Wacom technology is all over the CES floor, and the latest device – the Cintiq Companion 2 – comes direct from the manufacturer and is one of the most exciting of them all. This Windows 8 touchscreen device, outfitted with a top-level stylus, operates as either a stand-alone tablet or – using Cintiq Connect – it can link with Macs and PCs to function as a primary or secondary screen.
And the design is accentuated for the use of the Pro Pen stylus: A footprint comes along with the Cintiq Companion 2, allowing users to set up the device at any angle. As a result, the device has a great deal of flexibility in terms of how and when it’s used. And many different software providers including Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, and Pixologic have made their apps compatible with the Pro Pen.
The Companion 2 will be available later this year in a number a different models. The Value model (64 GB SSD, $1,299.99,) the Standard model (128 GB SSD, $1,599.99,) and the Premium model (256 GB SSD, $1,999.99,) will on go on sale then, while the Enhanced (512 GB, $2,499.99) and Enterprise (customizable, $2,699.99) models will begin shipping in the spring.