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2.0 out of 5 stars
is this what you want?, 26 Jan 2011
For those who have money to spare do not read.
For those who appreciate value for money, most of us, please be careful.
This is a beautifully made device, its technology is effective and advanced.
But it is not in my opinion anymore than a highly expensive sketch device. Why?
Users must realise that the cintiq is best used in extended screen mode. This means that if you
have a nice big desktop monitor you will not see what you are sketching simultaneously
with the cintiq display..which IS very small. The active area is very small
and whilst you may zoom you begin to lose the overall feel of your artwork. You are able to toggle between screens quite easily
but the panning and the collecting of toolboxes hampers your workflow. At nigh on £900 this is simply
unacceptable.This sort of money buys a pretty good laptop. I've returned it forthwith and will continue with my nice
Intuous 4 large.
Certainly the Wacom 21ux would be the way to go, if I had the cash.
If you choose mirror mode your desktop monitor
will default to a resolution that fits the the cintiq, i.e 1200X800. AAAgh. Not what I
want nor I suspect what anybody would want who has a decent desktop display.
If you want to use your laptop then maybe you will be happy with this. However, there are 4 cables
2 of which are seriously thick. So no it is not conveniently portable.
Wacom are guilty of not flagging the display issue and are less than up-front on
portability. In addition to all this it crashed my Win 7 system twice on install due to
cabling issues from my high spec quadro. Wow!. I got it working eventually but the experience of
the 'wow' factor toted by these reviews was not shared.It is nice to draw on screen, I admit, but the size cannot
do justice to this at all. I suppose I should have foreseen this. And as for the easy rotation of the tablet this is absurd.
How do you gracefully rotate a tablet with a great thick cable snaking all over your worktop? Come on reviewers tell it as it really is!!
I wish people reviewing devices would be more critical instead of convincing
themselves that the money spent HAS to be justified. Quite self-deluding. We need a Peer-review