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The new portable Cintiq tablet has been announced!

 
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: The new portable Cintiq tablet has been announced! Reply with quote

Link:
http://cintiqcompanion.wacom.com/CintiqCompanion/en/

That's right, the Cintiq Companion, a portable tablet computer by Wacom.

The price tag came out much higher than I expected, but it still looks great.

I want one.
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achaziel



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I want one.


Who doesn't?


That pricetag is rather hefty though Shocked
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's literally double what I thought it would be.

I was arranging my finances, and I was about to scrimp and save to buy one anyway, but then I thought... My regular computer is about seven years old, and I could buy a much better one for less than that price tag. As great as it would be for making my comic, it wouldn't be useful for any of the other computer work I need to do.

They have the android version too, but... I tried using a galaxy note, and there was no app that was professional enough for drawing. the best I could find was one that let me have only three layers.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean. Just recently, I bought a new PC AND two new monitors (my old ones weren't identical and the left one had a stuck pixel. Besides, my girlfriend could use my old screens, so everybody wins!) for about 1,200 bucks (Euros, that is) and I don't regret it one bit, even though a portable Wacom would be amazing.

But, according to Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade), the Surface Pro seems to be a nice alternative to the new cintiq. Here's his blog post about it. Just thought I'd let you know.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

achaziel wrote:

But, according to Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade), the Surface Pro seems to be a nice alternative to the new cintiq. Here's his blog post about it. Just thought I'd let you know.


I had one. I returned it. The accuracy was whimsical, but usually off.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I'm a bigger fan of the companion hybrid. I can't see laying down the bucks for a cintiq tied to specific PC hardware. Let's face it, I'll probably want to say goodbye to the processor before the cintiq, and more ram would be a good thing.

The hybrid, on the other hand, gives reasonable portable drawing tools (sketchbook pro, photoshop touch), etc for casual work on the road, and I can connect that to a laptop or desktop for more in-depth work. *That* is interesting to me.

I didn't see the price on the page, but considering just the cintiq 13hd runs about $1k, I'm guessing I can't afford it...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

n9uxu wrote:

The hybrid, on the other hand, gives reasonable portable drawing tools (sketchbook pro, photoshop touch), etc for casual work on the road,


You're kidding, right? Have you actually used those tools?
I bought a Galaxy note 10 for like $500, and tried using those same tools. They were unbearable. I can do more with paper.
I couldn't use high-resolution images. I couldn't use more than three layers. I couldn't perform any moving of a selection.
I can't work under those circumstances.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used sketchbook pro and gotten good results on a tablet. Also a continues is a much better drawing tool than the galaxy,and as I said, I can plug it into the laptop for real photoshop...
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Aglari



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Marscaleb, the companion looks really good but the hybrid has no appeal to me. I'm saving up for one myself, but definitely going to wait for reviews before I actually go for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look amazing, and I would love to see how they perform with wacomc pressure sensitive tech. I've been using an ipad 2 and have gotten pretty decent results with the right stylus, but the response time is a major issue I find myself having.

The have pressure sensitive styluses available for ipads but my ipad is too old to take advantage of them Sad
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Alucard Inoue



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a pretty big investment.
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