This is the ultimate graphics tablet. And it has a price that will make your eyes water. Yep, at more than £2,000 you’re not about to rush out and buy this on a whim.
The Cintiq is no ordinary tablet, however. It’s an Interactive Pen Display, meaning that it doubles as a 21-inch monitor and connects to your computer exactly like one. In use, it’s outstanding. Fire up Painter, create a new document or import a sketch and you can begin drawing and painting directly onto the screen. The nifty stand makes tilt adjustment a cinch, and you can even remove it completely and rest it on your lap.
This is a quality piece of engineering, with all the elegance of an Intuos – and you can use the same pens and other input devices. The problem is, it’s just too expensive. Make it the price of a 21-inch monitor and we’ll have one. Or maybe even two.