Sony VAIO Z Canvas

Sony VAIO Z Canvas


The Sony VAIO Z Canvas is a powerful tablet thus considered as the Best-in-class performance in a tablet system. The top notch keyboard, integrated stand, and connectivity options are excellent.


The Pros

  • Unique Design
  • Runs Cool and Quiet
  • Impressive Detachable Keyboard
  • Nice Integrated Stand
  • Excellent Wide Color Gamut Display
  • Wide Range of Ports


The Cons

  • Pricey
  • Too heavy
  • Dim Screen
  • Included Stylus isn’t responsive enough

The Vaio Z Canvas is a Windows 10 computer that is aimed at professionals and is probably the best tablet available. It features a detachable keyboard, high screen resolution and a battery powered stylus. Its powerful enough thus allowing you to create 3D animation and run video editing software.


It is styled largely in anodized aluminum casing. The rear stand is impressive, the hinge is perfectly engineered and you can set it to any angle you prefer, from flat to upright. Canvas has a tempered glass screen meaning it can survive extreme environments or handling. It measures 11.85in x 8.39 x 0.54in and weighs 2.67 pounds making it quite heavy compared to other laptops.

Input Devices

The island style keyboard is detachable and has a slider switch with three options: on, off and trackpad off. It is not physically connected to the tablet and uses a wireless (RF). It is well spaced and responsive which lets you type comfortably.

The trackpad has enough room and works way better than other Windows trackpad.

The pen works in all programs and is located at the side through a magnet, a pen holder is included to assure you that the pen is in place and is hard to knock off.

Display and Communication

The 12.3 inch display has a 2560 x 1704 pixel resolution and the IPS screen offers good viewing angles. It offers 96% Adobe RGB and 3:2 aspect ratio. The wireless connectivity is strong, it supports 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1.


The VAIO Z Canvas has a wide range of connectivity options. There is a 2 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio and Gigabit Ethernet.

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Canvas is powered by a 47 watt Intel HQ quad core i7 CPU (2.2GHz) along with Windows 10 Pro that delivers fast and powerful performance. It offers 256GB, 512GB and 1TB choices and 8GB or 16GB choices.

Battery & Warranty

VAIO Z Canvas comes with a 63 WHr battery which is power efficient and usually lasts seven to eight hours. The warranty period is 12 months or 1 year.

The Verdict

Yes Sony VAIO Z Canvas is an impressive piece of technology. It is fast and powerful, has wide range of connectivity options, and has excellent screen quality. Although it is highly recommended to try the system first if you get the chance.


  • Carlo_Rey#12 says:

    I’m surprised about the response of all the programs, and it never let me down. Tablet mode has a smooth bottom and the keys doesn’t get scratched on a table. Solid battery life.

  • Loisa Morrison says:

    I can’t afford it. The price is very high. But if ever I would have a chance, I would definitely pick this. I hope they will lower the price.

  • DJ Master Luke says:

    Working along with my kids at home is just a very risky thing. They keep on playing and running everywhere. More often, they bump on my desk. So I bought the VAIO Z Canvas ‘coz of its 6-sided tempered glass with anti-shock properties on all surfaces, you can feel at ease using the device over a long period of time. And I say it really looks tough!

  • Tyrone says:

    Hey everyone, looks like this could be on your interest. I bought The VAIO Z Canvas since I am after for the weight.

    It is carved from a solid piece of aluminum to produce a rigid but lightweight body. A silver anodized aluminum blast process gives it a rich, tactile finish.

  • Joal P says:

    Sony Vaio Z Canvas is built on the cutting-edge technology to cater all the needs of animators, illustrators, and photographer like me…

    It has high 2560 x 1704 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, and a 95 percent coverage of the AdobeRGB color spectrum, DSLR photos are displayed absolutely clear!

  • Tony11 says:

    One of the good things they put in here, it has plenty of ports; in fact, more than many Ultrabooks offer. It’s really amazing.

  • Michelle V says:

    For me this is the best buy for researchers like me. I do a lot of research all day, I never been disappointed with this laptop. It has a compact body, the VAIO Z Canvas is equipped with a 63Wh high capacity battery. This means you can start and finish your project.

  • Gab says:

    Sometimes the program is too slow to respond especially if am using the stylus pen.

  • Conrado 33 says:

    As a graphic artist I love using this for my short presentations with my boss. Just like choosing a pen, the digital stylus has various nib textures available with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. You can easily switch between stiff, standard, and soft brushstrokes. A pressure and curve adjustment feature allows fine tuning at 4 points to create your own preferred ink texture.

  • Vince Howard says:

    A friend of mine told me that this is featured with canvas that has a tempered glass screen…fast and powerful performance. So I think I will check it out for my self and grab one.

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