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Wacom DTK2100 21-Inch Pen Display - Graphics Monitor with Digital Pen

by Wacom
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  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity for precise pen pressure control
  • New pen tip sensor technology lowers activation force and captures every nuance of pen pressure control
  • 16 User-defined ExpressKeys™ put time saving shortcuts, modifiers, scrolling, zooming, and more at your fingertips.
  • Touch Strips, with Touch Strip Toggle buttons, control up to 4 application-specific functions
  • Custom radial menus for rapid navigation
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 1.9 x 16.6 inches ; 19 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 29.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0038PQCQK
  • Item model number: DTK2100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Work directly on screen with the new Cintiq 21UX

The newly-redesigned Cintiq 21UX incorporates Wacom’s most advanced pen technology in a sleek new industrial design. The combination of the color LCD with industry leading pen input capabilities allows photographers, designers, animators and other creative professionals to work naturally and intuitively directly on the surface of the large-format, 21.3" LCD screen.

The new Cintiq 21UX detects 2048 levels of pressure, giving you even more control over pressure-sensitive pen effects such as line weight, opacity, and exposure. With Wacom's new Tip Sensor, the pen now features a lower activation force that captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure.

The ambidextrous design of the 2nd generation Cintiq 21UX features a pair of rear-mounted Touch Strips, along with accompanying Touch Strip Toggle Buttons. In this manner, gain instant control of up to four application-specific Touch Strip functions on each Touch Strip, such as brush size, zooming, scrolling and canvas rotation. Sixteen ExpressKeys (eight on either side of the display) boost productivity by providing quick access to keyboard shortcuts and modifier keys.

Cintiq 21UX

What's New with Cintiq 21UX


Slightest Nuance
Featuring Wacom's new Tip Sensor, Cintiq 21UX now captures the slightest nuance of pen pressure, starting with as little as a single gram of force.
Working Under Pressure
With 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, you’ll feel just like you’re working with a traditional paintbrush, marker, pen or pencil. Dynamically adjust exposure, brush size and line weight simply by varying the pressure of the pen on the screen.
At Your Fingertips
All 16 ExpressKeys™ are customizable, giving you handy access to application-specific keyboard shortcuts and modifiers. The Show Settings key displays your current key settings on-screen.
Touch and Go
Two rear-mounted, finger-sensitive Touch Strips, along with two Touch Strip Toggle buttons speed your workflow and let you comfortably control up to four functions (including zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation) in each of your software applications.
Change Your Point of View
In addition to reclining, the Cintiq 21UX freely rotates up to 180° in either direction to accommodate your arm’s natural drawing movements, or to quickly change your viewing angle.
Reclines for Comfort
The Cintiq 21UX reclines from 10° to 65°, allowing you to find your most comfortable working position. The Cintiq 21UX can also easily be removed from the stand and laid flat on a tabletop or mounted on an articulating arm (not included).
Big and Beautiful
The large, stylish 21.3" display with its 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, delivers both a high-quality visual experience and plenty of room to edit, design and create. Color calibrate the Cintiq to match other displays, as well as your output or printing process.
Switches, Where You Want Them
User-defined switches are preset to "right-click" and "double-click", or can be set to your most commonly- used functions.
Natural Feel
The Cintiq 21UX Grip Pen features a new contoured barrel designed to minimize grip effort, reduce stress to your hand and wrist, and otherwise emulate the feel of your favorite writing instrument.
True Value
The Cintiq 21UX combines two powerful tools in one – an extra large professional pen tablet and a high-quality, color-accurate graphics monitor. The result is a tool that helps you work faster and more naturally.
Peek Inside
The new pen stand not only functions as a convenient pen holder, but also provides a handy twist-off storage compartment containing pen nibs and a pen nib removal tool.
Accessorize
To complement your Cintiq, choose from a variety of accessories, including alternate pens such as the Art Pen, Airbrush or Classic Pen, as well as pen nibs and other replacement parts.

Use your Cintiq 21UX Pen Display's new features:

  • 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity for precise pen pressure control
  • New pen tip sensor technology lowers activation force and captures every nuance of pen pressure control
  • 16 User-defined ExpressKeys™ put time saving shortcuts, modifiers, scrolling, zooming, and more at your fingertips.
  • Touch Strips, with Touch Strip Toggle buttons, control up to 4 application-specific functions
  • Custom radial menus for rapid navigation
  • New contoured Grip Pen and Pen Stand

Included in the Cintiq 21UX package:

  • Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display
  • Grip Pen
  • Pen Stand
  • Display Stand
  • DVI-I to VGA cable adapter
  • DVI-I to DVI-D cable adapter
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • Rotation Lock Screws (4)
  • ICC profile created with X-rite MonacoOptixXR
  • Bearing hub recess cover plate and screws
  • Quick Start Guide and User Manual
  • Installation CD (includes driver software and electronic manual)
  • Application DVD
  • Includes valuable creative software from Corel® and Nik®

Product Description

Work directly on screen with the new Cintiq 21UX. The newly-redesigned Cintiq 21UX incorporates Wacom’s most advanced pen technology in a sleek, black, display, allowing photographers, designers, animators and other creative professionals to work naturally and intuitively directly on the surface of the large-format, 21.3” LCD screen. The Cintiq 21UX now detects 2048 levels of pressure, giving you even more control over pressure-sensitive pen effects such as line weight, opacity, and exposure. With Wacom’s new Tip Sensor, the pen now features a lower activation force that captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure. The ambidextrous design features rear-mounted Touch Strips, along with the accompanying Touch Strip Toggle Buttons, which give you control of up to four application-specific Touch Strip functions like brush size, zooming, canvas rotation and scrolling. Sixteen ExpressKeys (eight on either side of the display) boost productivity by providing quick access to keyboard shortcuts and modifier keys.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Wacom has designed a great product.
Richard J. Diehl
I never thought I could justify paying this much money for a pressure sensitive display--but I did, and I absolutely love it!
V. Hutson
I have used a Cintiq 12 for several years and got some great use from it, but the Cintiq 21 is much nicer to work with.
DaveGmacneil

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 80 people found the following review helpful By V. Hutson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 3, 2010
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I never thought I could justify paying this much money for a pressure sensitive display--but I did, and I absolutely love it!

For years I have been looking at the Cintiq, wondering how "good" is it. Several months ago I thought I would give it a try--but then I decided to wait because I felt a new version would be coming out this year. When I read that it had--I ordered one, telling myself that if it wasn't very good I would send it back. I'm not sending it back--it's great!

I have been using an Intuos3 tablet for years, and while I can draw reasonably well with it I still found myself frustrated at times. I have a pressure sensitive laptop but the screen is small and the calibration and sensitivity isn't that good. That is why I didn't even consider purchasing the smaller 12-inch Cintiq.

Why I love this Cintiq:

1. The calibration of the stylus is very good. I do notice that when I get to the extreme edges of the screen (to open and close palettes or windows) the calibration is off--but otherwise, everything in the area I use to draw in is accurate. My laptop would drive me crazy because the calibration on that would often be off and it was extremely frustrating.

2. The screen is large and I can have several palettes open and still have my image at a relatively large size. I also have a 22-inch regular monitor set up as a secondary monitor and while I can use that I found over the last couple weeks that when I'm drawing or painting this 21-inch Cintiq is enough space. I do like the "Display toggle" on the Cintiq. This is how it works--when I push the display toggle button on the Cintiq I can use the stylus on the Cintiq to move my cursor onto the other monitor. I know that probably doesn't explain it very well.
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By S. Dicken on April 3, 2010
The new 21UX (DTK-2100) is AWESOME!

Not only is it a nice looking device, but I could swear it sports a new LCD panel too (something that critics have panned about the new model as lacking... 5 year old technology, etc. I don't believe it). The firmware / OSD is definitely different, but the screen also seems a lot sharper with much better contrast, and without the washout issues that all the older 21UXs I've used before have exhibited. The new body has a texture similar to the 12wx, kind of a pebbled matte black. The new buttons are cool too, and them putting the touchstrips on the back like the 20wsx is also killer (no more hitting them with the side of your hand as you brush over them). The touch strip function toggle button is a great idea too. Overall, it's definitely a step up. I'm mixed about the lack of OLED labels for the buttons. While it would be "cool" for them to be there, I don't think it's as necessary as it is on the Intuos4, as you can tell what button you have your finger on without looking at it, since they're all angled in a unique way relative to each other. Of course, there's also the new digitizer. Can I tell it's got twice the pressure sensitivity? Well, for most of what I use it for (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Maya, ZBrush), I can't, but I can tell you that it does take a lot less pressure to get pixels flowing from the tip. The new stylus and stylus holder (with nib storage) are nice too!

Of all the Cintiqs I've played with over the years (18sx, 21ux, 20wsx, 12wx), this new 21UX definitely has the best first impression. I used a 21UX at work for years (both the original and the upgraded versions), and I never was interested in having one at home, mainly because of the screen contrast and color inaccuracy problems (the fact that the ones at work were on 24-7 for 4+ years probably didn't help them at all). All in all, in my opinion, this version is a huge improvement. I like it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Steamwerx on September 14, 2010
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I agree with the general consensus of many artists and art publications' reviews of this product. It is a great product, but overpriced at $2000. I give this product only 4-stars because of the high price, average monitor quality, average resolution, finicky drivers, and at least one noticeable dead pixel within the 1st week.

As a long time TabletPC owner and user I already knew I could get the speed benefits of being able to work directly on screen. What I didn't have was the CPU power of my desktop backing up demanding programs like CS4 and Painter. This second generation cintiq has finally given me the best of both worlds, but at a tremendous price. Personally, I think a fair price for this product is at $1000-1200, but I suppose everything is worth what a buyer will pay for it and I caved in.

As an amateur artist I spend about 8 hours a week drawing, 3D modeling, or painting, but don't have the color accuracy demands as the pros. People have said that the screen is bland and lacks vibrancy and contrast. To my untrained eyes, I feel it's fine with excellent viewing angles, but it's not as sharp as my Samsung 204T. For the physical size of this tablet the resolution should be in the 1920x1200 area, but it's adequate for my needs at 1600x1200.

The cintiq 21ux is large and heavy to lift. Once mounted on the sturdy stand though it is easy to manipulate and rotate. I think Wacom did a good job on mounting this hefty tablet. The back legs of the stand have rollers which allow me to easily push it to the rear of the desk when I'm not drawing to save desk space (which you'll need a lot of to use this). Note that the stand cannot present the tablet at a true vertical nor can the 21UX sit perfectly flat on a desk without the stand.
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