Which Wacom Tablet To Buy?

Here’s my top five Wacom tablets list. Click on the menus at the top for the full reviews!

My Top 5 Wacom Graphics Tablets:

Wacom Cintiq 24HD Tablet DisplayWacom Cintiq 24HD Multi-Touch Tablet / Display (Links to Amazon)- Best of the Wacom tablets. The Cintiq 24HD multi-touch is the largest graphics tablet display and is considered the holy grail of drawing tablets. For serious and/or professional artists, designers and animators.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Tablet / Display (Links to Amazon)- Expect the same high quality as the Cintiq 24HD, but for about $500 less and about $1000 less than the 24HD multi-touch.

Wacom Intuos5 Pen Tablet – Excellent for a professional designer/artist. Available in different sizes and a wireless option.

Wacom Bamboo Splash Tablet – Great for an artist who has never used a tablet before and seriously wants to make the leap from standard drawing to digital.

Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet – Great for someone who is interested in the same things that the Bamboo Splash offers, but wants more drawing space. Also, this Bamboo tablet  is bundled with more software than the Bamboo Splash.

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I’m a self taught graphic designer who has used several different graphics tablets throughout the years and I’m offering my personal Wacom tablet reviews here. Having been disappointed by other brands, I was happy when I found Wacom. I had some confusion researching which Wacom tablet was right for me so I thought writing this Wacom tablet site might help other people make a decision.

For me, Wacom is the frontrunner in graphic design tablets. I believe they are a great company and more importantly, they design and produce high-quality products. I’ve used the other brands in the past and have been disappointed.

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New Intuos Creative Stylus

How is the new Intuos stylus different from the Bamboo stylus pens?

Intuos Creative:

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Blue Intuos Creative Stylus

The main difference is pressure sensitivity! Finally, you can control the pressure and thus, the size of lines. This makes a huge difference when you are trying to draw many different things. It has 2048 levels of pressure just like the pens that come with the Bamboo, Intuos and Cintiq tablets. The tip is still rounded and soft rubber like Wacom’s other stylus pens, but it responds to light and heavy touches. It connects with the iPad 3 and 4, and iPad mini through Bluetooth. Another major change is that the new Intuos stylus has palm rejection. Meaning it ignores your palm when it touches the screen which makes writing, drawing or painting feel more natural. The cons:

  • It is not usable on smartphones. Only iPads. Hopefully it will be available on more devices in the future.
  • Only available in shiny blue or black.The price is $99.95! Seems like a lot when compared to the Bamboo stylus which is $29.95.

You can pre-order this stylus now, but I always recommend waiting if you have the patience. Wacom products are usually cheaper on Amazon.

 Bamboo Stylus Solo:

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Colorful Bamboo Stylus Solo

The Stylus Solo is compatible with many different devices such as earlier versions of the iPad, iPhone 4/4S/5, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire and many more. You get more color choices and the price is reasonable.  The cons: No pressure sensitivity or palm rejection. Not compatible with iPad 4 or iPad mini. Click here to read more about this and other stylus pens on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Cintiq Companion & Companion Hybrid Tablets

Two new Cintiq tablets will be available in October 2013

Wacom has been silent for a long time and now we all know why!

Cintiq Companion:

wacom cintiq companion tablet

  •  Uses full versions of  creative programs like Adobe Photoshop.
  •  Multi-touch screen capability.
  •  Adjustable and detachable stand.
  •  Features a front and back HD camera.
  •  The Pro Pen features a new ergonomic design.

Tech Specs:

  •  HD 1920 x 1080 display
  •  8 GB of RAM, 3rd generation Intel Core Processor i7  & Intel HD Graphics 4000
  •  Windows 8
  •  Wacom Pro Pen with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity
  •  2MP for the front camera & a 8MP for the back camera.

The Companion seems to be a very powerful tablet. This is something I have been wanting for a while. A portable drawing/painting tablet that also allows me to use the full version of Photoshop, email and I can stream movies and music with Bluetooth and Wifi.

As with most of Wacom’s tablets, the price is hefty. The Cintiq Companion will cost you $1999 for 256GB and $2499 for 512GB. You can pre-oder it now, but I recommend waiting because they usually sell for less on Amazon.

If you are looking to buy a less expensive portable Wacom tablet, I suggest clicking here to read my review of the Cintiq 13HD.

Cintiq Companion Hybrid:

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The Companion Hybrid is intended to be more like a sketchpad than the Companion or a  regular Cintiq tablet. For example, you can only use Android creative apps for drawing and painting.  I view this tablet to be a big step up from the Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pad. The Hybrid also includes two HD cameras, Wifi and Bluetooth.

It’s possible that the Android drawing and painting apps could be limiting.

Specifics:

  • 13.3 inch HD display and lightweight making it very portable.
  • Uses the same great pressure sensitive pen.
  • Multi-touch screen.
  • Adjustable and removable stand.

The Hybrid has a lower price than the regular Companion. It is $1499 for 6GB and $1599 for 32GB. Again, I recommend waiting if you can. The prices always seem to drop once they are available at other online stores.

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