Author: Neil Bennett
Editor of Digital Arts. Man about town. Music snob. Father. You know the rest
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.