Wa­com Cin­tiq 27QHD

A huge touch­screen tablet that en­ables work­ing di­rectly on im­ages

Mac Format - - RATED -

£2,099 Man­u­fac­turer Wa­com, wa­com.eu Size 77x46.5x5.5mm Res­o­lu­tion 2,560x1,440

Pres­sure lev­els 2,048 Weight 9kg

This graph­ics tablet’s huge 27-inch screen is enough to raise in­ter­est in most pho­tog­ra­phers, and when linked into a MacBook Pro with Pho­to­shop CC loaded it’s clear why the Cin­tiq range is so pop­u­lar amongst cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als.

The 27-inch screen of­fers plenty of work­ing space, though the phys­i­cal size does mean that you’ll need a large desk to take both the tablet and the rest of your equip­ment. Set­ting up the tablet takes less than 10 min­utes, and its driv­ers and soft­ware are fully in­te­grated with Pho­to­shop CC and Light­room. Wa­com’s soft­ware en­ables you to cus­tomise com­mands and pres­sures both for the tablet and the small Ex­pressKey re­mote, a small de­vice which has di­rectly ac­ces­si­ble mouse‑style but­tons.

How­ever, the best part is that you work di­rectly on the im­age, and this par­tic­u­lar model’s 2560x1440-pixel res­o­lu­tion makes the dis­play crys­tal clear. Ad­just­ing the pres­sure of the pen of the sur­face makes work­ing with tools such as dodge and burn a cinch. The Cin­tiq 27QHD is an ab­so­lute lux­ury due to its price, but it’s a joy to use and of­fers ac­cu­racy and speed that would be hard to match with any other de­vice – even a stan­dard Wa­com tablet. Alastair Jen­nings

You can as­sign com­mands to the Ex­pressKey Re­mote’s but­tons to quickly reach tools you de­pend on. A lux­u­ri­ous way to work on im­ages, if you’ve got a desk large enough for it – and a big wal­let too.

Widescreen QHD dis­play

Ex­cel­lent colour cal­i­bra­tion

Cus­tomis­able short­cuts

Ex­pen­sive

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