Wacom Technology Corp., citing recent record sales, announced on Thursday that it has dropped the prices of its Cintiq interactive pen LCD displays, which allow you to work directly on your computer screen with a pen. The
is now US$2,499, a decrease of $1,000, and the
is now $1,499, a drop of $400.
The Cintiq displays come with adjustable stands that can be configured to lie the screen flat, at a roughly 45-degree angle, almost straight up, or just about anywhere in between. The Cintiq 18SX features an 18.1-inch SXGA display capable of 1280 x 1024 resolution, while the Cintiq 15X offers a 15-inch XGA display capable of 1024 x 768 resolution. The contrast ratio is 200:1 for the 15X and 300:1 for the 18SX
Both displays ship with a custom ICC profile that ensures more accurate colors, a cordless, battery-free cushioned grip pen with 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and a software bundle that includes Corel Painter Classic, penPalette by nik multimedia, and Wacom Brushes 1.0. They also support USB or Serial connections for the tablet and DVI or VGA for the display hook-up.
In addition to the price drops, Wacom also announced a leasing program for its Cintiq displays.