Sony VAIO Tap 20 Release Date and Price – It’s a Windows 8 Desktop and Tablet!

The Sony VAIO Tap 20 inch Desktop PC is a little bit of both an Ultrabook and a tablet. But it is actually a Windows 8 Desktop with a battery inside.

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The Sony VAIO Tap 20-inch Desktop PC is a little bit of both an Ultrabook and a tablet. The new all in one PC from Sony has a 20 inch AIO touch screen and fits perfectly into the mold of an Ultrabook and  with its ten point multitouch screen along with a built-in- battery it also qualifies to be called a tablet.

Sony VAIO Tap 20 is the latest experimentation of Sony to make a hybrid. The Sony VAIO Tap 20 runs on Windows 8 OS and has an incredibly large 20 inch multi touch display with a resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels resolution.  The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is expected to be released by October end.

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Portable, battery-powered VAIOTM Tap 20 fits right into any living space – from bedrooms and kids’ play areas to the kitchen or garden. Lay it on a coffee table and let everyone join in games on the large multi-touch screen. Flip out the in-built stand and tilt VAIOTM Tap 20 at a comfortable angle for ‘lean back’ photo/movie editing by touch operation, browsing and entertainment. Or stand it upright and use as a fully-functioning desktop PC: it’s easy to work on documents, surf or check emails with the supplied wireless keyboard and mouse.

Sony VAIO Tap 20 Features

The tablet fever is infectious and the Desktop is not immune to it. The Sony VAIO Tap 20 gives the user a desktop that feels and works like a Tablet. It will certainly appeal to the users. However its weight creates some doubts especially since it is 8 times heavier than the new generation iPad and weighs almost 5 kgs.

In the quest to keep the device portable and economical, Sony has made some compromises. The company has kept away the optical drive to keep the PC thin and sleek. Besides the ultra-low-Voltage and 1.7 GHz CPU, the absence HDMI input and the decent screen resolution makes it wanting when compared with its competitors like the HP Spectre One AIO desktop and Acer Aspire ZS600 AIO desktop PC.

Because the Sony VAIO Tap 20 is a low voltage variant, it delivers slower performance both in terms of speed and Graphic Performance with its Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. Despite these hiccups the Sony VAIO Tap 20 gives creditable performance for any standard Windows Application.

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Sony VAIO Tap 20 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 8
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3317U
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • RAM: 4GB
  • RAM Upgradable to: 8GB
  • Hard Drive Size: 750GB @ 5,400rpm
  • Hard Drive Type: SATA Hard Drive
  • Display Size: 20 Inch.
  • Display Type: LCD Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1600 x 900 Pixels
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Model Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS , NFC, MicroUSB v3.0
  • Micro SD Cardslot
  • HD Webcam, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Size: 504 x 187 x 304 mm
  • Weight: 5.2 kg

The Sony VAIO Tap 20 was introduced after some tweaks with the conventional AIO designs. One of the features is that the user will be able to place the AIO tablet-cum-desktop in any angle for viewing. Its 20 inch 10 point multi-touch screen is run by the Bravia Engine 2 supporting sharp visuals. There are also a host of important features such as Fingertapps organizer, Family Paint and friendly calendar lets you make the most of the multi-touch display.

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The 20 inch 10-point multi-touch screen is powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2 supporting sharp visuals. The screen of Sony VAIO TAP 20 might give you constraining experience but it’s a definite plus for users who look forward to take anywhere for their convenience. The additional perks including the host of applications such as Fingertapps organizer, Family Paint and friendly calendar lets you make the most of the multi-touch display.

The Tap 20 starts at $879.99 and will be available in markets from 26th October. The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an important addition from the House of Sony and will be opening a whole new segment of Desktop PC which looks and feels like a Tablet.

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  • jona beast

    Lol their duo 11 has a higher screen resolution maybe they will let you upgrade it