Wacom Cintiq Companion 2: my final tablet purchase? — Surface Pro Artist. So does the Companion 2 live up to expectations?
From a drawing perspective, absolutely. I tested the tablet with Clip Studio Paint, Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop CC 2014, Mischief, Sketchable, ArtRage, ZBrush 4R7, Autodesk Softimage, Maya, 3DS Max and Mudbox. Except for limited touch support in the 3d programs, I've encountered no problems whatsoever. Drawing in Clip Studio Paint in particular is a joy to use. But here's an important point for all of you artists on a budget: the difference between drawing on other Wacom tablet PCs and the Cintiq Companion 2 is not that great. So if like me, you've spent all these months wondering how the other half lives, you can rest easy. Battery life of the Companion 2 is pretty feeble. Besides its size, the biggest drawback to the Companion 2 is its very loud fans. Wacom has been silent on the fan issue, but enough early adopters are complaining about it that we can only hope that the company issues a software fix if that's even possible.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specs. Best 2-In-1 Laptops: Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lenovo Yoga 900, HP Spectre x360 And More. With hybrid computers offering portability and value for money, the best convertible laptops are sure to provide a variety of specs besides the 2-in-1 feature.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, for example, comes equipped with a stylus called the Surface Pen. (Photo : Microsoft) Convertibles or 2-in-1 computers are basically a combo of a tablet and laptop that is lightweight and portable. While purchasing a 2-in-1 or hybrid laptop, the battery life of the device and its weight are two key factors. The fact that the screen can be detached with ease into tablet mode makes it very attractive and multi-purpose. Let's check out some of the best convertibles that are robust and affordable. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Microsoft's latest tablet is considered one of the best tablets of 2015.
The Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen which has a resolution of 2,736 x 1,824 pixels and 267 ppi, making it sleeker and lighter than the Surface Pro 3. The base model of the Surface Pro 4 starts at $899. Best Tablets With Stylus (Windows and Android) A stylus-equipped tablet is the perfect alternative to a traditional paper notebook.
That's because digital notes can be backed up to the cloud, so they're safe and accessible from just about any device. With the right software, your digital notes can even be indexed and searched through using keywords. Here are the tablets with the best stylus support for 2016. [For more information on how we test mobile devices, visit our testing methodology page.] Apple's iPad Pro was built for business, with productivity-boosting accessories such as a snap-on keyboard cover and a stylus, which is dubbed the Apple Pencil. Key features: Active stylus support (sold separately) Keyboard (sold separately) Large display Split-screen multitasking Fast performance The latest release in the Surface Pro line improves on last year's model, with a better keyboard; a bigger, 12.3-inch display; better security features; and an even better stylus. Key Features: Want a little more room to write?
CES 2016: HP Introduces New Pavilion x2 Tablet With 12.1 inch Display, a Variety of Use Modes. HP got busy today during CES 2016, as they introduced a new version of the HP Pavilion x2 tablet, this time with a 12 inch screen.
The device has four versatile modes of usage, including tent, stand and tablet. The previous gen Pavilion x2 10.1 inch got upgraded today and now the detachable PC is back with a metal design, that’s thin and light. We’ve got a latchless magnetic connector between the slate and keyboard and the hinge lets the screen tilt up to 130 degrees for a great viewing experience. There’s a full size keyboard in the mix with 1.5 millimeters travel and a 54 x 98 mm touchpad. HP promised 8 hours and 15 minutes of battery life for this model, that weighs 1.6 pounds in tablet form and measures 8.4 mm in thickness.
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