Noah Bradley, the same guy who is running Noah’s Art Camp (an intensive 12 week course), has reviewed the Yiynova MSP19U tablet monitor.
I had never heard of the Yiynova until I read his review. In short, he seems to love it and believes it is just as good as the Wacom Cintiq. It sounds like it’s not as sleek or “pretty” as a Cintiq, but it weighs much less and the cost is $1399 less than the Cintiq 22HD! I chose to compare the Yiynova to the Cintiq 22HD because that is the tablet monitor closest in size to the Yiynova.
Bradley’s complaints about the Yiynova are not a big deal to him, but I can see how they might be major annoyances to some. For instance, there are no buttons, the software is lackluster, the adjustable angles are poor and the UI isn’t very good. To quote Bradley, “The drivers are a bit problematic and the software interface is kinda ugly.” He also mentions that the pressure sensitivity is not as customizable as he would prefer.
On the plus side, the screen is smooth (Wacom tends to be a little gritty), the colors seem to be brighter, it is approximately 12 lbs. as opposed to 33.7 lbs. (Cintiq 22HD weight) and the price is a huge plus at $600!
Would I buy this tablet monitor instead of a Wacom? I’m not sure. It does seem like it would be a decent alternative for a large touch screen tablet. My motivation would be the price. I think it boils down to aesthetics and cost. I think I could put up with all the negatives if I can save $1400. However, I am very happy with my Intuos and don’t plan to upgrade any time soon. Although, I must admit, that’s mainly because I can’t afford a Yiynova or a Cintiq… Yet!
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