Summary: I guess many people already encountered the same problem. The driver won't work well with Windows 7! The system won't recognize the tablet and re-installing the driver won't solve the problem. I disabled some Windows feature from msconfig as some websites suggested, but it didn't fix the problem. And well, the screen is too small so if you are a serious artist/illustrator/animator, save more money and buy a 21UX or 24HD instead.
Summary: Was expecting to get a simple tool with single USB cord. Well, turns out that you need to use a power box, a power cord, a graphic cord AND a USB cord. Which makes it... well... not quite "mobile" as advertized.
Summary: I waited a long time before purchasing this expensive product. Amazon indicates that it was first made available on the site back in 2001 so I searched online for any indication that a new version might be released but I didn't find anything. I read many of the reviews that complained about the excessive wires but I figured I would purchase it anyway because it seemed to be the best product on the market. But after purchasing this, I'm just really disappointed.
Summary: I use a Mac and a 12x12 Intuos tablet and narrow Adesso PC keyboard(none for the Mac). I purchased the narrow key board because the Wacom tablet is so big across the bottom. The little keyboard is in front of me and the Wacom tablet is off to the right side. This set up works well for about everything but freehand drawing and painting. I haven't tried the Cintiq 12 or 21, but I have qualms. I have used Wacom tablets since 1995.
Summary: I've been using Tablet PC for years. Then I got my hand on one of these...1280 x 800 is just too coarse of a resolution to do anything. There's hardly any real estate left after a few pallets. My 3 years old Tablet PC has a 1680x1050 15" screen, that's roughly 30% more real estate. Too bad that they don't make Tablet PCs in this resolution anymore. You can find a used one on auction site for under [...]. You do the math.
Summary: I bought this tablet and ultimately had to return it within a few days. The resolution on the screen makes the tablet pretty useless for detailed retouching. I ended up just using it as a regular tablet because my laptop screen was able to bring up more detail and had higher resolution... I only have a 15" mac. Also, the point tends to shake a lot even though your pen is not moving... this is especially true after the tablet has been running for a while.
Summary: At first glance, it's an amazing product. It's a great size, it's thin, bright, with nice buttons and a nice pen. I just got mine and am using it to work with as a normal tablet (to control the cursor on my main screen), and also to work directly on and draw/paint. I use a 21" Cintiq at work and also have a 6x8 Intuos 3 tablet that I used before getting this new 12" Cintiq.
Great Beta test, when is the REAL product coming out?
Ramad Ash, Amazon
26 May 2008
Summary: I believe that most of us got this product because we are heavily into animation or other digital arts. Anyone who tried this can tell you; nothing beats drawing directly on the screen. However, when the CINTIQ 12WX costs as much as a loaded Tablet PC (at least it was at the time of this writing), and when you use this professionally all day for a couple of months the "WOW" effect fades out and reality sinks it...
Pen interactivity excellent; colour, brightness and image quality unacceptable
J. Chapman, Amazon
16 March 2013
Summary: I researched the Cintiq 12WX thoroughly before buying it, but I should have paid more attention to the many reviews (see amazon.com also) which commented on the poor colour, and which remarked that it was necessary to do final colour work on another display. If you are hoping for an interactive pen display with colour fidelity and image clarity even vaguely similar to a good quality contemporary display (and I'm comparing with Apple displays of various kinds), you will...
Summary: For those who have money to spare do not read. For those who appreciate value for money, most of us, please be careful. This is a beautifully made device, its technology is effective and advanced. But it is not in my opinion anymore than a highly expensive sketch device. Why? Users must realise that the cintiq is best used in extended screen mode.