VAIO Corporation will launch in the US a new, extra-powerful VAIO Z Canvas Tablet PC with quad-core Intel i7-4770HQ processors, Iris Pro graphic and up to 16 GB of RAM – with N-Trig digitizer. The starting price is $2.199.
VAIO Tablet PCs are back in the Western hemisphere: the Japanese manufacturer VAIO Corporation, that bought the VAIO brand from Sony last year, will launch its first Tablet PC on the US market via the Microsoft Store – and it is a monster.
Based on a 12.3-inch IPS display with WQXGA+ (2560×1704) resolution and N-Trig digitizer, the new VAIO Z Canvas is one of the most powerful Tablet PC ever build, thanks to a quad-core Intel i7-4770HQ CPU with Intel Iris Pro Graphic.
Usually, Tablet PC and notebooks use a more mobile-friendly dual-core Intel Core -U series CPU, that is less powerful compared to high-end -HQ and -MQ series, but allows greater battery life.
Before today, quad-core i7 processors are available only on the ModBook Pro X, a Tablet PC based on modded Apple MacBook Pro Retina notebooks.
Available in three different configurations, priced USD 2.199, 2.599 and 3.099, the new VAIO Z Canvas shows:
- Intel Core i7-4770HQ
- Up to 16 GB of RAM
- Up to 1024 GB SSD
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics
- 12.3-inch IPS display (2560×1704)
- N-Trig digitizer
- 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, miniDisplayPort, RJ45 LAN, SD reader
- WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1,
- Dual camera (0.92 and 8 MP), stereo speakers
- Weight: 1540 grams
- Dimensions: 300.99 x 212.85 x 17.78 mm
Because of the VAIO Z Canvas is offered via Microsoft Store, it will have Windows 10 Pro “Signature Edition”, a ultra-clean pre-load Windows 10 with no junkware or trialware for increased user experience and performance.
The new VAIO Z Canvas is taking pre-orders via the US Microsoft Store Onlne, with a release date set to October 5.