Talking about the features, the tablet has a 21.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 72 percent NTSC color, and an anti-glare glass surface that has a paper-like feel to draw on. One can also connect it to his or her Mac or Windows computer via HDMI and USB 2.0 cables.
Though the Cintiq 22 is just a larger version of the old Cintiq 16 with the same specs, it costs nearly twice as much as $1,199. Compared to Wacom’s previous pen displays, the Cintiq 16 was the most affordable and approachable device of the company to date, but users will now have to pay more for the screen area to draw long strokes and sweeping designs. Unlike the 16, which just has foldable legs, the Cintiq 22 comes with an adjustable stand. It additionally comes with Wacom’s latest stylus, the Pro Pen 2, which has 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support and never needs charging. However, it doesn’t accompany other accessories like the $100 ExpressKey remote or a Bluetooth keyboard.
One can easily get confused between the Cintiq and the Cintiq Pro line, but the Cintiq line is specifically for students and budding professionals to use before graduating to the Pro stage. The Cintiq Proline offers some higher-end features which are not provided by the regular Cintiq line, like 4K resolution, more accurate colors, and better optical bonding, which reduces parallax, or the space between the pen and also the screen. The Cintiq Proline is meant for animation studios and enterprise use, though, so the Cintiq 22 remains a solid selection for young artists and arts professionals.