Wacom Cintiq Companion available for pre-order

Wacom Cintiq Companion to arrive next month
Wacom Cintiq Companion to arrive next month
Wacom unveiled the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid tablets. Both can be already pre-ordered and will arrive starting next month.

Wacom just revealed the new Cintiq Companion family of tablets, which consists of only two models: the Wacom Cintiq Companion and the Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid. Both use a Full HD 13.3-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display and come alongside the Pro Pen with 2,048 pressure levels and adjustable stand, but there are also plenty of differences to talk about.

First, these are the main features of the Wacom Cintiq Companion, available in two different versions:

  • Processor: 3rd-generation Intel Core i7 (no other details available)
  • Memory:  8 GB for both versions
  • Storage: 256 GB or 512 GB SSD, microSD card slot
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 8 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Mini DisplayPort and USB 2.0 ports
  • Operating system: Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
  • Dimensions: 14.75 x 9.75 x 0.55 inches
  • Price: $1,999 or $2,499 (for the version with 512 GB SSD and Windows 8 Pro)

The Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid has the following highlights:

  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4, quad-core 
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 8 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFiBluetooth 4.0, Wacom 3-in-1 cable with HDMI and USB connectors
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions: 14.75 x 9.75 x 0.64 inches
  • Price: $1,499 or $1,599 (for the 32 GB version)

Additional features of all Wacom Cintiq Companion tablets include the customizable on-screen controls, Rocker RingExpressKeys and Radial Menu.

While the entire family of tablets is already available for pre-order, the Tegra 4 powered units will arrive first, in less than a month. The more expensive Cintiq Companion models are expected to show up in October. For more details, please see the press release below.

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Author: Codrut Nistor, 2013-08-20 (Update: 2013-08-21)