As I’ve said before, anyone who performs a lot of image editing needs a pressure-sensitive tablet, and no one makes better tablets than Wacom. A lot of people, though, don’t like the coordination of drawing in one place while looking at another. For these people, Wacom has long sold the Cintiq line of screen/tablet combos. These are LCD screens that have a built in pressure sensitive tablet.

The Cintiq 21ux is the latest iteration of Wacom’s Cintiq line, and it’s a beauty. It’s also expensive. Two thousand dollars worth of expensive. Whether it’s worth it to you depends on what type of work you do, and how you use a tablet. Packing loads of new features, and a lot of improvements over previous versions, this tablet is potentially a fantastic tool for heavy editors. Check out my full, detailed review for more info.