Wacom vs XP-Pen: Which is for you?

Wacom vs XP-Pen
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Wacom vs XP-Pen - what's the best drawing tablet for your needs? The days when Wacom was the only real name in digital design are long gone, and while the brand remains the market leader, smaller manufacturers, such as XP-Pen, have made a name for themselves by undercutting Wacom on price. 

The formula of the past was that Wacom = superior but expensive, and XP-Pen = cheaper but less good. If this were still true, it would make the question of which to choose pretty easy! But things have moved on from then, and XP-Pen is a real contender to consider if you want quality at a great price. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.