Wacom Announce Cheaper Wacom Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet

During CES2019, Wacom have announced a cheaper new drawing tablet called Wacom Cintiq 16, which will be released in the US for $649 around February/March: https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Cintiq-Display-Monitor-DTK1660K0A

Professional and aspiring artist, or anyone else who either want or need a dedicated graphics drawing tablet can now enter Wacom’s world for less money than before.

Wacom Cintiq 16 (DTK1660) should not be confused with the Pro version though, which has 4K resolution.

Wacom Cintiq 16

The Wacom Cintiq 16 is a 15.6-inch “creative pen display” tablet with the battery free Wacom Pro Pen 2 EMR digitizer, supporting 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, +/- 60 degrees of tilt, with swappable nibs. The latency is 25 ms, which is higher than some of the top models, though still not high in itself.

The Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display has custom RGB with color gamut 72% NTSC (CIE1931), but just 210 nits of brightness at max.

On the software side, the new Wacom Cintiq 16 can be used with all the usual Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel Painter, Draw, Paintshop Pro, Autodesk Sketchbook, Paint Tool SAI, ArtRage, Krita, Artweaver, Rebelle, and Clip Studio Painapps that you would expect from a Wacom tablet.

– Tom Bowen

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