Yiynovo, Ugee or iPad pro?



  • It's time to move into digital work but a cintiq is beyond reach and frankly I do not earn enough from art to justify a cintiq.

    I am pretty computer savy and use all Apple products.

    I;m looking at the following 3 options

    1. iPad pro. The downside is the cost, it's expensive for the large iPad and while portability would be fun, it is not a requirement. I'm holding off my decision until Apple holds their iPad even in March so I can see what the refurb prices drop to.

    2. A Ugee 19". It receives good reviews.

    3. A Yiynova. This also receives good reviews.

    I want something I can use but is of also decent quality since I don't want to need to think about the tools I use but rather on the tools concentrate on creating my work.

    Suggestions? Feedback? Advice?



  • Do you already have a PC and you are just looking for a monitor? Or are you looking for a complete system? I had a 19' monoprice (like the yiynova) for awhile. I liked it but it had a real slick surface to it. So it took a little to get used to. It also had random pen marks that would show up. I read that it was a problem and only solution was to return it. But i was able to deal with it. Then my PC crashed and it was time to invest in a new one. So I went with the Surface Book from Microsoft. I can not say how much I love it. The feel of the pen and screen... being able to do my full time job (web designer/developer) as well as paint on it is awesome. Being able to lay on the couch and draw or take it on the train when I go into the office is great. I wasnt able to do that with the PC and monitor. I enjoy the freedom of not being stuck in the office while painting.



  • @Chip-Valecek said in Yiynovo, Ugee or iPad pro?:

    Do you already have a PC and you are just looking for a monitor? Or are you looking for a complete system?

    I already have several computers - a couple iMacs and Macbook Air



  • I have a Yiynova 22 inch and love it. I have used a cintiq and a yiynova, (though not one right after the other) and my opinion is that the yiynova isn't far behind the cintiq--especially considering how much less you're paying! It doesn't have all the bells and whistles and little fancy things, but it does the job and does it more than decently. I've had mine for a year and a half, no problems. I hook it up to a macbook pro. No plans to upgrade anytime soon, I'm satisfied.



  • @jimsz What is the budget you are trying to stay within?



  • @andyjewett said in Yiynovo, Ugee or iPad pro?:

    @jimsz What is the budget you are trying to stay within?

    Preferably under $750 (US) and nothing windows based



  • @Sarah-LuAnn what drawing program do you use with the Yiynova 22? Can you use procreate?



  • @Charlie-Eve-Ryan I hook it up to my computer and use Illustrator and Photoshop.



  • @Sarah-LuAnn Thanks! It is portable too? Like the Ipad pro or does it have to be hooked up to a main PC.



  • @jimsz If you want a Cintiq but need to stay to budget the 13HD might be an option... I have the companion which uses the 13" display and it was a huge step in the right direction (for me) after using an IntuosPro for so long.

    I found a refurbished model on Amazon PRIME for $750... but the brand new unit costs $800 as long as you choose the non-touch model. I personally don't need the screen to be touch and opted against it when I got my 22HD last year.

    Worth a bit of consideration, they are amazing devices for sure.

    WACOM - Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display

    Wacom Cintiq 13HD (DTK1300) 11.75" x 6.75" Active Area USB Tablet (Certified Refurbished)



  • @Charlie-Eve-Ryan Nope, not portable, it needs to be hooked up to a computer.