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I'm looking to get myself a tablet PC for gaming/drawing.
My dilemma is this:
1. The games that I want generally do not exist in the west. On ipad, they do. Not on Android, as far as I've understood.
2. The android seems more user-freindly and has "more bang for the buck".
3. Lots of designers seem to argue that Mac is superior.
I can't find any information on what platform is better for drawing. I know that the android has pressure-sensitive models, but I've also realized, from browsing here, that it may not have the right capabilities for drawing.
So yeah. Any opinions? If you don't have experience with both, just tell me about your experience with the one you own.
(And for the record, I'm planning to use a stylus. No idea which one, though.)
android laggy even quad core tablets,hardly any art apps
ipad lots lots of great drawing and art apps.super fast awsome retina screen and some pressure sensative pens .ie jaja stylus and jot touch to name 2.
iPad by far mate
...mainly because of the pressure sensitive stylus. In retrospect, that's less important than the apps available. Wish I'd gone for the iPad instead.
Android with pressure sensitive stylus but crappy apps, or iPad with awesome apps but weird pressure hacks for stylus.
On Android, the pen tucks in the tablet and you can activate pen only mode on some models, with ipad you have to carry the stylus separately and wear a glove to avoid multitouch. ipad is smooth like butter, android is laggy and unresponsive at times.
Last edited by Paul Dolgov; September 26th, 2012 at 05:17 PM.
For an overall Tablet Experience..Gaming, Web browsing, and Apps..I have to agree that the Ipad is hands down the winner.
But if you want a Tablet strictly for drawing....I'd recommend the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Its Wacom powered S-pen is superior to the N-trig Pens found in the HTC Flyer and Thinkpad Tablet.
And although I agree that the Android Art App selection is horrifically depressing compared to the amount of Art apps on the Ipad.....Android at least has one killer art app, "Layerpaint"
It reads PSD files.....has a brush engine that preforms similar to the Ipads ArtStudio, and seemingly has no limit on how many layers you can use and also allows to to choose to work at any Resolution you want...a feat even the Ipads Art Apps can't match (at least the ones I've tried).
This one app is literally my entire reason for having the 10.1 inch note. If you already have an Android Tablet...I can't recommend this app enough.
I don't have much experience with Android Art apps but I've been doing iPad 2 art for almost a year. I just managed to get my hands on an Adonit Jot Touch (new pressure sensitive stylus) and it has changed the game completely, I haven't touched my Wacom Intuos 4 since. I have been using ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro and Procreate which are full featured. Check out http://adonit.net/product/jot-touch/, http://www.nomadbrush.com. Feel free to check out my art if you want, http://www.gillistration.com
I can't comment on how good the bluetooth pressure sensitive pens for the iPad are, but the Wacom digitizer on the Note 10.1 is solid. If possible, try them both.