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Wacom Cintiq vs Cintiq Pro

In this post, we’ll be discussing the Wacom Cintiq vs the Cintiq Pro. Because the only available size for the Cintiq is the 16″, I’ll only compare it to the Cintiq Pro 16″

We’ll be comparing their features to give you an idea of which model might be a better fit for you.

Models: Cintiq Pro 16″ & Cintiq 16
Cintiq Review: READ REVIEW
Cintiq Pro 16 Review: READ REVIEW
The Winner: Revealed at the end!

1. Drawing Experience

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

The Pro has the edge because the color quality, matte screen, screen texture & resolution are all superior.

2. Pen (Stylus)

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

They both come with the Pro Pen 2.

3. Pen Holder & Pen Stand

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

They come with the same Pro Pen 2 stand but the pen holder is different. The Cintiq comes with a nylon pen holder that isn’t as easy to use or is as aesthetically pleasing as the Pro’s pen holder.

4. Color Quality

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

The Pro’s color gamut is around 94% Adobe RGB. I couldn’t find the exact stats on the Cintiq’s, but from my own experience, it feels less saturated. 

5. Screen Size

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

Both screens are measured at 15.6“.

6. Weight

Cintiq Pro

3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

Cintiq

4.19 (1.9 kg)

7. Resolution

Cintiq Pro

Up to Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)

8,294,400 pixels

Cintiq

Full HD 1920 x 1080

2,073,600 pixels

The Cintiq has a great resolution but Full HD doesn’t allow you the same quality as Ultra HD when zooming in. This is because pixels get larger as you zoom, blurring the image. 

Therefore, the more pixels a tablet has, the more you can zoom in & maintain image quality. The Pro has 4 times the pixel density.

8. Connectivity 

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

Same cable system.

9. Aesthetic & Design 

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

This is more personal-taste-based, but I think a lot of people would agree that the pro looks a lot better than the standard Cintiq.

10. Price

Cintiq Pro

Cintiq

$1,499.95

$649.95

The Winner + Final Thoughts

Based on features alone, the Cintiq Pro is superior to the standard version. 

I also personally prefer the Pro over the standard.

However, I will say that the standard Cintiq is much more affordable at 43% of the price of its Pro counterpart.  And if you’re looking to buy the standard due to its more affordable price tag, it’s still a good option because both the standard and the pro utilize the same Pro Pen 2, & have similar features. 

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