You're here > Home > News > Creative Hardware Wacom has launched a cheaper Cintiq The new Cintiq 16 is under half the price of the same-size Cintiq Pro and uses the same pen technology – but it has a much lower-quality screen. By Neil Bennett | on January 08, 2019 Share Share Read next Best cheap Wacom Cintiq alternative drawing tablets How to use Blender for 3D modelling Best Monitor for Art and Design Portability and power: how creatives can get the best of both with the P65 Creator Portfolio: Ben Jennings Designers and illustrators recommend their favourite monitors Comments christopherjacques said: This thing costs $700, I just got XP Pen's 22 inch version with 16 programmable hotkeys for $500. Same color gamut. Looks like the same feature set plus keys.This new Wacom is proof these non Wacom manufacturers are putting out competitive products now. It’s unfortunate it took so long. I recommend the XP PEN at this point. Bovrillor said: Much cheaper options available from other manufacturers, with arguably superior features. While it lacks multi-touch, the XP-Pen Pro 16 is a far more attractive deal than this, and is nice and sturdy - unlike those flimsy plastic prongs on the Cintiq.