Using a tablet has always been a love-hate affair for many people as they can have quite a steep learning curve. For those who like to see exactly what they are doing when manipulating an image, Wacom has launched a brand new high-definition version of its very popular Cintiq range of interactive pen display tablets.
With an impressive 24-inch screen featuring 1,920 by 1,200 pixel resolution, 178 degree viewing angle and 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, the Cintiq 24HD is an impressive unit. A big advantage of the Cintiq system is that full-colour calibration is also possible to ensure colour accuracy.
The Cintiq grip pen has also been improved and now features 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, allowing the 24HD to detect even a single gram of force. There is also a variety of optional pen nibs designed to simulate different pen types, such as the felt-tip marker and brush-like spring nibs. A pen Slide-Switch, touch rings and 10 fully customisable Express Keys allow for fast access to your favourite tools and shortcuts – all at the touch of a finger.
As per the earlier Cintiqs, the 24HD sits atop a fully adjustable stand to allow flexible positioning options and comfortable use. The large size does make this unit a heavy beast – weighing in at just under 30kgs means you are unlikely to be lugging it from home to the studio very often.
The Cintiq 24HD should be available at Team very soon and we expect the price to be around $2999 inc GST.