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Multi-touch Wacom Cintiq spotted

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MultiTouchCintiqAt SolidWorks World 2010, the convention for 3D CAD software company SolidWorks, a prototype Wacom Cintiq 21UX was spotted enabling multi-touch control in a software demo (around the 1:50 mark in the video – after the jump).

3D CAD blog SolidSmack has confirmed it is a Wacom prototype, not a mod, tentatively scheduled for release this summer. Would be quite exciting if the Cintiq wasn’t already well above my price range at $1999. I can’t imagine there’d be a price drop for a multi-touch version.

Via Engadget

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

5 Comments

  1. Shogmaster

    02/12/2010 at 3:22 pm

    It’s the same one from CES, Sumocat.

  2. Sumocat

    02/12/2010 at 3:46 pm

    Shogmaster: I thought possibly I just missed it, but I can’t dig up any mention of a multi-touch Cintiq at CES. Doesn’t look like anyone reported on it.

  3. Shogmaster

    02/12/2010 at 6:11 pm

    I didn’t bother because it was the same unit they’ve been showing off for several years! :D

    Trust me, it was there. It was doing that “up to thousands” of contact points multi touch demos.

  4. Goofball

    02/13/2010 at 3:39 am

    I’ve seen it at multiple tradeshows. At least the software demos are getting better.

    Wacom has been showing it as a technology prototype, but it is interesting to see a CAD software company promoting it – this means it is probably closer to becoming an actual Wacom product.

    Performance-wise, think of a highly-sensitive (based on projected capacitive) and fast version of the Microsoft Surface experience, but in an LCD monitor that is bigger than a laptop display. Would be cool to see it in a desktop monitor or all-in-one. Watch out, NextWindow and 3M!

  5. JimInSF

    02/14/2010 at 8:26 pm

    A lot us out here have been waiting for this! Wacom, some more money on its way if you can finally release this…

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