This looks like an amazing device, but releasing mere days before the Surface Pro 4 announcement with a Haswell chip and a sky-high pricetag ($2200 to $3099), does the VAIO Z Canvas stand a chance of making an impact?
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Respond to the moment.
How many artists are able to draw as they imagine? What if you could streamline the creative process and eliminate clutter? What if increased efficiency with a top shelf product improved teamwork and client satisfaction?
If the human brain can think up any idea at any moment, regardless of time and place, the tools they use to express those ideas should not interfere. We want creative professionals to concentrate on how they express themselves. VAIO Z Canvas is the precise and powerful tool for professionals with a mission.
- Intel® 4th Generation Core™ i7 Processor (H Processor line)
- Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics
- Exceptional speed with 3rd Gen PCIe SSD
- Physical memory up to 16GB
- Fast and stable Wi-Fi
- UHS-II Compatible SD card slot
Powerful, professional, compact innovation.
Being tied to your desk or easel is over.
Creative desire doesn’t have business hours.
Your next masterpiece could happen here or everywhere.
- Wide gamut display with 95% coverage of Adobe RGB color spectrum
- Color management compatible
- LCD stylus tablet feature
- Compact letter size
- Battery life that outlasts you
- Pro-spec toughness and quality
Feedback driven development.
From day one we implemented feedback from illustrators, cartoonists, animations, graphic designers, photographers and filmmakers. We knew that understanding the way the tablet would be used would improve the end product.
This tablet fits effortlessly into daily life. The stylus pen will let you transition from creative brainstorming to executing a polished, professional product with ease.
Many thanks to the artists whose input helped refine this tablet.
- Tablet functionality with wireless keyboard convenience
- Versatile free style kickstand
- Complete Interface
- Touch screen disabling function
- User-friendly shortcut key menu
- Unique stylus mapping capabilities
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*All photos in this article are VAIO Z Canvas available in the Japanese market. Design may change. Specifications may vary by configurations.
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