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Sony VAIO Tap 20

Sony VAIO Tap 20
alaScore 91

197 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and there are some critical comments about the price.

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( 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 are impressed by 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, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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, 2018

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 is an all-in-one touch-screen desktop with an integrated battery.

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.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Sony Vaio Tap 20 review


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.

Oct, 2012

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Sony VAIO Tap 20


The family that plays together stays together, as the old adage goes. These days, however, family members seem more interested in playing on their own devices than with each other. Sony hopes to change that with the VAIO Tap 20 ($999 as configured),...

Oct, 2012

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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

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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

Expert review by : John Burek (

Sony VAIO Tap 20 Review and Ratings


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.

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

Windows 8, with its touch-sensitive tile Start menu, is—more than any earlier version of Windows—actually

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony VAIO Tap 20 all-in-one PC


This touchscreen PC has a built-in battery -- you can use it on your couch

Built-in battery ; Large screen (for a tablet) ; Versatile design

Heavy, cumbersome ; Low screen resolution ; Bundled keyboard and mouse aren’t great

Sony’s VAIO Tap 20 wants to bridge the gap between your study desk and your couch. With its internal battery it’s good for around 90 minutes of Web browsing or video watching -- not a huge amount, but better than nothing. It’s got Ultrabook-class...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: No
Color of product:Black, White / White


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:20
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 960
Total megapixels:1.3 / 1.31
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA
Windows keys: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro / VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro / VAIO Gate, VAIO Message Center, PlayMemories Home, Fingertapps Organizer, Family Paint, Service VAIO, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update, McAfee Internet Security
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes


Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode: Yes
Battery Life:2.75
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / 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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I5-3317U
Processor boost frequency:2.6
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3217U / I5-3317U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro / VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro / VAIO Gate, VAIO Message Center, PlayMemories Home, Fingertapps Organizer, Family Paint, Service VAIO, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update, McAfee Internet Security
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78 / 12.3 / 7.28 / 7.36
Height:12 / 12.3 / 15.7 / 7.36
Width:19.8 / 20.7