As a part of the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration, the Pro Display Tablet selection has been expanded, with two additional display tablets to complement the Cintiq Pro 27.
The additional 17.3-inch and 21.5-inch variants were added with the stated purpose of providing more flexibility, comfort, and convenience of use to professional workflows that will give a more natural pen-to-paper experience as users sketch or retouch with the devices.
“The Cintiq Pro product family was developed in partnership with artists, game designers and video producers who are pushing technology forward. We watched artists work; we asked what they needed and what they hoped for. We integrated their desires and the needs of their intensive workflow into the Cintiq Pro line for a pen display that meets their needs today, and exceeds their desires in the future,” says Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President for the Branded Business Unit at Wacom.
The smaller tablets will be equipped with the same hardware and color-accurate 120Hz touch-capable screen (1.07 billion color capacity) as the 27-inch Cintiq Pro, as well as a fully programmable Pro Pen 3 with reduced pen latency. Both new sizes include a UHD 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, allowing users to achieve extraordinary levels of detail and color depth for a number of creative activities, such as zooming and panning images while working with the pen.
According to the company, the tablets, despite their smaller size, will still provide users with ample screen real estate, 100% Rec. 709, and 99% DCI-P3 coverage, as well as being fully Pantone and Pantone SkinTone validated, removing the need for a second color reference monitor in most cases.
The display tablets can also show hybrid log-gamma (HLG) and perceptual quantization (PQ) curves for better editing of HDR video content. This lets the system render images that look more like how the human eye sees them in real life than with standard dynamic range (SDR).
The new $2,499 Wacom Cintiq Pro 17 is now available at the Wacom Store, and the $2,999 Wacom Cintiq Pro 22 will be available in December.