XP-Pen Artist22 vs Wacom Cintiq 22HD review

XP-Pen Artist22 vs Wacom Cintiq 22HD – Professional Multifunctional Digitizers

XP-Pen Artist22 vs Wacom Cintiq 22HD

XP-Pen Artist22 vs Wacom Cintiq 22HD is the comparison of two digitizers that have the same high resolution for professional use and the Multitouch tech to accept both gestures from fingers and stylus. Do Wacom Cintiq 22HD’s 16 buttons and 2,048 levels of pressure worth its high price or a budget XP-Pen Artist22 is able to meet all the customers’ needs?

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Design and Functionality

The test Wacom Cintiq 22HD vs XP-Pen Artist22 has demonstrated the Wacom Cintiq 22HD’s widescreen solution with more space on the sides for menus. Its picture is clear and bright, but it has poorer color gamut versus XP-Pen Artist22’s plenty of tones and shades.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD impresses with its durable build on the bezel for moving around whenever you need. It has one port for fast wire connection on the rear panel. It performs properly with pro-software that allows doing animation, 3D modeling, and illustration. The Touch Strips tech provides easy shortcuts and the opportunity to view images from all angles.

XP-Pen Artist22 is a little bit glossy, but a screen protector offsets this shortcoming and reduces reflections.

Both digitizers are compatible with Windows 10, but XP-Pen Artist22 has some driver issues and it works better with Windows 7.

Stylus

Wacom Cintiq 22HD and XP-Pen Artist22 have pressure-sensitive styluses that are convenient due to a rubberized grip. Unlike XP-Pen Artist22’s pen, Wacom Cintiq 22HD’s one is battery-free, that is why it is not heavy and doesn’t tire your hand. Wacom Cintiq has a stand instead a holder to keep the stylus ready to use. It is easy to toggle between the nibs via two buttons on the side. There is an eraser in the rear of the Wacom Cintiq’s stylus, and XP-Pen Artist22 can’t boast it.

XP-Pen Artist22 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Comes with two pens.
  • Good pen latency and very slight parallax.

Cons:

  • No 6D art pen equivalent.
  • The stand is not great and demands VESA mounting.
  • No utility buttons.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The touchscreen is very responsive.
  • The viewable area is huge and encompasses any project space.
  • Many add-ons to customize the system.

Cons:

  • The buttons are hard to see in the darkness (no LED backlight).
  • The power button is on the back of the graphics pad; it can be pressed accidentally while adjusting the screen.

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Common

Product

XP-Pen Artist22
Wacom Cintiq 22HD

Model

Artist22
Cintiq 22HD

Brand

XP-Pen
Wacom

Rating

3.8

Reviews

155

Active Surface

Active area, inches

18.77 x 10.55
19.5 x 11.5

Pressure sensitivity

2048
2048

Resolution, lpi

5080
5080

Multitouch

Read speed, pps

220
133

Software compatibility

MacOS

10.7 or above
10.10, 10.11, 10.12

Windows

7,8,8.1,10
7, 8,10

Stylus

Stylus with power

Stylus type

pen like
pen like

Ergonomics

left and right handed use
left and right handed use

Screen

Hooked to monitor

Built in screen

Buttons

Buttons

5
16

Programmable ExpressKeys

Features

Number of USB ports

1
1

Connectivity

USB,HDMI,VGA
USB,DVI-I

Key Information

Technology

electromagnetic
patented electromagnetic resonance

Colour

black
black

Battery

Battery life

has not

Battery type

Lithium Metal
has not

Coming with

Pen Holder

USB cable for the tablet

Wool Liner Bag

Anti-fouling Glove

Cleaning kits

Pen Charging Cable

Dimensions

Size

20.5 x 12.7 x 1.2 inches
25.5 x 2.2 x 15.7 inches

Weigth

11 pounds
18.7 pounds

XP-Pen Artist22 overview

Wacom Cintiq 22HD overview

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