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 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?
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.