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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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11 Reasons For

Wacom Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

On average tablet computers produced by Wacom are rated 84 out of 100, which is in the top 22% of all tablet computer manufacturers that we have looked at.

Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion. The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Cintiq Companion is 5.5" and the largest is 14".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 13.3" tablets currently available including the Blaupunkt 1013 which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 59GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 1GB to 520GB. The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a quite large internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of tablets of this type and age is 4.8MP. The Cintiq Companion has a fairly high rear camera resolution (numeric) (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Huawei MediaPad X1 (13MP and higher rated).

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.9 gigahertz, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. Tablets that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz.

If you want a tablet computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Blaupunkt 1013 (2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3 gigahertz, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst tablet computers of this age. The slowest processor boost frequency of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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Very Large Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a very large processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years. The processor caches of tablets that are a similar age to the Cintiq Companion range from 0.25MB to 4MB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Cintiq Companion has a very large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of tablets that were released more than two years ago is 0.5GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.2GB.

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Quite High Display Colours

Comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion have display colours of between 0.26M and 17M. With a display colours of 16.77 million, the Cintiq Companion has one of the higher display colours amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP. At 2 megapixels, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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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 three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all tablet computers of this type and age the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Most tablet computers of this type and age are not 3G. The Cintiq Companion is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Wacom Cintiq Companion is not 4G. Most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Huawei MediaPad X1 which is also higher rated.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 210 candellas per square meter, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion. The average display brightness of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 390 cd/m².

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 5 hours, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Across all the tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion the battery life (max)s range from 3h to 4,600h, and the average battery life (max) is 61h.

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Fairly Thick

The average depth of tablets that were launched around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 94mm. The Wacom Cintiq Companion has one of the thicker depths (248 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Very Heavy

At 1.8 kilograms, the Cintiq Companion is very heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The average weight of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 660g, and the weights range from 10g to 2.3kg.

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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 Wacom released the Cintiq Companion.

Two Processor Coress

The Wacom Cintiq Companion is a two processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 120 tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Cintiq Companion that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

If you want more processor coress then you might also want to consider the DELL Venue 11 Pro (4 processor coress), or the Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 (4 processor coress).

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Display Colours
Aspect Ratio
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Performance
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Carrying Case
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi

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Expert Reviews

(16)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers wacom dthw1300, wacom dthw1300l
Barcodes 00753218990396
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