It seems as Microsoft's Surface Book has left quite the mark on the laptop industry. Following in its footsteps, VAIO has released two new laptop models that follow the similar pattern – they are two-in-one devices, both a laptop and a tablet, basically. They are extremely thin, but at the same time unbelievably powerful. They have quite a long battery life, and comes with a tilted keyboard and no bloatware.
The company also follows Microsoft’s footsteps when it comes to pricing – these machines are quite heavy on the dollars.
The two models are called VAIO Z (the flagship model) and the VAIO S (the standard model).
The VAIO Z comes with an Intel Core i7 processor – quite a powerful machine. It uses a thicker board for its click pad for a better hands-on feeling, and eliminates typing noises by fine-tuning the keycap tooling. Just like the previous model, this one too can be flipped from a classic clamshell laptop to a tablet, for easy notetaking. Obviously, it also comes with a stylus.
The VAIO S comes in a moulded magnesium alloy casing, built to last. It includes an analogue RGB Output, HDMI Output, LAN Connector, and three USB 3.0 ports.
In terms of prices, these are not budget-friendly devices. The VAIO Z clamshell model starts at $1,499, while the pricing for the VAIO Z flip model starts at $1,799. The VAIO S can be bought for $1,099. Both models will be available through the VAIO website and Microsoft’s website (opens in new tab), as well.