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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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10 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Tablets from Wacom have an average rating of 87 out of 100, which is in the top 10% of all tablet manufacturers that we have assessed.

Very Large Screen Size

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 5.5" to 14". When compared to other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the screen size of the Cintiq Companion of 13.3 inches is one of the largest.

Other 13.3" tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price].

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Cintiq Companion. The internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion range from 1GB to 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 57GB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1[plb_2288556_price] (500GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2317605_price] (512GB).

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The average rear camera resolution of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 4.5MP.

Other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Yoga Tablet 10[pl_2341887_price], or the ThinkPad Tablet 2[pl_2705948_price] both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of tablet computers that came out more than two years ago is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz.

Tablets with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion. Tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.1GHz and 3.4GHz.

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Very Large Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of tablet computers of this spec and age is 0.25MB and the largest is 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly large processor cache compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Cintiq Companion, the Cintiq Companion's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest. The internal memory of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion range from 0.25GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.1GB.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other tablets that have been around for more than two years only have one built-in speaker, however the Cintiq Companion has two built-in speakers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Wacom 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 frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets of this age and spec ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years, the Wacom Cintiq Companion is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers of this age and spec are not 4G compatible. The Cintiq Companion is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Cintiq Companion is a two processor core tablet. Most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion have between one and seven processor cores.

If you want more processor cores then you might want to consider the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (4 processor cores and higher rated).

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion is 360 cd/m². At only 210 candellas per square meter, the Cintiq Companion has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Cintiq Companion.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion the maximum battery life range from 3h to 4,600h, and the average maximum battery life is 57h. At only 5 hours, the Cintiq Companion has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Thick

The average thickness of tablets of a similar age and spec to the Cintiq Companion is 87mm. With a thickness of 248 millimeters, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Very Heavy

The weights of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Cintiq Companion range from 250g to 2.3kg, and the average weight is 650g. When compared to other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion that we have checked, the weight of the Wacom Cintiq Companion of 1.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Wide

Across all the tablet computers of this type and age the widths range from 100mm to 380mm. When compared to other tablets that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion that we have assessed, the Cintiq Companion's width of 375 millimeters is one of the widest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Memory Card
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Display Brightness
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Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Supported Number of Colours Display
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
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Microphone Input
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Mini DisplayPort
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Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Size
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Carrying Case
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
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Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi

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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 dthw1300, wacom dthw1300l
Barcodes 00753218990396

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