Sony decided to sold VAIO more than a year ago, however it doesn’t necessarily mean that the famous PC brand is dead. Just opposite, VAIO is back in more than a good form. Today, in Tokio, VAIO announced two new hybrid laptops joining the company’s lists of offerings, the VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas. Being a fully convertible ultrabooks with detachable keyboard that can transform into tablet-like device, the new VAIO Z redefines all we’ve known so far about VAIO laptops.
VAIO Z ultrabook with ‘multiflip’ mode
Hailed the VAIO’s flagship laptop for 2015 the VAIO Z comes in two variants, both sporting 13.3-inch display with the only difference lying in the type of processor. The device’s future users will be able to choose between the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processor paired with 8GB or 16GB, respectively. Other features remain identical in two models and include a 2nd gen high speed SSD and an extremely powerful battery that is promised to deliver up to 15.5 hours of use.
The VAIO Z’s nicely looking aluminum-carbon shell body is only 16.8 mm (0.66 inch) thick and weights 1.34 kg (47 ounces). Additionally, the device is reported to boot from standby mode within just 0.3 seconds. But, the computer’s biggest claim to fame is the ‘multiflip’ mode which enables the device’s users to switch between a laptop, tablet or so-called ‘viewing mode’ which allows to turn the screen from the laptop and show others what you’re working on. Additionally, the VAIO Z comes equipped with an active digitizer and a special stylus.
VAIO Z Canvas with detachable keyboard
Moving on to the VAIO Z Canvas, the so-called ‘monster tablet’ is a 12.1-inch 2560x1704p slate powered by the Core i7 processor combined with 256GB SSD and up to 16GB of native memory. Just like its bigger laptop brother, the Z Canvas is also a form-shifting device that comes with a support of a detachable keyboard. The mentioned combination of convertibility and a detachable keyboard allows the slate’s users to stand it up on a desk with the help of a special kickstand and use like a regular laptop, or simply detach the keyboard and use the device like a tablet with a stylus input.
When it comes to the availability and pricing details, the VAIO Z is already available for pre-order in Japan labeled with the price tag of something round $1,600. The price itself may sound a bit whooping, but while paying it don’t forget that you will get a pretty powerful machine with more than 15.5 hours of use on a single charging, which frankly speaking is the VAIO’s record. As for the VAIO Z Canvas it will hit the market no sooner than in May.
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