DISCLAIMER: I am not sponsored by Wacom, all opinions are my own!
In this post we’ll be discussing the Cintiq Pro 16″ vs the 13″, we’ll be comparing there features to give you an idea of which model is a better fit for you.
Keep in mind their the same exact product just different sizes. The 16 has a 15.6″ screen & the 13″ has a 13″ screen.
Models: Cintiq Pro 16″ & Cintiq Pro 13
Cintiq Pro 13 Review: READ REVIEW
Cintiq Pro 16 Review: READ REVIEW
The Winner: Revealed at the end!
Spoiler Alert: It’s there both pretty awesome!
1. Pen & Drawing Experience
They utilize the same drawing stylus (pen), so the drawing experience is practically identical.
I’d still give the 16 the edge because the larger screen makes drawing allows me to use a lot more of my shoulder like I would when painting. The bigger screen also means I don’t have to zoom in so much when working on larger artwork.
But for the most part, they’re pretty even.
The 13 has a color gamut of 87% Adobe RGB making it slightly duller than the 16’s 94% Adobe RGB
3. Screen Size
This topic is debatable because some people are going to prefer the smaller screen size, especially if they live in a small space. But I personally prefer the larger screen, especially if your work is more detail oriented.
2.43 lbs (1.1 kg)
3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
Full HD 1920 x 1080
Up to Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
The 13 has an excellent resolution, but Full HD doesn’t allow you the same quality when zooming in that Ultra HD does. This is because pixels get larger as you zoom blurring the image.
So the more pixels a tablet has, the more you can zoom in & maintain image quality. The 16 has 4 times the pixel density.
Same cable system
7. Aesthetic & design
They look exactly the same one is just smaller.
The Winner + Final Thoughts
We have a tie, these products are very similar considering there suppose to be the same model. That said I still prefer the 16 personally. It has better resolution, color, & screen size.
But if you’re someone who prefers a smaller pen display tablet for a lower price the 13 might be what you’re looking for.