Wacom Cintiq 22HD Review & Rating

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Interactive Pen display review

If you’re an artist and you use your keyboard shortcuts to come up with artistic work, you need to improve. This is because you’re not exploring your abilities fully. You’re probably producing average work. You’re not embracing this ever changing dynamic world. You get bored as you work because you’re limited.

The Wacom Cintiq 22HD device can help you change all this. Instead of using keyboard shortcuts to rotate maybe or reflect your work. You’ll be able to use your fingers to flexibly work on screen.

It comes inclusively with a pen that provides a balance between it and the multi-touch input. This is the device for you. Read on to find out more.

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Cintiq 22HD Review on High Definition Display

Wacom 22HD has an exceptional display panel. The screen measures 21.5 inches. It has a resolution of 1920*1080 for full HD viewing. It also has 72% of Adobe’s RGB complete range of color. The panel that comes with it can display up to 16.7 million of colors.

This device supports varied inclines hence the angles have to be considered. It supports 178o that is 89o for both the horizontal and vertical. It’s however not a stand-alone device. You have to connect it to your PC either Mac or Windows as it doesn’t have an OS of its own.

Work Directly On Screen

It gives you a lot of space to rest your arm as you work. You can also clearly see what you’re working on. You can sketch, paint, design, trace, draw, erase and edit directly on the screen.

You can also use your fingers to zoom. Rotate. Reflect. Arrange work to where you want. Transform. It offers a more natural way of working as you get to use both your hands on projects.  

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Set Of Express Keys

It comes with express keys to improving performance. The buttons allow you to see the navigation panels that have properties of the device. These allow you to choose what pen you’d want to use. Customize the brightness and contrast of the screen.

Cintiq 22HD additionally comes with a total of 18 express keys. They allow you to set a variety of options for your projects. They can also allow you to zoom in and out to correct strokes or add them.

You can also change the function. It comes with a radial menu. If you use three of your fingers to touch the screen, it creates a circle which has a variety of options as well to allow you to customize it to what you want.

Uniquely Designed Stand

Wacom 22HD allows you to improve the angle that you can use to view or utilize the multi-touch or pen options.

It has two arms that will make changing the incline easy. If you push the device downwards to towards your surface, it can go up to 180o. The stand is sturdy and durable. It can easily carry the weight of the device and your hand as well.

It also doesn’t move about which is convenient when you’re working on edges and lines. You can then easily push back the stand when you’re done for it to look like a desktop PC.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Review on The Pen Inclusive

The device comes with a grip pen. It has a rubberized finish for comfort and convenience. It wouldn’t slide even if your hands get a little sweaty. It comes with other nibs. The tip can be replaced to whichever stroke you want. There are also two buttons on its side that make switching to other nibs easy.

The end of the grip pen has an eraser. This means when you make a mistake you just turn it and use its eraser. You won’t need computer tools for your projects.

It’s also pressure sensitive. Both the tip and eraser can use 2048 pressure levels. You can tilt the pen to up to 40o. It doesn’t come with a pen holder, but the device comes with a pen stand to keep the pen upright.

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Pros

  • Sturdy and functional stand
  • Easily configurable buttons
  • Exceptional accuracy
  • Unique exterior feel
  • High definition display

Cons

  • Tablet lacks rubberized finish. Can skid off a surface and fall

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it worth the price?

A: Yes. Wacom 22HD comes with a high definition 21.5 inches display, with 1920*1080 full HD viewing. Its stand is uniquely designed to host the device. It can also carry the weight of the device and your arm. It’s sturdy and won’t move around as you use it.

Q: How effective is the pen?

A: The grip pen it comes with has a rubberized finish that is comfortable. It will not slide as you use it even when your hands get sweaty. It comes with other nibs that can be switched to the stroke you prefer. The two buttons on the side make this possible. Although it doesn’t come with a pen holder, the device has a stand you can put your pen for it to remain upright and ready to use.

Q: How does the multi-function feature feel?

A: It makes you feel like you’re working on a natural surface. The way you work on a canvas or a piece of paper. You can use both of your hands one to draw.

The other one can be used to rotate, reflect, transform, arrange or zoom. You can also sketch on screen without having done it on a piece of paper first. You can also draw, paint, design, erase or trace right on the screen.

If you have any further question please watch the video review here.

Final Verdict For Cintiq 22HD Review

If you’re looking to upgrade your working station as an artist, I would recommend this device. The Wacom Cintiq 22HD enables you to enjoy the experience of being one. Although it may have a few issues, it’s the best.

I like this device because not only is it exceptional it’s also fully functional. You can do everything on screen without doing it somewhere else first.

Drawing Advisor
 

Drawing Advisor (Timothy Martin) is a 35-year-old professional artist and blogger from the USA. He completed his graduation from the department of Drawing. And now he is teaching in Graphic Design at a reputed University. Read more.