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VAIO is back with new transforming laptops, with the new VAIO Z range

Sony may have ditched VAIO, but the Japan Industrial Partners are taking care of it, unleashing the new VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas devices

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 17, 2015 01:43 am CST - 1 min, 26 secs reading time

If you didn't already know, Sony sold its VAIO brand off to Japan Industrial Partners last year, with the new owner of VAIO announcing new models in Sony's old PC brand. We have the new VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas laptops, which are some flashy new transforming Ultrabooks.

Starting with the VAIO Z which comes in two flavors, both with a 13.3-inch display, but you can choose between an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. We also have a beautiful aluminuium carbon shell body, and an SSD that the company says can have the Ultrabook booting up in an impressive 0.3 seconds.

Better yet, a hinge on the rear of the Z's chassis allows the Ultrabook to turn the display on, so it can either be facing outwards to use it like a tablet, or flipped down to show others what you're doing. The VAIO Z is something Japan Industrial Partners calls a "monster PC" but it won't be going through its battery too quick. The company says that you should expect over 15.5 hours of use out of it, which is pretty damn impressive, and more than any other VAIO laptop released.

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Moving onto the VAIO Z Canvas, which is something Japan Industrial Partners calls a "monster tablet" which features a 12.3-inch display, Core i7 processor, a 256GB SSD and 16GB of storage. The VAIO Z Canvas transforms, where it sports a detachable keyboard, which allows owners to use it like a laptop. You can also not use the included keyboard, and use it like a tablet, too.

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The new VAIO Z is up for pre-order in Japan right now, while the Z Canvas won't be available until May.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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