Wacom Cintiq vs. Cintiq Pro: What’s the Difference?

Are you sizing up your first tablet or display for yourself, or maybe as a gift? Is pixel-perfect artwork a must for professional reasons? If you’re curious about graphic tablets, you’ll want to get familiar with the key differences between Wacom’s Cintiq and Cintiq Pro lines. Scroll down for a quick primer.

First up, you have a total of six models (in four sizes) to choose from. They range from the perfect, premium starter drawing tablet up to the highest professional-grade tablet, including Wacom Cintiq 16/16 Pro, Wacom Cintiq 22, Wacom Cintiq Pro 24/24 Pen and Touch, and Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 Pen and Touch. 

One thing all models share in common is Wacom’s exclusive Responsive Pro Pen 2 (included) that promises virtually no lag and an effortless drawing experience with high-precision control.

Side-by-side comparison

Cintiq 16, 22 Cintiq Pro 16, 24, 32
Designed for Hobbyists, beginner artists Professional artists and designers
Pricing Starting at $869.85 CAD Starting at $1,999.95 CAD
Resolution 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD-4K)
Screen size (diagonally) Cintiq 16 (15.6”)
Cintiq 22 (21.5”)
Cintiq Pro 16 (15.6”)
Cintiq Pro 24 (23.6”)
Cintiq Pro 32 (31.5“)
Drawing surface Textured anti-glare film Textured glass
Glare reduction Anti-glare film Anti-glare 4k
Colour accuracy (gamut) 72% NTSC, 96% sRGB 96% sRGB
Connectivity HDMI & USB-A HDMI & USB-A or C
Compatibility Mac or Windows PC Mac or Windows PC
Brightness 210 cd/m2 250 cd/m2
Pen type Responsive Pro Pen 2 Responsive Pro Pen 2
Pen pressure sensitivity 8192 levels 8192 levels
Touch functionality No Exclusive to the Pro 24, Pro 32,
and Pro 24 Pen & Touch
Build Ergonomic design Sturdy design
Manufacturer’s warranty 1-year coverage 2-year coverage
Anti-theft features n/a Kensington® Lock Port
(sold separately)

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The Pro 32’s touchscreen delivers the closest navigation experience to using a smartphone, and you’ll spend the least amount of time zooming in or out because you’re working with the largest available display.To all my fellow shortcut connoisseurs, this one is for you! When setting up your Wacom Cintiq 16 and Pro Pen 2 for the first time, take a moment to tweak your tablet and pen functions to suite your personal workflow. Equipped to your Pro Pen 2 you’ll notice two buttons or the Quick Keys on the side. You can easily program these two buttons to your favourite in app functions or shortcuts through your computer’s Settings.


The Responsive Pro Pen 2 doesn’t need batteries OR charging. Instead, power comes from Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR). That essentially means it pulls power off of your tablet, so your creative flow will never be interrupted while drawing.

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