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Wacom Cintiq Companion Specs, Price, Release Date: New High-End Tablets for Pro Artists Debut [VIDEO]

Aug 20, 2013 09:22 AM EDT by Brett Nuckles

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New all-in-one devices from drawing-tablet-maker Wacom are not for doodlers.

The pricey, portable versions of Wacom's flagship Cintiq tablet are meant for on-the-go professional artists.

It comes in two variations: The Wacom Cintiq Companion, which runs Windows 8, and the Companion Hybrid, which runs Android Jelly Bean, CNET reports.

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Under the hood the Windows 8 tablet runs an Intel Core CPU and Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, has 8GB of RAM and comes with either 256GB or 512GB of internal SSD storage. Depending on storage the Windows 8 model costs either $1,999 or $2,499.

The Companion Hybrid runs on Android 4.2 and houses an Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU. It comes with either 16GB of storage for $1,499, or 32GB of storage for $1,599.

The Android version comes with Wacom Creaive Canvas, a new mobile software package for painting and sketching. It can also be used as a traditional drawing tablet -- akin to Wacom's screenless Intuos line -- when hooked up to a Mac or PC via USB.

Both the Companion and Companion Hybrid feature multi-touch support and a slew of easily accessible face buttons, CGW reports. They also have an adjustable rear kickstand.

An exact release date hasn't been revealed but both will be available online from Wacom in October.

Take a closer look at the Wacom Cintiq Companion below:


 

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