Engadget’s Sharif Sakr spent some hands on time with Wacom’s newest two products the Cintiq 24HD and the Inkling. If you’ve got a space of 15 minutes, you can watch videos and demos with a Wacom rep after the break. After reviewing the info available on both of these products, these are the most notable things that haven’t been dredge up previously.
Wacom Cintiq 24HD
- 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity–same as the 21UX.
- There is NOT a swivel. No hardware way to rotate you page, and no evidence of it in software.
- At 65 pounds, this is NOT a light display.
- Sharif’s take on the case is that it is not top quality.
- The video demonstrates the propriety intermediate software. Just one more step in the process.
Wacom 24HD Hands-on from Engadget
Wacom Inkling Hands-on from Engadget
I have to admit, that I would love to get my hands on both of these products, but I still have some reservations. As far as the Cintiq goes, 24″ is starting to get pretty unwieldy at the cost of a swivel and some serious heft. I imagine drawing straight onto a big, beautiful IPS display would change my opinion and allay concerns (hint hint, Wacom). The Inkling remains an intriguing product that will definitely require some hands on time for me to really make a decision about its total usefulness. What I really want is a device just like that that can snap onto an iOS or android tablet and translate strokes (with a dummy tip, of course) into real time drawing. It looks like the components are about there and it would save the world from the fat capacitive styli tips and lack of pressure sensitivity to which we have come accustomed. (hint hint, Wacom). In the mean time, if/when we manage to play with the devices ourselves, we’ll follow up.