Thanks everyone, I will have to see when Wacom will get their Cintiq's back in stock since the version that I would want is not in stock. I'm comparing prices between the Surface Pro 3 and Cintiq and they are pretty close so I'll see which will fit better for my needs. I do have an iPad already that I got from my work as a bonus, so I may just get a Adonit stylus as well just so I can play with it and see if I can use it just for quick sketches or stuff like that.
Hi there, I have a Surface Pro 3 so I can only speak of my experience from this device.. but I did read a LOT about wether I should get a cintiq companion or a surface pro 3. The things ive read that seems mostly accurate is that the Cintiq is best if you are ONLY going to use it for art.
A Surface Pro 3 will be your go-to device if you want it to replace your current laptop or tablet, and for traveling and drawing on the go, as in the airport, bus, train.. the Surface pro 3 will be better due to its light frame.
I hear the Cintiq will be better due to its larger screen and physical buttons. Fair enough.
But for me, that wants to be able to get a lot out of my device, I chose the Surface and I am so happy.. I dont even use my Intuos 4 anymore
Both the Companion and Surface Pro are full windows tablets with the hardware to back them up. The iPad in comparison looks like (and pretty much will be) a cheap toy. If you can afford the Cintiq Companion then GET IT. If not go for the surface pro...the ipad isn't even in the same category as the other two.
iPads have a lot of potential for art, and ProCreate is a great iOS app. The problem is... pen support is horrendously bad. There are barely any good pens, and Apple apparently has no intention of providing pen support at the level of a Surface or a Companion. And Apple just doesn't let their iOS toys reach full potential.
Forget about the Ipad air 2, you might as well draw with your finger. I've had a Surface Pro 3 for a while but then i returned it; the pen slides on the glass so you don't get much precision and it doesn't use wacom technology, so no customizability. I'd go for the Cintiq Companion 2 if I were you. I've had the Cintiq hybrid and it's by far the best non-traditional drawing experience i've had.
so if you want a Graphics tablet first and a pc/(normal) tablet second then go with the cintiq companion 2. You can even install hackintosh on it( but no wifi, sleep or micro sd card support www.youtube.com/watch?v=8865q9… )