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Vaio Canvas Z

Posted By: James Morrissey

Vaio Canvas Z - 03/12/16 04:02 PM

Hey Everyone,

I jave been in the market for a laptop for a bit. I had been thinking about biying a Microsoft Surface as I want something super portable, but then saw this Vaio Z Canvas.

It is a 16gb Quad Core i7 (admittedly Haswell) with a 1TB hard drive. I was able to get it relatively cheaply compared to list (hardly 'cheap' though). I will be testing it out over the next couple of weeks.

It is odd switching to Windows10, and I hope I get used to it. smile

Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Vaio Canvas Z - 03/15/16 06:09 PM

I have the unit in my apartment and it is pretty much everything I had hoped for - and more.

First things first, Windows 10, while new, feels very comfortable to me. It seems like a blend of Windows and iOS.

The tablet, besides being fully loaded on the specs side (as mentioned prior), has some really cool features. The first is that the on-board display allows you to use pre-set Kelvin temperatures. It also has almost as many ports as a laptop. It has two USB 3 ports, a mini display, a CAT 5 and a SD reader. Pretty impressive.

Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Vaio Canvas Z - 03/26/16 03:28 PM

I have been using the Vaio for about two weeks now...I really like this computer. The on board display is spectacular, the best I have ever seen in a laptop. They claim that the color gammut is about 95% of Adobe RGB (most are 95% of sRGB).

Color calibrating the display was the easiest I have ever done. I inouttd the kelvin (6500, changed the gamma to 2.2 and plugged the monitor spyder to it. I think the display is better than my full size LCD (which is admittedly an older display at this point, but it has excellent color accuracy).

Using the pen on the display makes photo editing so easy and accurate. The problem is that I am becoming a bit obsessive compulsive with making aure that every piece of the image is perfect...somthing that was not quite as easy using my Bamboo or my trackball.

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