Wacom Cintiq 16 Review

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The Wacom Cintiq Pro was considered perfect for beginner designers and artists by critics. Its Pro Pen 2 has 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity and FHD resolution despite a limited color gamut.


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Product Snapshot


The Wacom Cintiq 16 is the brand’s mid-tier Pen Display released in 2019. It delivers a great pen experience with the included Wacom Pro Pen 2, which has 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity. This, paired with the 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD resolution, will make your creative work experience a whole lot more convenient and enjoyable. With a larger display than the 13.6 Inch Wacom One Drawing Tablet, it performs astoundingly well in overall contrast and pen capabilities. Thus, packed into a moderately portable design that works with a 3-in-1 cable, the brand promises that it is a great companion for beginners or intermediates in creative design and artwork. Keep reading this Wacom Cintiq 16 review to learn more about what reviewers had to say about it, and don’t forget to check out our list of highest-rated computer monitors to find the best fit for you.


our Verdict

The Wacom Cintiq 16 is a great Pen Display for budding creatives and artists. It comes with the Wacom Pro Pen 2, which offers 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity for precise artwork. The 72% NTSC color accuracy and Full HD resolution provide decent image quality. Unfortunately, it’s not suitable for gaming as it doesn’t support Adaptive Sync, G-Sync, or AMD Freesync.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wacom Pro Pen 2 with 8000 levels of Pressure Sensitivity
  • Full HD Resolution
  • Decent Contrast Ratio
  • Great Cable Management
  • Sturdy Build Quality

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited Color Gamut and Accuracy
  • Requires an Adapter for devices with no HDMI port
  • Adjustable stands need to be bought separately

Wacom Cintiq 16 Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputsn/a
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Raten/a
Response TimeResponse Timen/a
Screen size15.4"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)260.7
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)867
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)96
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)94
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.5
Response Time (ms)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0

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  • PC Mag

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    The Wacom Cintiq 16 is an interactive pen monitor that lets artists draw and perform… Read More


    Tony Hoffman
  • Creative Bloq

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    The price makes the Wacom Cintiq 16 a must-have product for any digital artist wanting… Read More


    Glen Southern