VAIO Prototype Tablet PC with Surface Pro-like Design unveiled at Adobe Max 2014
VAIO previously known as SONY VAIO has cooked up something. Even though Sony is not at the helm of VAIO brand, the brand hasn’t completely lost its glory. The company has unveiled a tablet PC prototype at the Adobe Max 2014 and oddly the thing looks similar to the Microsoft’s Surface Pro and should be aiming at the same audience as Microsoft Surface Pro. The device is named VAIO Prototype Tablet PC and has 12.3-inch LCD display with 2560 x 1704 resolution.
The tablet with detachable keyboard that looks exactly like Surface Pro keyboard runs on an Intel quadcore chip alongside Intel Iris Pro graphics. The device boasts 95-percent Adobe RGB color gamut and comes with a digitizer.
With the kickstand at the back and detachable keyboard the tablet looks very familiar. However, don’t be surprised it was unveiled at the Adobe Max as the device with touchscreen that you would rather focus on for your graphic duties pushing the idea of a tablet that is as powerful as desktop where you can use your finger to design and draw things.
And for connectivity, the tablet is a bit ahead with some more ports. The device has two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, Mini DisplayPort, headphone output, and a gigabit ethernet port. There is also SDXC memory card slot. The Surface Pro 3 on the other hand only has on USB 3.0.
The company is not interested in low-end devices and the company plans to offer high-end portable devices. And you could guess what, the VAIO Prototype Tablet PC is expected to cost at least 200,000 Yen that is about $1,827. However, its sales at least in the beginning will be limited to Japan. The company hasn’t revealed anything about launching the device in other countries.
Source VAIO Corp