VAIO Z Canvas Windows 8.1 Pro 2-in-1 Announced

The Vaio Z Canvas tablet / 2-in-1 was announced in Japan today, and it’s the materialization of the Vaio prototype tablet that have officially been in the works for a long time.

This is a Windows 8.1 Pro tablet powered by a Intel Core i7 H processor with the potential of running as much as 16GB of RAM alongside that processor.

The size of the screen is 12.3 inches with a 2560 x 1704 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. This is then powered Intel Iris Pro GPU. Storage can max out at 1TB of high-speed SSD, so no complaints there, and quite a world apart from the entry level 8GB tablets sold today.

VAIO Z Canvas

VAIO Z Canvas

It has all the usual tablet ports and sensors, but also two USB 3.0 ports, LAN connection, mini display port, and a “camscanner” document scanner, using the 8MP Sony camera on the rear.

The main incentive to get the VAIO Z Canvas might be the digitizer support where the included pressure sensitive digitizer stylus have a lot of features included for it.

The price for a mid-rang unit when it sees release during the summer will be 200,000 Yen in Japan, or around 1700 USD, so specs wise, it’s priced a little above the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

(UPDATED: Vaio Z Canvas Release October 5, 2015 In The U.S.)

VAIO Z Canvas

VAIO Z Canvas

– Jim Miller

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