Wacom wants you to get hands-on with the new Cintiq 22HD Touch pen display—for a $500 premium
posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM EDT
In July of 2012, Wacom added multi-touch controls to the Cintiq 24HD pen display tablet, and announced the slightly smaller, more affordable, 22HD. Now Wacom has pulled off a similar feat, bringing touch controls to the newly unveiled Cintiq 22HD Touch. For a $500 premium over the non-touch version, the Cintiq 22HD Touch is entirely identical in terms of hardware, except for the obvious addition of multi-touch controls. You'll be able to use these controls to place images and navigate your way around your work space while still using the tablet's pen for editing and adjustments.
The $2,499 pen tablet features a 21.5-inch, 1920x1080 high-def LCD display capable of showing 16.7 million colors, with a color gamut running 72% Adobe RGB. The Cintiq's pen can register 2,048 different pressure levels, and 60 levels of tilt. The company hasn't revealed the precise specs of the multi-touch capabilities, saying simply "support varies by operating system and individual application." The tablet should be available at some point next month.
Unfortunately, Wacom still hasn't revealed anything on the product everyone's most excited about -- the mobile pen tablet the company has teased for this summer.