Wacom is most commonly known for making amazing graphic tablets in a variety of price ranges but this time it has introduced tablets, and those too for a very niche audience. The two tablets called the Cintiq Companion and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid run on Windows 8 and Android respectively and also cost an arm and a leg.
Wacom Cintiq Companion
The Cintiq Companion is the more expensive of the two and runs Windows 8. It has a 13.3 inch Full HD display. Beneath the surface breathes a 3rd gen. Core i7 (sorry no Haswell) processor, along with 8 GB RAM and Intel HD 4000 GPU. The storage capacity amounts to 256 or 512 GB. The Wacom Pro-Pen stylus supports up to 2048 pressure sensitivity levels, a great thing for graphic designers and artists.
The price of this tablet is either $2000 or $2500, depending on the storage option you choose.
Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid
The Cintiq Companion is the more modest of the two and comes with Android. It also comes with a 13.3 inch display with Full HD resolution. Under the hood, you’ll get a quad-core NVidia Tegra 4 processor and 2 GB RAM, as well as NVidia graphics. The standout feature of this tablet is that it will be able to connect to your PC or Mac to be used as a second display for editing.
The price of the Companion Hybrid will be either $1500 or $1600 for the 16 or 32 GB versions.
The tablets will be launched this October. They sure are expensive, not many will question that, but you really need to be a skillful artist or designer to make full use of them.