Wacom outfits the Cintiq 22HD with multi-touch, bumps the price to $2,499

If you've been gazing lovingly at Wacom's 22-inch pen display, the company has tacked on some functionality that may convince you to commit. The outfit has announced the Cintiq 22HD touch: a version of the existing 21.5-inch stylus pal with multi-touch functionality on board. If you'll recall, a similar treatment was given to the Cintiq 24HD after its initial launch sans swipes. The list of additional specs for the 22HD touch still includes a 1920 x 1080 full HD LCD screen, a gamut of 16.7 million colors, 16 configurable ExpressKeys, adjustable stand and that trusty Cintiq pen. Of course, the new tactile treatment runs the cost up $500 -- but if that doesn't deter you, the unit is slated to hit shelves sometime in May.

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Wacom Adds a Touch More Control to its 22-inch Interactive Pen Display

New Cintiq 22HD touch extends the tactile senses to deliver a natural and intuitive on-screen experience for creative professionals

Vancouver, Wash. - April, 30, 2013 - Wacom, the industry leader of pen tablets for professional artists and designers, today announces the Cintiq® 22HD touch, a new addition to its expanding interactive pen display portfolio, now featuring multi-touch. Combining multi-touch with Wacom's renowned pen technology, the new Cintiq 22HD touch offers an immersive on-screen experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work. Additional features including a 21.5 full HD display, an ergonomic rotating stand and 16 customizable ExpressKeys™, make the Cintiq 22HD touch an ideal creative platform for graphic designers, animators and game developers.

Extended use of the senses
Giving users the power to work with digital tools in a completely natural and intuitive way, multi-touch supports gestures for rotating canvases, zooming and panning. The Cintiq 22HD touch closely replicates the experience of working with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints and markers, while giving the artist powerful capabilities that only exist in today's creative software applications. Windows® 7/8 and Mac OS® users can benefit from touch savvy applications such as Corel®'s latest Painter™ 12.2 update and Autodesk®'s Mudbox® and Sketchbook® Pro.

Superior HD screen
The Cintiq 22HD touch offers a wide-format, full HD LCD with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Combined with it's brilliant color quality, offering 16.7 million colors, the Cintiq 22HD touch provides an organic and immersive experience to users.

Create in comfort
The Cintiq 22HD touch provides best-in-class ergonomics, helping professionals increase comfort and productivity. The adjustable stand allows for real display rotation, offering both landscape and portrait viewing angles as well as the option to set an incline between 10° and 65°. It's multi-touch capabilities also provide users the option to quickly and easily rotate canvases on screen using gestures, perfect for illustration, sketching and painting.

Improving workflow and creative output even further, the Cintiq 22HD touch offers 16 customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on each side of the display's bezel. User-defined Touch Strips, conveniently placed on the back of the display can also be used for such functions as zoom, scroll, brush size adjustment and canvas rotation.

Sophisticated Cintiq Pen
Delivering virtually the same feel and feedback as traditional brushes and pens, the Cintiq 22HD touch features Wacom's professional pen performance, providing 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition to produce dazzling artistic effects within creative software applications from Adobe®, Corel®, Autodesk®and many more. The Cintiq 22HD touch supports the optionally available Art Pen and Airbrush to deliver natural brush effects within Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator® (CS3 and above) as well as Corel® Painter™ (10 and above).

With the existing 13HD, 22HD, 24HD and 24HD touch, there is a Cintiq interactive pen display to suit anyone's workflow requirements and budget.

Availability and Pricing
The Cintiq 22HD touch ($2,499 USD) will be available in May at select locations and
Wacom's eStore