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The Cintiq 13HD Touch

The Cintiq 13HD Touch Review – After unveiling both the flagship Cintiq 27QHD and Cintiq 27QHD touch as well as the Cintiq Companion 2 at CES earlier this year, Wacom has now announced the release of another exciting graphics tablet. Called the Cintiq 13HD touch, the tablet is essentially a brand new version of Wacom’s smallest Cintiq 13HD pen tablet, but with a whole new set of multitouch capabilities; and it looks as professional and refined as you’d expect from such a consistently well-regarded brand.

Wacom The Cintiq 13HD Touch

This sketchbook offers pressure-sensitive controls for natural pen-on-screen feel and convenient touch-screen capabilities

Like other Cintiqs, the new Cintiq 13HD touch has been specifically created to make users feel like they’re truly drawing on paper – in part thanks to features such as the Pro Pen, 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and tilt recognition. It even comes with an adjustable, detachable stand to allow any artist to draw comfortably in four settings: flat, 22-, 35-, and 50-degrees. Similar to Wacom’s other Cintiq tablets, the Cintiq 13HD touch is able to connect to both Macs and PCs for both right and left handed artists.

To ensure a crisp colour quality, it’s been designed with a wide format, 13.3 inch HD LED backlit screen that can display 16.7 million colours, with a 178-degree viewing angle and 1920×1080 resolution for handling intricate imagery and graphics. Frequently used shortcut commands are then available at the user’s fingertips through the Cintiq 13HD touch’s four customisable and application-specific ExpressKeys™ and the Rocker Ring in the middle. What makes this new addition to the Cintiq range truly different to other tablet choices such as Wacom’s very similar pre-existing Cintiq 13HD, however, is the new multi-touch integration.

This allows the user to navigate the touchscreen of the Wacom and rotate, move, and zoom into and out of an image or illustration in a simple, familiar way. The tablet is even perfectly compatible with Photoshop’s new touch features. Weighing in at just 1.2 kilograms with a fairly portable size to match, the new Cintiq 13HD touch is now available to buy on Wacom’s eStore and other selected retailers for £800/$1000. Learn more at www.wacom.com

The Cintiq 13HD Touch Specifications

  • Product Type: Creative pen & touch display
  • Size: 375 x 248 x 14mm/14.8 x 9.8 x 0.5 in
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 33.8cm/13.3inch
  • Displayable colours (maximum): 16.7 million
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Viewing Angle: 178° (89°/89°) H, (89°/89°) V
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Response Rate: 25ms
  • Color Gamut: 75% Adobe RGB
  • Pressure Levels: 2048, both pen tip and eraser
  • Tilt Recognition: ±60 levels
  • Nibs: 9 standard
  • Pen Box and Stand: Yes
  • Resolution: 5080 dpi

System Requirements

  • PC: Windows 8, Windows® 7 SP1 or later
  • Mac: OS® X 10.8 or later
  • Intel® processor

What’s Included:

  • Cintiq 13HD creative pen & touch display
  • Cintiq adjustible stand
  • Pro Pen, pen case with nine replacement nibs and nib removal tool, pen stand
  • Wacom 3-in-1 cable with HDMI and USB connectors
  • AC power adapter
  • Installation CD
  • CD-ROM with driver software
  • Quick start guide

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