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Wacom Cintiq Companion I7-3517U 1.9GHz 512GB 13.3" Tablet

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I7-3517U 1.9GHz Windows 8 Pro 512GB Jan 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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12 Reasons For

Wacom Has Good Tablet Reviews

Wacom is one of the better rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all tablets.

Robust

One Wacom Cintiq Companion owner reckoned that it was well made. One person who purchased the Wacom Cintiq Companion thought it was reliable. Expert website Engadget.com said “Doesn't provide all of the software tools needed to be a reliable mobile workstation” in their review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

One Wacom Cintiq Companion reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Wacom Cintiq Companion had a good experience. Three years ago expert website Engadget.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Wacom Cintiq Companion “Wacom's Cintiq Companion earns its keep as a pen display and provides a solid Android slate experience.”.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other tablets that are a similar age to the Cintiq Companion, the internal storage capacity of the Cintiq Companion of 512 gigabytes is one of the largest. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the largest is 520GB.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the Wacom Cintiq Companion of 13.3 inches is one of the largest. The average display diagonal of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 9.3", and the display diagonals range from 5.5" to 14".

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest rear camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that have been around for more than two years is 0.3MP and the highest is 13MP. At 8 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Cintiq Companion.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Tablets that have been around for more than two years have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz. At 1.9 gigahertz, the Cintiq Companion has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years is 2.3GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion.

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Quite Large Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly 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 similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion range from 0.25MB to 4MB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Tablets of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 0.5GB and 8GB. The Cintiq Companion has a very large internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 0.3MP, the highest is 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.5MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst tablet computers of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Cintiq Companion has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The worst display resolution of all tablets that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few Wacom Cintiq Companion reviewers said that this tablet was not heavy and bulky. Three years ago Itp.net mentioned “Thick and heavy for a portable tablet” but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Not 3G

The Cintiq Companion is not 3G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Cintiq Companion is not 4G. Most of the other tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion are also not 4G.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 210 candellas per square meter, the Cintiq Companion has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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)

The battery life (max)s of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 3h to 4,600h, and the average battery life (max) is 61h. The Cintiq Companion has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 5 hours) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Quite Thick

With a depth of 248 millimeters, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion. The thinnest depth of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 6mm and the thickest is 280mm.

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Very Heavy

Tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Cintiq Companion have weights of between 10g and 2.3kg. When compared to other tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the weight of the Cintiq Companion of 1.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Two Processor Coress

The Wacom Cintiq Companion has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other 120 tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
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
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
GPS (satellite)
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
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers wacom dthw1310, wacom dthw1310h
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