The new 17.3-inch and 21.5-inch models have been added with the stated goal of giving photographers and graphic designers more options, comfort, and ease of use to professional workflows that will deliver a more natural pen-to-paper feel as users draw or retouch with the devices.
The expanded lineup of Pro Display Tablets comes as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The smaller tablets will have the same hardware and color accurate 120Hz touch capable screen (1.07 billion color capability) as the 27 inch Cintiq Pro as well as a fully customizable Pro Pen 3 which features a reduced pen latency.
Both new sizes include a UHD 4K, 3,840 x 2,160 pixels resolution giving users the capability for incredible levels of detail and color depth to allow for a variety of creative workflows, including using the 10-point touch gestures to zoom and pan images while working with the pen.
“The Cintiq Pro product family was developed in partnership with artists, game designers and video producers who are pushing technology forward. We watched artists work; we asked what they needed and what they hoped for. We integrated their desires and the needs of their intensive workflow into the Cintiq Pro line for a pen display that meets their needs today, and exceeds their desires in the future,” says Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President for the Branded Business Unit at Wacom.
The company says the tablets, while smaller in size, will still provide users with ample screen real-estate and provide 100% Rec. 709, and 99% DCI-P3 coverage as well as being fully Pantone and Pantone SkinTone validated which will eliminate the need for a second color reference monitor in most cases.
The display tablets also feature HDR support and are equipped with the ability to display hybrid log-gamma (HLG) and perceptual quantization (PQ) curve for better editing of HDR video content, allowing the system to render the images so they appear truer to how the human eye can percieve them in the real world compared to standard dynamic range (SDR).
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