The Surface Pro 3 also weighs about 1.76 lbs. without a keyboard. The Canvas will push 2.76 lbs. sans keyboard, so there’s definitely a price to be paid for all that performance.
And yes, that performance will come at a cost: The baseline Canvas will push $2,200, the mid-range unit $2,600, and the top-end unit will top $3,100.
Whether you think it’s a Surface clone or not, one thing is clear: It’s likely to be the fastest tablet around unless Microsoft announces a quad-core chip in its Surface Pro 4 tomorrow.
If you can’t wait until tomorrow though, VAIO said the Canvas goes on sale today, and anyone interested in checking it out in person can visit their local Microsoft store.
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