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Cintiq Pro vs the iPad Pro (For People Who Don’t Like To Read)

In this post, we’ll be discussing the Cintiq Pro 16″ vs the latest iPad Pro 12.9. We’ll be comparing things like Drawing Experience, Touch Screen, Drawing Apps, & more features. 

Feel free to use the Table of Contents in the bottom lefthand corner to quickly navigate through this article. 

Cintiq Pro 16″

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Tablet Of Contents
  1. Whats in the box
  2. Tech Specs
  3. My Exprience w/ it
  4. Pros & Cons
  5. What I made w/ it
  6. Cheapest Place To Buy
  7. Ranking & Final thoughts

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1. Pen & Drawing Experience

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

The Cintiq Pro’s Pro Pen 2 stylus is highly regarded as the best stylus out there. It has better pen pressure, tilt & control than the Apple Pencil.

It also comes w/ two shortcut keys– something the apple pencil doesn’t. That said, the Apple Pencil isn’t awful; it’s just slightly inferior to the Pro Pen 2.

2. Touch

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

The Cintiq has decent touch when your hands are dry, but if you sweat or moisturize, the touch goes wild.

They did include a button that turns the touch feature on & off, but the iPad doesn’t need that button. Its touch is far more accurate & less glitchy.

3. Transportability

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

The Cintiq Pro can’t operate without being plugged into an electrical outlet & the iPad Pro is portable, so it wasn’t hard for me to pick the winner. 

4. Battery Life

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

The upside to needing to be plugged into an electrical outlet is that the Cintiq Pro will never die. The iPad will die on you; its life is anywhere from 7-11 hours depending on what app you’re using.

In this case, it’s the strength of being portable that works against you if you want to work for extended periods of time. You would have to deal with the hassle of waiting for it to charge.

It’s important to note that apps like Youtube & Procreate will take more juice than you can charge so you will literally have to let it charge before touching it again.   

5. Drawing Applications 

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

Although I prefer using Procreate over Photoshop, I do recognize that Photoshop is a superior program.

I think a lot of the iPad drawing & editing apps are very intuitive & user-friendly. In fact, once I got used to the iPad, I started realizing how much more effortless it was to create with its apps.

But its apps do lack capacity & depth, & for that reason, they’re not better than apps you can get on a desktop/laptop.

(Related post: ” Photoshop VS Procreate”)

6. Connectivity 

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

It’s way easier to connect your iPad Pro to your computer without using cords.  Due to Bluetooth, your iPad Pro can connect easily with both Apple imacs and Microsoft laptops & PC’s. 

7. Aesthetic & design 

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

I love both design elements of the two models. It’s funny because they’re both primarily ripped off by their competition. So I’m going to give these two both a point for originality & innovation. 

8. Weight

Cintiq Pro

3.3 lbs

iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is about a third of the Cintiq Pro’s weight. Although the Cintiq Pro does a good job of being light & having even weight distribution, it can’t beat the lightness of the iPad Pro. 

9. Price

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

$1,499.95

$999

10. Collapsible Legs

Cintiq Pro

iPad Pro

The Winner + Final Thoughts

Given the list of features, I provided the winner as the iPad Pro. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean one is better than the other.  In fact, this list isn’t about which one is better, its actually 

an attempt to show what features work better with each product. So for instance, if you value an excellent stylus & a robust Drawing Experience, you should buy the Cintiq Pro.

If you want something more portable with a great touch screen experience, the iPad Pro would be more fitting for you.


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