Bringing pen to screen: intermediate and professional
Cintiq is the combination of the Intuos3 technology with an LCD monitor. The result: a state of the art monitor that allows you to write or draw directly on the screen with unparalleled accuracy! The fact that it is detachable and totally adjustable to any angle and for any purpose (on your desk or on your knees) makes it the holy grail of the Wacom graphics Cheap Tablet PC
and obviously, the most expensive. The Cintiq series (which comes with an Intuos3 Grip Pen for optimal comfort and fatigue prevention) will greatly improve work flow and efficiency while providing spectacular, detailed results in any professional field ranging from industrial designers, audio-editors and animators to doctors, educators and story-board creators requiring faster visual effects. This interactive pen display, with leading edge technology, literally becomes your canvas or your easel.
Yet again, there are 3 Cintiq's to choose from. Size is measured diagonally, from the smaller 12.1", and mid size 20.1" to the large 21.3". The native resolution and the total number of pixels (1.0, 1.8 and 1.9 million pixels respectively) are what set them apart the most.
Cintiq 12WX (1280x800 native resolution) is very light (4.4lbs) and portable Superpad 3
thanks to an extra cable and a converter box to keep it small and lightweight. It's half the price of the other Cintiq models. However, due to its small size, you may want to add this to a multi-monitor set-up. If you are a very serious artist or technical designer, it is recommended that you save for the next model up.
Cintiq 20WSX Android 2.1 Tablet
(1680x1050 native res.) is every professional's dream. This 20 lb unit is the preferred choice by many due to its price and size. Less costly than its larger brother, it basically offers the same features.
Cintiq 21UX Android 2.2 Tablet
(1600x1200 native res.) is the top of the line for pixel perfect results. Weighing in at 22.4 lbs, it's the only Cintiq with an aspect ratio of 4:3 (standard resolution). All the others have 16:10. See it in action by going to YouTube.com and searching for Cintiq... it is absolutely incredible!
When trying to Android 2.3 Tablet
choose between all of these great Wacom contenders, wallet and desk size will always be an issue. Everyday users for home and basic office duties will delight in Bamboo, Bamboo Fun and Intuos3 4x6. Professionals at home or at the office in all fields will require and thoroughly enjoy Intuos3 6x8 and up. (Academic specials for students and schools do exist for the Bamboo and the Intuos3.) Serious illustrators, educators, technical designers and artists demanding elaborate detail and high pixel perfection will absolutely love the freedom, comfort, efficiency and convenience of drawing directly on the screen... and for many users - that is priceless.