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Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

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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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Tablet computers produced by Wacom have an average rating of 84 out of 100, which is in the top 22% of all tablet brands that we have looked at.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Cintiq Companion 2. The processor frequencys of tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 range from 1GHz to 1,300GHz, and the average processor frequency is 11GHz.

Tablet computers with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Lenovo TAB 2 A10-30[plb_3312844_price] (1,300GHz).

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Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the tablets of a comparable age and type to the Cintiq Companion 2 the display diagonals range from 5" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 9.3". When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 that we have assessed the display diagonal of, the Cintiq Companion 2's display diagonal of 13.3 inches is one of the largest.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 13.3" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the SN14T72[pl_2891426_price], or the T72B[pl_3130034_price] both from Hannspree.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets of this age and spec range from 2MP to 13MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion 2 has one of the higher rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Cintiq Companion 2 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 is 60GB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the tablets of a similar type and age to the Cintiq Companion 2 the internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.4GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2.

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Quite Loud Speaker Power

At 1.5 Watts, the Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly loud speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2. Across all the tablets of a similar spec and age to the Cintiq Companion 2 the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 10W, and the average speaker power is 1.2W.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst tablets of this age. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cintiq Companion 2 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.1GHz to 3.3GHz.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Cintiq Companion 2 is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Cintiq Companion 2 display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than a year, the Cintiq Companion 2 is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Cintiq Companion 2 is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 are also not 3G.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 4.5 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Cintiq Companion 2. Across all the similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Cintiq Companion 2 the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 220h, and the average battery life (max) is 13h.

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Very Heavy

The weights of tablet computers of this type and age range from 160g to 2kg, and the average weight is 630g. When compared to other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 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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2 Other reasons to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this tablet computer was released.

Two Processor Coress

The Cintiq Companion 2 is a two processor cores tablet. That's average compared to the other 135 tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion 2 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of alternative 2 processor cores tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Hisense Sero 7[plb_2801200_price].

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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 Colours
Aspect Ratio
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Power
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Carrying Case
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

+- 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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