6 October 2016

Wacom launches Wacom MobileStudio Pro for high-powered creative use

Wacom introduces Wacom MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight mobile computers with Wacom’s new pen technology for on-the-go professional creators of digital content. Featuring the newly-designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x higher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company’s previous professional pen, Wacom MobileStudio Pro is positioned as the ultimate creative tool for 2D, 3D and CAD artists and designers.

Wacom has developed a family of 13.3" and 15.6" Wacom MobileStudio Pro computers starting at US$1,499. 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 colour performance as well as NVIDIA Quadro graphics.

Bundled with Windows 10, Wacom MobileStudio Pro can run 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," says Ed Neumann, SVP 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."

Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the first product to offer Wacom’s Pro Pen 2. "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," said Neumann. "Whether doing straight 2D illustration or sculpting a 3D model, we are confident that Wacom MobileStudio Pro users will find the new digital pen to feel closer to traditional media as ever before."

Wacom MobileStudio Pro family members feature Intel processors, plus memory and storage configurations ranging from 64GB up to 512GB. NVIDIA Quadro graphics on the 15.6” model of Wacom 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 3D scans as a start to their development process can select models of Wacom MobileStudio Pro which include the Intel 3D RealSense camera. RealSense 3D scans can be brought into software like ZBrush or Fusion 360 to jumpstart 3D modelling.


Wacom 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 (US$1,499), 128GB (US$1,799), 256GB (US$1,999) and 512GB (US$2,499). 
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16: two models are fitted with an IPS high-brightness panel, 4K (UHD) resolution and 94% Adobe RGB. A 256GB model (US$2,399) comes with a NVIDIA Quadro M600M GPU with 2GB VRAM while the 512GB model (US$2,999) has NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB VRAM. The 3D camera is integrated into both models of the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 and on the 13 model’s 512GB version.

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