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My 12 year old is into drawing and animation. I’d like to get him a tablet.
Is there a more budget friendly alternative to an iPad with Apple Pencil that’s still decent?
Would prefer an independent device rather than having to be tethered to a computer.
I got an XP-PEN 16.5 pro tablet, so far it's been pretty good.
My mate just got the 24" version in a sale, the drawing space is a bit bigger, might be worth getting that one.
There is also cheaper versions that don't have the side buttons from the same company. It's not as responsive as a Wacom, but I've done a fair bit of drawing in it so far and it was quite a jump from my Wacom Graphire tablet.
I just bought a Galaxy Pad 7 FE - very decent for the price, especially compared to iPad or Surface! The pencil is included and fantastic.
However I just can't get my head around the Android drawing apps! They're just so rubbish compared to Photoshop it's crazy! I wonder if there are any better ones available on IOS, probably not. I think I'm just too used to PS.
What I actually use it for is to duplicate my screen so I can draw in Photoshop. Works an absolute dream!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think either a reconditioned iPad or an iPad mini with the Procreate app might be they way to go.
Yeah if you want it for drawing, a used or refurb iPad, if you can afford it, is usually a better deal than a new tablet from anyone else. Look for the earliest generations that supports the first pencil. Still excellent.