Excerpt: What makes this graphics tablet so phenomenal (aside from the obvious LCD interface) is the sensitivity and ease of setup and calibration. It has 1,024 level of pressure sensitivity and a plus/minus 60 tilt radius. The review had only two minor qualms: there seems to be a small video glitch that rarely pops up and may only effect Macs. Also, the period of adjustments for the on tablet buttons takes a while.
Conclusion: Interactive Displays Page 4 of 4 These settings can be made globally or assigned as custom settings for individual applications. This is useful, for example, when you want to set the touch strip to scrub in Apple Final Cut Pro but zoom in Adobe Photoshop. Like other Cintiqs, the 12WX include a utility (built into the driver software) for calibrating the cursor with the position of the pen.
Conclusion: I really do like the 12WX, but my frustration with the alignment led to me try using the display as a traditional tablet to draw on my primary monitor. I was much happier working this way as I wasn’t visually expecting the pen and the display to be aligned, I just watched the cursor position.
Summary: Taken on price alone, the Wacom Cintiq 12WX looks expensive. But once out of its box the quality of the display, the build quality and the sheer versatility of the device quickly becomes apparent and makes the Cintiq 12WX an indispensable tool for any graphics professional on less generous budget or for those needing a portable solution to their graphics art production.
Pros: Design and build, ease of use, portability, indispensable portable tool for graphics professionals.
Conclusion: All that said, we really liked working with the Cintiq 12WX and will be sorry to see it go. If you've got the budget and the need, there's no reason to deprive yourself; if you've got the space, you may want to consider one of the bigger options, as well.
Pros: Bulky breakout box, Hard to work near the edges of the screen, Relatively expensive
Cons: Fluid operation, Useful for many graphics and imaging tasks