Wacom Technology Corp. has announced the coming of its Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display that allows artists to work with a pen directly on a 21.3" color-accurate LCD. The new product will begin shipping in March and promises more screen area, more pressure sensitivity, better pen control, higher resolution and more comfort for enhanced productivity.
The Cintiq 21UX combines a professional quality LCD display with the control and comfort of Wacoms patented cordless, battery-free tablet technology. The 21.3" display features UXGA (1600×1200) resolution, a 170-degree viewing angle, anti-glare and hard texture coatings, 24-bit color with ICC color profile, a 400:1 contrast ratio and 250 cd/m2 brightness. The tablet technology provides 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, 5,080 lines-per-inch resolution and pen tilt sensitivity. In addition, the units stand allows it to be rotated 180 degrees in either direction and tilted to any angle between 10 and 65 degrees.
Many professional graphics software applications are specifically designed to be used with the Wacom pen. These include Adobes PhotoShop and Illustrator, Macromedia Flash. Corel Painter, Discreet Combustion, Apple Motion, Alias Maya, Sketchbook Pro and StudioTools.
Many creative professionals have told me that using a Cintiq has doubled their productivity, "says Wacom senior product manager Michael Marcum. Recognizing the hourly value of creative professionals, I think its easy to see how a Cintiq can pay for itself in less than six months."
The Cintiq 21UX will carry a suggested retail price of $2,499. Customers can register to pre-order at www.cintiq.com.