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Wacom Cintiq 12WX Interactive Pen Display

by Wacom
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Draw, paint and design naturally on the 12-inch display using the included pen
  • For use as a stand-alone-solution or in a multiple-monitor environment. Only requires a Mac or PC and power
  • Slim, light and durable
  • Tiltable, rotatable screen for ergonomic use and 10 programmable ExpressKeys
  • Comes with 12.1-inch wide XGA screen (1,280 x 800) for wide screen projects and 16.7 million colours
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2 Kg
Product Dimensions27 x 40.5 x 1.7 cm
Item model numberWACMINUSDTZ1200W
Screen Size12.1 inches
Wattage29 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 43,217 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 Kg
Date First Available24 Oct 2007

Product Description

Product Description

The Cintiq Interactive Pen Display is your perfect instrument for working in creative digital applications

Natural, intuitive working

Design naturally on the display itself as you would do with a pen on paper. Use your applications intuitively thanks to the optimal hand-eye-coordination. And simulate various conventional working techniques with the ergonomic Cintiq Grip Pen and its replacable nibs as well as the unique Cintiq Airbrush.

More efficiency and productivity

In order to increase your efficiency, Cintiq features the ExpressKeys and Touch Strips which allows you to reduce keyboard usage and to concentrate on the Cintiq as your main working tool. The ExpressKeys have the most important menu commands already preset, but are freely programmable by yourself. The Touch Strip is perfect to scroll and zoom in your documents. Both programmable elements are located on each side of the display to suit both left- and right-handers equally. To cut a long story short: The interaction between pens, ExpressKeys and Touch Strip minimises keyboard usage, accelerates your workflow and enhances your efficiency and productivity. 100% compatible with the Intuos3 If you are already using Wacom's pen tablet system Intuos3, you can effectively cut cost by using the same pens on both devices, and Cintiq users will benefit from future Intuos3 pen developments. Additionally, Cintiq users can now take advantage of all Intuos features such as tilt and rotation-sensitivty, Tool ID and the fingerwheel of the Airbrush

Wacom pen technology

Wacom's patented cordless and battery-free pen technology: All devices feature the same exceptional product quality, reliability and technology, created by a unique blend of innovation, flexibility and usability. Thanks to these features, the majority of well-known manufacturers also use Wacom's pen technology

Don't look any futher for the perfect tool for your digital tasks - with Cintiq you can work more intutively, productively and effectively than ever before in front of the screen

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97 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this thing! 28 Dec 2008
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I've had my Cintiq 12WX since October but have been holding back on giving a review for a couple of months, mostly so that I can get a really good feel for the thing (I didn't want to fall into the trap of giving a very expensive piece of equipment 5 stars when it was just out of the box and I was still in the "OH WOW!" phase of Cintiq 12WX ownership).

The "OH WOW!" phase? Well, yeah. Going from a traditional graphics tablet, where your eyes are not looking at what your hands are doing, to this thing, where you draw directly into the screen, has a big "wow" effect on you. It feels much more natural.

Things I like.

Drawing directly into the screen feels great! This more naturalistic drawing does seem to lead to greater productivity (at least for me) since you're not constantly trying to guess what your hand or the pen is doing in relation to the onscreen brush/pointer/cursor. I really love this.

There's no delay between what you do with the pen, and what appears on the screen. I mention this because Wacom makes a larger tablet like this which has been criticised for having bad pen-to-display lag. The Cintiq 12WX seems to avoid this problem by literally being two devices, a graphics tablet and a monitor, which your computer treats as completely separate devices. You're probably thinking that there are three or four wires that come out of the tablet now. Actually, there is only one cable and it plugs into a little black box. All the different wires, leads and cables (power cable, usb cable and monitor cable) sprout from the little black box instead. It's a nice solution to avoiding the 'wire clutter'.

I don't know if it's the drawing surface or the supplied nib, but the friction between surface and pen feels just about right (for me at least).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want it, get it! 25 Oct 2010
I bought this tablet a couple of days ago after spotting it when browsing tablets on the internet. I have to say that after an initial worry of should i spend that much money, then the excitement when i received it and then the slight disappointment after my first use, it turns out the Wacom Cintiq 12wx is a fantastic product and im very glad i bought it.

Firstly lets get the slightly un-true facts out of the way - Wacom claims the Cintiq will work straight out of the box, but this is not true if you have an imac and mac book pros or any other machine that doesnt have a video port (VGA or DVI), or a graphics card with 2 ports. If using an imac etc you will have to buy the apple mini display adapter or a USB to DVI adapter to enable you to connect via the DVI cable, luckily i had already found this out and purchased at the same time, but i think most places don't mention this.

Once out of the box, you'll be quite surprised (well i was) at how many cables there are, you have a very chunky 6ft cable running from the tablet to the converter unit, then from the converter unit you have your dvi to dvi / dvi to vga cable (which is pretty thick), thats connected to the newly purchased DVI to USB adapter lead, you have a usb cable and the power lead which has another connection to the actual plug, so all in all its not quite as portable as they make out.

The only other thing is to make sure you download the proper manual, i thought i had calibrated the tablet as instructed by the enclosed manual but just couldn't get the results i wanted, turns out things have to be much more finely tuned - which is very easy and only took a second.

So whats good - well everything else really, i personally love the fact you can see what your drawing, it makes such a difference.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, don't be deterred by the negatives 11 Feb 2013
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I'm a traditional artist that moved to digital a year ago. I had never used any form of tablet before so I jumped straight in and bought this Cintiq. I was impressed immediately but thought I would wait a while before posting a review because my inexperience in such things may have skewed my perception. I've used it for a year now and can confidently say it's excellent, I would be heart broken to let it go. There was no transition for me in terms of drawing (i.e. I could sketch on it as effectively as paper immediately) - initially, I thought "I'll still put line work down on paper and then scan the drawing, etc" but I've since completely abandoned that approach (and gone farther - see below) in favour of doing everything on the Cintiq - sketching, painting, etc. To be able to tweak/rework your sketch/linework without restarting/making a mess is invaluable, to be able to really easily block in some values on said sketch is great, the list goes on. So much so that I've now started doing all the preliminary drawing for my traditional work on the Cintiq!!

I'm puzzled by some of the negative reviews here because most of the issues mentioned are almost certainly down to the tablet/software not being set up as well as it could be - this is a very complex tool which interacts with even more complex software which results in an endless number of possible set up nuances and connotations - it needs to be calibrated properly both in the tablet preferences and in the software being used, this takes time and experimentation to get right (it took me months to get right). When I read comments about not being happy with the pressure sensitivity I can't help but think "how can you not be happy with over a thousand levels of pressure?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
After getting this at a real bargain price I have been drawing my socks off, this just makes life so much easier, easily doubled my doodling speed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rev. Munchausen
3.0 out of 5 stars great tool with drawbacks you can work past
This tool is amazing upon use for a more accurate and quicker approach over an intuos or bambo it is not restricted to drawing programs but in terms of colour resolution, unless... Read more
Published 5 months ago by nigel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I bought this for my son who does a lot of Flash animation. I am sorely tempted to buy the 24HD version for my own PhotoShop work (although the price is eye-watering). Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Ordered for my son who is a budding graphics artist.
He says it is "awesome".
Very easy to setup step 1 as secondary display, step two as pen input. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mike Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Better and more useful than expected
I was thinking about buying one of these for a long time but as I already own a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet, I wasn't sure if being able to draw on the screen would make enough of a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mair Perkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loving this, the accuracy of the pen with the screen makes digitally drawing and coloring so easy, I could never make the transition from traditional to digital due to the awkward... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Whistler
2.0 out of 5 stars Pen interactivity excellent; colour, brightness and image quality...
I researched the Cintiq 12WX thoroughly before buying it, but I should have paid more attention to the many reviews (see amazon. Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars wacom cintiq 12 wx interactive pen display
although i purchased this item for my son hes over the moon (i wish i new what it did, are to be old and foolish)
took a bit to set up and at first looks very complicated but... Read more
Published 17 months ago by robert beckett
1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, overpriced, malfunctioning dissapointment
- terrible washed-out colours
- unevenly lighted screen behind a glass like protective surface

- about an inch from the edges the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by K.W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wacom Cintiq 12WX Interactive Pen Display
A great step up from my Intuos Wacom. So much better ergonomically than the non screen wacoms. Only down side is the level of wiring required but that's just a personal bug bear of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rick and Sarah Coleman
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