Wacom unveiled one of the most advanced drawing tablets for advertising, $3,500 Cintiq Pro 27. It features an all-new compact design, a 26.9-inch, 120Hz 4K reference touchscreen, and an all-new Pro Pen 3 that can be adjusted for weight, balance, button layout, and thickness.
Cintiq Pro 27 is really smaller Cintiq Pro 24, thanks to significantly thinner bezels. Wacom also moved the ExpressKey buttons to the rear left and right, but they’re on the handle for easy finding and use.
While previous models actually required an external monitor for accurate color viewing, the new multi-touch screen is actually a reference monitor. It uses a true 10-bit 4K panel rather than a blended 8-bit, delivering 99% of the Adobe RGB gamut and 98% of the DCI-P3 (HDR) gamut. It also runs at 120Hz for smooth and responsive drawing and has a peak brightness of 400 nits, just enough to display HDR content. It’s even been endorsed by Pantone SkinTone, meeting Pantone’s standards for the full range of human skin tones.
The faster refresh allows the new Pro Pen 3 to track twice as fast as previous models. And the pen itself is customizable, allowing users to change the size, weight, center of gravity, and even button layout via interchangeable parts. Battery-free electromagnetic resonance technology provides 8,192 levels of pressure and comes with five standard nibs and five tips.
The Ergo Stand supports 20-degree screen rotation along with tilt functions, but it’s not included in the price and costs $500. However, the monitor also supports a VESA mount if you want to go that route. Cintiq Pro 27 is available now for $3,500 from Wacom and choose a retailer – More money for sure, but more affordable as a professional tool.
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