The newly independent Vaio revealed its first prototype created without any input from its former owner, Sony: a 12.3 inch hybrid tablet, boasting a quad-core Intel Haswell CPU, Iris graphics, and a pen enabled display with a stylus included. The price tag is currently set to around $1800, and Vaio hopes to draw the interest of professionally minded consumers such as artists, illustrators, designers and photographers; individuals that are willing to pay a high price for the right machine.
Vaio recently obtained Sony’s laptop production company and still currently sells the models it created under Sony’s ownership. In an interview with WSJ, Vaio revealed that it hopes to follow the success model of Panasonic by creating dependable, advanced machines that are in demand by professionals. The new machines are set to hit Japan, and Japan only for the meantime, in May of next year.