Cintiq vs iPad Pro

Currently I use the Wacom Intuos Pro, but considering an upgrade to Cintiq, but alternative would be to upgrade my iPad to Pro with Apple 2 pen. Not in a hurry as Intuos is fine and can wait for the recently announced Sidecar to pan out. I did notice that Apple failed to include the heavy hitters - Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop /Lightroom -  as programs that work but not certain what the generic "Painter" is they listed as they were more with other specifications, such as Corel Draw as opposed to simply 'draw'. A Sidecar competitor, Astropad among others has been around for a while so hopefully someone has used an iPad with Painter via Astropad. Is the iPad via Astropad (or potentially Sidecar) a viable competitor to Cintiq? The Cintiq vs Ipad reviews I see online never compare them appropriately. Invariably, they will review the iPad in terms of iPad apps and whine about can't compete with the full blown computer programs, rather than compare as an input device for a Mac as the Cintiq is an input device for a PC or Mac. Would like to know what your impressions are as theoretically see significant advantages of the iPad but question the performance in the workflow operations.

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  • Hi,

    I work with both Cintiq 22HD and Ipad Pro ,a shameless plug but I have video reviews on both iPad Pro 2017 and 2019. www.youtube.com/.../videos

    I find Artstudio Pro amazing on Ipad Pro gives me a lot of power with large canvas and brushes.My PC actually struggles to keep up.I'm actually looking at selling my Cintiq and change my setup to Imac with non screen tablet and iPad Pro.I have always built my own Windows machines,but now just want a quiet, smaller footprint for studio.I have been so happy with the Ipad Pro.

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