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Cintiq pro 13 on my (not so) old computer

Posted: Mon 27. May 2019, 10:32
by Laurent
Hello everyone,

First of all, sorry if this question has already been posted multiple times.
The infos i found on google were quite confusing this is why I wanted to ask it directly here.

I would like to buy a Cintiq Pro 13 but I'm not sure if i will be able to connect it properly to my computer.
I don't habe any thunderbolt nor USB-C port.

Here are my computer specs :

Operating System
Windows 7 Professionnel 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz 35 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
32,0 Go Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. H97-HD3 (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster (1920x1080@60Hz)
SyncMaster (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (ZOTAC International) 37 °C
Storage
238GB Crucial_ CT256MX100SSD1 SCSI Disk Device (SATA (SSD)) 24 °C
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM 001-1ER164 SCSI Disk Device (SATA ) 22 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Plantronics HD1

Thanks in advance for the help !

Re: Cintiq pro 13 on my (not so) old computer

Posted: Mon 27. May 2019, 13:05
by wacom5
Hello.
Just make sure you get the Wacom Link Plus. If you buy your Cintiq Pro 13 brand new this should come included. Some production units prior to early 2018 only come with the regular Wacom Link.

The regular Wacom Link does not support HDMI but the Wacom Link Plus does. I suppose your computer has at least one HDMI port so you should be OK.

Re: Cintiq pro 13 on my (not so) old computer

Posted: Mon 27. May 2019, 13:09
by Laurent
Hello and thanks for your reply !

I was thinking of buying a refurbished 13 pro but from what you are telling me it does not seem like a good idea.
https://eu-store.wacom.com/Catalog/spec ... undefined1

Are the performance connecting to HDMI the same as USB-C or thunderbolt ?

Again, thanks for the help !

Re: Cintiq pro 13 on my (not so) old computer

Posted: Tue 28. May 2019, 08:52
by wacom5
In the Cintiq Pro 13 the maximum resolution is Full HD (1920x1080) which is supported by HDMI as well as Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) and USB-C. You won't have lower performance for using HDMI. You can get an adaptor from Mini DisplayPort to HDMI to fit your computer. Just make sure you don't get a cheap one or you can have some issues.
Just so that you know, the Wacom Link Plus - https://eu-store.wacom.com/Product/wacom-link-plus#/undefined1
Also be aware that refurbished devices only have 1 year warranty.