The new rage in the global techno market is the Cintiq brand of creative tablets, the Cintiq Companion and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid which were recently launched by Wacom, a company that has focused in the production of graphical tablets for computers over the years.
Just as the name suggests, the Cintiq Companion is a professional and social friend that will stick by your side during a presentation, creation or brainstorming sessions. Clearly with its energy and admirable performance this is one friend you will want by your side as it will give you the edge above the rest as well as assist you in forming and delivering critical information. If you are one of the creative people who have a professional and personal life revolving on the same creative aspect then the Cintiq Companion is the best gadget for you as it will help you develop amazing concepts wherever you are, this creative software will be all you need to enjoy your career as well as lifestyle.
The Cintiq companion is best for those that need access to the cintiq features anywhere they are while the Cintiq Companion Hybrid is best for those that want the freedom to be creative and sketch with their dear android apps while they are on the move.
The Cintiq Companion is a windows 8 creative tablet that offers its users a unique yet ingenious independence that is derived by working on the high performance screen with the unlimited power of a much loved creative software from anywhere in the world and at any time. This Windows 8 tablet is simply defined as the creative tablet that will enable you carry your whole studio in your hands. The Cintiq Companion is a full featured computer that can run Lightroom, Photoshop and other mainstream professional software.
The Cintiq Companion Hybrid is classified as a two in one Android tablet that consists of both a fully functional Cintiq that can be comfortably used on the desktop and an android tablet that becomes a handy tool which enables you to tap into your creative mind by sketching wherever you are. The Cintiq companion hybrid is an incredible tablet that you can make use of its sketchpad feature while you are on the move.
This gives users the ultimate freedom and mobility of fully utilizing the Cintiq features without any constraints. It comes with a specially designed Cintiq pen display and an android surface that provides one the great joy of experiencing the diverse choices such as the creation of characters, the sketching of elements, drawing and painting creative apps which can be achieved anywhere that the mind is most creative. The Cintiq Companion Hybrid is like the common Cintiq when connected to a PC but a user can easily sketch on it wherever he is by simply using it as an android tablet and applying the graphics apps.
The tablets are both 13.3 inch size and the Cintiq Companion runs on the Windows 8 while the Cintiq Companion Hybrid runs on Google android tablets.
Both of these tablets come with common tablet features such as: Bluetooth, HD cameras, speakers, social media apps, email and cloud access. Apart from that they also include a 1920*1080 pixel display, 802.11b/g/n WiFi as well as 2048 pressure level sensitivity with digital pen input.
Listed below are the specifications of both tablets.
The Cintiq Companion Hybrid
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- USB 2.0 port
- 2MP front camera, 8MP rear camera
- HDMI input
- NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- Micro HDMI port
- 48 or 72.8Whr battery
- 3.6 to 3.9 pounds (weight is determined by battery)
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Micro SD card slot
- 16GB to 32GB of storage
- Apps are such as the Wacom Creative Canvas, ASTRO File Manager and Wacom Manga Canvas,
The Cintiq Companion
- Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3.9 pounds
- Mini Display Port
- Intel Core i7-3517U Ivy Bridge processor
- 8GB of RAM
- 64.4 Whr battery
- 2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera
- 256GB or 512GB SSD
- 2 High Speed USB 3.0 ports
- 14.8″ x 9.8″ x 0.7″
A detachable stand which is adjustable, a case for carrying the tablet and a pro pen for sketching enclosed in its case with several clean nibs for replacing it are some fine things included in the package after purchasing any of the Cintiq tablet
With all these features a promise of an extraordinary user experience, the price tags of both models are quite high. The Cintiq Companion Hybrid has a market value of $ 1499 while its counterpart the Cintiq Companion has a price tag of $ 1999 and upwards.
Are they worth it? Yes, they definitely are and you should go for one and be in real touch with the unbelievable features it offers
The only downside to these Cintiq models is the weight. They are not as tiny and portable as the Samsung Galaxy note or the other high tech ipads in the market. However, since they have been specially designed to act as your fully serviced workstation, they accumulate weight nearer to 4 pounds. But since a Cintiq tablet is like carrying your whole studio then its weight is something we should turn a blind eye to.