VAIO Z Canvas hybrid laptop tablet lands with Apple designer pricetag

vaio z canvas frontYes Gadgety faithful, the former PC division of Sony is kicking off business all by itself and it is definitely not going bargain basement.

The VAIO Z Canvas appears to be going straight against and toe-to-toe with Apple and Microsoft for the prize of designer head honcho.

The 12.3-inch Z Canvas is aimed squarely at creative types such as photo editors, illustrators and graphic designers, you know the type. This is VAIO’s reasoning behind the detachable keyboard and the precision of a digitised stylus.

The Z Canvas is encased in an anodized aluminium alloy body with a reinforced glass 2560 x 1704 resolution display. The stylus nib has been optimised and the screen composition textured with a layer of resin between the touch panel and LCD in order to apparently recreate a pen-to-paper experience as closely as possible.

The stylus itself can recognise 1024 levels of pressure, four-point curve detection and utilises two buttons to open up OneNote for a quick draw or an instant screen clipping tool. The keyboard is Bluetooth-connected and does not need to be attached to the tablet in order to be used.

The tablet runs Windows 10 Pro on a 4th generation Intel Core i7 at 2.2GHz (with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz).

vaio z canvasYou also get an SD carder reader, two USB 3.0 ports (one USB charge compatible), LAN connection, A/C port, mini DisplayPort and an HDMI output. Both display ports can light up 4K displays.

Depending on your memory configuration, your requirement to sit down before you read the following:

$2,199 for 8GB of RAM and 256GB SATA SSD storage
$2,599 for 16GB of RAM and 512GB PCI Express SSD storage
$3,099 for 16GB of RAM and 2 x 512GB PCI Express SSD storage

Pre-orders are open right now in the USA for shipments beginning October 5th.

If I head of it coming to the UK, I’ll let you know but best to start saving now.

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