I assume most people here, we're all artists, and one thing about been an artist, specially one that dreams to enter professional art industry, one will desire for a tablet. And when I say tablet, I meant touchscreen tablet. Not touchpad tablet.
So far, I only see two tablets that strike my interests
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8) Expensive
2. Wacom Cintiq Companion (Windows 8) Expensive as hell
The reason for needing a tablet, is of course, the softwares it offers, as we all know, we can do more things on a tablet than peice of paper or operating with mouse, such as hand made image editing, image painting, 3D modeling, etc. Right now, I am thinking about buying Surface Pro 2, as it is much more cheaper than Companion.
The thing that concerns me, perhaps the only concern, and biggest concern, okay, I'll get on to the point, is the fact that wether not Surface Pro 2 has the same capabiity as the Cintiq Companion, Cintiq is simply too expensive, perhaps there's a reason for the luxurious hardware and even more luxurious price, maybe Wacom wants their costumers to be professional artists in majority, wether not Surface Pro 2 can do all the things Companion can or not, that is what concerns me.
One thing I noticed among comments and opinions is the fact that Surface Pro 2 has very little pressure sensitivity, as opposed to the 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity Cintiq can offer, maybe this information is not entirely right, as I learned that pressure sensitvity comes from the pen, not the screen, but and again, I maybe wrong again, please correct me if you know what's going on with those pressure sensitivity facts.
One video I viewed on Youtube about a reviewer installing WinTab drivers on his Surface Pro 2 and allowing to become pressure sensitive, I had very little idea of what WinTab drivers is, but I learned it's a driver that runs the pressure sensitivity capability of Pro 2 so the function can be utilized or fully utilized, but then again, wether not it offers 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, I do not know.
Some little facts about myself, I enjoy creating art as I speak and I'm looking to get into art professionally, my question comes down to wether not Surface Pro 2 is all I need or I should save up and go for the ridiculously priced Cintiq Compaion. Or, if someone know something even better, feel free to share!