Let me preface this by saying that there are already a fair amount of Yiynova and other alternative monitor reviews out there, and the majority of them are written by Frenden, whose insights I highly appreciate and admire. His reviews are what prompted me to make the Yiynova plunge in the first place, and I admire his dedication to sharing alternative hardware and software. This review is not meant to compete against his. Rather, it’s to address the one thing that his reviews do not - wear and tear.
Be you an amateur artist, student, or professional, I think we can agree that most of us intend for a hardware purchase to last a few years at least, and your main concern in buying a Cintiq alternative is the the life of the product. The intent of my review is to shed some light on a Yiynova model’s shelf life, after over a year of fairly punishing usage.