If your pro, the 22HD is the standard. :important note.
R. Brown, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: If your pro, the 22HD is the standard. Just got mine, and I really really like it. ..but it ain't cheap, and it ain't quite perfect. I'm a pro level concept artist, and work with studios across the country. Here is they the 22HD is the standard. The 24 is too heavy for arms. Even though it is bigger, it is a pita for swiveling while in a studio because it needs to stay on the stand for the most part. The 13 inch version is too small..
Summary: Wonderful drawing tablet that is definitely worth the price, good responsive pen touch functions, plenty of shortcut keys to fully customize the tablet to your preferences. And I love the scroll strips on the back for zooming in and out and adjusting my brush sizes. The only downsides I found were that whenever I plugged it into my macbook pro I would have to manually reset my preferences or it would not let me re-calibrate the tablet.
First impressions of Cintiq coming from an Intuos 4
6 May 2013
Summary: This review will be updated later on in the year once I have some more experience with the equipment. I felt compelled to write my initial thoughts on this item after just receiving it today. Thankfully my unit (from what I can tell) has no dead pixels from the start. The item is sort of heavy, and might require another person to help lift the Cintiq out of its many boxes with padding. The instruction booklet was pretty straight forward and setup went alright.
Excerpt: Love the unit. Was not happy mine shipped with a bad USB cable. After resolving the small technical difficulty, I realized the unit was a big jump from my Intuos 4 medium. Working on the screen to retouch is a dream cone true. I did have to give up my dual monitors, which I really miss. The unit is rather bulky and the average sized desk can accommodate the Cintiq and a 24 LED Cinema display. That being said the Cintiq is designed to be a everyday monitor.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Control, Increased Productivity, Natural Feel
Expensive for the product, but great none the less.
Blair Pendragon, Amazon
20 February 2013
Summary: After so many bad reviews, I was a bit terrified to buy this thing for years. But needing to speed up my work, I decided to buy it anyways. I got extremely lucky, in having no dead pixels. set up took a little bit, and my PC freezes if I try to start up my PC with the display turned on. (need it off, and turn it on after i get past the start screen.) but it wasn't anything too hard.
Summary: I absolutely love this tablet. It's very large and has tons of buttons. You can customize the buttons to be exactly what you want. I've set mine up so I never have to touch a keyboard when using it. My few complaints - First, there was a dead pixel about 4 inches into the screen on my first one. Thankfully Amazon replaced this extremely fast. The second one appears to have some dust or something under the screen.
Summary: Ok, not batteries, but connectors. The video link on the unit is a DVI-1 male (apple used this briefly, ... who else? I am in the IT industry, and use a lot of graphics hardware for scientific visualization, and I do not run into this connector, but I am not in tune w/the graphics art industry). I bought this for my daughter, and for the price, one would hope it would be plug and play.