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Reviews Feature Preview: Cintiq 22HD Pen Display

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Magazine previews, by Adam Smith

We explore the full functionality of this new pen display from Wacom’s latest Cintiq range

Once out of the box, you step back and take a long hard look at this latest Wacom display, perhaps you even furrow your brow, wondering what all the fuss is about? This device is set to make the previous Cintiq 21UX obsolete after all, yet there is a striking resemblance between both displays.

However, the clue is in the name – the Cintiq 22HD Pen Display promises unparalleled screen fidelity for its size, along with a host of performance upgrades that add a whole new dimension to the term interactive. Wacom is looking to create as immersive an experience as possible, which takes creation to a far more personal level, using the new Cintiq 22HD Pen Display.

Over the next few pages we pour over the device’s functionality, exploring the exact capabilities of this latest pen display. We also discuss the reasons behind the display’s design with Wacom, giving you clearer insight into what the Cintiq 22HD Pen Display is all about.

The new Cintiq 22HD Pen Display is a widescreen solution that provides users with an impressive 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD resolution, coupled with an industry-standard 16:9 aspect ratio – far better than its predecessors at only 4:3. Even before you switch this machine on you know your image clarity is going to be first rate. We weren’t disappointed upon viewing.

Read more in Advanced Photoshop 97, on sale 14 June 2012 from and

Reviews Feature Preview: Cintiq 22HD Pen Display