Wacom, the drawing and artist tablet manufacturer that has catered for many a digital artist over the years has just introduced a new Cintiq Companion range of tablets, where the Cintiq Companion will be powered by Windows 8, and is accompanied by full versions of creative software. As for the Cintiq Companion Hybrid, that happens to be a traditional Cintiq whenever you plug it into a Mac or PC, but it also doubles up as a mobile device which runs on the Android operating system as a standalone tablet.
The Cintiq Companion will be powered by a third Ivy Bridge Intel Core processor as well as Intel HD Graphics 4000, and there will be a couple of models available for you to choose from – one of them sporting 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and Windows 8, while the higher end model will get a storage bump to 512GB SSD with Windows 8 Pro as the operating system of choice. Regardless of which particular model you choose, either one will arrive with the Wacom Pro Pen that boasts of 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity.
As for the Cintiq Companion Hybrid which is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, it will arrive in 16GB and 32GB capacities, also shipping with the Wacom Pro Pen. You will have to fork out $1,499 and $1,599 for the 16GB and 32GB models of the Cintiq Companion Hybrid, respectively, while the regular Cintiq Companion models will arrive in 256GB and 512GB capacities at $1,999 and $2,499, respectively.