Vaio is long known as one of the most bestselling laptop all over the world. However in recent year, Vaio have to face with the loss of their sale up to 67.5 percent in 2014 because of the fierce competition of other opponents like Dell, Apple or Microsoft. So the release of this Vaio Z Canvas marks the return of Vaio as well as a reply its opponent Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple with MacBook Pro.
Frist, let’s talk about its design. With an elegant design, this hybrid laptop tablet is really targeted a particular group of artists like photographers or animators. A highlight as its name hybrid laptop tablet is that the screen can be separated from the key board like Surface Pro 4. One thing special about this detachable screen is the wireless connection with the keyboard so that you can place it anywhere.
The release of this Vaio Z Canvas marks the return of Vaio
One special about design of this device is its hinge. With this hinge, you can put the screen at any angle without being tilt or fallen off. Vaio Z Canvas runs on Window 10 for tablet. Like Surface Book, Vaio Z Canvas has a special pen to manipulate on the touch screen.
The screen size is 12.3 inches which have the revolution of 2560×1704 equivalents to the aspect ratio of 3:2. Its size is 11.85 x 8.39 x0.54 inches which can display 95 percent of the colors in Adobe’s RGB spectrum. With this ability, Vaio Z Canvas is only behind Dell XPS 15 which is believed to be capable of covering 100% colors in Abode’s RGB. This is an special arrangement of Vaio because this feature is very important for designers, animators and photographers, targeted customers of this laptop.
As for me, a drawback of this laptop is its screen. I really like a laptop with wider screen for a better experience like watching movies or adjusting pictures. Maybe in an updated version, Vaio will bring us a wider screen laptop like Dell had done to its XPS 15 with 15 inches screen!
About the hardware, the Vaio Z Canvas has a Core i7 Haswell processor with optional Ram from 8 GB to 16 GB. The storage ranges from 256 GB to 1TB for different usage. Like other device, it has an SD card slot, a HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports. We can call this a small laptop because it only weighs 2.67 pounds (1.2 kg), slightly lighter than the Surface Book with 3.34 pounds (1.5kg).
The battery of Vaio Z Canvas is 63 W type and according to Vaio, this battery can last for 7 hours “under normal use”. This is much shorter than the normal battery life of Surface Book with more than 12 hours surfing web Wi-Fi continuously. The price of Vaio Z Canvas is considered to be expensive at $2,199 and up to $3,099 for extended version with higher storage.
What do you think about Vaio Z Canvas? Do you think that it’s worth the price of more than $2,000. Only you can answer that question!