Wacom Cintiq Companion

Wacom has finally released the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid, Wacom’s first mobile Cintiqs. Both units feature Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, microSD slots, front/rear cameras and included a 13.3-inch TFT LCD display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The Companion can run either Windows 8 or Window 8 Pro while the Companion Hybrid only runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Cintiq Companion models are priced at $1999 for the Windows 8 with 256GB SSD and $2499 for Windows 8 Pro with a 512GB SSD. Pricing for the Cintiq Companion Hybrid models start at $1499 for the 16GB and $1599 for the 32GB.

Wacom also released the Intuos Creative Stylus($99) with pressure-sensitive available for the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini or later.

Link: wacom.com

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12 comments

  1. simon childerhouse 4 years ago

    NOOOO! I just bought a @#$%# surface pro dammit!

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    1. IronMike 4 years ago

      You dont really need this if you have the surface pro.
      I´m a Surface Pro user and very very happy with it.
      I work in the videogame industry and I use it all the time (Photoshop, Zbrush etc); besides im not willing to pay 2500 bucks for that when i can do the same and more with a surface pro.
      Just my two cents.

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      1. Pixolholic 4 years ago

        How does one use ZBrush effectively in a production environment without Hot Keys and Short-Cuts?

        That’s always been the biggest problem with using tablets for me in the past (on both Axiotron’s ModBook and Microsoft’s Surface Pro).

        It’s finally being implemented by Wacom and we now have a device that has 2046 levels of sensitivity AND tilt functionality.

        If they could get their price point down, they’d definitely destroy the tablet market.

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  2. Cartsquid 4 years ago

    What every concept designer needs

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  3. Nate 4 years ago

    Why on earth would I spend $2500 on a tablet? Especially when the Surface pro does exactly the same thing? I think their price point is WAY off. Hell, I thought $1000 was a lot for the Surface Pro but I’m very happy with it. It has the pressure sensitivity in all my favorite drawing apps and palm blocking technology. Wacom needs to get off their high horse and price these devices for a market of digital artists, not commercial businesses. These are tools every artist wants access to, not just the pros.

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    1. Han 4 years ago

      High horse? The companion has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and angle detectability. They are, essentially giving you a cintiq 13hd with a tablet/laptop

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  4. Fabio 4 years ago

    The surface pro is a good machine, but the companion has a better hardware. If i had the money i would buy a companion not a Surface pro.

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  5. Kris 4 years ago

    The Surface doesn’t have tilt sensitivity or the side controls. I have worked with one and it’s just okay. You have to remember what you are getting with the Companion is a proper $1000 Wacom Cintiq 13HD with a $1500 laptop strapped to it.

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  6. Julian Stier 4 years ago

    The prices are just insane! I´m an Illustrator and I have not the money to buy such overpriced products! It seems to me, that this is more of an “Apple-Lifestyle” product than actually an useful asset to the creative process.

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  7. William W. 4 years ago

    I don’t think it’s an insane price, and those people who say they can’t afford it are usually underestimating themselves. I have a computer that’s worth almost $3000 dollars and I don’t make a lot of money. It’s called saving. I took a couple of months and lived like a monk until I had enough to pay for the components I needed. I’m doing the same thing in preparation to buy the companion. With the base model being $1999, it’s not out of reach. When I want to buy something, I just sit down and figure out how much I need to save and then I set it aside until I have that much. We USED to do that. Now everyone wants things now, and they want twice the value for half the cost. I did my research, and I was going to buy a Samsung ATIV 700T. The specs were right –but then I went to take a look at it in the store, and it hit me that It’s too small for me. So when I read the industry article on the upcoming tablet from wacom –I put my purchase on hold. As a working adult I spend a lot of money in fast food, sodas and things that are easily put aside for a month or two. Doing that along saved me almost two hundred dollars a month. It’s not a goal that’s out of reach –it just requires a bit of sacrifice.

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    1. Bruno 4 years ago

      Thats exactly how i got the 24hd, i didn’t have money at the time so i saved for almost 6 months and bought it, simplisity itself.

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  8. Tyrhone 4 years ago

    It has great specs which almost but not really justify the price. However most artists would only need half the power and would probably be more likey to buy it if it was half tbe price. I use photoshop mainly and the new bay trail tablets will cost $400-$500 and will work just as well for what I need.
    Pixolholic there is a bit of software you run which offers you alt and what not keys on screen (I forget the name).

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