Originally Posted by Skamierski
i dont think wacom is the money worth either.
compare an ipad to them. the only thing an ipad is missing is better sensitivity and smaller tip sizes. but compared to the wacom it has like 100 times more high tech stuff in it.
As far as I remember the Ipad is like--aeh-- small compared to a Cintiq these days, isn't it?
Can`t talk for the chinese product, it might be wonderful (or might be like the iPod-look-alike I purchased a while ago: broken after half a year). I am a long time Wacom user (like: a real looong time) and the Cintiq 21" I am sitting now in front of is one of the first series they produced (at that time the price was roughly double the price it is now, not even considering inflation). I use it daily and excessively and also as monitor when not drawing on it and it works perfectly, the color display quality being among the best I have seen on a flatscreen to date (apart from the last geneartion of expensive prepress flat screens), matches print output very well. I have had 3 PCs on that Cintiq 21 over the years, OS going from a Win 2k->XP->Windows 7., had at least 3 mice , 4 harddiscs, 2 keyboards, one graphics card die in that time and some other stuff, too.
The display of my brand new desktop-replacement laptop cannot remotely match the quality of the much older Cintiq (it is brighter though, but the colors are unreliable).
And I have just given away an old 20" Wacom ultra-pen-tablet from like 15 or so years ago to a friend in need--the thing still runs smoothly with an adaptor-cable and drivers are still supported under Win 7.
So, apart from the price, and that everybody likes to save money, I can attest Wacom that they really produce quality. At least the products I used were/are the best quality peripheral devices for PC I have spent money on up to now.(actually I have not have a single Wacom device die yet, had 4 different devices and all are still in use either by me or someone else).
And thatWacom cares for a long term customer relationship by keeping drivers updated for old tablets, a thing that has become *very* rare in tech-world these days.
For me personally, this kind of long life means the products are worth their money. Can`t talk for anybody else of course.
But the stuff I work with & earn my money with, and which is constantly in front of my precious eyes for hours every day is not the thing I try to save money on first. I`d rather drive a smaller car (I actually do). Or less expensive shirts. Or cheaper beer--wait--no, who needs shirts *G*.