Wacom Technology on Monday added two new models to its line of
peripherals. The Cintiq is a pen tablet that incorporates an LCD display, so you can actually see what you’re editing or changing underneath your stylus. Both new models incorporate widescreen aspect ratios.
The new $999 12WX features a 12.1-inch TFT display that can stand upright or lay flat. It can work as a standalone display or as a supplement to a primary display, and features 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity on the pen and eraser. It sports native 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and weighs about 4.4 pounds. It can connect to a host Mac or PC using either HD 15-pin (analog) or DVI display adapters. It comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, Corel Painter Essentials 3, Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 and Wacom Brushes 3.0 software.
The Cintiq 20WSX model costs $1,999. Designed as a widescreen alternative to the company’s flagship 21UX model, it sports 1680 x 1050 resolution and measures 20.1 inches diagonally. The stand lets you rotate the display up to 180 degrees in each direction and incline the display from 10 to 65 degrees. The pad also uses “ExpressKeys” and “Touch Strips” you can use to program keyboard shortcuts, modifier keys and functions like zooming, scrolling and adjusting tools.