Engadget is reporting that Wacom has finally updated it’s original hybrid.
If you remember last year Wacom came out with an expensive but sweet little device called the Wacom CompanionÂ which was a standalone portable tablet that let you draw on the go, but also connect to your PC or Mac when you were home for a bit of added extra power. It was a clever concept but also in true traditional Wacom flair, expensive as Hell. Well, today Wacom released a new updated model with better specs as well as a reduced cost by $200. Not bad Wacom, not bad!
From Engadget’s site:
Â For 2015, though, WacomÂ has added more configurations, and knocked $200 off the price. Just like its predecessor, the new Cintiq Companion 2 doubles as a handy pen display when you’re working at home, pairing with either a Windows PC or Mac via the Wacom Connect app.
A bit more about the Wacom Companion 2 from Wacom’s site:
Arriving early 2015. Available in 5 models.
Enjoy total creative freedom and a superior, natural pen-on-screen drawing experience with a Cintiq Companion 2nd generation. Engineered to run your professional creative software, the Cintiq Companion 2 is ready to inspire the most demanding artists and designers. Create under open skies or plug into your Mac or PC to bring each remarkable detail of your expression to life with exquisite accuracy
Cintiq Companion 2 Features
Mac and PC compatible
Powerful Windows 8 creative tablet that you can also use as a Cintiq when attached to a Mac or PC
A professional grade creative pen and a highly responsive glass screen thatâ€™s finished to provide the friction of a natural pen-on-paper feel while reducing glare.
13″ widescreen HD display
ExpressKeysâ„¢, Rocker Ring and multi-touch gestures
Pro Pen â€“ ultra-fine precision, 2048 pressure levels and tilt recognition
Ergonomically designed for professional artists and designers (left-handed or right-handed, doesnâ€™t matter!). Work comfortably with the Pro Pen in hand, using conveniently placed ExpressKeysâ„¢, a soft-grip tablet back and 4-position adjustable stand to easily work wherever, whenever.
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ Processing Power
Cintiq Companion 2 Specifications
Fully portable or plug into your Mac or PC
Display Size & Resolution
2560 x 1440 WQHD display
374 x 248 x 15 mm (14.7 x 9.9 x 0.6 in)
1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Wacom Pro Pen and multi-touch
ExpressKeysâ„¢ and on-screen controls
Compatibility (when plugged in)
WindowsÂ® 7 and later
Mac OS X 10.8 and later
Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ processors
Available with 4 to 16 GB DDR memory
Available with 64 to 512 GB solid state drive (SSD) storage