Summary: would write a long, sappy review of this thing, but I'm too busy drawing to stop and tell you what's up. so, that's what's up. if you are going to do digital art and you can afford it, why are you still here, reading this? You should be off this page and on the order checkout screen right now. every minute you sit here reading this and not getting the Cintiq is another minute you wasted that you could have been doing art.
Pros: Alright, so this tablet is exactly what you want if you're wanting to move from a bamboo or the like onto something where you can draw on the screen itself.
Cons: The downside to this, and maybe all, cintiq tablet, is it's color display is pretty poor. It seems to require some tinkering with to get it looking like your monitor, but I have yet to be satisfied in that area.
Summary: Firstly as an artist I am a hobbyist and NOT a professional in any means. Most of what I draw ranges from simple cartoon sketches to comic characters, and my own personal comic book related art. I almost always use Manga Studio or Photoshop and have briefly tried Sketchbook Pro. My current PC is a mediocre laptop that's a few years old with an i5 and 4GB of RAM: nothing special; I plan upgrading my desktop in the near future.
Summary: I started drawing on paper so when I bough my first the Wacom bamboo it was awkward to draw and look at the computer screen at the same time. So I got this the Wacom Cintiq 13HD latter on and it is a lot better since its like drawing on paper. The accuracy of the pen is very very good also.
Summary: Its amazing to work on, an absolute joy. Some downsides that may not be mentioned would be the brightness isn't on par with the LED screens that are showing up everywhere. Also, once you use it, you'll find yourself wanting the larger size after a bit, with more buttons. Love it though!
A wonderful product BUT some backward steps in technology
Lloyd Metcalf "Make it so", Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: I just received my Cintiq 13HD last Thursday and I have some thoughts / feedback regarding design. I first started with the Intuos 4, a good workhorse tablet, the control ring was lovely, as was the digital display names of buttons as they were programmed, they displayed the applied name with each piece of software - BRILLIANT! I bought the Cintiq 22HD and the digital button name display was gone. Ok...
Summary: When i got my cintiq i was skeptical but after staying up till like 1 at nite i catered it to my likings. I love to use sketch book pro for my drawing needs. If you're worried about pen accuracy you need not. I can draft and plot perspective views just as easy as i can on paper and with more confidence even. I believe it's even accurate enough for an architect's use. This will greatly increase your drawing setup, time, skills, and learning process.