Wacom Cintiq 13HD Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams


Actionable Steps

March 20, 2013, 2:53 am

I just bought an Intuos 5 and its a dream upgrade from my old Graphire!

Mark Oakley

March 22, 2013, 11:01 pm

This is really pretty, and I like the resolution, but. . .

Why wide-screen? I'm serious. What's up with this? Who exactly thinks its popular? I've only met artists who force themselves to put up with it, not who specifically ask for it.

Because, look at a paper sketch book or an art pad. Or heck, even look at the standard painted canvas hanging on a wall. They're all roughly 3:4 format, or so big that it doesn't matter. (Like the 24" Cintiq, which is big enough that it has enough head room in spite of its weird ratio.)

An artist needs some room to move. Somewhere to paint the clouds.

These things aren't for watching movies. They're for work.


March 27, 2013, 9:17 pm

You're correct in regards to 4x3 being the standard for traditional mediums ( paper, canvas, etc..)

However, digital age that we live in today 16x9 is the new standard. All Televisions, Monitors, Tablets, Phones ( landscape view ) are using a 6x9 aspect ratio. 4x3 will be obsolete in a few years....


April 6, 2013, 12:45 am

My guess is that this is a symptom of the availability of display technology.

Robert Pennycook

April 16, 2013, 8:43 am

I would also add that widescreen means you can have your tool panels down each side and still retain the aspect ratio of your actual canvas,or perhaps have a reference photo to one side. At the end of the day it means more screen real estate and that has to be a good thing when working on digital art.


August 16, 2013, 11:57 pm

I am a commercial artist, initially I bought a 24HD touch, it was MASSIVE on my desk weighed a TON and I thought the screen was crap. Swapped it for one of these and absolutely LOVE IT.

IMO much better than the 24HD touch


March 3, 2014, 4:54 am

Am a novice designer and work on corel painter and adobe photoshop. My
friend suggested me to have a demo of Wacom’s Intuos pro and this is what
forced me to purchase Wacom’s Intuos pro…..It’s an awesome product, its 2048
pressure levels are absolutely amazing and gives a pen paper feel while working
on photoshop.

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