CNET First Look
Vaio returns to the US with a tablet for creative prosNo longer owned by Sony, Vaio's first computer for the US is a Windows 10 slate designed for artists and designers.
[MUSIC] One year after Sony sold off the computer brand the Viao is back. And here it is, a 12.3 inch tablet designed to compete with Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad Pro from Apple. I'm Sean Hollister with CNET, and I'm gonna show you what it looks like right now. Instead of trying to bring a value-centric computer to market, what you have here is a tablet designed for content creators, one that tries to cram the full power Of a computer like the MacBook Pro into a tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, and infinitely adjustable kickstand. Inside the durable aluminum and impact-resistant glass frame lives the 47 watt core i7 Haswell processor, up to 16 GB of memory and 1 TB of solid state storage, and three fans to cool it all down. The three fans actually are designed to cancel out the noise from one another. So that the fans don't bother you while you work. Since the keyboard doesn't actually physically attach to the tablet except with a couple of magnets, you can place the tablet of one side of the desk and the keyboard on the other. Using the stylus, say in your right hand, to draw something and the keyboard in your left to navigate. The stylus has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and VAIO also claims they've reduced the parallax gap so that when you press down on the screen the line you draw is far closer to where the tip of your pen actually lands. Bios also paid special attention to the hinge inside this kick stand. Not only does the spring loaded mechanism resist your stylist as you push down but you can also lift it up with a single finger thanks to the differing amount of tension. Not only is this screen a high resolution 2560 by 1704 Display with wide viewing angles, thanks to the IPS technology. It's also got a 95% Adobe RBP color gammet. The screen also has a 3:2 aspect ratio like Microsoft's Surface line of computers which BIOS says is better for content creators and photographers. Speaking of those folks, I think they're really going to enjoy the array of ports on the left side of this machine. In addition to your standard pair of USB 3.0 ports, there's a full-size SD card slot that you can, Photos right off your camara and a pair of mini display port and HDMI ports that allow you to connect a pair of 4K displays simultaneously. VAIO also says the machine can do color matching between the internal display of the tablet and the external Monitors. The Vaio Z Canvas will start at $2199 and you can look for a review right here on CNET. I'm Sean Hollister and you've been looking at the Vaio Z Canvas. [MUSIC]