Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cintiq 12wx: it's a grand, baby!


Hate to nick shit from John Martz over there at Drawn, but all you TAIS members gotta know about this. The Cintiq 12wx is a sketchbook-sized version of Wacom's awesome draw-on lcd monitors, with a 12.1 inch diagonal screen...essentially you've got 8 1/2 x 11 inches to draw on. The bonus is that the unit is small and light enough to be spun round on a table top, so hard-to-draw angles are no sweat. Everything I've heard about performance is telling me that this is the same Cintiq quality that has made this the digital art tool to have, just more compact.

Here's the kicker: the e-mail I got from Wacom yesterday lists this lil' darlin' at $999 canuck bucks! It ain't cheap, but it's definetly sumthin' you could save yer nickels for over a few months and own. Good on ya, Wacom! I'll be getting one of these lil' beauts for me birthday, I thinks. There's a bit of a demo courtesy of them there YouTubes below. And here Christmas is right 'round the corner. If you've got a flash animator or digital artist on yer shoppin' list, a slightly overweight wallet and a need to be a holiday hero this year, well, hop on over to the Wacom E-Shop and get you one!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

.. Vistek is retailing them for $1149.00 ..does anybody know of a cheaper retailer.

TempleDog said...

The Wacom store lists 'em for $999, so just buy it directly from Wacom!

Anonymous said...

I mean't in Canada, because the Wacom store doen't sell direct here (neither Vistek and Carbon Computing don't know when they will have any in stock)

TempleDog said...

Damn. Didn't know about that. Let me do a bit of pokin' around, mebbe send an e-mail to Aaron Simpson over at Cold Hard Flash about the best place a Canuck can buy one of these beauts, and I'll do an update post.

Anonymous said...

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