Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Vaio introduces Vision Plus 14 ultra-lightweight portable monitor

It has been exactly ten years since Sony separated the Vaio brand as an independent company. During this time, Vaio has become known for its lightweight and user-friendly notebook computers. Now, it is taking this success to the portable monitor market and introducing a remarkable innovation: the Vaio Vision Plus 14. This new monitor is ideal for professionals and students on the go.

The Vaio Vision Plus 14 is available in Japan today. This 14-inch USB-C monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels weighs just 325 grams. That’s almost half the weight of many portable monitors on the market. Compared to the 13.3-inch Asus ZenScreen OLED MQ13AH, for example, which weighs 490 grams, the Vaio Vision Plus 14 is much lighter despite having a larger screen.

Vaio Vision Plus 14 specifications and design

The Vaio Vision Plus 14 is just 12.4 mm (0.49 inches) thick at its widest point and 3.9 mm (0.15 inches) thick at its thinnest point. This lightness and thinness is achieved thanks to its skeletal design and carbon fiber back panel. Carbon fiber is 33% lighter than aluminum and significantly lighter than magnesium alloy of the same hardness. These features increase the monitor’s durability and portability.

The company says the Vision Plus 14 has undergone rigorous durability tests at its facilities in Japan. These tests prove that the monitor can withstand drops, bends, and years of use. According to Vaio, this monitor can be used safely even during intensive work or in the event of a drop. There are also five videos that show that the monitor can withstand light torture.

The ease of use and connectivity options of the Vaio Vision Plus 14

The monitor comes with an origami-style stand cover. This cover allows you to use the monitor as a second vertical display on top of your laptop. This feature is especially useful for multitasking.

The Vaio Vision Plus 14, like other portable monitors, can be powered by your laptop via a single USB-C cable. This reduces cable clutter and provides ease of use, especially when you’re on the go. As long as your laptop provides 10 watts of power. You can also connect a 65W or higher USB-C PD power supply to the monitor’s second USB-C port and charge your laptop at the same time. The monitor consumes around 4W of power during use and can deliver a maximum of 60W of power to your laptop.

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There are some uncertainties in terms of image quality. Vaio has not specified the type of panel used. However, it is stated that the screen displays 100% of the sRGB spectrum. This may be considered a relatively small color space for graphics professionals. The antiglare display reaches 400 nits of brightness. This may be sufficient for indoor use, but not for outdoor use.

While Vaio sells its computers in the U.S. and other countries, it’s not yet clear whether the new portable monitor will be available in markets outside of Japan. The monitor is available in Japan as of Monday for 54,800 yen (about $339 / AU$11,087) and is set to ship this week.

The Vaio Vision Plus 14 stands out with its lightness, portability and durability. It offers a major innovation for users who need a second screen, especially when on the move. This new monitor once again demonstrates Vaio’s innovative approach to technology and user-friendly design.

Danish Kapoor