Wacom has revealed the Cintiq Pro 27, its latest pen display for creative professionals like photo editors and digital artists. It takes on a new look comparable to a traditional computer monitor.
It features a compact design with slim bezels, 4K resolution, HDR support, and a customizable pen.
The Cintiq Pro 27 comes at $3,500 and is available to buy directly through Wacom or third-party retailers. However, that price frustratingly doesn’t include a stand, which is required now that Wacom has removed the retractable legs found on older Cintiq models.
This new drawing tablet has a 16:9 display with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 400 nits of peak brightness. In addition, it features a 120Hz refresh rate and a 10ms typical response time for fluid motion and low latency. The Cintiq Pro 27 is Pantone and Pantone SkinTone validated and supports 99 percent Adobe RGB and 98 percent DCI-P3 coverage.
The included Pro Pen 3 has several improvements, allowing creators to customize the three pen buttons, grip thickness, weight, and even center of balance thanks to some included interchangeable components. In addition, the stylus doesn’t require power of any kind, has 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, and supports enhanced tilt recognition. The Pro Pen 3 will be compatible with older Cintiq Pro and Intuos Pro tablets and can also be bought independently.
The official Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Stand is fully adjustable, supporting 20 degrees of display rotation. However, suppose you’re not keen on Wacom seemingly being inspired by Apple’s Pro Stand upselling methods. In that case, the Cintiq Pro 27 does thankfully support standard VESA mounts, enabling you to use third-party alternatives.
The bezels on the Cintiq Pro 27 are significantly smaller than those featured on previous Pro line tablets, such as the Cintiq Pro 24. They’re so much slimmer than the 27-inch Cintiq Pro 27 display tablet is smaller overall than the 24-inch Cintiq Pro 24, despite its larger screen. They even have a similar weight, with the Cintiq Pro 27 weighing 15.9 pounds against the Cintiq Pro 24’s 15.8 pounds.
There are four buttons on each, with the form factor allowing creative professionals to manipulate the tablet into a comfortable position better while having access to four express keys on each side. You’ll also find the power input, an HDMI 2.1 port, a MiniDisplayPort, two USB-C ports, and a USB-A port on the device’s rear side.
Those chunky bezels have been used on older Wacom tablets as a place to house express keys (built-in programmable buttons) or in later models simply as a place to rest your palms.
Nevertheless, they made many of the tablets look dated, despite their practicality. If you don’t want to buy Wacom’s ExpressKey Remote to have access to express keys, then good news: on the rear of the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27, you’ll find a total of eight programmable buttons built into ergonomic grips.