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Wacom Cintiq Companion I7-3517U 1.9GHz 256GB 13.3" Tablet

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I7-3517U 1.9GHz Windows 8 256GB Mar 2014
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The Cintiq Companion is Wacom's first truly mobile Cintiq, combining the all the features you d expect in a premium Windows 8 tablet with the exceptional quality and features of a professional... More
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Wacom Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

On average Wacom tablet computers are rated 87%, which is in the top 10% of all tablet computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years that we have checked the screen size of, the Cintiq Companion's screen size of 13.3 inches is one of the largest. The average screen size of tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion is 9.1", and the screen sizes range from 5.5" to 14".

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Cintiq Companion is 52GB. The Cintiq Companion has a very large internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion.

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 (500GB).

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

Across all the tablets of a similar spec and age to the Cintiq Companion the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 13MP. At 8 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth considering include the Huawei MediaPad X1 (13MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 1.4GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.7GHz. At 1.9 gigahertz, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Cintiq Companion.

If this i7-3517U processor tablet processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Nvidia Shield ($199.99) (2.2GHz).

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Cintiq Companion. Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.1GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.2GHz.

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Very Large Processor Cache

The Cintiq Companion has one of the largest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 0.25MB, the largest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.9MB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets of this age and type, the internal memory of the Cintiq Companion of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average internal memory of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 2GB.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Cintiq Companion only have one built-in speaker, however the Cintiq Companion has two built-in speakers.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion range from 0.3MP to 5MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Cintiq Companion is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets of this spec and age ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion are not 3G compatible. The Cintiq Companion is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Huawei MediaPad X1 which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion, the Cintiq Companion is not 4G compatible.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Tablets that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion have display brightness of between 100 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 350 cd/m². At only 210 candellas per square meter, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Cintiq Companion.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 3h to 4,600h. At only 5 hours, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion.

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Fairly Thick

The Cintiq Companion has one of the thicker thicknesses (248 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The thinnest thickness of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion is 6.4mm, the thickest is 300mm, and the average thickness is 88mm.

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Very Heavy

The Cintiq Companion is one of the heaviest comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago (1.8 kilograms) amongst tablet computers of this age. The lightest comparable spec tablet that has been around for more than two years is 0.73g heavy, the heaviest is 2.3kg, and the average weight is 610g.

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Very Wide

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Cintiq Companion the widths range from 100mm to 380mm, and the average width is 210mm. The Wacom Cintiq Companion is one of the widest tablets of this age and spec (375 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Wacom Cintiq Companion is two. That's average compared to the other 125 tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Expert Reviews

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21 July 2014

Anyone who claims that you can't be productive with a tablet computer can't have set eyes on Wacom's Cintiq Companion.The old adage is that tablets are great for consuming media, but no good if... Read more…

Astounding touch precision, powerful performance, excellent stylus
Industry leading digitizer technology
Digital pen, adjustable stand, and protective case included
A tablet PC optimized for digital artists
Performance de l'ordinateur
Very expensive for a tablet, quite heavy and bulky
Thick and heavy for a portable tablet
Thumbfriendly Express buttons were stiff
Taille et poids imposants
Ergonomie du chevalet revoir
17 January 2014

Wacom's Cintiq Companion earns its keep as a pen display and provides a solid Android slate experience, but doesn't provide all of the software tools needed to be a reliable mobile workstation...

4 December 2013

The Wacom Cintiq Companion is the tablet illustrators and design professionals have dreamed about, but it's a bit too pricey and specialized for the average shopper...

I'm a huge fan of Wacom's multitouch and pressure-sensitive tablets , and it thrilled me to see the company taking its first foray into building its own tablet computers, the Cintiq Companion and... Read more…

2 December 2013

The Wacom Cintiq Companion is the tablet illustrators and design professionals have dreamed about, but it's a bit too pricey and specialized for the average shopper...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 October 2014 by K.W.

Pros: You can take it with you Nice bag included Cons: Unreliable, I've lost 2 weeks of work and income and most of my personal files 2-3 hours of real battery life Charges from time to time if at... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers wacom dthw1300, wacom dthw1310, wacom dthw1300l, wacom dthw1310p
Barcodes 00753218990396
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