VAIO become an independent PC company after Sony sold it to a investment company in Japan. Now, they have announced two new Windows laptops. The new Vaio Z and Vaio Z Canvas are hybrid Ultrabooks running Windows 8.1. The new Vaio Z includes a display rotating mechanism similar to what we saw in Sony Vaio Fit series which allows users to change their device to various modes. It measures 324.2×215.3×15.0?16.8mm and weighs 1.34kg.
It now features Intel Core i7-5557U?3.1GHz) CPU, 8GB/16GB RAM, 13-inch 2560×1440 display, Intel Iris Graphics 6100, 256?512GB SSD options, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, SD?SDHC?SDXC card reader, IEEE802.11 ac / a / b / g / n wireless support. It also includes 8MP rear camera and support for active stylus that supports 256 levels of pressure sensitivity. VAIO claims that this device can offer 15 hours of battery life.
This device is now available for order in Japan for ¥190,000 ($1,600). VAIO Z Canvas will have 12.1-inch detachable display with similar specs and it will be available in April. There is no information on whether this device will go on sale outside Japan.