VAIO, wanting to prove that they’re doing well as an independent company, has just announced its first tablet since they’ve been sold out to JIP. The device highly resembles the Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup in both design and functionality and targets at high-end market. This is a prototype that was created with no Sony’s influence showing the VAIO’s aspiration to achieve success in PC business sector where Sony wasn’t able to.
VAIO Prototype Tablet PC for Business Class
Though due to the unspecified date of its premiere the device’s final name can be subject to numerous changes, it is currently called the VAIO Prototype Tablet PC. It is said to be a high-end market offering, an ultrabook replacing device that houses a pen-enable 12.3-inch screen and is powered by the quad-core Intel Core Haswell line processor with Iris Pro graphics.
The mentioned 12.3-inch display will allegedly feature high quality resolution of 2560x1704p and run Windows OS. Apart from that it is reported to sport to USB 3.0 ports, a single HDMI output and Mini Display port. Furthermore, the tablet PC is presented along with a stylus and a wireless compact keyboard.
The hybrid of a laptop and tablet is designed to meet the high demands of business class. The high specs suggest the device is aimed at professionals, being more precise at people connected with design and graphics, like for instance illustrators and photographers, giving them the opportunity to take their work wherever they want or have to be. In other words, the VAIO Prototype Tablet PC is a kind of a portable professional studio, which explains the device’s cutting-edge graphic-oriented hardware.
Another thing suggesting it will be definitely a high-end product is the fact that it will hit the market with the price tag of setting you back something round $1,800.
It’s no secret that VAIO is drawing their inspirations from Panasonic, and they don’t hide their plans to become the serious rival of the mentioned giant. The launching of the VAIO Prototype Tablet PC will show whether the company has any chances to compete with Panasonic. What do think, are they likely to repeat the Panasonic’s success story with their launch policy focusing on the niche market of business class products?
Although the device hasn’t been officially announced yet, there are rumors on the street that we may expect it to become available in May 2015. There is also no word on whether the VAIO Prototype Tablet PC will be sold together with all the necessary accessories, or they’ll be sold separately.