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Hi!

I'm thinking of getting a Cintiq 13HD and basically wonder what kind of computer I'd need? Like does it work with basically any moderate laptop or do i need something more powerfull? 

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4GB of Ram or more, dedicated graphic card with >= 512MB, Internet access for drivers. I'm a Mac fanboy so I'd go with a MacBook or iMac, If Windows is your thing, look at Dell Laptops. The main control factor here is budget.

 

 

 


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2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

4GB of Ram or more, dedicated graphic card with >= 512MB,

Why would a tablet be affected by the graphics card?  Is this a general issue or specific to the 13HD?


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12 hours ago, Trex said:

Hi!

I'm thinking of getting a Cintiq 13HD and basically wonder what kind of computer I'd need? Like does it work with basically any moderate laptop or do i need something more powerfull? 

 

Let's get it straight:

You need a PC that have HDMI and USB (for 13HD, 13 PRO needs usb 3 type c, and display port), at least tablet have nothing to PC - this is just a pointing hardware and work's just like a monitor.

More powerful machine let You work more efficient with large format works - and it's based on my own thoughts.

My spec:

Wacom Cintiq PRO 13, 22HD Touch and some other brands like HUION.

PC: i7 4790K, 32 GB of Ram, and  Geforce 1080 (non ti version), and it works just fine with large canvas sizes and many vector objects.

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3 hours ago, IanSG said:

Why would a tablet be affected by the graphics card?  Is this a general issue or specific to the 13HD?

 

Cintiq is a display so why would it not?

 

5 hours ago, firstdefence said:

4GB of Ram or more

 

I would say 16 GB is minimum for serious work.

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36 minutes ago, Fixx said:

Cintiq is a display so why would it not?

Sorry, I'm losing the plot - I was thinking it was just a tablet :$ 


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4 hours ago, IanSG said:

Sorry, I'm losing the plot - I was thinking it was just a tablet :$ 

 

Happens to the best of us lol! 


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