Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 Hybrid Windows 8.1 Graphics Tablet
Finally, the much awaited Cintiq Companion 2 was already showcased at the recently held CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its predecessor, the Cintiq Companion was announced way back in 2013 and most users probably thought it’s the end of its line-up.
This latest tablet by Wacom sports a 13.3-inch touchscreen display (2560×1440 resolution) which can be used as a graphics tablet or a full operating Windows 8.1 tablet.
It can also be connected to your PC as a secondary or primary display via Cintiq Connect.
It is powered by Intel i3 processor paired with HD 4400 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. In addition, it has also a Pro Pen which has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition and can function as a brush, pen, or marker when used with 3rd party applications.
Wacom Bamboo Pad with Navigation Gestures
This new Bamboo Pad is fully compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Mac OS X-powered computer that supports multitouch gestures which will aid you for interface navigation on your computer. On the other hand, the Wacom stylus which can be stored inside the Pad lets you add your signature, doodle or add handwritten annotations to your documents.
Since it works in sync with pressure-sensitive stylus, we can safely assume that your signature or whatever your hand scribbles, will be as natural as pen and paper. While ideal for signing papers or making annotations on photos and documents, don’t expect it to be as sensitive as the more professional Wacom tablets.
The Bamboo Pad comes in wired and wireless models, both are ultra-slim and supports multi-touch gestures. Wacom says the wireless Bamboo Pad will give you a month on two AAA batteries, based on two hours’ use daily.
The Wacom Bamboo Pad is a plug-and-play touchpad for computers running Windows 7 and 8, but will require a driver for Apple computers. The Bamboo Pad (Wireless) costs £60, is out now, and comes in metallic grey with black, pearl white with either blue, green or purple accents. The Bamboo Pad (USB) comes in metallic grey with black and costs £42.
Intuos4 Graphics Pen Tablet
Introducing the Intuos4 Wireless graphic pen tablet, the first cord-free professional tablet ever produced that features a 9.4-inch pro-grade graphic and has a stylus with 2,048 levels of pressure and 60 degrees of tilt recognition.
Intuos4 Wireless connects to Bluetooth-enabled computers (Macs or PCs) including some devices that have Bluetooth USB adapters.
It conveniently charges through USB and continues to work while charging. Its Bluetooth technology allows you to work at distances of up to 10 meters from the computer.
The graphics pen tablet from Wacom, the Intuos4 are available in 4 different models including Intuos4 Small, Medium, Large, Xtra-Large DTP, and Xtra-Large CAD with pricing range between $302 and $1,076.
Developed as a high performance design tool, the Intuos4 comes with the new IC (integrated circuit) and display function. Highlights: 2048 pressure levels that accurately detect fingertip nuances, New tip sensor provides full expressiveness even with light brushstrokes, Assisting Increased efficiency in creative work, Touchwheel – improving the operability of software, Customizable to personal tastes, and more.
Other features includes eight customizable ExpressKeys with illuminated displays that provide easy reference for assigned functions, a finger-sensitive touch ring that controls up to four different functions per application, and best-in-class integration with popular software applications.
Advantages of a Tablet PC
- An extremely natural form of input. Writing with the hand and sketching with a keyboard and mouse is really difficult compared using a pen tablet . Using your hand for input is also beneficial for those who are new or unfamiliar with traditional computers.
- Gesture Recognition. Many tablets come equipped with gesture recognition software which is a powerful technique to improve productivity and manage several applications and programs at once.
- Taking handwritten notes and drawing graphs and diagrams during conferences or meetings can help those retain information and is one of the most efficient ways to keep notes.
Wacom Multi-Touch Drawing Tablet
As the name implies this latest Multi-Touch technology device can detect more than one finger, in short it is now possible for the user to use several fingers wherein it can track all of the motions at the same time.
With the help of this professional drawing tablet, simple hand gestures can now be detected and finger taps for navigation is now available, as well as browsing documents, zooming in and out of images, and many other functions.
The nine gestures that prove to be useful with your tablet are click, right click, double click, forward & back, navigate, scroll, rotate, zoom, as well as select and drag.