As much as I love making art by hand, I’ve been using Wacom products for over 15 years and am always excited when the release a new line of products. They listen to artist feedback and take it all into account when improving their designs. Are they expensive? Yes. Are they the best at what they do? Also yes.
I just received the new Wacom Cintiq Pro (16” model) and within 24 hours it has far exceeded its predecessor. The response-rate is faster (On 2017 Macbook pro 13”), the pen tip accuracy is better, it’s lighter than the Mobilestudio Pro (!) and it’s the perfect size for me.
I immediately switched out the plastic tip with the felt tip nib, which has 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity. One of the first things you notice about it is the accuracy of the pen tip. It’s more accurate than any cintiq product before it. I’ve been using it for a number of different projects this week and it hasn’t bugged out on me once.
At the moment, I have it plugged into my laptop using a dongle (Macbook only has 2 x USB-C ports, so one of them is plugged into power, and the other into a dongle). The plugs are USB and HDMI.
I’ve also used the Cintiq Pro 24” which has that beautiful big 4K etched glass screen, but I live in a Manhattan apartment, so part of it stretches into my neighbour’s bathroom…
You can see me talking about the new range over on Wacom’s Youtube Channel, or below:
Disclaimer: I have been reviewing and using products for Wacom (unpaid) since 2004. I frequently demo them at comic con and similar events. I was paid for the above video, which I wholeheartedly endorse!