Wacom introduces two new interactive pen displays, the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD, designed for creative professionals to work directly on screen. The former combines direct, on-screen, pen and multi-touch control to deliver natural interaction with creative software applications.
With Wacom Touch that combines pen and multitouch technology, the 24HD touch allows users to work like with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints, markers and clay. You can quickly position and navigate your artwork with natural, intuitive gestures right on the screen. The 24-inch Cintiq features 16:10 1920×1200 resolution and is able to display 97% of Adobe color gamut and more than 1.07 billion colors. The display has 10 ExpressKeys that can be programmed to function as keyboard shortcuts and modifiers, and Touch Rings for natural way to zoom, scroll and change brush size. The 24HD touch works on Macs and PCs and its multitouch capability is available in Corel Painter 12.2 and Windows 7.
The smaller 21.5-inch Cintiq 22HD featurs a 1920×1080 resolution. It can recline from 10 to 65-degree and rotate up to 180-degree, allowing you to find the most comfortable working position. The display has eight customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on each side of the display’s bezel, and Touch Strips, placed on the back of each side of the display, that can be used for such functions as zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation.
Both 24HD touch and 22HD have DVI-I connector and USB port for pen data, and the former adds Displayport and comes with a DVI-I to VGA adapter. They work with Wacom‘s Art Pen and Airbrush accessory pens. Bundled software included Adobe Photoshop Elements for PC and Mac, Anime Studio Debut by Smith Micro, Autodesk SketchBook Express, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Select Edition as well as 90 trail of Corel Painter 12.
Wacom will release Cintiq 24HD touch in August for $3699 and the Cintiq 22HD in late July for $1999.