Wacom Cintiq Black Friday & Cyber Monday Buyers Guide
Cintiq are Wacoms high-end range of graphics pen displays. They come in a variety of sizes and models to suit different needs and purposes. Due to their premium nature, we don’t think the discounts will be particularly hefty on Black Friday. Based on past sales data, we estimate there could be Wacom Cintiq Black Friday deals with 10-20% off. This will of course depend on the model in question. Return here for updates nearer the time, as we will be posting any deals we find here.
Scroll a little further to find out more, so you can be a little more informed when buying a Wacom Cintiq Pro this Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Wacom Cintiq Creative Pen Displays
The Wacom Cintiq is a premium graphics tablet built for professional designers, artists and illustrators. Compared to the more affordable Wacom Intuos range, the most obvious difference between the two is the integrated LCD display. This enables the Cintiq to operate as a stand alone monitor. These graphics tablets differ greatly in their price, size and features. Lets take a closer look at them below so you have a better idea what Wacom Cintiq you could be buying this Black Friday or Cyber Monday!
Wacom Cintiq Pro 13
The Pro 13” is an entry-level pen display in the Cintiq range. That said, it is still a highly capable tablet and is by no means low range! The device connects to your PC/Mac via USB and mirrors your computers display, which makes it a lot easier to work with than the Intuos range. This is because you don’t need to keep looking up at a screen whilst drawing – it’s a lot more natural. Here’s the key specs!
- Full HD – The LCD is full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a wide color gamut (87% Adobe RGB).
- Light & Portable – At 1.2kg, it weighs around half as much as its predecessor. This makes it easier to hold it in one hand and draw with the other.
- Wacom Pro Pen 2 – Includes the latest stylus, featuring 8192 levels of pen pressure for 4x the accuracy and precision of the previous model.
- Intuitive Navigation – Multi-touch allows you to zoom, pan and scroll with your fingers – similar to a smart phone. Also includes 4 customizable shortcut keys, pen buttons and a radial menu that you can set to functions like copy and paste, undo etc. Whatever optimizes your workflow!
- Integrated Stand – Makes working at an angle easier.
- Software – Wacom provide some free software with your purchase, but the Cintiq 13 is also compatible with most 2D/3D software applications such as Adobe, Corel, Manga Studio etc.
As you can see, this is a very high spec device with a hell of a lot of potential. If you would like to get it for a discount, it could be worth looking for some Wacom Cintiq Pro 13” Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. You might also be interested in looking for deals on the old model of the Pro 13”, which does not feature touch functions.
Wacom Cintiq Pro 16
The Pro 16” is very similar to the previous model, but with a couple of additional features. Most obvious is that it has a bigger 16 inch screen, let’s take a look at some of the other differences below.
- Resolution up to 4K – With a max resolution of 3840 x 2160, this little puppy is 4K ready! 2K is also supported for devices that are not 4K ready.
- Better Color Accuracy – With 94% of Adobe RGB, the colors are rich and vibrant.
Think the extra features justify the price hike? As a designer it will depend on the size you are most comfortable/feel natural designing with. As for the screen quality, no one can argue with that! We are hoping for some Black Friday and Cyber Monday Wacom Cintiq Pro 16” deals for 2017 to make this model a little more affordable.
Wacom Cintiq Pro 22HD & 22HD Touch
The Pro 22HD and 22HD Touch have a lot of the same features as the previous tablets. Lets go through some of the key differences between the normal and touch models, as well as with smaller Cintiq tablets.
- 21.5” Screen – Most obviously, they feature a large 21.5” screen. The 22HD range is an older model and is not 4K enabled, although the resolution is still pretty good at 1920 x 1080.
- Express Keys – 16 User-Assignable short cut keys for way more control and improved workflow.
- Two Touch Strips – More navigation with two one-touch strips.
- Multi-touch – only feautred in the 22HD touch.
- Recline/Rotate – Works like an easel and rotates up to 180 degrees, so you can find your most comfortable working position.
- Heavier – At around 8.5 kg, the Pro 22 is better suited as a workstation rather than portable tablet.
- 3 Pens – Comes with the standard Grip Pen, as well as the Airbrush pen – replication of ink application, spray distance and tilt angle, and Art Pen – replicates the feel of a marker pen.
In terms of features, you might think the Pro 22HD models are substandard to the Pro 13 & 16. However, this is a good option if you specifically need a bigger screen for design purposes and have a use for the extra short keys. If this is the case, make sure to keep an eye out for Wacom Cintiq Pro 22HD/Touch Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for 2017.
Wacom Cintiq Pro 27QHD
The Cintiq Pro 27QHD and 27QHD are Wacoms largest and most high-end graphics tablets in this range, but boy are they worth it! The giant screen in this model is difficult to comprehend, it has to be seen to be believed (check out the vid below). The 27QHD has all the features of the 22HD, with some extras. Lets take a look at what these are below.
- Giant High Res Screen – Features a 27 inch QHD screen with resolution of 2560 X 1440.
- Highest Color Accuracy – With 97% Adobe RGB, this tablet has a total of 1.07 billion colors. Also includes REC 709 for frame-to-frame color matching. The accuracy and vibrancy are outstanding.
- Sleek, Ergonomic Design – Despite being a lot larger than the 22HD, it still only weighs 9 kg!
- ExpressKey® Remote – Improves workflow even more by enabling you to easily scroll, zoom and rotate etc. Also great for displaying work and presentations.
- 17 User-Assignable Keys – Comes with one extra shortcut than the 22HD.
The Cintiq Pro 27QHD is a mammoth graphics pen display. Yes it is expensive, but this tablet is designed for professional designers who can likely justify the investment. To purchase it for a discount, it could be worth waiting for potential Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27QHD.[/wpsm_numbox]
Wacom Cintiq Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals Summary
The Wacom Cintiq Pro are an impressive range of drawing graphics and pen tablets built to suit a whole host of needs, from amateur to professional designers. However, if you feel you have not found the right fit for your needs, look for some other deals on drawing graphics tablets here. Stay up to date with the Wacom Cintiq Pro Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals by returning to this page for any news we find. Not sure about something? Leave us a comment below.