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Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
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Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 I5-4258U 2.4GHz 128GB 13.3" Tablet

I5-4258U 2.4GHz Windows 8.1 128GB Mar 2015
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Wacom is one of the top rated tablet computer brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all tablet computers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 that we have assessed, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2's processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the tablet computers of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.9GHz to 1,300GHz.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that came out more than a year ago, the screen size of the Cintiq Companion 2 of 13.3 inches is one of the largest. The average screen size of tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 is 9", and the screen sizes range from 5" to 14".

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

Tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion 2 have rear camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 5.1MP. The Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly high rear camera resolution (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the Archos 55 (£84.11) (13MP).

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion 2 is 49GB.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Q665 (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 is 2.1GB, and the internal memory range from 0.5GB to 8GB. The Cintiq Companion 2 has a very large internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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Fairly High Display Colours

With a display colours of 16.77 million, the Cintiq Companion 2 has one of the higher display colours amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The display colours of tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 range from 16M to 17M, and the average display colours is 16M.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Cintiq Companion 2 is 2.3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Quite Loud Speaker Power

The quietest speaker power of tablets that were launched around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 is 0.5W, the loudest is 10W, and the average speaker power is 1.4W. With an speaker power of 1.5 Watts, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has one of the louder speaker power amongst tablets of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Cintiq Companion 2 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 ranges from 800 x 400 pixels to 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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Fairly Large Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 is 0.51MB, the largest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.3MB. With a processor cache of 3 megabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly large processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion 2.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2, the Cintiq Companion 2 is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 are not 4G compatible. The Cintiq Companion 2 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 is a two processor core tablet. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion 2 have between one and seven processor cores.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Across all the tablet computers of this age and type the maximum battery life range from 1h to 220h. At only 4.5 hours, the Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion 2.

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Very Heavy

The lightest comparable spec tablet that is a similar age to the Cintiq Companion 2 is 160g heavy, the heaviest is 1.7kg, and the average weight is 590g. When compared to other tablet computers that were released more than a year ago that we have checked, the weight of the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 of 1.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Wide

The width of the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 of 374 millimeters is one of the widest amongst tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Cintiq Companion 2. Across all the tablets that were released one year ago the widths range from 72mm to 380mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Wacom released the Cintiq Companion 2.

Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Display Colours
Aspect Ratio
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Supported Number of Colours Display
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Mini DisplayPort
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Power
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Carrying Case
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(3)
8 January 2015

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,... Read more…

24 June 2015

Wacom avait fait forte impression avec le Cintiq Companion, cette sorte de Cintiq 13 capable de se passer d'un ordinateur? parce qu'il en contient un. Compact, précis et puissant, le Cintiq... Read more…

Wietna jako wykonania, dua moliwo konfiguracji podzespow, wysoka wydajno testowanej konfiguracji, wietna wsppraca z zainstalowanym Windowsem 8.1, wietny ekran, moliwo podczenia drugiego ekranu, moliwo
Cena, bardzo ciasne porty USB, brak sprztowych paneli dotykowych (Touch Strips i Touch Ring), kiepskie wbudowane goniki i kamerki, brak moliwoci wymiany baterii
10 March 2015

Obok Wacoma Cintiq Companion 2 trudno przej?? oboj?tnie. Urz?dzenie robi piorunuj?ce wra?enie kombinacj? mobilno?ci, parametrów, jako?ci wykonania i zastosowanego ekranu. Niestety równie...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Dissatisfied Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality product.. you must purchase one of these if you are a digital artist...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers wacom ssd128, wacom i54258, wacom i55257, wacom i55257u, wacom ssd128g, wacom i54258u, wacom dthw1310, wacom ssd128gb, wacom dthw1310l, wacom dthw1310ek0
Barcodes 00638348000002, 00753218989802

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