Summary: I bought it, and it works great (after the 30 driver fixes I did). BUT DO NOT BUY IT. IT IS NOW OUTDATED. The 13hd is coming out and is better in every imaginable way. Wait for it; I wish I had.
Summary: This is a huge upgrade for me. I have gone from the lower end Wacom tablets (Graphire, Bamboo...) to this. I am not a die-hard serious artist, but I do commissions from time to time and overall want to improve my work and the speed of my workflow. My goal is to work on compiling coloring books at some point, so I really wanted to get serious without completely breaking the bank.
Pros: Works like it should. The pressure sensing feature is nice, the grip is comfortable. Comes with replacement tips.
Cons: The switch is a little inconveniently located and sensitive. I'll be working on the tablet and compress the switch accidentally just maneuvering the pen. It would be better if it were a little stiffer.
Summary: I've had the 12WX for just over 2 months, I'm a professional digital artist, and this is the bottom line from a digital art perspective: General Bottom Line: - It get's the job done but is a little pricey, it's got Intuos 3 tech inside (1024 levels of pressure), which is perfect, and the grip pen is better in my opinion than the Intuos 4 pen. - The S-IPS display (1280x800) has great viewing angles, but the colour on it is difficult to calibrate, and may frustrate you.
Summary: Pros: 1. It's a tablet + monitor 2. Display colors with accuracy 3. Can use it as a regular tablet Cons: 1. Simply too small (1200x800 resolution) 2. Weird separate video-input/power connector box from the tablet. resulting additional cables. 3. It uses the same tablet pens as Intuos 3 series, unlike its bigger brothers using intuos 4 or 5 series pens. Other Thoughts: 1. Pen calibration is absolutely necessary. Otherwise it wouldn't work correctly around screen edges.
Summary: I see a number of other people have left very detailed and insightful reviews about this tablet's issues, so I'll keep this short. I got this tablet after a year and a half of doing paid illustration work that my clients expected to have done digitally. Using a Bamboo tablet to trace a scan of my paper-and-pencil sketches was not only time-consuming, but the frustration of having to re-draw nearly every line and still always end up with a final image that never looked...
Nice quality, does what it does well, although not as portable as I thought
4 July 2012
Summary: Works well, although the screen is a little small. But it is portable. Not quite as comfy as my 21 inch at the office, but it serves the purpose. The only issue I have with the Cintiq is the mass of cables necessary to hook it up. That reduces the portability somewhat. Would be nice if the thunderbolt port could incorporate input control along with the video on the one cable. Overall, I would recommend the Cintiq, although the cabling does limit the portability somewhat.
Summary: This tablet works really well with a 13" MacBook Pro... You just need the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter (not sure if the DVI adapter works, I got the VGA to be safe) Both have a max resolution of 1280 x 800, so mirroring the screen works great. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that the cursor does, as other reviews stated, lose some precision towards the edges of the screen... but it's not that bad.
Summary: I researched and thought about this purchase for a long time. I was happy to see that the 12WX lived up to the hype. If you're a professional illustrator/designer looking to "go digital", this is it. I've searched high and low for a digital tablet that closely mimics real-life drawing. while cintiq isn't perfect, it's darn close. If you are used to Wacom's traditional tablets then you know how frustrating and fatiguing it is to have the disconnect between hand and eye.
Summary: The cintiq 12wx is an excellent product by Wacom. The tablet uses a screen to draw and view on instead of looking at your monitor while working with a basic tablet. Having the built in screen makes things much more easier and enjoyable while working on projects. The size of the cintiq is just right for me as you can have it laying on your lap while working or having it stand up on its stand.