I am an extremely cheap person
wait that was harsh......let me rephrase that.... i guess you could say im a bargain hunter.
Im that guy that makes you wait in line at the supermarket 16 minutes longer than you have to because i have to find out if i can get anything in my cart on sale or a discount, that guy who hustles the hustlers on the street corner into selling me their already cheap knockoff products for even less because i conveniently only have 5 bucks on me.......
you get the idea.
Which brings me to my main point, i need a new tablet but not just any old tablet i want to try something new, ive found that i really don't like average tablets much, i was never really feeling the whole hand to screen coordination deal, sure ive gotten used to it and i can use them fairly well but what i would really like is to be able to hold a physical pen/ stylus to what im drawing (im almost certain im not the only one who feels this way) i cant say whether or not my digital art would drastically improve, but one thing is for certain it would be a hell of a lot more comfortable. the cintiq line of tablets offers just what im looking for but the darn things cost over $1,200 at their cheapest... thats an insane amount of money to spend on a digitizer attached to a screen, thats 2 months rent or a used car (mind you an extremely suspect used car, but a car nonetheless ) so being the bargain hunter that i am i set out to find a cheap cintiq alternative it took me a while but i think i actually found the best alternative.
The Yiynova 10.1
before i say anything heres an unboxing from a guy who bought this and actually owns a cintiq
and heres the same guy testing it out
Now if i were judging based on looks alone i can tell you that at first glance i despise the thing, it looks kinda like those tablet P.C's made for kids. but as they say "looks can be deceiving" function wise this device is exactly what im looking for, it seems to perform just as well as the cintuq and for $300 on amazon its a steal, im even considering putting up an extra 200 for the 19 inch one which is actually really sexy looking
Apparently there are some issues with outdated drivers shipping with the product but its nothing i haven't dealt with before (at least this time i know exactly where to go to find them) the pen needs a battery to run but again my last tablet was the same way and that never annoyed me. it has no customizable hot keys but once again not a serious problem for me, i never got around to messing with the hot keys on my old tablet anyhow.
All in all this looks to be a very good tablet, the price is excellent and the so called problems are not really major issues (for me anyway) If you have actually read all of this (lol) and made it this far i have a question for you, at 500 dollars would you pull the trigger and buy the yiynova 19 inch tablet ? or is that still too expensive? what about the 10 inch one? do you know of any other decently priced cintiq alternatives ?