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Wacom Introduces MobileStudio Pro

New lightweight mobile computer features a reinvented pen experience and powerful creative tools including a 3D camera and the ability to run full versions of software.

NEW YORK -- Wacom has introduced Wacom MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers with Wacom’s new pen technology, designed for professional creators of digital content seeking the freedom to take their studio with them wherever they go. MobileStudio Pro features the newly-designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x higher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company’s previous professional pen, enhanced resolution, leading-edge graphics, excellent color performance, 3D camera and other innovations. Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the ultimate creative tool for today’s serious 2D, 3D and CAD artists and designers.

Wacom has developed a family of 13.3” and 15.6” MobileStudio Pro computers to fit virtually every professional’s creative computer and budgetary needs (starting at $1,499 USD). There are six configurations to choose from. Four 13.3” models combine maximum mobility with high performance and color accuracy and two 15.6” models deliver a larger work area, 4K resolution, high color performance as well as superior NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Bundled with Windows 10, MobileStudio Pro has the power to run industry-standard applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as demanding 3D creative software applications.

“Unlike most general-purpose mobile tablets created for the mass market, Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro was designed specifically for the needs of the creative professional and how they work,” commented Ed Neumann, senior vice president of marketing for Wacom’s creative branded business. “Our long-standing relationship with the professional creative community enabled us to develop a game-changing solution for the creative market that exceeds customer expectations and provides the best, most natural and precise creative experience imaginable.”

New Pen Technology

MobileStudio Pro is the first product to offer Wacom’s latest pen technology, the Pro Pen 2. Delivering 4x greater accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the previous Pro Pen, Wacom continues to focus on pen performance and creating an intuitive experience that is free-flowing and transcends the digital divide. Users will also discover virtually lag-free tracking which helps one find that creative groove faster and maintain focus for longer periods of time.

“Wacom revolutionized pen input over 30 years ago when it introduced the first pressure-sensitive pen and we continue to provide the ultimate design and creative experience for our customers,” stated Neumann. “Whether doing straight 2D illustration or sculpting a 3D model, we are confident that MobileStudio Pro users will find the new digital pen to feel closer to traditional media as ever before.”

3D Ready

Industrial designers, engineers and 3D modelers will find features in the MobileStudio Pro that will make their workflow more efficient and their productivity higher. While individual models of MobileStudio Pro vary, all come with powerful Intel processors and memory and storage configurations, ranging from 64GB up to 512GB. NVIDIA Quadro graphics on the 15.6” model of MobileStudio Pro help speed computer-generated imagery and digital content creation and bring it to life.

“The NVIDIA Quadro M1000M platform delivers great performance to tablets,” said Serge Palaric, senior sirector of embedded & OEMs for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at NVIDIA. “Paired with the Wacom Pro Pen 2, the Wacom Mobile Studio Pro is the ideal platform for designers, engineers, artists and creatives who need desktop-level performance on the go.”

Additionally, for users wanting to capture 3D scans as a start to their development process, select models of MobileStudio Pro include the Intel 3D RealSense camera. Users can bring their scan into a software application like ZBrush or Fusion 360 and build a 3D model from there.

Enhanced Workflow

A number of time-saving productivity features were added to accelerate the creative workflow, including: ExpressKeys, touch Ring and convenient buttons on the pen which allow users to quickly and easily set-up one touch short cuts. Also, the optional Wacom Link technology enables users to attach MobileStudio Pro to any Mac or PC and use it as a standard Cintiq display, a great feature for Mac owners who prefer to work on the Mac OS in their studios.

“The MobileStudio Pro is amazing and a huge leap forward from the first Cintiq Companion I have,” said Glen Southern of SouthernGFX in London, United Kingdom. “Cinema 4D, Maya and ZBrush all feel fantastic on Wacom’s latest mobile device and the pen experience, screen, speed and design are just great.”

Configurations, Pricing and Availability

  • MobileStudio Pro 13: four models come with an IPS high-brightness panel, 2.5K (WQHD) resolution and 96% Adobe RGB. Customer options are defined by solid state drive (SSD) size – 64GB ($1499 USD), 128GB ($1799 USD), 256GB ($1999 USD) and 512GB ($2499 USD).
  • MobileStudio Pro 16: two models are fit with an IPS high-brightness panel, 4K (UHD) resolution and 94% Adobe RGB. There’s a 256GB ($2399 USD) with NVIDIA Quadro M600M with 2GB VRAM and 512GB ($2999 USD) with NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB VRAM.
  • The 3D camera is available on both models of the MobileStudio Pro 16 and on the 13 model’s 512GB version.

MobileStudio Pro is expected to be available online and at select retail locations in late November.

Source: Wacom