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Sony VAIO Tap 20

Sony VAIO Tap 20
alaScore 95

277 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, design, price, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 20

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO SVJ2021V1EWI

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, design, reliability, price, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Tap All-in-One Touchscreen SVJ20215CXW 20-Inch Desktop (White)Sony VAIO SVJ20237CXW 20-Inch Mobile All-in-One Touchscreen DesktopSony VAIO SVJ20235CXW 20-Inch Mobile All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop

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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"...

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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....

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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.

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Sony Vaio Tap 20

 

What, you thought desktops were immune from the tabletization sweeping over Windows 8 laptops ?

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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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

 

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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.

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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

Configuration

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: Yes

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I5-3317U
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