Wacom produces several lines of tablets for digital artists, graphics designers and photographers and they are adding a new entry into there line up. The Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet Touch. Like the Cintiq 24HD Touch the new 22HD introduces multi-touch functionality for gestures like rotating canvases, panning and zooming along side the great stylus-based drawing. The stylus retains its 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and the ExpressKeys return as well on either side of the drawing surface. The overall weight of the Cintiq 22HD has been reduced from 33.7 pounds to 18.5 pounds with the stand.
With touch comes added cost. The Cintiq 22HD touch costs $2,500 which is a $500 premium on the non-touch version. Wacom is releasing a new, improved version of the Cintiq 24HD Touch in may in the US.
Last week Wacom, the creators of drawing tablets and displays for professionals, announced a new offering to their Cintiq line up. Wacom unveiled its first compact, full HD colour sketch pad. The new Cintiq 13HD delivers a professional pen driven on screen drawing experience in a new slimmer, lightweight design. With a 13-inch display boasting 16.7 million colours, with a 1980 x 1080 resolution this tablet looks like a wonderful addition to any illustrators studio. With a 178 degree viewing angle and a stand that can be adjusted to lie flat or positioned at angles of 22, 35, and 50 degrees. Wacom has also announced a new pen to go with the new display, but details are scarce on this. We do know that the new offering supports 2,048 levels of sensitivity and has tilt recognition like Wacom’s other offerings in this category. If this sounds too good to be true you can pick one up in April for around $1000 which is a price reduction of around $200 from their old 13 inch model.