Wacom announced last month an upcoming tablet device called the Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid that allows professional artists to stay productive even while being mobile. Over at the IFA 2013 event currently being held in Berlin the company introduced this model that functions like the Cintiq 13 HD when connected to a Mac or Pc but becomes an Android tablet when disconnected.
- Display Size: 13.3 inch
- Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
- Resolution: Full HD 1920 X 1080
- Advanced Control: 2048 levels pen pressure, natural feel and multi-touch
- Productivity Boosters: ExpressKeys, Rocker Ring, Home Button, On-Screen Controls
- Ergonomics: Adjustable stand
- Compatibility: Windows, Mac
- Processor: Nvidia Tegra 4
- Storage: 16 or 32 GB
- RAM: 2GB DDR3
- Cameras: 2MP HD front, 8MP HD back
- Product Type: Creative tablet
- Size: 375 ｘ 248 ｘ 16 mm / 14.8 x 9.8 x 0.6 in
- Weight: 1.7 or 1.8 kg / 3.6 or 3.9 lbs.
The Cintiq Companion Hybrid combines the features of a pen display and a tablet making it a very versatile device. It allows for artists to draw their sketches or paintings while on the go and to easily connect to a Mac or PC to continue when back in the studio. The device comes pre-installed with Astro File manager and Adobe Photoshop.
This device also comes with a cordless pen called the Pro Pen which has 2048 pressure levels. It has a latex-free silicone rubber grip making it easy to handle, has two side switches, and comes with 9 spare standard sized nibs.
A lot of people may compare this device with the less expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which is also powered by Wacom, however the company says that the Cintiq Companion Hybrid uses technology that is several years more advanced than the Samsung model.
This device will become available at the Wacom eStore starting mid-September with a price of $1499 for the 16 GB model and $1599 for the 32 GB variant.