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Wacom Announces Two New Cintiq Interactive Pen Displays

Wacom just announced the impending release of two new Cintiq interactive pen displays to their line of tablet/monitor hybrid products- a widescreen HD model as well as a widescreen HD touch Cintiq. In case you didn't know, the Cintiq is like an art board as a monitor, allowing you to use the popular Wacom pens directly onto a screen rather having a separate tablet.

Pat, Lee, Lauren and I all played with a Cintiq at WPPI in February and we were all pretty happy with the directness of the control. They are just kind of pricey, but if you do heavy retouching or digital drawing on a daily basis, these things rock.

From the Wacom Official Press release:

"To offer users an immersive experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work, the new Cintiq 24HD touch combines Wacom's multi-touch with its renowned pen technology. The Cintiq 24HD touch closely replicates the experience of working with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints, markers and clay while giving the artist powerful capabilities that only exist in today’s creative software applications. “Increasingly, as creative software incorporates multi-touch interaction and gesture support, the Cintiq 24HD touch provides a natural input experience for all related activities including concept sketching, illustration and especially 3D activities such as sculpting, modeling and animation,” says Don Varga, Professional Products Brand Director. “The ability to manipulate a 3D model or pan, zoom and rotate an image with one hand while simultaneously sculpting or sketching with the other
delivers a completely natural experience enabling artists to stay completely in their creative zone.

Professionals with color-critical workflows, such as photographers, graphic designers, video and film editors as well as animators and game developers will benefit from the Cintiq 24HD's life-like color quality which displays 1.07 billion colors and 97 percent of Adobe's color gamut.

To improve workflow and creative output, the Cintiq 22HD offers eight customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on each side of the display’s bezel. Additionally, user-defined Touch Strips, conveniently placed on the back of each side of the display, can be used for such functions as zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation."

The 22HD is $1999, and the 24HD Touch is $3699 USD. I've been told to expect shipments in August. Plenty of time to save up and get excited!

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Jaron Schneider's picture

Hey sorry, price added. 

Ian Ludwig's picture

Availability and Pricing
The Cintiq 22HD ($1999 USD) will be available after July 10, 2012 and the Cintiq
24HD touch ($3699 USD) is expected to ship in August.

From Engadget.

Mike's picture

Those look great, would love to be able to edit photos on one of those.  

Jaron Schneider's picture

With the widescreen one, Wacom said that editing video might be a good option too. I'd be interested in trying that.

JimmySchaefer's picture

I wish!

Björn Leek's picture


Mike Burton's picture

sigh, i wish....time for an FStoppers comp i reckon!!!

oh my goodness! It would be a Dream come true to own the touch one! Maybe I should play the lottery. ;)

kurnikoff's picture

am I the only one surprised with its weight? 26kg with a stand (from official website)? I guess its for stabilization etc but 26kg?

Stan Rogers's picture

As far as I am concerned, this is a big step backwards from the existing 21-incher. I'm sure the actual monitor is lovely and everything, but the rotation has been severley limited compared to the ±180° pivot of the older unit. I don't know about you guys, but I have just over 90° of smooth curve in a drawing stroke, and curves that work with the pivot point of my wrist work a lot better than those that go the other way. The old monitor aspect ratio might seem too "square" to some people when you look at it as just a monitor, but as a working surface it permitted a much larger range of movement—and that's kinda the whole point of one of these things, isn't it?

Scott Rose's picture

I think anyone going with the new 22d has a better option than the 24's as they can always attach an ergotron arm (or similar product) for awesome rotation and placement of the display. The 24 (and new 24D) just seems too bulky and clunky even though the attached base gives you some vertical movement.

Wow, this is awesome.