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The Cintiq Companion, a tablet for artists

The company Wacom has come out with a Windows tablet (Cintiq Companion), that has the functionality and software of a normal Windows tablet, but also a sketch/drawing program and accessories.  The tablet is very artist friendly, providing users with the ability to draw based on the pressure applied to the screen with the stylus/pen.  It also is multitouch compatible, meaning it is simple for users to rotate and zoom in on their drawing.   One downside, is that the tablet is heavier than just carrying paper and pen, but has a stable stand, that allows it to be propped up and drawn on, or just held in one hand.  All in all, this is a big step towards improving, customizing, and providing different needs for people through the use of tablets.  Showing just how ideal it is to take a tablet on the go, especially for artists who use digital media.  This can change how many artists view technology and can open up a new market of tablets, that target a different and more specific audience.