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Wacom launches the Cintiq 24HD

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Prepare to be wowed by Wacom’s breakthrough features of the new Cintiq 24HD for creative pros

Wacom launches the Cintiq 24HD

When 21 inches just isn’t enough, the Cintiq 24HD steps in offering the ultimate desktop experience for those craving pen-on-screen workflow. With more control and comfort than ever before, the newest – and largest – Wacom product has been engineered based on user feedback (from the Cintiq 21UX) to meet the needs of those in the media and entertainment industries that need HD support.

• Widescreen display –
the 24-inch HD (1920*1200) display provides realistic colour for colour-critical work

• Counter-weighted stand – allows users to adjust the position of the ergonomic masterpiece in various ways – including over the edge of the desk, so it sits almost in your lap

• Screen frame – the frame itself has been designed as a place of rest for hands and arms, with a Touch Ring and Express Keys on both sides of the screen to reduce the need to even touch your keyboard

• Realistic pen – using Wacom’s Intuos 4 pen technology – the highest level of technology at present – the Cintiq 24HD features 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and 40 degrees of tilt control. Great for studios: since the pen uses Intuos 4 tech, pens will be compatible across stations

“The Cintiq 24HD is a wonderful example of what can be done when expert design experience and quality engineering are intelligently combined with user feedback from the professional community,” says Guido Möller, product manager professional brands at Wacom Europe. “All the right elements have been incorporated into our new flagship product to help expand its capabilities and to improve its appeal in such markets as animation, photography and video production where a wide format, colour-accurate, high-definition display is a crucial requirement.”

The Cintiq 24HD is priced at £1,999.99 (inc. VAT) and is slated to begin shipping in the UK in October 2011. Only a fraction higher in price than the 21UX, we expect this to be a welcome addition to the market. Check out some of the 24HD’s sleek features below, and head to www.wacom.eu to find out more. A product demo is also available on the Wacom Europe YouTube Channel.

Wacom launches the Cintiq 24HD