Wacom Cintiq Companion: in photos

See hi-res, detailed images of the Wacom Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid.


We've been hoping Wacom would release a tablet computer since the first generation were announced over a decade ago. The company's Cintiq screen/graphics tablet hybrids are great – but they're not as portable as an iPad.

The new Cintiq Companiion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid – respectively Windows 8 and Android versions of essentially the same tablet – allow you to wander as you please, creating as you go.

The Windows version (right) is a full-spec PC that allows you to work as you do currently in the likes of Photoshop, illiustrator or Corel Painter. The less expensive Android version is more of a giant sketchbook where you doodle in Wacom's Creative Canvas or Manga Canvas apps before transferring to your main Windows or Mac laptop or desktop for finishing. You can also plug in the Cintiq Companion Hybrid to your computer, where it becomes a traditional Cintiq screen/tablet.

For full information about the Cintiq Companiion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid including pricing and release details, see our news story on its launch.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see photos of the Wacom Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid - and to learn more about them.

The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1,980 x 1,080. It supports Wacom's Pro Pen for 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Under the hood is an Intel Core i7 3517U processor running at 1.9GHz. Options include 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD drive, or 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. The first version runs Windows 8, the second Windows 8 Pro.


The Windows-powered Cintiq Companion has two USB 3.0 ports, plus a Micro-HDMI for connecting to larger screens and projectors.

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Both Cintiq Companion models feature the same ExpressKey and Rocker Ring shortcuts are Wacom's Cintiq and Intuos tablets.


The Cintiq Companion Hybrid looks much the same as the Cintiq Companion, but under the hood it's very different.


The Cintiq Companion Hybrid's Android OS means you won't be able to run software such as Photoshor or Corel Painter.

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The Cintiq Companion Hybrid is designed to be able to be used anywhere.


The Cintiq Companion Hybrid in action.


The Cintiq Companion Hybrid features multi-touch support.

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The Cintiq Companion Hybrid in use.


A file manager lets you save off files created on the Cintiq Companion Hybrid into the cloud.


The included stand lets you place the Cintiq Companion or Cintiq Companion Hybrid vertically when presenting.

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Demoing a project on the Wacom Cintiq Companion.


As it runs Windows 8, the Wacom Cintiq Companion lets you use tools such as Photoshop wherever you are.


As it runs Windows 8, the Wacom Cintiq Companion lets you use tools such as Photoshop wherever you are.

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Wacom expects the Wacom Cintiq Companion to be used wherever an artists wants to paint.


As it runs Windows 8, the Wacom Cintiq Companion lets you use tools such as Photoshop wherever you are.


The Cintiq Companion Hybrid features multi-touch support.

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