VAIO, which for years has been the leading brand of the PC division of Sony has unveiled its first tablet hybrid 2-in-1 last February and was immediately intrigued the audience and the experts not only because it was the “natural evolution “VAIO family but also because it was – after all – a valid device with a detachable keyboard dock, high-resolution screen and active digitizer, equipped with a stylus for writing and drawing. Canvas VAIO Z goes on sale in Japan from May 29 but, according to initial rumors, it will not remain confined there.
VAIO Z Canvas
VAIO has also announced its intention to re-enter the US market soon, so as to establish the date of launch of VAIO Z Canvas autumn 2015 (then October-November). At the moment there is no information on his arrival in Europe but, if the raid is successful in the USA, the company probably will decide to extend the distribution also in our country.
No confirmation for now, then, but it is still good news: VAIO Z Canvas is a 12-inch tablet (2560 x 1704 pixels) and supports up at Intel Core i7 (Haswell), with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage Max. Runs on Windows 8.1 Pro and integrates Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and mini DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports and TPM security module. In short, the VAIO tablet seems Japan’s answer to the tablet of Microsoft Surface Pro though, in comparison, they are inexpensive devices. To give just one example, a VAIO Z Canvas with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs 249,800 yen, equivalent to about $ 2,000.
E ‘likely that, when it launches in the US, the VAIO tablet will be cheaper but if you really want to compete with the $ 799 Surface Pro 3 in the basic configuration, the company will have to change its data sheet. And the same could happen in Europe, where the Surface Pro 3 starts at € 869 (without keyboard dock).