Last Updated: 14 Apr 2019

Wacom Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet with Screen DTK1660K0A

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2019
5.8
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
32
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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3 meters
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HDMI

Review Summary - 25 recent, verified reviews

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Display Clarity
 11
display, drawing, color, wacom, vesa
+73%
-27%
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" ...  This is a nice piece of equipment: Solid construction, matte screen for minimal glare and good drawing feel, and the 1920x1080 resolution is crisp and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Color is different than the laptop screen but not too far off- it's acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  You're drawing on one hand, but your eyes are looking up at a screen. ... This is my first drawing monitor tablet, and good lord this was the right choice. ... The screen is matte, so no harsh glossy reflections from other light sources in the room to distract you.  ...  "
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" ...  With Linux, this acts as my third screen (have a gpu card which can support 4 display), so experience will be different from the one on Windows where your screen is a mirror of one of your desktop/laptop screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the display doesn't look very clear because of the textured surface (I like the feel of it, just not the look of it).  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, screen tablet that is accurate, sensitive, not plagued with bugs, and reasonably priced!  ...  "
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" ...  The finish on the screen doesn't interfere with the contrast or color.  ...  "
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Drivers
 5
wacom, tablet, windows, pen, install
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Where the experience falls short for me is the Wacom Windows driver (yet again). ... Despite a clean install and with no other pen devices to conflict, three times out of five the Cintiq 16 driver will spontaneously fail in the middle of a session or on powering up the tablet, necessitating a complete reboot and bringing work to a dead stop. ... Personally, I won't be recommending the Cintiq 16 until a more stable driver release is available.  ...  "
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" ...  Before I called Wacom, I tried restarting my computer, and uninstalling and reinstalling the Wacom driver about 3 times, to no avail.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 5
wacom, computer, macbook pro, third, monitor
+80%
-20%
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" ...  That being said after I got that adapter situation figured out I was thrilled with this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from an Intuos 4 and I love the tablet. ... It connected to my MacBook Pro easily and I was up and running quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend a capable graphics card with support for multiple monitors, without it, I'm not sure this would work so seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  This works fine on Windows also.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
surface, sensitivity, pressure, feels, drawing
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Now I do miss the portability i had with the surface but drawing on the Wacom 16 is hands down my top choose.  ...  "
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" ...  Although higher priced tablets does not inherently improve your illustration skills (practicing does), a monitor tablet such as this makes you feel much more comfortable and focused when drawing.  ...  "
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" ...  Their pens always feel amazing and have great pressure sensitivity.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
easy, issues, install
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use, high quality surface, easy to install and so far no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  It's durable and easy to glide the pen across.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
software, kernel, ubuntu, linux, drawing
+75%
-25%
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" ...  that is for people that are new to the drawing tablets.  ...  "
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" ...  This works fine on Windows also. ... Edit: Upgraded to ubuntu 18.04 and kernel 4.15.  ...  "
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" ...  With the right drawing software, you can get just about any type of stroke you want.  ...  "
Color
 4
screen, colors, color accuracy, 4k, display
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Colors look great.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors were good enough out of box, and when compared to my color accurate 4k Dell.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is perfect after some calibration, the cintiq is well designed. ... The finish on the screen doesn't interfere with the contrast or color.  ...  "
Cables
 4
3, power, cord, tablet, one
+25%
-75%
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" ...  I just wasn't prepared for two different cords. ... The one cord has a pigtail at the end with 3 connections, the second is for the power. ... My previous tablet, only had the one cord. ... It makes sense about having the power cord, I just didn't think about it.  ...  "
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" ...  My only gripe which may have been unavoidable for wacom, is the sheer amount of wires. ... The 3 in 1 cable set is nice, but still bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  Conversely the three parts of the power cable (3 in 1, brick, wall cable) are roughly 15-18 feet total.  ...  "
Ports
 4
hdmi, buying, usb and hdmi, usb, power
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Just a heads up, if you have a Mac book pro or any other MacBook that only has the type-c ports you’ll need to buy a kanex brand USB adapter for your Mac to register your cintiq! ... That being said after I got that adapter situation figured out I was thrilled with this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  The connecting cables are long enough for this to be used comfortably in a desktop setup where the tower is below the desk, and the built-in legs are surprisingly strong and non-slip.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a relatively basic PC it may require unplugging your monitor to plug in the tablet or buying an HDMI splitter.  ...  "
Price
 3
price, money, getting
+100%
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" ...  Very happy with my purchase and its so worth the money spent!  ...  "
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" ...  losing the side panel for a cheaper price is definitely worth it. ... i have tried out alot of tablets and this is still number 1 especially since they lowered the price!  ...  "
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" ...  This is an excellent price for what you're getting.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
legs, ever, even, easy, built
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It's a nice hefty piece of machinery that feels like the high quality stuff you expect from Wacom.  ...  "
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" ...  It's durable and easy to glide the pen across.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  3 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes