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VAIO Z Canvas

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of VAIO Z Canvas. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and usability are generally positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and price.

performance, design, portability, usability, screen

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the VAIO Z Canvas is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for VAIO Z Canvas

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of VAIO Z Canvas from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and portability are generally positive. Some have doubts about the price.

design, portability, usability

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Z Canvas Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC (16GB/512GB)Sony VAIO Z Canvas Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC (16GB/512GB)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for VAIO Z Canvas

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of VAIO Z Canvas from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VAIO Z Canvas 12.3" Laptop (Core i7 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro)VAIO Z Canvas 12.3" Laptop (Core i7 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Vaio Z Canvas

 

First off, don't call it a Sony. You may have forgotten, but Sony isn't making laptops (or Windows tablets) any more, having divested the Vaio brand to Japan Industrial Partners last year. JIP is keeping Vaio alive, and the Vaio Z Canvas is aimed...

Best-in-class performance in a tablet system – it even boots up in record time. Detachable keyboard is clever and works really well (as long as you aren't in airplane mode). Ethernet, bitches

Battery life is simply unacceptable for a tablet. Dim screen won't thrill any creative I know. Price tag has Elon Musk nodding in silent approval

Can Vaio work the kinks out of this product and have the accountants take another look at that price tag? We’ll see come 2016, but for now, if you desire great power and are willing to accept great responsibility, bust out your checkbook and dive right...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Vaio Z Canvas review

 

I've never wanted a tablet. Never saw the point. If I'm at home, I've got a desktop. On the go, I want a laptop for typing. But there are those people for whom the pen is mightier -- people who paint and draw and sketch. These are the people who might...

The Vaio Z Canvas offers the performance of a 15-inch MacBook Pro in a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet, with a unique design that makes it suitable as a mobile workstation.

Vaio's included stylus isn't as responsive as those on competing tablets. It's pretty pricey for a PC.

Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Vaio Z Canvas ( VJZ12AX0111S)

 

The Vaio Z Canvas.

The Vaio Z Canvas offers the performance of a 15-inch MacBook Pro in a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet, with a unique design that makes it suitable as a mobile workstation.

Vaio's included stylus isn't as responsive as those on competing tablets. It's pretty pricey for a PC.

Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Vaio Z Canvas VJZ12AX0211S

 

The Vaio Z Canvas.

The Vaio Z Canvas offers the performance of a 15-inch MacBook Pro in a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet, with a unique design that makes it suitable as a mobile workstation.

Vaio's included stylus isn't as responsive as those on competing tablets. It's pretty pricey for a PC.

Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Vince Font (NotebookReview.com)

VAIO Z Canvas Review

 

Sony may have called it quits on its computer division, but that didn't spell the end of VAIO. It only resulted in a metamorphosis – one that has manifested in the appearance of the Z Canvas, a high-end tablet hybrid.

Vivid display ; Responsive stylus ; RF wireless keyboard ; Plentiful ports

Expensive ; Short battery life ; Low speaker volume ; No USB Type-C ports

The VAIO Z Canvas is no toy, and it’s highly unlikely anyone seeking a tablet for casual use will mistake it for one, especially when faced with the high cost of ownership. Pricing starts at $2,199 for the entry level edition with 256GB Serial ATA SSD...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony VAIO Z Canvas convertible personal computer

 

Sony VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC : Sony VAIO Corporation launched its VAIO Z Canvas, a high performance, convertible computer with a beautiful display and a natural-feeling stylus, all in a compact, portable form factor. The VAIO Z Canvas was designed...

Pricing for the VAIO Z Canvas starts as $2,199 (SSD 256GB x1 Serial ATA, 8GB memory). Additional options include $2,599 (2nd generation high speed SSD 512GB x1 PCI Express x4, 16G memory) and $3,099 (2nd generation high speed SSD 1TB (512GB x2) PCI...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Vaio Z Canvas

 

Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 have a competitor: the Vaio Z Canvas. The Vaio brand is back under new ownership, but the engineers and Vaio crew are hard at work in their new home. This is an impressively powerful 12.3" Windows 10 Pro...

Insanely powerful for a tablet, excellent integrated stand, stunning wide color gamut display. Plenty of ports. Runs cool and quiet

This sort of tech is expensive. CPU is Haswell generation. Too heavy as a tablet for some

The Vaio Z Canvas is an amazing piece of technology--it's a dream PC or tablet in a world where most products make compromises due to pricing constraints or lack of engineering prowess. It's uncompromisingly fast--twice as fast as the Surface Book/...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

Vaio Z Canvas review

 

I've never wanted a tablet. Never saw the point. If I'm at home, I've got a desktop. On the go, I want a laptop for typing. But there are those people for whom the pen is mightier -- people who paint and draw and sketch. These are the people who might...

The Vaio Z Canvas offers the performance of a 15-inch MacBook Pro in a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet, with a unique design that makes it suitable as a mobile workstation.

Vaio's included stylus isn't as responsive as those on competing tablets. It's pretty pricey for a PC.

Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com.au)

Vaio Z Canvas review: A Windows tablet more powerful than a Surface Pro 4

 

I've never wanted a tablet. Never saw the point. If I'm at home, I've got a desktop. On the go, I want a laptop for typing. But there are those people for whom the pen is mightier -- people who paint and draw and sketch. These are the people who might...

The Vaio Z Canvas offers the performance of a 15-inch MacBook Pro in a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet, with a unique design that makes it suitable as a mobile workstation

Vaio's included stylus isn't as responsive as those on competing tablets. It's pretty pricey for a PC

Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD

Battery

Battery Capacity:63
Battery capacity (Watt hours):63
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display Resolution:2560 x 1704
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xD26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Trackpad

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4770HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Crystal Well
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4770HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83505
Processor code:SR1ZW
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.39
Depth (tablet mode):8.39
Height (tablet mode):0.52
Weight:3.42
Weight (tablet mode):2.67
Width:11.9
Width (tablet mode):11.9