Vaio has been absent for quite some time but it is time for the company to make a comeback with the Z Canvas. It is a high-end, convertible Windows 10 tablet that hopes to perfect requirements from artists, illustrators, animators, video editors, and photographers.
Vaio isn’t being shy as to call out Apple with the iPad Pro with the company’s new tablet. The company aims to target people who has the money to spend on a nice gadget but would rather go for a Windows operating system as compared to getting an iOS one.
While it is clear the tablet is aimed to compete against the likes of Apple, it is most recognizable as a Microsoft Surface Pro competitor. After all, it has a kickstand and has a price aimed for high-end markets.
One of the selling points of the Z Canvas is its display. Vaio claims it covers about 95-percent of the colors that are identifiable in Adobe’s RGB spectrum. An accurate color display is very important for people who are doing visual work on their PCs. These are the people who were mentioned earlier to make this convertible tablet their personal “canvas.”
The display for the Vaio Z Canvas is surrounded by an even bezel. While the screen is fairly large, the symmetry of the display and the bezel makes it stand out less. The 12.3-inch display has a 2560 x 1704 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio.
What do these dimensions mean?
It means that using the convertible machine makes it feel like you are using a laptop. However, the aspect ratio maintains its qualities of being a tablet. When both properties are present, they all present a more natural feel to being a portable, convertible gadget which is what it is meant to be.
The machine is still relatively thick but everything about it still screams “Vaio.” Just about everything it is very nice. But that’s the thing, not everything about it will knock your socks off.
For instance, there is the device’s hinge; the flip side to its sturdiness is that it is quite difficult to push the kickstand back into the computer when you start packing it up for a more compact mode.
The Z Canvas is a high-end machine that has the right specs for its price. It has a Core i7 Haswell processor, and customers can choose a model between an 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB or 1TGB of internal storage. Both variants will come with a stylus and a detachable keyboard.