Wacom has added two new drawing tablets to its Cintiq series. The Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HD Touch are intended for illustrators, designers and artists, and allow users to draw directly on the screen.
The 21.5" Cintiq 22HD has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and will fill the gap between the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 24HD. The device has sixteen buttons around its touchscreen, which can be configured as per user preference. Touch-strips are also present on the device, which can be configured to simplify actions such as zooming. To ensure user comfort, the screen can be tilted as well.
The second model Wacom introduced is the Cintiq 24HD Touch. The special thing about this new version is its multi-touch screen which can be operated by either a pen or your fingers. The multi-touch functionality may require software update in some applications. Wacom claims that the 1920x1080 screen is capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colours, equal to 97 percent of the Adobe colour range. The H-IPS screen can be calibrated and has a specified response time of 14 ms. The Cintiq 24HD Touch can also be used at an angle, thanks to its special stand.
Wacom's Cintiq 22HD is to cost around €1800 (£1416) and will be available from this week on. The Cintiq 24HD Touch is to follow in August and has a recommended price of €3500 (£2755).
Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch