Wacom releases new touch-sensitive tablet

Cintiq 13HD touch

This new version of the Cintiq 13HD is touch-friendly

Looking for a new drawing tablet? Then you're spoiled for choice at the moment, with Wacom firing off new models left, right and centre. It's a matter of days since we gave you a first look at the new Companion 2 and Cintiq 27QHD tablets (opens in new tab) – the latter being touted as Wacom's best design yet (opens in new tab). But already there's another device to consider, as the company releases the Cintiq 13HD touch.

The original, non-touch version of the Cintiq 13HD (opens in new tab) was launched in 2013, but this is a new version that works with the fingertips.

This means you can both draw and access shortcut commands via touch, through the device’s four customisable and application-specific ExpressKeys and Rocker Ring.

The touch-element is essentially the main difference from the 2013 version: it still comes with a Pro Pen, offering 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, an adjustable stand optimised for use in a choice of four settings – flat, 22°, 35° and 50° – and a screen displaying 16.7 million colours.

Priced at £799.99, the Cintiq 13HD touch will be available 'early March' at Wacom’s eStore (opens in new tab) and other selected retailers.

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.