Wacom cintiq pro 24 creative pen display

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The Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Touch is an attractive tablet for those wanting to lớn improve sầu their digital art workflow, but its shortcomings make it hard to fully recommover.

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For over 15 years I have used a variety of models in the Wacom Cintiq line lớn create digital illustrations, graphic thiết kế, cartography, & webcomics.


Webcomics are what I do primarily, & the Cintiq 21ux is the reason why I transitioned from traditional pen-and-ink mediums into digital art, launched my decade-long webcomic, and expanded into lớn art for many other projects. Taking a chance on that piece of hardware led to a career and new heights in my own work that I never imagined possible.


I have sầu spent thousands of hours honing a craft, spending years exclusively with Wacom hardware. You could say that I owe everything to lớn that workhorse of a tablet, and the Cintiqs that followed.


I say this to drive sầu home the fact that I am a bạn of Wacom"s products — và khổng lồ illustrate just how disappointed I am with many of the decisions made regarding the direction Wacom is taking the Cintiq with the Pro 24 and Pro 24 cảm ứng.


I currently use a 2018 Mac mini with a 3.2 GHz 6-Vi xử lý Core Hãng Intel Chip Core i7, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a Radeon RX Vega 64 via Thunderbolt 3 eGPU. Wacom provided anhhungxadieu.vn with a loaner unit for three months for the purposes of this reviews.


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We can"t speak to lớn the retail opening experience, as Wacom shipped the review unit to lớn us in a Pelican case more suited lớn the transport of nuclear weapons than a đánh giá tablet. Everything arrived clean, orderly, và ready to lớn use.


Inside of the crate — & what you would find in the factory packaging upon retail purchase — there was the Pro 24 cảm ứng Cintiq tablet, one Pro Pen 2 stylus with 4-color pen ring set, ExpressKey remote, pen stvà with 10 replacement nibs, illustrated installation thẻ, 180W AC adaptor và 1.8m power cable, USB to USB cable, DisplayPort khổng lồ DisplayPort cable, HDMI 2.0 cable, USB-C khổng lồ USB-C cable, DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort adapter, micro USB lớn USB cable, and a cleaning cloth.


677milimet by 394milimet by 47mm (26.65 inches by 15.5 inches by 1.9 inches)23.6-inch IPS UHD high brightness display522milimet by 294milimet (đôi mươi.55 inches by 11.57 inches) active area10-bit 1.07-billion colors displayable, 99% Adobe RGB color gamut1000:1 contrast ratio235 cd/mét vuông brightness14ms response timeMulti-touch support8,192 pressure levels, 60 degrees of stylus tilt rangeFour USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB-C, 1 HDXiaoMi MI 2.0, 1 DisplayPort, 2 internal USB-A portsExpressKey Remote with cảm ứng Ring, rocker ring, trang chính button, & 17 customizable actions

The Pro 24 Touch"s kích cỡ is massive sầu, so be prepared khổng lồ make a bit of desk space available. If you opt for Wacom"s Ergo Stand or a swing arm mount lượt thích the Flex Arm from Wacom or an Ergotron, brace yourself lớn create more room — but more on this in a bit.


For ports, the Pro 24 Touch features four externally-accessible USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 type C port, one HDXiaoMI 2.0 port, và one DisplayPort.


Curiously, two ports are listed as USB-A ports by Wacom, separate from the main usable USB ports, but differ for being located below the tablet & not easily accessible in daily use. One of these two extra USB ports is intended for the ExpressKey remote dongle.


The mã sản phẩm sent for Review offers touch features, such as controls for managing the peripheral. It"s nice lớn see the improvement of the native sầu menu inputs on this Mã Sản Phẩm over older versions, where the buttons seemed hidden on the baông xã of the tablet & less intuitive.


It is a small thing, but it is good to lớn have those inputs on the front, clearly labeled, and out-of-the-way during daily use. When partnered with the ExpressKey dongle, it is very smooth & user-friendly.


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Aesthetically, the Pro 24 Touch looks beautiful. Every new model of the Cintiq feels sleek & polished for the time period and that trend continues here.


Wacom has a svào eye for kiến thiết, so it is no surprise that the Cintiq looks great on a desk. Everything is matte blaông chồng & pleasing to lớn the touch.


The tablet still has a weight & sturdiness khổng lồ it, & I never had the feeling that a small bump or accidental short drop khổng lồ the desk would destroy it. Nothing about the materials feels cheap or flimsy, which as a clumsy person, I appreciate greatly.


This heft is likely due to lớn the internal fans và components needed for the optional Wacom Pro Engine, that converts the tablet into an all-in-one tablet & PC.


That said, there is a case to lớn be made that making products sleeker for the sake of style could impact the overall performance of the hardware. In my opinion, that is happening here on multiple fronts.


Setting up the Pro 24 Touch was very easy, with simple khổng lồ follow instructions enabling you lớn connect the tablet, mix it as the primary display, và lớn get you working in very little time at all. I have sầu read commentary about firmware updates making the tablet unresponsive sầu, but I did not experience that, so I vì chưng not have sầu the proper màn chơi of hands-on to properly comment on the issue.


Powered up, the color range and brightness of the tablet are wonderful, the 4K display is bright và sharp, & all of the colors are beautiful. As a professional artist, color profiles & consistency from my workspace to lớn a client"s monitor or vendors prepress is important, and it was a relief khổng lồ see that the onscreen presentation of the Pro 24 cảm biến is spectacular.


With the Pro 24 cảm biến set up on my desk và powered up, there were two immediate issues that mix a poor tone for the working experience. First, the native sầu "stand" of the Pro 24 cảm ứng is tiny. The built-in stvà legs provide the bare minimum in terms of angle or ergonomic support, and offers zero rotation.


Every illustrator I know works lớn keep their posture at a comfortable, sustainable angle while spending long hours over their workspace. It is a way of life, and thanks to lớn the availability of standing desks & swing arms, the long-term effects of poor posture can be slowed. But what if standing desks or swing arms are not possible for the user?


I used the native sầu stands on the Pro 24 cảm biến for 45 minutes, after which I gave up due to lớn the swell of baông xã pain & the unhealthy angle necessary to work on the tablet in my workspace.


Sure, you could adjust to the new angle over a significant period of time, but the overall changes would be minor improvements, và my muscle memory and comfort would take a large hit. This would lead to lớn longer work times, fatigue, & discomfort.


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For example, my main workhorse is a Wacom Cintiq 22HD. The display is outstanding, it does everything I need it vì chưng, and most of all for this example, it has a large, sturdy stand that was included with the 22HD at purchase. The 22HD stvà offers a wide range of angles, rotation, & comfort that dwarfs the non-existent features of the Pro 24 cảm ứng.


Shortly inkhổng lồ the Đánh Giá process, I explored my options from the perspective sầu of a consumer who purchased the Pro 24 và found themselves in this situation.


The good news is that Wacom has two options with the Ergo Stvà và the Wacom Flex Arm, with both compatible with the Pro 24 cảm biến. The bad news is that on top of the tablet price, the Ergo stvà retails for $500 alone, & the Wacom Flex Arm retails for $379.

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While I didn"t get khổng lồ try them out, it appears that the Ergo stand is solid, sturdy, và will get the job done at the cost of dollars và additional desk space. As for the Flex Arm, I am skeptical out of the gate, as I have never seen a swing arm support a drawing tablet of this kích cỡ without significant bounce or wobble.


I own an Ergotron swing arm for another purpose on my workspace, so I decided to lớn mix it up with the Pro 24 cảm ứng, but then, another roadbloông chồng appeared.


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Due to lớn the Wacom Pro Engine options built into the Pro 24 cảm ứng, there are no standard VESA mounting points on the tablet. Wacom will sell you another proprietary VESA mount that is compatible with the Pro 24 and allow you to lớn use non-Wacom swing arms & mounts.


The Wacom VESA mount cost me $80 và a few days later, I installed everything, connected it to lớn the Pro 24 cảm ứng, và returned to lớn my reviews process.


As previously mentioned, no swing arm is wobble-proof with a tablet of this kích cỡ. Hence, an incredibly high-tech, space-age, 21st century solution to lớn the issue — two bath towels rolled together and secured with painter"s tape.


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With the Towel-o-Tron 5000 in place, the tablet"s angle was adjusted khổng lồ my comfort màn chơi, rotated slightly (as the towels allowed for that), and I settled in to lớn draw.


By necessity, the Pro 24 cảm ứng houses beefier — & louder — internal fans unlike the 22HD and other models. The fans provide cooling for the larger 4K display, and for the optional Wacom Pro Engine.


The fan noise of the tablet is very loud & distracting. Even in trang chính & studio environments where music, headphones, & chatter can drown out some of the noise, I found myself concerned at how often the fans spun up in a 60-minute timespan. It was alarming, and apparently, it is a known issue.


It seems other users of the peripheral encounter the same sound problem. Wacom was aware of the issue as well, và eventually released a firmware patch that allowed users khổng lồ lower the frequency of the người speed from "Automatic" khổng lồ "Low", reducing the frequency of fans spinning up. Based on our inquiries, retail models bởi vì not ship with this firmware installed, leaving it for the user khổng lồ hunt down & install.


The firmware helped, but even after installation, the fans are not what you Điện thoại tư vấn quiet. Underst& that if you work in quiet spaces, you will hear them.


Again, these fans are necessary for the technical specifications involved. But compared to the Cintiq 21ux and other similar models, it can"t be seen as a positive step forward, và hopefully Wacom will listen khổng lồ their consumer base và its concerns.


On the positive sầu side of things, once the Pro 24 Touch was up & running, secured, và the bạn noise reduced, I spent roughly two weeks working on it every day, for upward of 12 hours each day, and sometimes more. The size of the display, the beauty of the colors, and the 4K resolution are impossible lớn ignore. It is gorgeous and incredibly responsive.


The technology behind the new Pro Pen 2 và the Pro 24 cảm ứng feels precise. With my settings dialed in for pressure sensitivity, my line work paid dividends.


The surface itself has just enough resistance lớn feel like quality paper, and not smooth glass. I liked the feel enough khổng lồ miss it when I went bachồng to lớn my 22HD after the reviewing period ended.


The touch features are an added bonus for those who like to blend their use of stylus và touch controls from smaller tablet use. I experimented with the feature, but my personal preference is to only use stylus and mouse. I disabled the touch features after triggering them one too many times by accident, but I am glad that it is an option.


The ExpressKey remote is a wonderful tool that provides all of the functionality of the buttons included on older models, with the freedom khổng lồ move sầu the remote lớn a space comfortable for the user. The quiông chồng keys on the remote can be mix khổng lồ behave in a variety of ways, and I used it for zooming in và out in Photocửa hàng, using CMD-Z, and other macros.


I am a full-time freelancer. Money is always tight, & when the time comes khổng lồ replace or tăng cấp my equipment, it will always be a carefully considered out process with pros, cons, và reviews from trusted sources. It is always a big step & investment.


There are issues with a few of Wacom"s choices & their proprietary accessories, but once I settled inkhổng lồ using the Pro 24 Touch & started to live sầu with it, I found myself in a comfortable space, enjoying the 4K screen, colors, and added workspace.


I vì not lượt thích the up khổng lồ $500 added cost for a Wacom-official solution just lớn get the tablet inkhổng lồ a comfortable working position. I hate that I needed to buy a special VESA mount that will only ever work with this tablet, and even then, I still needed to lớn use towels lớn make everything feel safe and comfortable.


If I purchased just the Pro 24 for $1,999, added $400 for the Flex Arm, and learned that I still needed the Towel-o-Tron 5000 lớn feel safe, as a consumer, I would be irate and I would question any future Wacom purchases.


While the base $1,999 Pro 24 is expensive sầu, you"re faced lớn pay an even higher $2,499 for the Pro 24 Touch.


For me, the Pro 24 cảm ứng is absolutely not worth the added cost for the touch feature. In most cases, the touch feature tripped over itself while I worked, and led to me disabling all of it. Internet research shows that I am not alone in this regard.


The additional $500 spent on the touch version of this tablet could go towards the Ergo st& or Flex Arm, if you are intent on purchasing a Pro 24.


Unless you have sầu the extra income khổng lồ spare for stands, need the added screen area, or intover to make use of the Wacom Pro Engine, the cost for even the Pro 24 standard doesn"t feel worth it. It"s a hard Gọi, but what I"m seeing here just does not meet my expectations for what Wacom và the Cintiq line have sầu delivered for years.


There are many good things about the Pro 24 line, but the cons of lack of comfort, poor mounting options, và fan noise push it outside of my acceptable adjustment pains. The Pro 24 và Pro 24 Touch feel lượt thích the focus was placed on sleek thiết kế & gimmicks while taking a step baông xã from practical use and comfort.


The Pro 24 could be great, but for me, it misses the mark. In a time where other companies are jumping into lớn the drawing tablet market, such as with the XP-Pen Innovator 16, it still feels lượt thích Wacom is the industry leader, but there could be contenders to the throne in a few years. If Wacom rests on its laurels, the market could become fierce — và that would be a good thing overall.

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This all said, I still love sầu Wacom products. My 22HD is nearing retirement and the time lớn replace it is looming on the horizon. I am going take a long look at the Wacom Cintiq 22 that is an update to the 22HD I currently use. At $1,199 it is cheaper than the Pro 24, includes a stand that is vastly more adjustable, và feels lượt thích a better value for the money.


I"ll have to lớn sacrifice 4K resolution of the Pro 24 is lớn the value gods going with the 22HD. But, given what the Pro 24 costs, & what I thảm bại, that seems lượt thích an acceptable trade.


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