I just read an interesting article regarding VAIO's performance over the last year. One quote that makes me optimistic is: "Mr. Ota said all of the company’s PC lines were profitable in the financial year ended May 31, while contract electronics manufacturing and a Windows smartphone also contributed to its bottom line." This presumably means the Canvas gained enough market traction to post a profit for VAIO, alleviating at least one concern. Additionally, they won't be merging with Toshiba after all: "Now Vaio is ready to take the next step, and it won’t be a marriage with a domestic peer PC manufacturer, Mr. Ota said. Earlier this year, Toshiba Corp. gave up on a plan to merge its unprofitable PC division with Vaio and the PC unit of Fujitsu Ltd. Toshiba officials say they still want to combine its PC unit with Vaio, but Mr. Ota said he sees “no need” for his company to do so." This means VAIO is confident it can stand based on it's existing product line. Soo....let's go with the Canvas 2!