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Cintiq Pen Displays

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Fred Weiss, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    I'm considering investing in a 27" Cintiq Pen Display setup and would like to know how important or valuable the Touch feature is? Where I'm coming from is no exposure to touch technology beyond my smartphone and strictly a mouse and keyboard guy up to this point. I will also be adding a medium hunky Win 10 Pro box onto which I will be loading my Adobe CS 5.5. I plan to use it primarily for image isolation, brush painting and Bezier pen vectorizing in both Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Is the Touch feature worth an extra $500?

    Is the adjustable stand worth the extra $400?
  2. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    Yes on both counts.

    Even though I use a VM of Win 7 and touch isn't as good as it is for Win 8.1 and Win 10, it comes in very handy. More in my design creation work then in digitizing work. Mainly because Ai supports it better (CS6) then Wilcom.

    I use it alot with the Cintiq Companion (1st gen) as well.

    The built in stand only has one position and the way my office is setup, it would have been no bueno. So the adjustable stand is very much worth it to me, it does depend on how your setup is though.

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  3. David Wright

    David Wright Active Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    Wyandotte, Mi
    Why ask, you know you're going to buy it.
  4. Logoadv

    Logoadv Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    You might want to hold off until the end of the year if you can. I know there are 2 new standalone 'tablets' (full windows 10 pc with quadro graphics!) coming that include better screens and more accurate pen. I don't know if they will update the Cintiq line at the same time or shortly after, but I'd hate to drop that kind of money on an older model display if a new one will replace it soon.
  5. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN

    I believe you are talking about the Pro tablet line coming out. Quite a lot more pressure sensitivity compared to the old ones.
  6. oksigns

    oksigns Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    I highly considered the Lonovo Yoga Book or Panasonic's offering, but at the end of the day, the portability comes at a cost, and really, for my needs, a Cintiq display is perfect as portability is not a requirement for a workstation environment; however, it is interesting to note the Yoga Book uses Wacom's stylus technology for it's touch pad, so I may still look to that for my portability needs.

    A quadro is nice, but an i7 2.1 or equivalent isn't enough for multitasking.

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