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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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13 Reasons For

Wacom Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Wacom has good average reviews for its i7-3517U processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

One Wacom Cintiq Companion reviewer who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Engadget.com mentioned “Wacom's Cintiq Companion earns its keep as a pen display and provides a solid Android slate experience.” in their review.

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

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Easy to Use

One Wacom Cintiq Companion reviewer thought it had a good experience.

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of tablets of this age and type is 5.5" and the largest is 14". The display diagonal of the Cintiq Companion of 13.3 inches is one of the largest amongst similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of comparable spec tablets that came out more than two years ago range from 1GB to 520GB. The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a fairly large internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Cintiq Companion.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablet computers of this age and spec have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.7MP. At 8 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion.

We compared all the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD[plb_1498228_price] is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might want to look at the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] (13MP) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 2.7GHz. With a processor frequency of 1.9 gigahertz, the Cintiq Companion has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Cintiq Companion is 2.4GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.3GHz. The Wacom Cintiq Companion has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Large Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of tablets of this spec and age is 0.25MB and the largest is 4MB. When compared to other tablets that were released more than two years ago, the processor cache of the Cintiq Companion of 4 megabytes is one of the largest.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablets of this type and age range from 0.5GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.3GB. The Cintiq Companion has one of the larger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age.

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Fairly High Display Colours

Across all the tablet computers of this type and age the display colours range from 0.26M to 17M. The Cintiq Companion has one of the higher display colours (16.77 million) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2 megapixels, the Cintiq Companion has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Cintiq Companion. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets of this spec and age is 1.5MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This tablet has a 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution, which is the most commonly found display resolution on tablets of a comparable age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who bought it thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com said “It's a bit too pricey and specialized for the average shopper” yet they still scored it 80 out of 100. One customer who purchased this tablet wrote that it was not cheap. Itp.net mentioned in their review of the Wacom Cintiq Companion “Very expensive for a tablet, quite heavy”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some customers who purchased this tablet thought it was not heavy and bulky. Itp.net wrote in their Wacom Cintiq Companion review “Thick and heavy for a portable tablet” .

Not 3G

Most tablets of a similar type and age to the Cintiq Companion 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 Prestigio MultiPad Visconte[plb_2169585_price], or the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G

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

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might also want to look at the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price].

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Only Two Processor Coress

Most tablet computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and three processor coress, including the Cintiq Companion which has two processor coress.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung Google Nexus[plb_1493650_price], the Google Nexus 10[plb_1910288_price], and the Acer Iconia Tab W500[plb_1497514_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a tablet with more processor coress then you might also want to look at the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] (4 processor coress), the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (4 processor coress), or the DELL Venue 8[plb_2705354_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 210 candellas per square meter, the Wacom Cintiq Companion has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m².

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 5 hours, the Cintiq Companion has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years. The shortest battery life (max) of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion is 3h and the longest is 4,600h.

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Fairly Thick

The depths of similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Cintiq Companion range from 6mm to 280mm. With a depth of 248 millimeters, the Cintiq Companion has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

Tablet computers that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 10g and 2.3kg, and the average weight is 660g. The Cintiq Companion is one of the heaviest tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Cintiq Companion (1.8 kilograms) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Wacom Cintiq Companion

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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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)
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Keyboard Supplied
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Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi

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Expert Reviews

(18)
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…

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…

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User Reviews

(2)
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…

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...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers wacom dthw1300, wacom dthw1300l
Barcodes 00753218990396

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