VAIO is back with its first new offerings since the company was dropped by Sony and became independent more than a year ago. Known as the VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas, these new devices boast some very impressive specs and aren’t the traditional laptops that the company is known for. Rather, these new devices are one of those newer types of gadgets that try to blur the lines between laptops and tablets.
Now that the independent company’s got rid of those pesky excess components, it’s time for VAIO to make something new. And it’s not a smartphone. Yet. The PC maker has announced two new PCs here in Tokyo: the VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas. The latter is actually eventual final version of the prototype tablet that did the rounds last year — but we’ll get to that. First, inside the flagship 13.3-inch VAIO Z which goes up for preorder in Japan later today, you’ll find a second -generation high-speed SSD and an unspecified fifth-generation Core i7 processor, all bound up in aluminum-carbon shell. However, bare specs aside, the company reckons its a lot of the little details that matter, and we’ll get to those right after the break.