Wacom teased the “next big thing” a while ago and promised more details on August 20, which is today. Well, the announcement finally came and we’re talking about a standalone tablet, or better said a new line of tablets for creatives.


The Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid slates are destined for professional artists and hobbyists, who want to work on their projects while on the go. The Companion Hybrid is powered by Android and relies on an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. You can hook it up to a PC or Mac and have it work just like any other Cintiq tablet. While alone, it’s able to keep productivity with Android creative apps, including a brand new Wacom Creative Canvas application for sketching and painting.

You can transfer work to and from work computers via the ASTRO File Manager app and the Cintiq Companion model comes with Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro and it’s based on a third generation Intel Core CPU and an Intel HD 4000 GPU. There’s 8 GB of RAM on board and we also get WiFi, Bluetooth, an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel front shooter.

If you prices, prepare to spend a lot, since the Companion Hybrid goes for $1499 and the Cintiq Companion goes for $1999.