Wacom used this year's IBC show in Amsterdam to unveil a new interactive pen display. The Cintiq 15X consists of a 15-inch TFT active matrix LCD with a pressure sensitive pen that works directly on the display's surface.
According to Wacom, the Cintiq 15X's LCD has a special coating that makes it glare free and less affected by fricton caused by applying the pen. This, says the company, makes painting and drawing on the panel almost like using pen and paper.
The display stand can be set to angles from 18 degrees to 73 degrees says the company, and can even be removed, allowing users to place the Cintiq 15X on their knees or a table edge.
The accompanying Cintiq pen offers 512 different levels of pressure as well as a decreased contact pressure.
The Cintiq 15X can be connected to digital DVi graphics cards and analog VGA graphic adaptors, and features serial and USB interfaces for connecting to a computer. Available for Windows 95/98/ME/NT and XP, and Mac OS X, the Cintiq 15X will be available from the end of October. UK pricing has not yet been announced.