Within a year, Wacom has decided to launch 2 new products. Last time, it was the Intuos 5 touch. This time, it’s the Cintiq line that has 2 new models.
The two models are the Cintiq 24HD Touch and the Cintiq 22HD
Prior to these 2 models, the Cintiq only had the 24HD
Cintiq 24HD Touch
Coming in at $3,699, an increase of a little over $1,000 from the Cintiq 24HD, there are a few key differences. They’ve increased the color gamut of the monitor to 97% of the AdobeRGB gamut and over 1 billion colors. Secondly, the touch factor from the Intuos5 is introduced. You can now rotate, zoom, and pan through your image with your finger.
Similarly, you can’t rotate the entire Cintiq around, but you can easily access the rotate function to rotate the canvas inside the screen.
Coming in at $1,999, this model is the most appealing price wise. Though the gamut is not as wide at around 92% of the Adobe RGB spectrum (rumored), it still produces a decent range appropriate for most people.
The benefit it does have is that you can rotate the canvas itself so it is closer to a traditional feel of paper for those who are used to it.
The downside is there is no touch ring but there is a touch strip. So if you like the touch ring from the Intuos4 and 5, but did not like the touch strip from the Intuos3, then this feature may not be as liked.
The conclusion is that they each have their own unique appeal. To compare the two check out the comparison link here.