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When using the Huion Giano, it is too easy to accidentally toggle the switch between on and off by just a light flick of a lever. This makes it really inconvenient. Huion would have made this tablet a lot better by maybe changing that to a small switch on the side or possibly increasing the amount of pressure needed to toggle the lever between on and off. The power switch design comes as a downfall of an otherwise sleek design. It actually worries the user about storing the tablet, while turned on, in a narrow carrying case, since it's likely it will turn off by accident. See More
Both the Wacom Intuos Pro and Cintiq come with 10 different tips for the stylus. The Huion Giano, on the other hand, comes with just four. This may be a disadvantage to those that are keen on the different textures and writing styles of the variety provided. See More
The Giano Wireless is compatible with both Windows and macOS, but there are performance differences. It shows some shaken lines with the Windows drivers but on Mac OS the input is very smooth and precise. This may be something to consider before investing in this device. See More
The Cintiq 13HD's 16.7m color screen is capable of rendering vivid life-like images. This combines with an excellent resolution of 1920 x 1080 to make it a tool more than capable of handling the delicate and precise needs of illustrative work. See More
Since the Cintiq 13HD is a display, not a true tablet, it does not come with an internal battery. During use, it needs to be hooked up to a power source, which is a portability limitation. Your hand, additionally, ends up resting on the cable when drawing on that side of the screen. This may cause damage to the pins and will be a problem in the long run. Perhaps if they moved the port to the side with the EasyKeys or maybe widened the edge it would be less of a worry. See More
This device's screen has 2048 levels of pressure and tilt sensitivity. The device comes with a tilt stand that snaps on to the back and gives you three different angles to work with. This makes precision work, on the smallest details, easy. The Cintiq 13HD is easy to use and intuitive. Its pen feels comfortable and using it is fluid. The 10 different nibs provided allow for a greater range of brush settings, along with colored rings to be able to customize your pen and differentiate it from everyone at work. See More
This device's stand angle adjustment is not continuous, meaning users can only adjust it to fixed angles. This limits positioning and users may find this annoying: it's impossible to give it just a slight tweak of a few degrees to make it more comfortable. See More
It's prepared to connect to all the standard primary platforms and to most computers. It's equipped with USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. It also supports DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort, if additional adapters are purchased. Its cable divides into three separate slots; a charger, a USB port and a HDMI. This makes it easier to work with as you do not have to bother about the various wires dangling from your device. See More
The Cintiq 13HD has screen feedback is built in. That makes it an even more pleasurable experience because you can actually see everything you draw and erase it if you aren't too pleased with it before transferring it to your computer files. See More
The rubber stand provided feels cheap. It ends up snapping on with a very deceitful snap, as if something inside it broke, and tends to slip off on the greater angle. For the price this device costs, Wacom could've included something that was more sturdy and with better quality rubber. See More
The (included) Surface Pen has a very interesting set of features - it allows for 1024 points of pressure, has an eraser on top, and when you click the eraser it will open Cortana (Microsoft's new voice assistant). It's magnetized, so it will stick to the left side of the Surface. The Surface achieves all of this via its new N-trig technology (replacing the Wacom technology found in older generation models). There's also palm rejection technology, so whenever the pen tip it close to the screen is will ignore all finger or palm touches. See More
The Surface has a USB 3.0 port that can be used for a mouse to be plugged in, or you can plug in a USB hub or Microsoft's own Surface Dock, which has 4 USB 3.0 ports, audio output, Gigabit Ethernet, and two HD video ports. The Surface Dock allows for as much expandability (or more) as most laptops out there. There's also a SD card slot if you need more storage (current SD card sizes range up to 200GB, although this won't be as fast as the internal SSD speeds). See More
Windows has traditionally been a mouse-and-keyboard operating system. Finally, third party apps are starting to become more touch friendly, although it's a long, slow process. The Windows Store still lacks many big titles, which means the only option is to download the regular Windows version of most apps, which are rarely touch-friendly. See More
The Surface Pro 4 comes in configurations from core M up to a core i7. RAM starts at 4GB, and goes to 16GB. Storage caps out at 256GB of SSD storage, which should be enough for most users. These are all specs that can be found in most laptops - even beating out some budget-midrange desktop options. See More
The Wacom Intuos Pro feels very natural when drawing. It takes no time in detecting everything that's drawn and it really makes users feel as if they are drawing on a physical medium. In fact, sketchers have the option of covering the tablet with a sheet of paper and drawing directly on it, while the tablet simultaneously takes the digital input, thus enabling the tablet to be used without a computer or screen. The whole philosophy of this tablet is to emulate drawing on paper. For example, it is capable of making different layers or changing to the next page by the simple push of a button or switching between ink mode and stylus mode by bringing the tip of the respective pens close to the paper surface. See More
The Intuos Pro lacks a display unit. It is solely an input device so there is no feedback of what you're sketching. This means that is easy to make mistakes. Also, a lot of practice is needed to be able to draw on one surface and view the result on another. The fact that users can draw on a sheet of paper placed on top of the screen, without interfering with the tablet's functionality, is a great help. See More
When used with its Pen accessory, the Surface 3 can register 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, and also has Palm Block technology. It makes for a good experience when drawing diagrams, sketching or even just doodling. Clicking the button on top of the pen opens OneNote - Microsoft's note taking application. See More
Microsoft went with a magnesium casing for this tablet. The kickstand sits flush against the back when not in use, and the top antenna bar fits very closely with the casing. The keyboard is also very well engineered - key travel is great for such a thin body, and there isn't too much flex while typing. See More
Having a keyboard option on the Surface 3 is much appreciated, and almost a requirement for most computer tasks. Typing out emails, commenting online or taking notes is not very easy to do on a 10.8" on-screen keyboard. The physical keyboard is about 1" shorter than a full sized keyboard, which is big enough to type fairly comfortably. The keys are pretty quiet while providing surprisingly long key travel for it's thickness. See More
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