The second-generation Cintiq Companion Windows tablet includes some improvements over its predecessor, and we tried out this newly-announced professional drawing tool at CES 2015.
With its 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) display touchscreen and built-in stand, this model is designed to be a portable content-creation tool. With a price that starts at $1,299.99 for the Value model and goes up to $2,699.99 this isn’t for dilettantes – only those who are serious about their art should apply.
The Cintiq Companion 2 has gained the ability to act as a primary or secondary display for Macs and PCs.
As it was made by Wacom, its real selling point is the Pro Pen and the way it interacts with the pressure-sensitive touchscreen. There are 2048 pressure levels and support for tilt recognition. Just as important, companies such as Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, and Pixologic have made their software compatible with the Pro Pen.
There will be a wide range of available configurations, including and 4 GB to 16 GB of RAM and 64 GB to 512 GB of solid state drive (SSD) storage, but all will use Intel Core processors.