VAIO Z with Windows 8.1

VAIO's first all-new Windows 8.1 laptops since breaking away from Sony in 2014 were revealed today. Both the VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are 2-in-1 hybrids. The VAIO Z includes a hinge on its display so it can be turned into a tablet, while the VAIO Z Canvas is designed so that the screen can detach from its keyboard.

The 13.3-inch VAIO Z will have a currently unnamed Intel Core i7 processor inside and is supposed to have a very impressive battery life of up to 15.5 hours. The weight of the VAIO Z is just 2.95 pounds and is supposed to be 16.8mm thick. The notebook will go on sale today in its home country of Japan for 190,000 yen, or just over $1,600.

VAIO Z Canvas

The VAIO Z Canvas is due out in May and the 12.2-inch notebook will have a touchscreen with a resolution of 2560x1704. The detachable display will come with a built-in kickstand, similar to the Surface Pro 3, along with its own digital stylus. It will also support an Intel Core i7 processor, along with up to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. No pricing for the laptop has been revealed yet.

At the moment, both of these new VAIO laptops are exclusive to Japan and there's no word on when, or if, they might be released in other parts of the world.

Source: VAIO; Via: Engadget