Times have changed for today’s professional creators of digital content. Whether you’re a student studying industrial design, a freelance illustrator, a studio-affiliated animator or game developer, remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s downright de rigueur. Gone are the days of us thinking that the remote-friendly workplace is some sort of pie in the sky idea and a passing fancy. It’s a reality that’s growing leaps and bounds and shows no signs of slowing down. With this new reality comes the need for technological tools that help today’s on-the-go digital artist and designer create whatever, wherever and whenever they want.

Enter Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro 16, the second generation of its high-end, Windows® 10 mobile creative pen computer for the growing demands of today’s creative professional. It gives artists, designers and engineers the power they need to run full versions of even the largest creative software applications and the freedom to work and create anywhere – on location, with clients, in art and design schools, while travelling, between projects and studios or simply as a standalone all-in-one solution to replace a desktop computer. Just like the Wacom Cintiq Pro pen displays and the Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablets, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro is part of Wacom’s dedicated product line for creative professionals, who expect the best performance, pen precision, power and flexibility in the creative tools they use. With this substantial upgrade, the new MobileStudio Pro 16 is well positioned to continue to lead the market with the best, most natural and precise creative experience imaginable.

The MobileStudio Pro 16 packs everything a creative professional needs into one powerful device. Featuring the Wacom Pro Pen 2, 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 well-balanced and ergonomically designed pens never need recharging, no matter how long a project takes.

The 15.6″ display offers a large active work area, wide enough for even the biggest projects. 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 unique 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 renowned pen performance, the MobileStudio Pro 16 comes with an Intel® Core™ i7 Quad-core processor, allowing users to run demanding software applications at high framerates and better perform video editing and 3D rendering tasks thanks to the Core i7’s increased memory and data throughput. To further increase performance, the MobileStudio Pro employs NVIDIA®’s Quadro® graphics card, making it ideal for digital content creators and those working with computer-generated imagery.

Users will also appreciate the power, speed and versatility 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 unique 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 customizable, application specific ExpressKeys™, Radial Menus and Multi-touch and the included Wacom Stand make for fast, efficient and comfortable work while the fingerprint sensor and Kensington security slot help to keep both files and device safe and secure.

The MobileStudio Pro has the power professional creatives need to run the full versions of industry-standard applications such as Photoshop® and Illustrator® as well as demanding 3D and CAD creative software. Users will enjoy the Wacom Link™ Plus adaptor (sold separately) for its ability to turn the MobileStudio Pro into a Cintiq pen display when connected to a Mac or PC. Additionally, the new back door feature allows easy replacement and upgrade of the SSD and DDR memory, making the Wacom MobileStudio Pro future proof for even the most challenging projects.

The MobileStudio Pro 16 will be available in Australia on the Wacom eStore and select pro stores. Imagine the possibilities when you can take your studio with you wherever you go. That’s powerful stuff. That’s creativity with no boundaries.

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Even with a 15-hour plane ride ahead of me, I lost no productivity time thanks to my trusty Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16. I ended up taking on a few projects and worked a good chunk of my “vacation” time in Taiwan, which extended to 50 days. This wouldn’t have been possible had I not owned a full-fledged operating system pen computer that performs on par with a Wacom Cintiq Pro plus a Windows PC setup.