Vaio reboots Z Series with hybrid laptops

The PC maker has launched the Vaio Z Canvas and the Vaio Z
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Vaio has announced two new products - the Vaio Z and the Vaio Z Canvas.

The flagship Vaio Z is a 13.3-inch laptop boasting a second-generation SSD and a fifth-generation Core i7 processor built into an aluminum-carbon shell.

This new device brings the Z series into the modern day with a ‘multiflip’ mode allowing the user to switch between a laptop and a tablet slate.

The company has said that it users can expect 15.5 hours of use from a single charge, meaning it could be the longest lasting laptop on the market.

To achieve this its creators shaved of a number of layers from the cell to boost capacity, and introduced a power-saving display mode, which sees the screen project its light at a narrower angle, dropping the power consumption by around 40 per cent.

The Vaio Z Canvas was first seen last year when it was unveiled as a prototype. It has a detachable keyboard, transforming the 12.1-inch display into a tablet.

Designed more for creative purposes, the tablet/laptop has colour reproduction that covers 95 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour gamut. Vaio hasn’t revealed much else about this device, except that it will come with a digitiser stylus and will potentially contain up to 1TB of storage.

The Vaio Z is available in Japan today and the Vaio Z Canvas in three months or so. The global launch of both devices is yet to be announced.

Sony sold the Vaio brand to Japan Industrial Partners last year.