Edited by ZenBalancer at 8-6-2017 17:43 |
Well for artists I don't recommend lower quality products, nor less specs where it counts, it's just not artist friendly.
Sp1 is too small of a literal surface. Aspect ratio sucks for portrait mode. SP2 fixed that, but both are only 256 pressure levels. Yet Pen compatible with both and doesn't need batteries and there is no jitter, and it's under MS specs and QC contracts so of higher quality.
The point is to get a dependable refurbished one from a certified source if possible or used on eBay from dependable seller. I understand a budget needs time. Betting on Chuwi or the like was too risky for any work from the start without a fallback.
From SP4 and upward that has 1024 pressure levels, with minimal specs/costs available but still more expensive than cheaper mostly Asian brands of much lower quality.
But you're better off saving up for iPad Pro with its Pencil, since you can fall back on paper until then, that was exactly what I recommended in the comparison of the two. Don't let the price deter you from comparing what's actually is possible, what the difference is in what you can do with the Pencil vs a regular Stylus even thus far if of Wacom. Forum search HiPen vs pencil, gets you that thread with vid lists.
Much lower lag near-realtime, and angle sensitivity, two major feats. And 30 seconds charge gives you and hour of use, and a full charge much much longer.
Using any device of lower quality, you'll miss paper definitely much more. You'll get used to the limitations of the device you'll be using, but it will effect your art and/or how much time it takes.
But sp1 in landscape mode will give you enough space and i5 cpu. And probably better Photoshop responsiveness of the pen, but the latter is an assumption. So if you've to, and you're in a country that makes sense for the device, having the sp1 is better than nothing. If paper isn't enough until you can upgrade.
Edit: quote focus.