Monday, May 13th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Wacom launches new mobile Movink pen display

Wacom has launched the Movink, a new 13-inch pen display that it describes as its “thinnest and lightest ever”, and its first to feature an OLED display.

At $750, the Movink, pitched at artists who need to work on the move, is priced between Wacom’s high-end Cintiq and Cintiq Pro pen displays and its entry-level Wacom One products.

Like the Wacom One models, it’s an HD-resolution display, but it has a much wider color gamut and contrast ratio, and like the latest Cintiq Pro products, comes with Wacom’s Pro Pen 3.

Sub-$1,000 Wacom pen displays
Cintiq 16 Wacom Movink Wacom One 13 touch Wacom One 12
Screen size 15.6 in 13.3 in 13.3 in 11.6 in
Dimensions 16.6 x 11.2 x 1.0 in
(422 x 285 x 25 mm)
12.6 x 8.1 x 0.3 in
(320 x 205 x 7 mm)
13.2 x 8.7 x 0.5 in
(336 x 222 x 12 mm)
11.8 x 7.5 x 0.4 in
(299 x 190 x 11 mm)
Weight 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg) 0.9 lbs (420g) 2.0 lbs (900 g) 1.5 lbs (700 g)
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 px 1,920 x 1,080 px 1,920 x 1,080 px 1,920 x 1,080 px
Color gamut 96% sRGB 95% Adobe RGB 99% sRGB 99% sRGB
Viewing angle (H) 176° 170° 170° 170°
Brightness 210 cd/m2 350 cd/m2 320 cd/m2 275 cd/m2
Contrast ratio 1,000:1 100,000:1 2,000:1 1,400:1
Pen Wacom Pro Pen 2 Wacom Pro Pen 3 Wacom One Pen Wacom One Pen
Pressure sensitivity 8,192 levels 8,192 levels 4,096 levels 4,096 levels
Multi-touch No Yes Yes No
Launch date 2019 2024 2023 2023
Current price
(Wacom eStore)
$799.95 $749.95 $599.95 $399.95

A light, ultra-thin pen display for professionals on the move
The Movink stakes out a new market for Wacom products: professional CG artists who need to work on the move.

According to the firm’s user research, 20% of CG professionals currently have to carry their pen displays with them when they travel.

That includes freelancers who need to take their pen displays with them when they visit clients, and studios who want to use pen displays on set.

While Wacom’s current high-end displays, the Cintiq Pro range, weigh in at a travel-unfriendly 2.7-7.2kg, at just 420g in weight and 4mm at its thinnest, the Movink is a different beast entirely.

Combines specifications from the Cintiq Pro and Wacom One ranges
Some of the Movink’s specs match those of the current Cintiq Pros; others are closer to those of the entry-level Wacom One range.

As with the Wacom One 13 touch, the Movink is a HD-resolution 13.3-inch display, but its brightness, contrast and color gamut are similar to those of the Cintiq Pros.

And rather than the Wacom One pen, it comes with Wacom’s Pro Pen 3, with its 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, and its new customization options, with users able to change the pen’s weight, barrel size, grip type and center of gravity via a system of modular components.

Wacom’s first OLED display
The Movink is also Wacom’s first device with an OLED display, making it – along with Xencelabs’ new 16-inch pen display – one of the first professional pen displays to use the technology.

As well as high color fidelity, saturated colors and deep blacks, Wacom says that the display has no latency and “physically no parallax”.

To minimize screen burn-in – historically a problem with OLED displays – the Movink uses current technology from Samsung Display.

Comes with minimal accessories
Aside from the Pro Pen 3, the only accessory provided with the Movink is a USB-C cable to connect it to other devices.

That includes tablets and Chromebooks as well as workstations: like the Wacom One range, the Movink supports Android and ChromeOS as well as Windows and macOS.

Linux systems aren’t officially supported, although Wacom’s driver is included in many common Linux distros, including RHEL and Rocky Linux.

The “simple, beautiful” concertina stand is an optional extra, although since the display doesn’t connect physically to it, it should be possible to use the Movink with many existing stands.

Higher-specced than rival 13-inch pen displays, but also more expensive
As usual with Wacom, the Movink’s price reflects the company’s track record in delivering quality hardware, and the cachet of the Wacom brand itself.

At $749.95, it’s almost twice the price of rival 13-inch pen displays like Huion’s Kamvas Pro 13: a higher-resolution display, albeit one with a standard IPS panel, and without multi-touch.

Price and system requirements
The Wacom Movink is compatible with Windows 10+, macOS 12.0, Android 8.0+ and ChromeOS. It costs $749.95.

Read more about the Movink pen display on Wacom’s website

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