Wacom's New 13-Inch Multitouch Tablet Won't (Quite) Break the Bank

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If you love the idea of pretending to be a hipster graphic designer with one of Wacom's beautiful Multitouch Cintiq tablets but can't quite stretch to the $3,7o0 price tag, good news. The company has just announced a cute—and much more wallet-friendly—13-inch version.


The Cintiq 13HD offers up a 13-inch HD pen display and a new Pro Pen. Fine details aren't fully confirmed yet, but the pen provides 2,048 levels of sensitivity and tilt recognition, and the display provides the same ExpressKeys and Rocker Ring as its bigger brother. Perhaps most importantly, it costs $1,000—making it a little more accessible for the hobbyists of this world. It's also worth noting that its size actually makes the Cintiq platform vaguely portable, so it'll no doubt be tempting for those who travel a lot, too. [Engadget]



I was hoping that Wacom was going to step into reality and take some of the high price out of their tablets. Guess not. How can they justify the price tag? I mean really I can buy a Surface pro, with Wacom technology, for under $1,000. I don't care if you hate the Surface. You can hook it up as a secondary display all the same! Same points of pressure I believe, and even if it isn't. If it's close, who can tell the difference of a few hundred points of pressure. Not looking forward to their new tablet that was anounced for the summer anymore. Good job Wacom.