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Tablets are everywhere these days thanks to the iPad, but they lack a certain finesse necessary for fine digital arts work. That’s where longtime players like Wacom and Modbook still excel. Recently, I’ve had both a Wacom Cintiq 22HD and a new Modbook Pro in the studio for testing, and both have proven immensely handy for digital drawing, painting and photo editing.
One’s clearly a desktop affair, while the other’s much more portable, but if you’ve only got the budget for one (it’s $ 2,000 for the Cintiq and around $ 3,200 for the Modbook), which to choose?
The Modbook Pro is a modified MacBook Pro, from a company that has been hacking Apple’s notebooks together with Wacom pressure sensitive screens and turning out Frankenstein Apple tablets since long before the days of the iPad. The latest Modbook Pro is based on the mid-2012 version of the non-Retina MacBook Pro, with some amazing specs to boot. Some highlights (as tested):
- 2.9GHz Intel Core i7
- 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 512MB
- 480GB SSD
- $ 4519 price as tested
- Product info page
The Modbook also retains most of the ports of the MacBook Pro, with one Ethernet, one Firewire 800, a Thunderbolt port and one USB 3.0, plus the SD and audio in/out ports. The other USB 3.0 on a standard MBP is used to power the Wacom digitizer built into the Modbook’s display, which offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity with the included stylus, which slides into a holster built right into the case.
You also get a slot-loading Superdrive on the Modbook Pro, along with a power button and sync button, which you press to make sure the pen is properly calibrated with the display whenever you power it on. The display itself is a matte, 13.3-inch 1280 x 800 pixel LCD, which has a textured feel that resembles paper when drawing with the included stylus.
The hardware is impressive, and feels sturdy and durable. Very sturdy, in fact, which accounts for one of its biggest drawbacks: it’s very, very heavy. At 5.4 pounds, it’s almost a pound heavier than a 13-inch MBP on its own, and since it’s a tablet designed for portability you quickly notice how hefty it actually is. Despite what you may think, it manages to not get too hot when in use, which is a huge bonus for a device that you’ll want to lie flat on your lap most of the time.
Weight issues aside, the Modbook Pro delivers as a drawing tablet. It feels very natural, and mimics the experience of paper well. With the caveat that you’re writing on that paper on top of a stone tablet from biblical times. But it meets the definition of portable, if only just, and gives you access to full Mac and Windows (through Boot Camp) programs, including Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, Manga Studio and many other industry stand-bys. The problem is that you often want to use it on desks and other flat surfaces, and there’s no good way to change the angle.It meets the definition of portable, if only just, and gives you access to full Mac and Windows programs.
Another issue is the on-screen keyboard. It’s the default one built into OS X, which many may not even know exists. It’s clunky, it only works with the stylus (no touchscreen input here), and it quickly has you diving for a Bluetooth keyboard if you’re doing anything other than opening and closing a drawing program. A good thing for comfort is that you can rotate the screen from the menu bar easily for portrait use.
This Wacom drawing tablet is the latest in the Cintiq line (though the 13HD will soon change that, when it hits retail). Unlike the Modbook, it isn’t a self-contained computer and must be connected to a Mac or Windows machine to work. It does have a much larger display, however, capable of true HD 1920×1080 resolution. Here’s a bit more about this bad boy:
- Features 16 customizable ExpressKeys and 2 touch strips
- 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
- Built-in adjustable stand
- $ 1,999
- Product info page
The Cintiq 22HD has two big differences from the Modbook, but in a way, they actually act as pretty equal trade-offs. The Modbook Pro costs a lot more, but that price difference is about the same as you’d pay for a MacBook Pro on its own, which is exactly what you’ll need to already own if you want the Cintiq 22HD to actually do anything, since it needs to plug into a computer.
There’s also the portability factor: the Cintiq simply isn’t. It’s like any 20+ inch display, but slightly bigger on account of the adjustable angle stand and the built-in ExpressKey and touch strip controls. Plus it’s tethered to your computer via a DVI cable (and whatever adapter you require, perhaps to Thunderbolt or HDMI) and a USB cable that handles the pressure sensitivity duties. But, you can actually slide the Cintiq 22HD off its stand, should you want to lay it in your lap for comfort’s sake, though you’d better have a pretty wide and accommodating lap to use it this way.
That said, the Cintiq 22HD is a dedicated drawing tablet and its dedication to that task shows. Despite the fact that both devices use the excellent Wacom pen tech, the 22HD has double the pressure sensitivity, so it picks up more subtle changes in pen pressure, ships with a much better and more comfortable drawing stylus, and has a better, brighter display that also hase a much better viewing angle. Like the Modbook, it supports display rotation, and on its handy swivel stand, is actually easier to manhandle when used on flat surfaces.the 22HD has double the pressure sensitivity, so it picks up more subtle changes in pen pressure.
The Cintiq is also easier to use without a keyboard, thanks to the programmable ExpressKeys. You can assign them and the touch panels to zoom, pan, scroll, undo, delete, select all, or perform virtually any function you can do with a keystroke combination. That means a lot less cause to resort to keying in commands, which ultimately saves a lot of frustration.
In some ways, comparing these two devices is like comparing an iMac to a MacBook Pro; if you need portability, you’re going to go with the latter regardless of the relative virtues of either. And the Modbook Pro is an excellent choice for demanding graphics professionals who need a portable device that has none of the trade-offs in terms of performance or software compatibility of something like an iPad or Galaxy Note 10.1.
But if you fall within a broader group of pros and prosumers who are looking at either the entry-level Cintiq or the Modbook as a standalone solution, I’d have to go with the Cintiq. The Modbook’s portability is actually a hindrance in terms of making it comfortable for long-term use, and the Cintiq is just a better performer with more advanced, more nuanced tech on board for digital drawing and photo manipulation. Coming from the older Cintiq 12WX, the 22HD is a massive improvement, and that’s saying a lot considering how thrilled I was with the 12WX.
The Modbook Pro is a remarkable achievement and perfect for those who demand portability, but it’s much more of a niche device. The Cintiq 22HD will disappoint no one who’s in the market for this sort of thing and has the budget to buy it. The main question that remains for that group of people is whether the just-announced 13HD can suit their needs instead, and I’ll let you know the answer to that in our upcoming review.
Question by e_forrest16: What is better an iPod touch Or Zune HD Touch screen? I have the 1st gen iPod touch and its alright but i have been looking at the Zune HD and i’m impressed i was wondering what would be better for me
Im not really into the apps just the best music quality and internet functions. I also download music off of things like limewire and cd’s so the marketplace is no concern. What would really be best for me? Ill take personal opinions, reviews, comments, and experiences u may of had.
Answer by AlexZuneHD vs iPod Touch.
I’m currently in possession of a broken iPod Touch, and a working ZuneHD.
Music quality, I’d choose ZuneHD hands down. 32GB of storage allows tons of songs, all of which at your favorite quality! CD’s are stupidly easy to rip with the Zune software (Try it out for free! http://www.zune.net)
For video, I’d still choose ZuneHD. ZuneHD supports High-Quality HD AVI, MP4, and WMV movies. If you get a $ 80 dock thingy, you can play the movies back in full Dolby 5.1 and 720p (If supported by movie.) For short videos, its still pretty beast, because the OLED screen is insanely bright, so you always see it!
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Sadly, iPod Touch wins this. iPod Touch makes it so easy to download apps, yet half of them are not professional, some choppy. ZuneHD has some nice apps, however its hard as hell to get Non-Microsoft apps to it.
ZUNEHD! Although ZuneHD has no flash support, iPod Touch doesn’t either. ZuneHD has a multi-touch zoom feature in its browser, and auto-focus so you can see the whole page without borders. It has a favorites option, and can view pages in Mobile or Desktop mode. Also supports cookies for things like MySpace, Facebook, Email, and Forum Logins.
Overall: ZuneHD wins.
ZuneHD is superior to the iPod Touch in my opinion. The bright screen, easy-to-use system, music browser, and features are countless. You can even use your ZuneHD as a flash drive if you feel like it… I’ve had my ZuneHD for one year, I even pre-ordered, had my Name, Phone #, and PB 4 LIFE (Paintball 4 Life) engraved in the back, and a $ 30 design, for FREE!
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Question by Kevin: What is the best digital camera with touch screen? Giv me the max resolution in pixel, make and model.
Answer by Kimberly AitaCanon cameras are always a good bet and this one comes at a great price. I don’t know what you are looking for in your touchscreen but I hope this helps
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital ELPH
* Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined * Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System * 14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) * Focal Length 4.3 (W) – 21.5 (T) mm (35mm equivalent – 24 – 120mm) * 3.5-inch LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology
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We haven’t exactly been lacking for leaks of Samsung’s new Galaxy S IV ahead of its launch later today, but those looking for yet more can now get their fix courtesy of an extensive preview/review of the still-unofficial phone published by IT168. That’s the same site that’s been the source of a number of those aforementioned leaks in recent days. While it’s still not clear if the phone in their possession is identical to the Samsung’s final retail device, it certainly appears to be a well-polished version, and decidedly familiar for anyone accustomed to the Galaxy S III. The preview goes particularly in-depth on the phone’s screen, even going so far as to put it under a microscope to compare it to the Galaxy S3 and Note II. Hit the source link below for a closer look yourself.
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Question by rikki: What are some MP3 Players that are touch screen and have app? I’m looking for a MP3 player that works like an iPod. Are there any? Or is it just the iPod Touch?
Answer by SimonThe biggest competitor to the i Pod Touch, is the Microsoft Zune HD. It is a touch screen mp3 player, and it has apps as well. However it does not have as many apps as the i Pod Touch as of yet. Apps are one of the biggest strengths of the i Pod’s right now. But the Zune’s do have Lot’s of advantages over the i Pod’s also. One of these big advantages is that, the Zune’s have better audio quality compared to the i Pod’s.(This is why audiophiles prefer them.) And another is that they are compatible with a wider range of video, and audio formats. There are other advantages also that I did not list, But You can go to www.zune.net to learn more, about the mp3 players that they offer, and there services. (Also just on a side note.) Unlike the i Pod’s, you can buy songs from another web site like Amazon for example, and download them onto your Zune, without having to go through Zune Market Place. The i Pod’s have to use i Tunes for handling all there music at some point, no matter what.
Here are the specs below for the 64GB Zune HD.
Capacity1 64 gigabytes (GB) Up to 16,000 songs, or 20 hours of high definition video from Zune Marketplace, or 96 hours of video optimized for device, or 25,000 pictures
Colors Retail (Black), Zune Originals (Platinum, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Magenta)
Size and weight Size: 52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm (w x h x d) Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 grams)
Battery Music, up to 33 hours (wireless off); video, up to 8.5 hours2 Charge Time: Approximately three hours when connected to your PC; approximately two hours with A/C adapter
Screen Size: 3.3-inch OLED color display, 16:9 aspect ratio Type: Scratch-resistant glass with touch input capability Orientation: Vertical (music) and horizontal (videos) Resolution: 480 pixels x 272 pixels
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
Wireless sync Yes Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES
Audio support Windows Media® Audio Standard3 (WMA) (.wma); Up to 384 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate; WMA Pro two channel up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz WMA Lossless: two channel up to 768 kbps and 48-kHz Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b); .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz MP3 (.mp3); Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
Picture support JPEG (.jpg)
Video support Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv); Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 10.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second); Advanced profile up to L2, 1280 pixels x 720 pixels up to 30 frames per second, CBR or VBR, up to 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate;Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above stated capabilities at device sync MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video3; Simple Profile up to 4.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second); Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync H.264 video3; Baseline Profile + bframes, up to 10 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second);1280 pixels x 720 pixels up to 30 frames per second, up to level 3.1 and 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate; Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above the stated capabilities at device sync DVR-MS4; Zune software will transcode at time of sync
Audio output Analog Audio Out; Optical Digital Audio Out (requires additional dock, sold separately)
Video output HDMI or Composite (requires additional dock, sold separately)
Radio Built-in FM/HD Radio™ receiver5
Included accessories Headphones Zune Sync Cable Three pairs of foam earpiece covers
Ports Connector port 3.5mm Headphone jack
Languages English, French, Spanish
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Question by gamesetmatchi1: Will my iPhone app transfer to my iPad with the iPad full screen or just as the iPhone version? I just found saw plants vs zombies on sale. I want that for my future iPad. If I buy it on my iTunes or iPod touch, will it stay small and blurry on the iPad or will it optimize for the iPad?
Answer by ♥ =]I’m on my iPad right now
When I buy an iphone app for it , and start the app , it starts off small for iPhone.
There is a button in the corner of it , that says ( 2x ) and that enlarges it to fit the iPad screen
So you can play both ways !
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