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Old 03 March 2013   #1
Wacom teases HD mobile tablet for creatives

Interesting news:

Wacom's dipped its electronic quill in a lot of stylus-enabled tablets, but hasn't yet done what many of its creative pro users would like: build one of its own. It looks like that's about to change as the Bamboo maker has posted a teaser on Facebook saying it'll bring a mobile tablet "this summer" with a pressure-sensitive professional pen, multi-touch capability and an HD display. There are no other details like what OS such a device may boast, but if it offers its own functionality as well -- say, Cintiq-style input on a desktop machine -- then Wacom could be onto a winner.


http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/01/...-creative-uses/


And here is the comment from the facebook page:

We’ve heard you shouting out loud for a Wacom mobile tablet for creative uses. Well… we’re listening. We’ve read your email and spoken to many about an on-the-go dream device. It will come. This summer. We’re working 24/7 on it. And yes, it has a real pressure-sensitive professional pen, smooth multi-touch, an HD display, and other valuable features that you haven’t seen in other tablets.


Now knowing Wacom this will be overpriced but hopefully not under powered.
 
Old 03 March 2013   #2
They won't be able to overprice it much as competition is already out there. If it runs ZBrush with pressure sensitivity I might prefer it to the Surface Pro.
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Old 03 March 2013   #3
It would be better and more along the lines of what Wacom does if they would build a thin housing/case for your laptop to interface with it as a multi-touch tablet vs. asking people to buy a Wacom computer (which they've never done.)
 
Old 03 March 2013   #4
Interesting indeed. I hope they don't stop there though. Wouldn't it be nice if they did a 40"x40" 8K digital canvas that you could put on an easel to stand in front of and paint... Yeah, just dreaming, I know.
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Old 03 March 2013   #5
A little pricey; but here's an attractive alternative;

http://www.modbook.com/

A Mac book converted tablet.

Sadly it runs OSX :d
 
Old 03 March 2013   #6
Knowing Wacom it'll probably cost an arm and a leg.

MS Surface Pro seems good though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=MCKWn1zjejE

shame about the battery life. I'll be waiting till the next version before getting it though.
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Old 03 March 2013   #7
If its going to be a tablet, I think it would be cool if they partnered with autodesk sketchbook and released an android device that uses a full sized intuos5 pen.

Its obviously not as flexible as a windows system running photoshop, but it would be the closest thing to an old school "pick it up and start drawing" sketchbook experience one could have in a digital drawing tablet.

I remain cautiously excited, since I know its going to cost no less than 700 for a 9" tegra 3 equivilent... this is wacom we're talking about....
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Old 03 March 2013   #8
Originally Posted by DanHibiki: .........MS Surface Pro seems good though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=MCKWn1zjejE

shame about the battery life..........


No pressure sensitivity with ZBrush or Photoshop either. That sours the deal for me.
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Old 03 March 2013   #9
Originally Posted by DanHibiki: shame about the battery life.


It's on pair with MacBook Air and this is the system you should compare it with, not the iPad.
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Old 03 March 2013   #10
Originally Posted by fahr: If its going to be a tablet, I think it would be cool if they partnered with autodesk sketchbook and released an android device that uses a full sized intuos5 pen.

Its obviously not as flexible as a windows system running photoshop, but it would be the closest thing to an old school "pick it up and start drawing" sketchbook experience one could have in a digital drawing tablet.

I remain cautiously excited, since I know its going to cost no less than 700 for a 9" tegra 3 equivilent... this is wacom we're talking about....


You can already do that on Android if you want something for simple sketches. For something coming from Wacom they should go full out for the professionals
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Old 03 March 2013   #11
Originally Posted by darthviper107: You can already do that on Android if you want something for simple sketches. For something coming from Wacom they should go full out for the professionals



Agreed. I don't want another android tablet.
 
Old 03 March 2013   #12
Originally Posted by Dillster: No pressure sensitivity with ZBrush or Photoshop either. That sours the deal for me.
theoretically that should be fixed with a driver patch.
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Old 03 March 2013   #13
Originally Posted by everlite:
Sadly it runs OSX :d


That alone is a no no for me... lets hope Wacom wont use any Apple OS on its tablets
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Old 03 March 2013   #14
Originally Posted by Sil3: That alone is a no no for me... lets hope Wacom wont use any Apple OS on its tablets
there's no way in hell apple will let any hardware manufacturer use their OS.
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Old 03 March 2013   #15
Originally Posted by DanHibiki: there's no way in hell apple will let any hardware manufacturer use their OS.



Ufff what a relief
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