We took delivery of the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 today and of course, we couldn’t wait to get the unit setup. There was a tiny hiccup when removing the back cover to put all the cables in. In the diagrams, it shows that you need just one finger to remove it with light pressure. Well, we found it needed more like 4 fingers and a fair bit of force. It’s okay – we didn’t break anything so all is well.
The Cintiq Pro 24 comes with all the cables known to humankind, which we aren’t complaining about! Here are the included cables:
Display Port to Display Port – after adding the little Display Port to Thunderbolt adaptor we were up and running on our iMac.
HDMI to HDMI
USB C to USB C
So there are a number of options to connect the Cintiq Pro 24 straight out of the box.
Now it’s up and running we’ve got to say it looks the part – very sleek without appearing too big for the desk. The big difference between the Cintiq Pro 24 and the old 24HD is that there are no Express Keys taking up room on the tablet surface. Now the Express Keys are on a separate remote that comes with the Cintiq Pro 24, so the revised design really impresses.
Once we loaded the latest driver and did a firmware upgrade we were ready for some serious setup. We started by calibrating the screen using the Wacom dedicated X-Rite software and calibrator. That all worked perfectly and we’re very happy with the results and achieved all our targets.
Then it was time to play! The first thing we noticed was how much more responsive the pen was – probably the best we’ve seen to date. We’re also happy the parallax error has almost been eliminated. Early days yet but we’re excited to share that we’re loving the Cintiq Pro 24 so far. Come in and have a play at Team Digital’s Wacom Touch Centre.