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VAIO has been making PCs since the company spun out from Sony in 2014. For the most part the company has focused on Windows laptops sold in its home country of Japan and beyond. But now VAIO has unveiled a 10.4 inch Android tablet called the VAIO TL10.
It’s available in Brazil for 1799 reais (about $363) and the tablet comes bundled with a 78-key keyboard case that connects to a set of pogo pins on the bottom of the tablet.
The tablet ships with Android 13 and has a solidly mid-range set of features including:
- 10.4 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD display
- Unisoc T616 processor (2 x ARM Cortex-76 cores, 6 x Cortex-A55 and Mali-G57MP1 graphics)
- 8GB LPDDR4x memory
- 128GB UFS storage
- 7,000 mAh battery
- 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
- Stereo speakers
- 3.5mm headset jack
- microSD card reader
- WiFi 5
- Bluetooth 5.0
The tablet ships with 10W power adapter, but supports up to 18W fast charging when used with third-party USB-C charger. The VAIO TL10 measures 245 x 155 x 8mm (9.6″ x 6.1″ x 0.3″) and weighs 520 grams (1.1 pounds).
While it’s kind of interesting to see VAIO branching out beyond PCs, this isn’t the company’s first Android device. VAIO launched an Android phone in Japan in 2015, but it appears to have been a rebranded version of an existing device. I wouldn’t be surprised if the VAIO TL10 also appears to be a third-party product with the VAIO name tacked onto the version sold in Brazil.
There’s no word on if or when the VAIO TL10 will be available in other markets.
via Phablet.jp and Canaltech.com.br
Not too similar to the ‘Nokia’ T21.
Smaller battery, twice as much RAM, slightly better SoC, …
Maybe the build quality on this tablet is better? But I have one of those cheapie Walmart VAIO laptops that I bought for school, and I’m less than impressed with it.
Some keys on the keyboard intermittently don’t respond to input. New updates from VAIO are non-existent, and it has an incomplete BIOS. (Try to select Legacy mode instead of UEFI, I’m booted to a black screen and nothing and have to remove the battery to reset the BIOS).
I heard VAIO was good but didn’t know Sony had spun it off, so I thought I was getting Sony quality.
Maybe this tablet is better. But really, I’m not impressed at all so far with the brand. In fact, once I’m done with school, this laptop is getting e-cycled. I hate it that much.
Looks good enough for me. I’d prefer 8″ and 5g, but hey, just finding a mid-range tablet is hard enough in itself.
As I imagine this will be in Europe as well.
I got so excited and then I saw it’s running Android and has a flappy keyboard instead of a clamshell. If this were running Windows and was an actual laptop, I’d have bought it in a heartbeat. I’m so sick of the lack of sub-11″ notebooks in today’s market.
They’re available. Lookup gpd win max 2.Very soon they’re gonna update it with an Amd 7840u too. U just don’t want to spend that much, brokie
I had a preorder for the 6800U version of the WM2 that I cancelled. I don’t want a built-in controller – nothing to do with being “broke.” I was hoping they’d develop a version without the controller to take the place of the smaller P2 Max in the meantime, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m considering the updated version of the WM2 just because there are no other options in the market and none seem to be coming, despite not wanting the cludgy built-in controller. Unfortunately, it still the best option out there short of the OneMix 4S, which has its own issues that I’d rather not deal with (e.g., hot Intel chip paired with a poor thermal solution).