sure on what to say so you can ask me questions about the Cintiq if you have, and I can try my best to answer it.
Even so, I'll give you my feedback for the Cintiq. I took the touch option off because I decided not to use it. I thought it was better to get one with touch and turn it off if not desired, rather than not get one, and want a touch settings. I did use the touch setting in the beginning, and I didn't seem to have a problem using photoshop, although I also did hear that it may lag switching from touch to pen. [yes, i'm sorry, that's not much of a help] I do like the buttons on the sides, it is pretty helpful. [except honestly, I only end up using half of them since I'm a lot faster with one hand on the keyboard] I think this all changes while you're working. It's handy to have the buttons on the side, but I tend to work faster using a keyboard shortcut. Let's see... what else. I just noticed that the Artist22E's pen comes with a charger. For me, that might be a problem since the pen can die on you while you are working, as the Cintiq's pen doesn't require a battery or a charger.
I personally don't like the mount on the Artist 22E. Compared to the Cintiq, it has 4 legs rather than two legs/rod thing. [might be confusing, again, sorry] For me, I have things behind my Cintiq, and when I lower it, nothing gets in the way behind it, but if I had the Artist 22E, things might be in the way of the legs.
So, this is all from my point of view, and not sure if it helps. Like I said previously, if you have any additional questions, feel free to ask Mainly, ask yourself if you need touch, and don't mind charging the pen.
Only thing I'd correct is that the XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro actually comes with 2 rechargeable pens, so it kinda nullifies the whole "might run out during work" problem since you can just have the backup charged and ready to swap at all times. Sorry, just had to chime in about that since recharging pens aren't that bad, especially when you get 2 included.