Wacom has announced the latest edition to their consumer centered line of drawing tablets with the Cintiq 22 that’s slated to arrive very soon.
Earlier this year, Wacom released the Cintiq 16 (which I had a blast playing around with). The idea behind it was to deliver on the quality without breaking the bank. This makes it ideal for students, hobbyists, and those just getting started. While it loses some of the benefits of the Cintiq Pro line, it still brings the goods.
Now, they’ve announced the next display/drawing tablet in this same line: the Cintiq 22. As the name implies it’s a larger tablet, giving artists more space to work. Fortunately, it still includes a built-in stand (adjustable this time!), which was one of my favorite aspects of the 16 model.
An ideal instrument for digital sketching, illustration and technical drawing, the new Cintiq is specifically designed for a certain set of artists and designers who want the trusted and reliable Wacom experience but may not require every advanced feature found in the Cintiq Pro product line, such as 4K resolution, color performance and optical bonding.
The Cintiq 22 also provides an attractive option for existing creative pen tablet users looking to upgrade, or emerging creatives who wish to try the Wacom pen on screen experience for the first time.
The Cintiq 22 comes with Wacom’s Pro Pen 2 technology, offering professional grade pen technology to a variety of creative users. It provides 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt response for unparalleled precision and accuracy. Wacom’s EMR (Electro Magnetic Resonance) technology does not require a pen battery or recharge, ever. The 1920 x 1080 full HD display offers 72 percent NTSC color, a hardened cover glass with anti-glare treatment and a natural, paper-like feel. Because ergonomic comfort is important, the device also features an easy-to-use adjustable stand that provides multiple working angles.
The Cintiq 22 will be priced at $1,199 and expected to be available in July at the Wacom eStore, Amazon, B&H and CDW.