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Wacom Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet with Screen DTK1660K0A

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.8
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/10
Total Reviews
49
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Review Summary - 42 recent, verified reviews

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Display Clarity
 21
display, drawing, pen display, screen tablet, resolution
+81%
-19%
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" ...  The screen surface is mate and has some texture that makes the whole experince feel more natural. ... For me the size is great, 15.6 inches, because you a normally close to the screen it is just enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Surface feel of the screen is so much better than my Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. ... The screen size is actually perfect for my needs. ... I rated the screen a 5, but that's a 5 for the price. ... I'm sure the higher end screens have more accurate color, but this works for me.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Finally, screen tablet that is accurate, sensitive, not plagued with bugs, and reasonably priced!  ...  "
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" ...  I love how it feels when writing on the screen. ... I was going to buy the 13 inch tablet with touch screen but i am very glad i didn't.  ...  "
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" ...  Color is different than the laptop screen but not too far off- it's acceptable.  ...  "
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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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" ...  But after that, I fell in love with this screen tablet. ... After about an hour of use, I began to appreciate how infinitely better it is to draw with this screen tablet than it was to try to draw with my mouse pad just using my laptop alone. ... And I got the Parblo PR 100 Universal Graphic Tablet Stand Adjustable for 10" to 16", because the two little legs on the Cintiq screen tablet only angle the tablet toward me maybe 20 degrees from the horizontal.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 9
wacom, use, computer, used, pro
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I'm used to my Cintiq 22HD so having two devices both at 1920x1080 made it easy to switch between the two. ... BUT these were used as MOBILE digital drawing devices. ... An important distinction when comparing them to this Cintiq 16" simply as a drawing tablet tethered to a PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Basically I own the iPad Pro 12.9 and Apple Pencil and this -- and I use this more.  ...  "
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" ...  Pen works flawlessly and the easy of use with a Macbook Pro is pretty unparalleled.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Price
 8
worth, screen, range, money, getting
+100%
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" ...  For now, I'm convinced this was a great purchase for me, as I did not feel justified in spending $1000 or $2000 on a fully professional Cintiq Pro screen tablet for what in my case is a hobby.  ...  "
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" ...  THE GOOD: Firstly we can all agree the price is the best thing about this.  ...  "
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" ...  This pen display is more or less perfect, especially given the price.  ...  "
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" ...  but that means I get more precision within that range! ... I rated the screen a 5, but that's a 5 for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Sure, but at this price point, you really can't go wrong.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Comfort
 8
using, two, tablet, surface, sensitivity
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I also bought a pair of the two-fingered (fourth and third finger) drawing gloves that allow you to rest your hand on the screen tablet without getting skin oils on the screen. ... I bought two different brands of glove, because they are fairly cheap -- I found both brands were comfortable and felt pretty much the same, though the prices were pretty different.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not saying it's disposable but you might feel more confident using it as naturally as you'd throw around a sketchbook for what that's worth. ... I have been using custom macro pads and the Wacom Express Key instead for some time so for me it was a great trade off  ...  "
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" ...  It feels like writing on real paper, the texture is great.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Software Platform
 7
drawing, software, kernel, ubuntu, linux
+71%
-29%
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" ...  For the first time Wacom made an entry level product to an otherwise premium line of drawing tablets.  ...  "
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" ...  It is my first drawing tablet, don't hesitate to buy :)  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Drivers
 7
wacom, drivers, tablet, windows, pen
+43%
-57%
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" ...  The driver's calibration tool literally doesn't work (Google it!) ... Googling "Wacom cintiq drivers" and finding the driver installation page isn't the place to go for setting up this display. ... At first this surprised me, and I couldn't find the driver, then I realized that I should really just read the included documentation in the product's actual box before anything else. ... Once you've installed the drivers and hooked it all up you might find the brightness of the display lacking.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
easy to use, setup, 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.  ...  "
Color
 6
4k, screen, resolution, colors, color accuracy
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Also the Photoshop UI, menu placement and text size will change depending on resolution. ... Personally I don't care but if your work consists of editing high resolution photography/painting with a wider color gamut, then reconsider the higher models.  ...  "
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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 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.  ...  "
Ports
 6
usb, tablet, power, buying, usb and hdmi
+83%
-17%
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" ...  For once Wacom did a good job consolidating the cords to one main cord from the device which branches into three (Power, USB, HDMI) The power brick isn't too hefty.  ...  "
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" ...  It's slightly too large to be truly portable (then again, it does require HDMI, power and USB, so it's never going to be truly portable) and slightly too small to be a true additional monitor.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
cintiq, stand, ever, even, easy
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I LOVE that it has two lil legs that pop out propping the Cintiq at the perfect angle.  ...  "
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" ...  I won't say there's paperlike resistance, but it's not as smooth as glass.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
draw, screen tablet, nice, display, coating
+80%
-20%
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" ...  But after that, I fell in love with this screen tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  If you require either of those use cases, look to a different display.  ...  "
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" ...  I won't say there's paperlike resistance, but it's not as smooth as glass.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen looks good even if it's not top of the line and the matte coating has a nice texture to it.  ...  "
Setup
 4
easy, issues, install, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  This is not a stand.alone tablet, you need to plug it to a computer, but the setup is super simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, high quality surface, easy to install and so far no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was easy and I was off and running with my art.  ...  "
Apps
 4
use, gimp, download, want, software
+100%
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" ...  Like other drawing programs, you have to play around with Gimp to learn it and you only get proficient with it after a while because there are so many features.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the Photoshop UI, menu placement and text size will change depending on resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  It works incredibly with all design and drawing or painting software, the limitation is how good your computer is.  ...  "
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" ...  With the right drawing software, you can get just about any type of stroke you want.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
color, resolution, colors, color accuracy
+100%
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" ...  ), the resolution never feels like a limiting factor and I don't notice any parallax literally at all.  ...  "
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" ...  it is even better than the Wacom cintiq 13 HD, and is 200 cheaper.  ...  "
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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 colors were good enough out of box, and when compared to my color accurate 4k Dell.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 4
tablet, screen, pen
+100%
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" ...  I was going to buy the 13 inch tablet with touch screen but i am very glad i didn't.  ...  "
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" ...   The tablet is just amazing, very responsive and precise.  ...  "
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" ...  There's no touch input, but that's fine for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I love drawing with the Cintiq.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+100%
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" ...  My 4 year old daughter has used it, and it works just like paper.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for students and hobbyists  ...  "
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" ...  This is a solid investment for someone who wants a wacom cintiq without unloading thousands of dollars.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 3
two, screen, ago
+33%
-67%
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" ...  It worked for a little but the screen flickered on and off a lot before it just stopped working and started showing blue lines.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't try to use it in my lap for two to three months though and it's enough to make the product potentially unusable if your setup doesn't accommodate that.  ...  "
Fit
 3
cintiq, open, legs, angles
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The Parblo stand I find permits many angles including the angles I wanted, and it seems quite stable with a base that does not slide.  ...  "
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" ...  I LOVE that it has two lil legs that pop out propping the Cintiq at the perfect angle.  ...  "

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HDMI:  Yes