Expert review of the Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 inches
The Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 inch
- With 32 inches you have a lot of workspace within complex software packages.
- Wacom manages to keep the authentic feel of pen on paper, which keeps the threshold very low.
- From the magnetic accessories to the simple pen clip, simplification of your workflow is central.
- The 4K screen displays colors and is not susceptible to scratches.
- If you work without SmudeGuard glove, you will quickly suffer from grease stains.
- With the 32 inch model I can, even with my long arms, not easily at the far corners.
- Setting all macro buttons to your liking is simple but time-consuming.
From the box
Is it a large format display? No, but it could have been easy. I carry the box of the Cintiq Pro 32 inch with difficulty on my own. Once unpacked, he takes up the bulk of my desk. In addition to all kinds of cables, the box also contains everything I need to get started with this graphic beast after installing the drivers. I put it for you at a glance:
- Wacom Cintiq Pro 32
- Wacom Pro Pen 2
- Wireless Express Key remote
- Express Key usb dongle
- Usb c to usb c charging cable (Express Key)
- Magnetic pen stand with 10 replaceable nibs (standard 6x, felt 4x)
- Pen holder
- 180 Watt AC adapter
- Power cable (1.8 m)
- DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable (3m)
- HDMI 2.0 to HDMI 2.0 cable (3m)
- Usb A to usb A cable (3m)
- DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort adapter
- Quick start guide
- Cleaning cloth
That he is big seems clear to me now, but what is actually all under the hood?
The screen covers about 80 percent of the device, with a size of 32 inches. With a resolution of 4K, the Cintiq Pro delivers the crystal clear image we are used to from the Cintiq. The color reproduction is also true to nature, as I can expect from a professional product. The standard touch functionality also works exactly and without delay. The large format allows me to arrange menus according to my wishes without having to give up workspace that I have lost with smaller Cintiqs.
Magnetic screen edges
The rest of the Pro consists of the magnetic bezels on the sides and the touch menu at the top of the screen. Broad bezels are in most cases a deadly sin with modern screens, but with the Cintiq Pro it is just for the better. The bezels are magnetic, so you place the accessories where you use them comfortably while working. For example, as a right-hander, I place the wireless remote control at the bottom left so that I can easily access it.
Now that everything is connected to my powerful computer and everything is working properly, I'm going to see if this gigantic graphics tablet lives up to expectations. I am going to work with Photoshop, Zbrush and various other graphic packages, to see how the extra screen space comes into its own. Addictive is the first word that comes to mind. Where I used to have space for menus I now have enough space for all my frequently used tools and my work at the same time.
The actual star of the show is the included Wacom pen. First of all, the pen does not have to be charged, which saves a lot for someone like me, who sometimes forget to charge wireless products. Precision work is no problem, because the new pen has 4 times more pressure levels than before. It has also been optimized for software such as Photoshop, so that, for example, a calligraphy brush calculates the angle of how you hold the pen, just like on paper.
The Express Key remote control
The second supplied accessory is the wireless remote control. This is equipped with handy buttons, which you can assign via the Wacom software, for example, a function, shortcut or keystroke. Useful if you change a lot between brushes, for example, or want to rotate or zoom with the touch wheel. Setting it up and getting used takes time, but once you get the hang of it, it's a victory for your workflow. You fix it where you want it, because it sticks securely to the magnetic bezel.
The Cintiq Pro does not immediately make you a better artist, but mainly ensures that you carry out your work and assignments much faster. The Cintiq Pro builds a bridge between the traditional tools and the digital workspace, without my noticing as an artist. The pen nibs simulate a pen or calligraphy pen, and thanks to the screen you have a digital sketch, or even an end product. I work more efficiently, smarter and exactly as I like it.
The Wacom Cintiq Pro is a product for professionals. You notice this by the price, but also by the details: from the feeling and sound of the pentips on the screen to the ease with which you set the software entirely to your liking. If you go to work as a graphic professional with the Cintiq Pro, you will soon never want to go back to a regular drawing tablet.