The exemplary range of PC’s, once owned by Sony Corporation, have resurfaced thanks to the investment fund Japan Industrial Partners Inc (JIP) who bought the VAIO Corporation from Sony in July last year and vowed to resurrect the dying brand. The new line of VAIO starts with VAIO Z PC, branded as Monster PC, and a VAIO Z Canvas tablet, branded as Monster Tablet.
VAIO Z PC is based on Windows 8.1 64-bit OS and comes in two variants – one with 5th generation Intel i5 processor and 8GB RAM and other with 5th generation Intel i7 processor and 16GB RAM. And if that’s not all, battery life in these ‘monster’ computers is expected to last around fifteen hours with a charging time of around three and a half hours. Both the versions have 13.3-inch display and a multi flip mechanism that can rotate the screen a 180 degrees enabling it to be used as a tablet as well. VAIO also claims that the device has a start up time as low as 0.3 seconds. These laptops weigh in at 1.34 kg making them easy to carry around.
If we look at the VAIO Z Canvas tablet, it has equally awesome features. It runs on the same Windows 8.1 64-bit OS and 5th generation Intel i7 processor with a display of 12.3-inches. The Tablet will come in a few variants; variation will be on the basis of RAM and storage capacity with maximum RAM at 16 GB & maximum storage capacity at 1 TB.
As of now, VAIO intends to limit its reach to Japan only and it has already started taking pre-orders for the VAIO Z PC, though the VAIO Z Tablet is not up for grabs till May. The base model of VAIO Z PC is available at around 189,800 Yen (approx. Rs. 1 Lac) while the Canvas tablet with 8 GB RAM and 256GB storage space is priced at 200,000 Yen (approx. Rs. 1.05 Lac).