Wacom Unveil The MobileStudio Pro
John Williamson / 4 years ago
Wacom might not overly familiar to our readers, but they’ve announced something which caught my attention. The company’s new MobileStudio Pro contains a powerful set of creative tools in a range of lightweight mobile computers based upon a stylus experience. The MobileStudio Pro is designed for 2D, 3D and CAD designers/artists. Also, the latest 13″ and 16″ models are bundled with the Wacom Pro Pen 2 featuring four times the pen accuracy and sensitivity compared to the company’s previous professional pen. Not only that, the device operates at an enhanced resolution and offers excellent colour performance.
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 revolutionised 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,” states Neumann. “Whether doing straight 2-D illustration or sculpting a 3-D model, we are confident that MobileStudio Pro users will find the new digital pen to feel closer to traditional media as ever before.”
Industrial designers, engineers and 3-D modellers will find a host of 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,” says Serge Palaric, Senior Director 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 3-D scans as a start to their development process, select models of MobileStudio Pro include the Intel® 3-D RealSense™ camera. You can bring your scan into a software application like ZBrush® or Fusion 360® and build a 3-D model from there.
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,” says 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 (Eur 1.599,90), 128GB (Eur 1.899,90), 256GB (Eur 1.999,90) and 512GB (Eur 2.699,90).
- MobileStudio Pro 16: two models are fit with an IPS high-brightness panel, 4K (UHD) resolution and 94% Adobe RGB. There’s a 256GB (Eur 2.599,90) with NVIDIA Quadro M600M with 2GB VRAM and 512GB (Eur 3.199,90) with NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB VRAM.
- The 3-D camera is available on both models of the MobileStudio Pro 16 and on the 13 model’s 512GB version.
The MobileStudio Pro is expected to be available online and at select retail locations in late November.
If you’d like to learn more about the MobileStudio Pro, please visit the official website here.