Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro is aimed at creatives who want the convenience and portability of a mobile tablet PC, while being able to use the full applications they prefer, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, on a day to day basis. It’s effectively a replacement of the Cintiq Companion, being a tablet PC, albeit with a redesign, a performance upgrade and a new pen. There are 13-inch and  16-inch versions (with a range of configurations for each). We’ve reviewed the latter. The lowest spec 13” is currently £1,399.99 and the highest spec 16” is £2,749.99.

I currently work with an 5k iMac and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. I’ve considered a Cintiq (and I reviewed the Cintiq 27QHD for Digital Arts back in 2015), but generally I like a key advantage that drawing on a separate tablet brings, where your drawing hand isn’t obscuring what you’re working on. When I want to work ‘on the go’, I use my iPad Pro. I generally use it as a sketchpad, and that may be partly because, while apps like ProCreate are excellent, and many are using it to create stunning final work, just personally I find it’s still not the same as having Photoshop with me.

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