Drawing tablets such as those made by Wacom allow artists to create wonderful digital art using the skills they have attached to physical media for several years. Now Apple, with its Apple Pencil and latest generation iPads, wants to provide the same features in a universal tablet for everyone. But is it up to the task?
For this comparison, we will look at two broad categories of devices: iPads and dedicated drawing tablets. Each category offers a lot of shade. Apple has the iPad Pro, which starts at $ 800, all the way down to the iPad mini for half the price, but with fewer features.
At the same time, companies like Wacom make smaller drawing boards that you connect to an external computer, up to full-fledged Windows 10 computers inside a touch screen tablet that costs over two large ones.
We will not delve into the details of each model. Rather, let's take a broad look at the features a professional is looking for in a drawing tablet and compare them to Apple's iPad line. Let's dive in.