Summary: I love this Cintiq. I don't really have any complaints other than the fact that I got 1 dead pixel toward the center of the screen. I'm going to let that slide, but if another one shows up I'll be contacting Wacom for a replacement. On a normal monitor I probably wouldn't care, but with the Cintiq you generally have it very close to you while you're drawing on it. Also, for $2,500 I would expect it to be perfect.
A huge upgrade to the creative process, IF used with applications that truly support multitouch this early on.
3 weeks ago
Summary: Some thoughts after using it every day for over a year: + It's a dream to use with Corel Painter 12.2+. You can simultaneously zoom, pan, and rotate with multitouch. It's taken digital painting to a new level. I am faster, more accurate, and it's a lot more fun now. No other app is this good though, except for Artrage on Windows (Mac doesn't support this same multitouch) and Sketchbook Pro (but it's buggy, always fits-to-view while I'm drawing).
A bit short of "Heaven on Earth", but not by much.
David McFarland, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: It is a great product. Excellent industrial design. A bit finicky as a device but still solid overall. For the price, I suppose I expected greatness I had never seen before. Pretty close, but I was not blown away either. That's just me though. Most people would be 5 stars with exclamation points. Just don't think about the price. Wacom has left room for improvement. That's good business. Got to make a buck down the road. No competitors but themselves. They are smart.
Summary: I am a digital illustrator and graphic designer and was born and bred with Wacom graphic tablets. I have them all, from the Graphire (remember those?), to the Bamboo, upgraded to the Intuos and in the past 10 year have dived into the world of the on-screen Cintiqs. It is true that the Cintiqs will be the end-all, you will never use anything else for digital painting. But there are different models and sizes and all of them are expensive.
Summary: I've had the product for about a year and it was working as expected. However, I had to reinstall the software and after working on it for a day there I've been unsuccessful. The major issue is that there is the technical support is so poor. For a product that is over $3K, there is no phone number to call and all I can do is use the FAQs which has not been any help, or to send off an email hoping that they'll respond in a few days.
Big, Expensive, Buttons not as responsive as Intuos 4.
Edgar Nielsen, Amazon
2 July 2013
Summary: I make cartoons on a weekly basis. I'm left handed and use shortcuts like a madman! I upgraded to the Cintiq 24HD from an Intuos 4 Medium. Here are my thoughts after 2 months of owning this expensive investment: The screen is sweet, the pen is nice, and I was able to use my classic Intuos 4 pen without problems! I love having the monitor on my lap!
Like many great tools, this one has a high learning curve.
Michael J. Tria, Amazon
9 May 2013
Summary: But it is well worth it. Being able to directly improve an image is great. It works well with CS6, though the interaction between the pen and tablet adds another layer of complexity. I find the color of the monitor to be exceptional, though like almost all males I do have a touch of color blindness. The only downside besides the price is that I am using a Samsung HDTV and the Cintiq both plugged into the same video card, and it seems to slow the CPU down quite a bit.
Summary: The Cintiq 24HD is a beautiful tablet/monitor. I am using it as a third monitor with an iMac and an Apple monitor. Set up was very easy since I already had the necessary interface cable for the iMac. The interfacing cable does not come with the Cintiq and must be purchased separately. The monitor was bigger than I expected (almost 30" wide not including the adjustment handles), so it has a bigger footprint than the iMac.
Summary: I am an ex-firefighter/Paramedic who is a gifted artist and is looking into the field of graphic artistry and would like to know if I purchase this and create a art piece, how would I physically print out the art piece and frame it for a showing.