VAIO Z Introduced

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    "Price $3,580 to $4,180"

    What's up with the prices for things lately?! :vbeek:

    Between this and the X1 Titanium, I feel like I warped 20 years into the future (not in the good way :p, with all the inflation and just slightly newer tech).
     
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    Or 20 years into the past. This is what a lot of new high end pen tablets used to cost in the 2005 era.
     
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    Hey, I'd be totally ok if this were a high-end pen tablet. VAIO Z Canvas gen 2? $4000 is reasonable for that level of custom engineering.

    But the pricing of this thing appears to be just for...a nice laptop. :(
     
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    Methinks it's a business model/brand update without the product to go with it. To wit: "maybe we can make more money selling a much smaller number of units at a much higher price/unit. As a "boutique" brand (which I've adored since Vaio was a SONY brand and the Vaio Z was the epitome of small/light/powerful laptop engineering circa 2008-2011, through its reincarnation as a SONY spinoff circa 2014) independent Vaio hasn't really caught fire outside of Japan and this smacks of an attempt to use the cache of the brand to make more money at low volume. I don't think it will work without the design and features to make it a gotta-have for those for whom price is not an object.
     
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    Lest we forget, the price of the Dell Latitude XT and XT2 were both in the $4000 range, and they weren't exactly "high range"...
     
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    Lisa has her review up for those interested.
     
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    Seems to be quite a miss - on performance, features and price. Disappointing. Seems they spent too much money on a "printed" carbon fiber frame and cooling system, but forgot to include the performance benefits the latter might have made possible in the form factor, Not worthy of past Z's nor recent (7yrs) Vaios. Should be a prototype, destined for additional engineering, feature and design changes. Nothing lost, nothing gained I guess.
     
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    It's like spending $2000 for some carbon fire. They have officially lost it.
     
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    Just an utter waste of materials. I'm sure some Japanese boardroom execs will buy some though.

    And comparing this to getting on 20 years ago is pointless.
     
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