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Wacom Cintiq 22 Review

Wacom Cintiq 22

In this article, we will take a closer look at Wacom Cintiq 22 as a drawing tablet. This tablet has stood out in many of our round-up posts as one of the best tablets for artists.

Wacom’s line of tablets is divided into 2 sections when it comes to professional-level tablets. You can either choose the Cintiq line or the Cintiq Pro line of tablets.

The difference between the 2 is all in the display quality and pricing. Cintiq Pro is more expensive and they are a premium offering. It also has a 4K display that matches up to the price tag.

Cintiq tablets are cheaper and more affordable but do not have a 4K display but will still work well for many artists. The Wacom Cintiq 22 that we will review today falls under the second more affordable category.

Wacom Cintiq 22 Drawing Tablet Review

  • Screen size: 21.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
  • Product Size: 16.6 x 11.2 x 1 inches
  • Pen Pressure Levels: 8192 levels
  • Pen: Wacom Pro Pen 2
  • Compatibility: Mac OS Windows
  • Color: Black
  • Brightness: 210 cd/m²
  • Weight: 4.19 pounds
  • Tilt Recognition: +-60 degrees tilt

What do you get in the box

  1. Wacom Cintiq 22 Pen display
  2. Wacom Pro Pen 2
  3. Detachable Pen holder
  4. 3 replacement nibs (standard) and nib removal tool
  5. 3-in-1 cable
  6. AC adaptor
  7. Power cable (1.8m)
  8. Quick Start guide

Screen and Display

A 21.5-inch screen creates a large working area for a digital artist and with an adjustable stand (180 degrees right or left and 10 to 65 degrees incline rotation), you are offered comfortable working conditions and positions.

The display is magical and high definition due to 1920 by 1080 levels of screen resolution creating a high-definition display.

Exhibiting a 96% RGB color-accuracy level, the Cintiq 22 screen increases color palettes making it brighter than most drawing tablets which contain a 90% RGB level.

Additional technologies like the antiglare tech reduce parallax plus screen transparency while the multi-touch technology help in sensitivity.

Wacom Cintiq 22 Pen

As stated before, Wacom is an expert in producing professional comfortable Stylus which most believe is the most important feature for designers.

The Wacom Pen 2 is quite impressive when it comes to line depth and precision which is made better by 60 degrees tilt function support.

Additional made accurate by an 8192 pen pressure sensitivity level. A 22ms response rate further makes the experience canvas-like reducing lags and enhancing productivity.

Adding to that is a thin plastic layer that is quite effective in preventing the stylus from sliding. In so doing the pen stops exactly where you need it to be.

Additional features and accessories

Connection to a network is made possible by an enabled Wi-Fi while connection to a computer and other devices is easily made by a USB-C type cable.

It’s quite a hustle ordering a pen nib especially if you don’t need to purchase anything else. The Wacom Cintiq 22 counters this by offering 3 feet, 6 standards, and 1 stroke replacement nibs.

The only problem is that you will not have express keys on the tablet. They can however be purchased separately for a few more dollars.


  • Inbuilt stand-on body
  • Cheaper than Cintiq Pro models
  • Comes with Wacom Pro Pen 2
  • Large Screen size
  • Good Pressure sensitive Pen
  • Long cables
  • Battery-Free Stylus Pen


  • More expensive than similar tablets from other brands
  • Better screen Resolution on Wacom Cintiq Pro 22
  • Separate Express Keys option