Wacom launches Cintiq 16, an affordable drawing tablet for aspiring creatives

Jan 9, 2019

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Wacom launches Cintiq 16, an affordable drawing tablet for aspiring creatives

Jan 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Wacom has announced $649 Cintiq 16, their most affordable pen display yet. At the price of $650, it’s aimed at aspiring creatives and hobbyists who want to make a transition to more professional devices.

Wacom Cintiq 16 shares some features with the $1,500 Cintiq Pro 16. These include approximately the same active area, 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity and electromagnetic resonance technology, which means that the tablet never needs to be charged.

On the other hand, the new Cintiq 16 comes with 1920 x 1080 resolution, while the more expensive version maxes at 3840 x 2160. The Pro model supports multi-touch gestures, while it isn’t supported on the Cintiq 16.

Here are the full specs of the Wacom Cintiq 16:

Display
Size 15.6″
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Ports 1 x HDMI
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Color Gamut 72% NTSC
Brightness 210 cd/m²
Response Time 25 ms
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 176°
Vertical: 176°
Tablet
Active Area 13.6 x 7.6″ / 345.44 x 193.04 mm
Connectivity Cable USB Type-A
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.6 x 11.2 x 1.0″ / 421.6 x 284.5 x 25.4 mm
Stylus
Pressure Levels 8192
Tilt 60°
Number of Switches 2
Technology Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR)
General
Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg

The Wacom Cintiq 16 is apparently aimed to close the gap between the company’s entry-level Intuos line and devices intended for (aspiring) professionals. It’s already available for preorders and it will set you back $649.95.

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