$2,500 isn’t the largest sum of money, provided you’re buying a car.  But for a LCD monitor, that’s some serious coin.  If you recall, that’s how much Wacom’s Cintiq 24-inch Pen Display costs.

Fortunately, today the company introduced a smaller, cheaper version, with apparently all the same great features, called Cintiq 13HD.  This includes a pen with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and the same quick keys found on its larger brother; four customizable ExpressKeys, the Rocker Ring, and the Home Button.  They’re said to speed up workflow by allowing you to change brushes on the fly and access preprogrammed shortcuts that you use again and again.

According to Wacom the pen, called the Pro Pen, is all new, though it’s not clear how it eclipses the previous iteration.  The 13-inch, LED lit screen boasts a full HD display at 1920×1080 and produces 16.7 million colors, all of which can be viewed from almost any angle.  The included stand can be angled at 22, 35, and 50 degrees, or laid flat if you prefer a more traditional setup. Inputs include a USB and HDMI port.

The Wacom Cintiq 13HD is available for preorder for $1,130.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."