VAIO Z Canvas

VAIO Z Canvas
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A
May 20, 2017
Fantastic work machine.
Using it for 15 months now - and it has been a dream. Mostly for Adobe CC, OneNote and ArtRage (for comp ideas). No crashes, shutdowns, wifi issues... it just works. Also, if you dislike fan noise when designing like me - this thing is silent. Worth every penny - When time for an upgrade would buy again. great job!
P
April 30, 2017
great but needs a new version
update this with backlit keyboard, thunderbolt 3 and add tilt sensitivy to the stylus then you got the perfect machine for digital art
N
April 23, 2017
Great
Love this thing. Please do a 2nd generation, nothing out there like the Vaio Z Canvas.
J
April 21, 2017
great machine
very glad I bought the vaio z canvas. Its got so many great features for artists like being able to completely turn off touch so just te stylus is regonized any many others. Its mst powerfull tablet 2in1 in world. Vaio should release a second version of the canvas!!
E
April 15, 2017
Best Laptop, Almost Perfect!
Great performance of using All Adobe Tools, Unity, Design Tools ETC... But it's not so good for gaming. (Just...Not Bad) Small display and best performance. TouchScreen is good but Stylus is little bit dissapointed me. - I'm writing this with my Vaio Z Canvas. *게임하실거면 사지 마세요. 정말 아티스트의 작업을 위한 최고, 최적의 랩탑입니다. 저는 메인 컴퓨터로 만족하며 사용하고 있습니다. VAIOは 最適な作業用のラップトップです。
D
April 9, 2017
almost famous
Great machine but no backlit keyboard is a disappointment
W
March 21, 2017
Amazing tablet - best laptop ive used
This is quite simply the best computer i've ever used - a workhorse through and through. Great design coupled with outstanding specs, meets every one of my design needs. Well worth the money.
K
March 3, 2017
Response to TheDreamer
This is for TheDreamer who posted in late Novermber 2016 "I owned this wonderful laptop for 8 months, usually keeping it plugged in, and one day... it's dead." quote from TheDreamer I was leaving my Vaio plugged in the charger all the time since I wanted a full charge when needing to go portable with this excellent device. Anyway, just like TheDreamer, one day my Vaio Canvas Z was DEAD. Still under warranty, i contacted Vaio and worked with their service representative to try a few things, but NOTHING worked. It was decided I needed to send in for service and repair. In the process of preparing the return order, the service representative asked a question of someone else and in the process learned there is a reset button hidden behind the flip stand. To prevent the battery from over-charging and damaging the battery and/or computer, there is a trip switch built-in to the device. He suggested I take a small pin and insert it in the VERY SMALL hole while powering up. It worked! What I thought was a laptop turned BRICK just needed reset. Nothing was lost, etc. it came back like before without any problems since. What was strange was over 2-days the 1st service representative was unaware there was a rest button hidden behind the flip stand. All is well that ends well!
D
February 2, 2017
Almost Perfect
The Vaio Z Canvas is a good workhorse computer, but is in no way perfect. Vaio could absolutely improve the design. Pros: - Detachable keyboard is great for drawing, ergonomic typing. Great for lecture halls, typing while lying down, presentations. - Workhorse computer, specs are no joke - Designed like a drawing tablet, and it shows - So many ports; so, so many ports! Cons: - It's small! I want a 17" version. The 17" version could also fit more, better guts inside of it. A 15" intermediary would be great too. Please, if there's anything an update to the Canvas would do, I would pay so much money for a 17" screen. - Screen has LCD backlight bleed. It's barely noticeable, but if you tilt the screen backwards, you can notice the bottom of the screen is brighter than the rest. - The keyboard is a double-edged sword. In the event that you only have your lap to work with, such as while in a car or on a train, you need to grip the stand between your knees. A means of attaching the keyboard to the laptop, ala the Surface Book, in a purely mechanical fashion would be great. Some kind of snap-on hinge. - The screen will become scratched if the device is left in a backpack. You need to get a screen protector for it. - The pen doesn't work as well with a screen protector. - The built-in pen holder is only good for holding the pen while you are sitting down and working. Some sort of internal pen holder, like the Samsung Note series, where the pen slides into the chassis, would work so much better. I've lost two pens using this thing. - The pen is not as versatile as Wacom pens. Vaio could tap into a huge market of artists if the pen was more powerful, including features like tilt and rotation detection, more pressure levels and different kinds of tips (airbrush pen, paintbrush pen, etc.) - Graphics card is a joke. Iris is barely better than HD5500. Considering how much VAIO flaunts its ports, the addition of a Thunderbolt 3 port, replacing the Mini DisplayPort would be great. Thunderbolt 3's can support displays AND an external graphics card. I mention this mainly because the device renders very slowly when using GPU rendering, which is objectively better than CPU rendering. The ability to plug in a GTX1080 to this thing would make it so much better. - Battery life is respectable.
G
January 31, 2017
Best Tablet
I'll keep this short and sweet. Here is what makes this the best tablet: - 47-Watt TDP CPU (TDP is what you should be looking at folks, not i3/i5/i7 marketing ploys) - Vaio build quality - Kick-stand is easily adjustable with one hand - Ethernet port - Wireless keyboard that doubles as a screen protector included - Triple fan for higher exhaust throughput which allows for running at relatively low speeds thus running really quiet. I had the VAIO Tap 11 and the VAIO Z Canvas solves all the issues I had with the Tap 11 from the noisy fan, weak specs, weak chassis, lack of ports, weak mini-HDMI port, and finicky wireless keyboard who's touchpad doesn't work and can only be charged while the tablet is not in use. I really hope that VIAO doesn't end the Z Canvas line-up. This is truly a remarkable unit! I really hope VAIO (and the rest of the Sony line of products) can catch up with Apple and Samsung in terms of marketing because I truly think VIAO/Sony produce superior devices than their competitors and the consumers simply just don't know about them.