Is Wacom's Cintiq Companion tablet the best of both worlds?

Rob Redman roadtests Wacom's first foray into tablet computing, to evaluate the benefits it offers digital artists.

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For the last couple of years there has been a call for Wacom to move into tablet computing versions, so artists can work remotely and on the move. Now Wacom has released the Cintiq Companion, which comes in two flavours: a Windows and an Android version, both of which can be hooked up to your desktop or laptop to serve as a normal Cintiq. This review applies to the Android model.

On unpacking, the first thing you will notice is the hardware quality. Everything feels solid and well constructed, with high quality materials used throughout. The Cintiq comes with the same stand supplied with the Cintiq 13HD, which takes a little getting used to but works well at all of the three possible angles.

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