Wacom announced the new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 to update its category of high-end mobile creative pen computers to meet the demands of creative professionals.
The new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 is featuring the Wacom Pro Pen 2 and it offers virtually lag-free pen performance with tilt response and 8,192 pen pressure levels for precision and control. And thanks to Wacom's own battery-free, electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) technology, the ergonomically designed pens never need recharging, no matter how long a project takes.
The 15.6" display offers a large active work area. Optical bonding reduces parallax while the etched glass surface creates the natural feel of pen on paper. The 4k (3840 x 2160) display covers 85% of Adobe RGB color space (CIE 1931) and can be calibrated for consistency and reliability in color critical workflows. To meet a wide variety of artistic preferences, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro supports Wacom's accessory pens. The Wacom Pro Pen Slim offers a thin, pencil-like form and the Wacom Pro Pen 3D speeds 3D workflows with the help of a third customizable switch. The previous generation of Classic Pen, Art Pen and Airbrush Pen are also available for use.
In addition to Wacom's pen performance, the MobileStudio Pro 16 comes with an Intel Core i7 Quad-core processor and employs NVIDIA's Quadro graphics card.
Users will also appreciate the power of the MobileStudio Pro's Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Its 40Gbps speed make it up to 8x faster than USB 3.0 and it can run two 4K displays stress-free. Furthermore, Thunderbolt 3 connects to virtually any display and will work with a variety of protocols, including USB-C and DisplayPort.
The MobileStudio Pro continues to offer its hybrid capability as well, allowing Windows and Mac users to connect the device to their PC or Mac desktop workstation at their home or office and use it as a Cintiq display.
Eight customisable, application specific ExpressKeys, Radial Menus and Multi-touch and the included Wacom Stand make for comfortable work while the fingerprint sensor and Kensington security slot help to keep both files and device safe and secure.
The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 is powered by an Intel Core i7 Quad-core processor, 16 GB memory and 512 GB SSD and NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics. Bundled with Windows 10, it can run the full versions of industry-standard applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as demanding 3D and CAD creative software. Thunderbolt 3 provides data transfer with peripherals and with the Wacom Link Plus adaptor (sold separately) it turns the MobileStudio Pro into a Cintiq pen display when connected to a Mac or PC. The new back door feature allows easy replacement and upgrade of the SSD and DDR memory.
The new model of the larger MobileStudio Pro 16 will be available first. The smaller, more compact MobileStudio Pro 13 will follow later in the year. The Wacom MobileStudio Pro is available for $3,499,95 USD, € 3.599,90 EUR or £3.199,99 GBP at the Wacom E-Store and select retailers.