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Sketching on the New Cintiq Companion

There's been a lot of interest in this little piece of technology!  I was lucky enough to receive a beta version of the new drawing tablet from Wacom: the Cintiq Companion.

Wacom Cintiq Companion

This version is the full-powered baby running Windows 8.  The problem with receiving it only a day-and-a-half before the official launch (where Jason Chatfield and I helped demo it today) is that there's no time to iron out bugs.  And there were a few with this particular unit.  Jason's 'Hybrid' behaved itself and was nice and speedy - as did the other Windows tablet - but mine developed some lag using Photoshop.  I'm assured by the good people of Wacom that this will not be a problem on the official release, and I will do a full review using the new tablet in October once they have arrived.

In the meantime, here's a quick video of me sketching on the couch.  The lag is more pronounced with the YouTube compression on this version - but still there, nonetheless.

Overall though, I gotta say that it was a GREAT feeling to be able to do this, without wires or laptops etc.  Overall, a very natural experience to use and I can't wait to get my hands on the official version.  I think you're going to like it, too.

Thanks for stopping by,

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