How do the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion 2 differ?

Both the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion 2 are designed for professional creatives and offer the Wacom pen and touch experience on a powerful LCD display. They are streamlined for productivity and mobility, and share the same tablet design. The Cintiq Companion 2 is the successor of the Cintiq Companion with a broader feature-set. It is a higher performing computer powered by latest Intel® Core™ processor technology running the Windows 8.1 operating system. Further, Cintiq Companion 2 can be thought of as two products in one. Use it as a powerful stand-alone Windows 8 PC with Cintiq capabilities or attach it to a Mac or PC with Cintiq Connect technology and use it as a Cintiq display. Like all other Cintiqs, it has been designed specifically to run creative software; the high resolution (2560 x 1440) screen, 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, ExpressKeysTM, and the well-known professional pen features (support varies according to software application) all specifically address the needs of creative professionals. Cintiq Companion 2 has better connectivity (more USB 3.0 ports, integrated SDXC card reader and Cintiq Connect technology), six ExpressKeys and an improved creative stand.