Wacom released an updated version of Cintiq display tablet, the Cintiq 21UX into a new 21-inch display tablet with a much better pen performance and pressure level. There is up to 2048 levels of pressure detectable, which is the double amount of its predecessor. Wacom Cintiq 21UX Tablet also has a new Grip Pen with new Tip Sensor technology that turns drawing onto the tablet itself as effortless and natural as drawing on a canvas.
Wacom Cintiq 21UX also has the total of 16 programmable buttons separated evenly at each side. You will also find out two touch strips at the rear side of the tablet. The touch strips will function as a mini-trackpads that will become a helpful additional tool for certain application.
Wacom Cintiq 21UX has a good stand where you can position the screen at angle between 10 and 65 degrees. You can also attach the Wacom Cintiq 21UX to VESA-compatible mounts if you feel that the default stand is not suitable for you.
The combination of a color LCD with industry-leading pen input capabilities allows photographers, designers, animators and other creative professionals to work naturally and intuitively directly on the surface of the large-format, 21.3″ screen.
The new Cintiq 21UX detects 2048 levels of pressure, giving you even more control over pressure-sensitive pen effects such as line weight, opacity, and exposure. With Wacom’s new Tip Sensor, the pen now features a lower activation force that captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure.
The ambidextrous design of the second generation Cintiq 21UX features a pair of rear-mounted Touch Strips, along with accompanying Touch Strip Toggle Buttons. In this manner, you’ll gain instant control of up to four application-specific Touch Strip functions on each Touch Strip, such as brush size, zooming, scrolling and canvas rotation. Sixteen ExpressKeys™ (eight on either side of the display) boost productivity by providing quick access to keyboard shortcuts and modifier keys.
Wacom Cintiq 21UX display tablet is now available for $1999 a pop. If you are interested, you can check out more (including video) at Wacom site. Optionally, you can find Wacom Cintiq 21UX at Amazon selling with the same price mark ($1,999).