Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 offers Windows 8, high precision

Wacom has taken the wraps off its new Cintiq Companion 2 touchscreen tablet, a slate that will be familiar to Wacom faithfuls while bringing with it modern updates professionals need. There is both full Windows 8 when needed, as well as the maker's Cintiq Connect for using the device with a PC or Mac. The Companion 2's pen offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it ideal for creatives and others with a need for a high level of precision.

The Companion 2 offers a 2560 x 1440 display resolution to complement the high level of pressure sensitivity delivered through the Pen Pro. The display is designed to keep glares to a minimum, helping provide what the maker says is a realistic paper and pen sensation.

There's an adjustable stand to increase usefulness in different environments, multi-touch support, 6 ExpressKeys, a Radial Menu, Rocker Ring, and Cloud Services, as well. The ExpressKeys can be used for different shortcuts. Different amounts of storage will be available, including 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, as well as customization for enterprise clients.

Wacom is being quiet on other hardware details at this point, but has revealed the pricing we can expect when the tablet launches in February. The 64GB will run you £1199.99, while the 128GB (Standard Model) will cost £1299.99, the 256GB will cost £1599.99, and the 512GB will cost £1999.99.