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Sony VAIO Tap 20

Sony VAIO Tap 20
alaScore 90

195 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. Many are critical about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO Tap 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO SVJ2021V1EWISony VAIO SVJ2021V1EWI

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the price.

usability, design, size


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Tap All-in-One Touch Screen SVJ20217CXW 20-Inch Desktop (White)Sony VAIO Tap All-in-One Touch Screen SVJ20217CXW 20-Inch Desktop (White)

Aug, 2016

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Review Sony Vaio Tap 20 SVJ2021V1E Tablet


Mom, Dad and I. Sony's Vaio Tap 20 not only strikes with its exceptionally large tablet size but, unlike the rule, also sees the whole family as its target group. In order to fulfill the wishes of all family members, young and old, Sony installs strong...

Idea and target group, Use, Presentation size in native resolution, Computing power (for tablet conditions), Stand, Bluetooth keyboard, Battery, hard drive and RAM are replaceable, High capacity storage device, The courageous idea, the big...

Noise during load, Power consumption, Battery runtime, Reflective screen, No product specific accessories, Weight, Tricky interfaces, No video out, Generally: More finger-optimized software that would bring considerable advantages even in "boring"...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (

The Desktop Goes Mobile


Windows 8 has hardware manufacturers trying out some new dance moves. We've seen a wave of oddball hybrid devices running Microsoft's new touch-sensitive, power-sipping OS, most of which combine a portable tablet with a sliding or detachable keyboard....

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Sony VAIO Tap 20 (SVJ20215CXW)


The Sony VAIO Tap 20 (SVJ20215CXW) ($999.99 list) is a full-featured touch screen all-in-one desktop PC, with a little portability mixed in. For 99 percent of its use, you will be sitting in front of the Sony VAIO Tap 20 as if it were any other...

Large screen. Has 10-finger multitouch screen. Innovative hinge and kickstand. Includes wireless keyboard and mouse. Comes with a battery for (limited) portability

Mobile components limit performance. Not full 1080p HD. Only single-band Wi-Fi. Only 30-day subscription to Internet Security updates. Less than two hours battery life

The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an all-in-one touch-screen desktop with an integrated battery. You can move it the house without shutting down, so you can enjoy large screen computing in more than just one room.

Oct, 2012

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Sony Vaio Tap 20


You could reasonably feel skeptical about the Sony Vaio Tap 20. For a 20-inch all-in-one touch-screen desktop with no optical drive and a low-voltage Core i5 chip, $999 seems like a lot to ask. But thanks to a built-in battery and a semiportable...

By slapping a battery inside a 20-inch touch-screen all-in-one to make the Sony Vaio Tap 20 , the company has given birth to a new PC category with great potential in tech-savvy homes.

The touch screen has some frustrating drag, and Sony made a few missteps among some otherwise reasonable sacrifices for portability and price.

A compelling experiment in tablet-desktop hybridization, the Sony Vaio Tap 20 is a great fit for home tech enthusiasts willing to try something new.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (

Sony VAIO Tap 20


The first Windows 8 all-in-one with a touch screen and integrated battery provides fun for the whole family.

Attractive design with fold-back display; Integrated battery enables portability; Responsive touch screen with wide viewing angles; Good selection of family-friendly apps

Integrated graphics; Display has fairly low 1600 x 900 resolution; Grainy webcam; Limited port selection

Click to EnlargeFrom a purely technical standpoint, the Sony VAIO Tap 20 doesn't deliver the performance we'd expect for a $1,000 PC. The real value of the Tap 20, however, lies in its 10-point touch screen, integrated battery and family-friendly...

Oct, 2012

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Sony VAIO Tap 20 Review


As an idea this Sony desktop-tablet hybrid isn't without its merits, but it's still far from perfection. If you always dreamt of buying a stylish, space-saving all-in-one desktop with a built-in battery, the Sony VAIO Tap 20 is worth looking into. It...

Good overall performance, Multitouch screen, NFC, Stylish looks

Screen is a fingerprint magnet, Heavy, Cumbersome to use purely as a tablet

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Legit Reviews (

Sony VAIO Tap 20 Hybrid Tablet PC Review


The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an awesome hybrid mobile device for Windows 8 that brings the touch experience to life, but an old school 5400RPM hard drive that was first released in 2010 makes the Tap 20 sluggish.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (

Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-in-One Touchscreen Computer and Tablet Review


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Mar, 2013

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Sony VAIO Tap 20


With the official rollout of Windows 8 coming in late October—and new computers galore shepherding it into the world—we're already seeing, weeks before the new operating system's release, the familiar forms of laptop computers reinvented. Under wraps,...

PC converts into giant tabletop tablet ; Good complementary apps ; Excellent-quality screen ; Handsome, minimalist design ; User-replaceable battery

Small screen for an AIO at this price ; Just two USB ports

A small-screened AIO PC that moonlights as a Windows 8 mega-tablet, the VAIO Tap 20 is a reasonable pick (in its lower-cost configurations) for buyers who need a uniquely flexible desktop.

Oct, 2012

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Sony Vaio Tap SVJ20215CXW


The Sony Vaio Tap SVJ20215CXW does not offer major computing power or lightning fast speeds, but it does offer portability. If taking your desktop around the house without powering down is important to you, the Tap goes where you go.

The design is sleek, and a supplemental battery allows for easy portability

The computer is underpowered and slow

Some of the features of the Sony Vaio Tap SVJ20215CXW make it an interesting computer, but for every one good aspect, there are two major problems to address.

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
HD type:No / Not supported
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:AIO


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Hyper Threading: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I5-3317U
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31


Number of storage drives installed:1