Wacom is the leader in graphics tablet market with the top of the line Cintiq series. For many creators, Cintiq has always been quite expensive, but Wacom disproves it with the latest release.
Wacom devices target different user groups working in different creative industries. Their top product line currently consists of Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pen Displays and Intuos Pen Tablets. While MobileStudio Pro offers all-in-one solution; a powerful computer packed with a high-quality display, Cintiq series provide pen and touch input on display that can be attached to any computer. This makes the Cintiq series a better alternative to non-display Intuos series, but with a higher price tag.
At CES 2019, Wacom announced the most affordable Cintiq ever: The new Cintiq 16HD. This new model is packed with the same Wacom Pro Pen 2 which has 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity that comes with the Pro models. But, instead of the 4K resolution with 94% Adobe RGB color space, that is only available in Pro series, the new model has a 1920x1080 Full HD screen with 72% NTSC color gamut. The 210 cd/m2 screen brightness is also slightly lower than the 250 cd/m2 capable Cintiq 16 Pro.
The lack of these features might be important to some users, but this new model is priced at $650 (USD) which is cheaper than the half of the current price of Cintiq Pro 16.