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Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Review

The range of Wacom Cintiq Pro tablets and pen displays is designed for photographers, video editors, web designers, graphic designers and other creatives. Using a pen display is a far more natural and ergonomic way to work than using a mouse and keyboard, which is why so many creatives have moved to a pen display to edit their images and videos.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Review

If you want to know more about the latest model to join the line-up, our Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Review has everything you need to know, including a comparison between three current pro displays – the Pro 27, 24 and 16-inch models.

When was the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 released and how much is it?

The latest model the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 arrived on 28 September 2002, with a launch price of £3,759.00, which includes a stand and the new Pro Pen 3. The Cintiq Pro 24 sits just below the 27-inch model and costs £1,799.00 without a Cintiq Pro 24 Ergo Stand, which you can add for £449.00. The 24-inch model arrived in May 2018 so Wacom has had some time to add new features and develop an entirely new Pro Pen 3 experience.

Front view of the latest pen display 27 inch

Who’s the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 for?

You need a Mac or PC to run any of the Wacom Cintiq range and it works by the creator drawing with a pen on the display itself. This makes for a natural experience, which is both quick and intuitive, perfect for photo and video editing, illustration and graphic design applications. Anyone who draws or lays out work will benefit from the display experience.

What’s new in the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27

The design of the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 display has been updated with a thin bezel so that the screen fills more space while the footprint is smaller. It’s actually smaller than the 24-inch model, which is great news for anyone with more limited desk space available for the second screen. The screen itself has HDR Gamma support and a far superior 120HZ refresh rate, which is easier on the eyes and updates more quickly.

The eight included ExpressKeys have also been revamped with a Grip-type design, while being relocated in the new rear grip of the display to free up the main area for screen input.

You’ll also find 1/4-inch UNC thread holes along the top of the display, which is ideal for mounting accessories such as LED lights, cameras and microphones.

Wacom has also release a battery-free Pro Pen 3, which is entirely updated with customisable weight, grip thickness, customisable pen buttons and centre of gravity. This makes for a more personalised drawing experience and speeds up production.

This is also Wacom’s most sustainable Cintiq ever, using recycled materials where possible, although it scores a G for energy performance we’re glad to see more manufacturers striving for greener products.

Front view of the large 4K screen

Quick comparison between the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and 27

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24

Wacom Cintiq Pro 27

Size

677 x 394 x 47 mm

Size

638 x 379 x 31 mm

Weight

7 kg

Weight

7.2 kg

Pro Pen 2 experience

  • Intuitive and precise
  • Optional pens (Pro Pen Slim, Pro Pen 3D)
  • Natural tilt support

Pro Pen 3 experience

  • Unparalleled precisionc
  • Customisable pen (3 pens in 1)
  • New pen shape for better pen tip visibility

Screen performance

  • 99 % Adobe RGB
  • 4K @ 60 Hz
  • 350 cd/m2
  • 14 ms Near-zero parallax

Screen performance

  • 98 % DCI-P3
  • 99 % Adobe RGB
  • 4K @ 120 Hz
  • 400 cd/m2 brightness
  • 10 ms Near-zero parallax
  • Factory calibrated
  • Read/Write LUT

Control

  • Designed for an efficient workflow
  • ExpressKeysTM Remote (included) Multi-touch

Control

  • Better workflow ergonomics
  • Grip-type ExpressKeys (muscle memory control)
  • Multi-touch
  • Selective Touch and pen gestures
  • Full canvas surface without distractive controls

 

Desk integration

  • Extreme space efficiency
  • 27-inch panel in a smaller footprint than our 24-inch display
  • Extreme space efficiency
  • 27-inch panel in a smaller footprint than the 24-inch display

Wacom Cintiq Pro creative pen display specifications comparison

Below you’ll find a specifications comparison between all three sub 30-inch Wacom Cintiq Pro pen displays, in order for you to decide which is best for your needs. The comparison highlights new features along with colour accuracy, Pen highlights and  space efficiency. The newer model is without a doubt a big leap in screen real estate, useability and overall performance.

Product

Cintiq Pro 27 (with stand)

Cintiq Pro 24

Cintiq Pro 16 (2021)

Pen

Customisable Wacom Pro Pen 3

Battery-free, 3-side switches, pressure sensitive, improved tilt

Slim-pen, 3D pen same as customisations for weight balance, different grips or no-side-switch included

Standard Wacom Pro Pen 2

Battery-free, 2 side-switches, pressure sensitive, tilt

Screen

120 Hz refresh rate

10 ms response time

AG etched glass surface

60 Hz refresh rate

14 ms response time

AG etched glass surface

60 Hz refresh rate

30 ms response time

AG etched glass surface

Colour

Natural colour accuracy

Very high colour gamut (98 % DCI-P3, 99 % Adobe RGB)

Very high colour depth (10 bit)

Natural colour accuracy

Very high colour gamut (99 % Adobe RGB)

Very high colour depth (10 bit)

Natural colour accuracy

high colour gamut (85 % AdobeRGB)

Pen & Screen Experience

Best Wacom pen experience with improved pen shape for better pen tip visibility while tilt & draw

Near-zero latency & no parallax

Great pen-on-paper feeling

Great pen experience with no parallax

Pen-on-paper feeling

Desk Integration

Very space efficient

Attachable keyboard holder (extension table optional)

Integrated screw holes to attach 3rd party accessories such as camera, microphone, LED lights, …

Usable with Flex Arm (optional)

Space efficient

Usable with Wacom FlexArm (optional)

Compact design

Fits next to keyboard or 2nd screen

Size

Very large canvas

superslim bezel

With 27" screen smaller footprint than Cintiq Pro 24

Large canvas

Large bezel & footprint

Portable solution

Lightweight

Ergonomics

Optional stand & arm solutions for better ergonomic incl. tilt & rotation

New grip-type ExpressKeys for harmonious hand & pen interaction/coordination

Optional extension table for better working posture

Optional stand solutions for better ergonomic incl. tilt & rotation

 

Eye Comfort

Very good eye comfort

Anti reflection surface treatment

very high brightness

Good eye comfort

Anti reflection surface treatment

Good eye comfort

Anti reflection surface treatment

High brightness

InuitiveWorkflow Control

10p multi-touch

On-screen control

On-screen display

Integrated grip-type ExpressKeys (intuitive muscle-memory coordination)

Selective Touch

Pen & Touch Gestures

10p multi-touch

On-screen control

On-screen display

10p multi-touch

On-screen control

Integrated ExpressKeys

Reliability & Sustainability

Premium build & design

Edge-to-edge glass (scratch-resistant)

Improved Sustainability (re-used & re-usable materials, eco-friendly print colour,reduced size & weight for CO2 reduced logistics, and more)

Premium design

Edge-to-edge glass (scratch-resistant)

 Price

£3,759.00

£1,799.00

£1,349.00

We can see that the new pen display offers a lot in comparison to the smaller models, aside from a larger 4K screen. With excellent colour accuracy for stills and video including Pantone skin tone approval you can expect to see consistent colour throughout your workflow when using this factory calibrated screen.

Whether you already have a smaller model or are upgrading from a different input device the Cintiq Pro 27 is a big step up, includes the best ever customisable Pen and a beautiful large screen.

Browse through the complete range of Wacom tablets and pen displays or jump straight in to reserve your Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 today.

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By Nick Dautlich on 28/09/2022

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