Wacom Cintiq 21UX Price Drop!

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  1. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Wacom recently dropped the price of their flagship model (Cintiq 21UX) by $500, bringing the current price to $1999. This is the same price as the Cintiq 20WSX.

    http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/21UX.cfm
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I recall the time I longed for one and they were closer to $3k at least...maybe more. Good news still not worth my $2k since I don't use mine full time.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Makes my internal debate between a $79 Bamboo or a $99 Bamboo Fun kinda, well, insignificant.
     
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    I debated whether to get a proper Etch-a-Sketch A6 graphics tablet for $6 or go to the dollar store and get a chinese knock-off for 99c. This is for my 3 year old daughter who can be quite demanding sometimes.
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

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    That directly translates to about £1200 inc tax I guess. With our BS Ripoff economy it'll probably mean it's £1600 (it's already (£1750)

    Man I'm glad they bought out the £780 Cintiq 12WX, however much I'd like the huge model.
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I got that e-mail today and was hoping that the other prices would soon follow but it sure makes me think since I was looking at the 20" because of the lower price point :cool:
     
  7. jerryrock thread starter macrumors 6502

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    According to today's figures $1999.99 converts to $1027. British Pounds. That is without tax anyway. I opted for the 20WSX Cintiq back in January because of the widescreen format and resolution that directly matched my 20" Apple Cinema Display.
     
  8. dizastor macrumors 6502a

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    For illustration purposes, does the 21ux have any advantages over a 20wsx? Is it advantageous to draw on a 4:3 screen vs. a 16:10 widescreen?

    I'm looking to buy a big Cintiq in a month or so, and am torn between the two models. Anyone with experience and pros/cons to share?
     
  9. mooncaine macrumors regular

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    I hear ya. I'll stick with the low-priced tablets, or find a competitor, because I am not happy with WACOM's recent decision not to write drivers for Leopard, for perfectly working tablets, just because they don't think they are selling enough tablets.

    WACOM used to make great stuff -- too great to suit their greed, apparently -- but it ain't no good to me unless I can use it. I won't sink any real money into WACOM products anymore until I'm convinced they won't screw me again and refuse to write drivers when a new OS comes out.

    So it's Bamboo for me unless I discover a tablet that works as well.
     
  10. dizastor macrumors 6502a

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    Which tablet do you have that doesn't have a driver? From Wacom's driver downloads it looks to me that Intuos, Grapphire, Bamboo and Cintiq all have Leopard drivers.

    My Intuos 3 works great on leopard.
     
  11. mooncaine macrumors regular

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    PenPartner, not that it matters. It's the same hardware in the first Graphire series. All they did was change the case slightly.
     
  12. dizastor macrumors 6502a

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    The only part that matters is that it's a ten year old product.

    I don't think there are any Leopard drivers for my Syquest Ezflyer drive either, but it's still a perfectly solid piece of hardware. :)
     

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