updated 09:25 am EST, Mon December 3, 2007
Cintiq 12WX and 20WSX
Wacom today greatly expanded its Cintiq tablet displays with its first widescreen models and also its first screens in the US smaller than 21 inches. The 20WSX is claimed as the world's only 20-inch widescreen stylus display and matches the same 1680x1050 resolution as a view-only LCD while still offering the same programmable shortcut keys and dual touch controls for scrolling and zooming. This effectively mirrors a modern desktop display for artists and other visual editors, according to Wacom. The 20WSX ships for $1,999.
The company is also importing the 12WX, a small 12-inch widescreen tablet designed to serve both as a primary display and as a companion to a larger screen: a display toggle lets its owner switch to the Cintiq for sketching or meeting notes and to switch back to a larger display for regular work. Regardless of its size and comparatively light 4.4-pound weight, the 12WX has dual touch strips and connects to a computer through DVI or VGA. It should be available now for $999.