Wacom has today unveiled two new tablets for the consumer market that offer professional-grade and stylus sensitivity, the first of the two is dubbed the Companion Hybrid and the second is simply called the Companion.

Both of the tablets feature a 13 inch TFT LCD display with a 1920 x 1090 resolution and 700:1 contrast with 16.7 million colours. Alongside that there’s also a Pro Pen included which is capable of offering 2048 levels of pressure, as well as an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel camera, microSD card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth (the Companion has 4.0 and the Companion Hybrid has 3.0).

In fact the only main differences between the two is that the Companion Hybrid runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a Tegra 4 processor and 16/ 32GB of storage.and the Companion runs Windows 8 with a third-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB/ 512GB SSD.

The Companion tablet will be available from October costing $2,000 for the 256GB model and $2,500 for the 512GB model, and the Companion Hybrid version will be available in mid-September at $1,500 for the 16GB model and $1,600 for the 32GB.

Source: Wacom

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