I had been working in the first generation cintiq 21ux for the past 6 years. The new upgrades on cintiqs like cintiq 21ux second generation and cintiq 24hd didnt caught my mind, because screen was so similar to mine. But after going to San Diego comicon 2012, went to the wacom booth, and they had this one, the screen was great, i couldnt believe the contrast when i saw it, didnt look dull gray like my old cintiq.
-The contrast its really big, it matches my new secondary led screen so perfectly, colors looks so nice, specially the contrast, after adding the color profile colors looked like charm, so i left it in default factory mode.
-Pen pressure its really good, compared to my old cintiq i can feel every single stroke more easier, its like drawing on butter. Gives me more control for finishing touches.
-Tons of extra buttons, its the first time in using a wacom tablet that i dont know what to place in a button, i mean i even have some empty buttons, not the case in past tablets i had used.
-I was so lucky, no dead pixels, the service came fast in my country Mexico from their distributors.
-Lighter in weight than my old cintiq 21ux.
-The black design makes it look sexier on my desktop, the black color helps to focus more in colors.
-Brightest monitor from all cintiqs.
-Buttons feels so nice on touch easily pressed.
-The free software included its awesome im loving the new color filters from color effex pro, its a must have if you are a painter or a photographer, animation software and the rest are awesome.
-Menus on the screen appears while you press it, its really nice feature, if you forget the customization.
- No fan noise. Maybe it doesnt have a fan?.
- More slim. Its a sexy tablet.
-Resolution looks nicer from past cintiq, widescreen format its great for using panels in color software, past cintiq was almost square, so that didnt help me a lot.
-Pen structure feels nice compared to old cintiq pen, feels great at hand, and its clearly that the plastic thing its not going to get bigger like past version, i really like this new pen.
-Warranty service can be a bit slow if you get a defective item outside of the country. But even if its long, wacom really care about their clients, im a clear example, they replaced my unit with a new one.
-Unlike my old cintiq 21ux, the ips panel fades a bit more if you move in any direction, so if you are looking for a precise color tablet, you should look for 24hd touch. But still the quality of the display its great, having contrast of 1000:1, you wont notice the little color objections. Probably the cintiq monitor with biggest contrast from all.
-The monitor still heats up a bit, like past cintiqs.
-The screen looks a bit like galssy with sand, but if you look it from far view looks nice, its all about getting used.
-Surface, sadly feels like a plastic surface like past ones, after a while using it, i feel the pen nib scratching the surface, so probably with time scratches will appear, wish this was a gorilla glass screen or something that can protect it. So im probably going to buy a Strong Engineering protective surface, to avoid future scratches.
My conclusion its that this tablet its worth it, i mean i was worried to spend a lot of money just to upgrade a bit from my old cintiq, but after i got it the upgrade gap was huge.
Its the first time i dont want to go sleep just to be glued on the screen working.
You wont regret it.