Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen DisplayAfter seeing and playing with this product, the thought of going back to my dual display set up with boring ol’ LCD screens is borderline depressing. The Cintiq 21UX from Wacom provides you with a 21.3" digital canvas for all your illustration, digital imaging, industrial design, media & entertainment (or just plain enjoyment) needs. The ability to actually see what you are doing and where you are enables you to work in the most natural and intuitive way.


Read on for more information and specifications.


In this latest model, the pen pressure sensitivity has been doubled to 2048, enabling incredible quality and accuracy along with the recogntion of 60 degrees of tilt – which during testing gave me a wide variety of  strokes and looks without changing the brush.


Seeing as my DRN colleague Marcel had to drag me away from this product (much to the amusement of onlookers) before I could get a good feel for doing a full design – we’re hoping to get our hands on a test unit for review in the near future. Watch this space!


Cintiq 21UXIn the meantime, we have attached the detailed specifications as below.



Product Name

Cintiq 21UX

Product Model No.



561 x 421 x 61.3mm


8.7 kg

Stand Incline

10 to 65 degree incline

Stand Rotation

+/- 180 degrees rotation

Video Interface

Analong RGB (HD 15 pin) or digital DVI (29 pin)

Display Connector


Display Adapters



 LCD Display

Screen Size 213." diagonal (541mm)
Display Area 432 x 324 mm
Pixel Resolution 1600 x 1200
Color Depth 16.7 million colors
Contrast Ratio ‘550:1
Luninance 200 cd/m2
Viewing Angle 85/85 degrees horizontal, 85/85 degrees vertical
Color Management  ICC profile, 6500 degrees K whitepoint default


Tablet & Pen

Reading Technology Patented electromagnetic resonance
Pen Pressure Levels 2048
Tablet Resolution 5080 lines per inch
ExpressKeys 16 user-assignable (8 on each side)
Touch Strips 2, 3-function, rear mounted (1 on each side)
Coordinate Accuracy +/- 0.5mm (centre)
Tablet Reading Height 5mm
Report Rate 133 points/sec
Tilt Range +/- 60 degrees
Pen Switches Tip switch, 2 side switches, eraser



Windows Compatibility  7/ Vista/ XP
Mac OS Compatibility  OS X 10.4.1 or later
Power Supply Input  AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Supply Output  12 VDC 6.67A
Warranty  1 year limited
Bundled Software  Adobe Photoshop Elements, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Corel Painter Sketch Pad, Nik Color Efex Pro sample filters, Wacom brushes