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How To Pick The Right Tablet: Wacom vs. iPad Pro

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Tablets ain’t just chunky smartphones anymore.

Smartphones have been battling for dominance in the mobile market for quite some time now, while tablets have always just been sitting quietly at the sidelines. But with all the latest innovations and developments seen in recent tablets, that market is starting to get a little more competitive too.

In this article, we’ll compare two hugely different tablet lines: Wacom and iPad Pro. Read on to find out how to pick the right tablet!

Brand

In terms of brand, both Wacom and Apple are completely reputable companies, albeit with a perhaps rather different target market. Wacom is well known for its line of drawing tablets, while Apple is known more for efficient and reliable general-use tablets.

Although it may not seem that important in the grand scheme of things, when you’re picking the right tablet for you, you should also take a look at the brand. Some brands just tend to have different ‘specialties’ than others, like Wacom and its focus on digital art, which could make it the better fit for you.

Size

Size is also another factor which completely depends on your personal preference.

Are you just going to use your tablet at home? A bigger tablet, preferably 15.6″ and above like Wacom should fit you nicely. In fact, Wacom even has the massive 24″ Cintiq if you really wanna go big time.

Are you planning to bring your tablet around wherever you may go? Then a smaller tablet, such as the lightweight 10.5″ iPad Pro would be perfect for you.

Specs

Both Wacom tablets and Apple iPads have very decent specs that make them good for digital art.

Wacom’s giant tablet, the Wacom Cintiq Pro, for example, has a 4K resolution display, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 512GB SSD. Its more expensive variant is also powered by a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1505M VS.

Apple’s iPad Pro, on the other hand, has a ‘Liquid Retina’ screen, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of space. It’s powered by Apple’s own A12X Bionic chip and has an embedded M12 coprocessor.

Features

If you can’t decide based on specs alone, maybe looking at each tablet’s exclusive features can help you. Wacom has a whole variety of features that makes it a very good choice for those who are really serious about digital art, while Apple iPads can connect to the entire Apple ecosystem conveniently and without any hassles. Sometimes, these ‘exclusives’ can make or break the entire decision for you, so be sure to think carefully about what matters more to you.

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