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Sony VAIO Tap 20

Sony VAIO Tap 20
alaScore 96

238 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the value for money.

usability, design, reliability, 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 exce

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

Noise during load; Power consumption; Battery runtime; Reflective screen; No product specific accessories; Weight; Tricky interfaces; No video out

is still at their beginnings. Dell has announced the XPS 18 and Archos has the Android-powered Family Pad II in its range with a similar concept but much smaller 13-inch screen.

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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


Seen enough hybrid laptops with sliding or detachable keyboards? This contraption is totally unique: a desktop/tablet hybrid.

A truly portable all-in-one, with a folding stand and an internal battery good for three hours of cordless operation. Lays flat so you can use it as a table PC

Spec’d more like a laptop than a desktop. Expensive. Carrying it like a tablet just makes you want a tablet. 10-point touchscreen is laggy, and not as nice as other Windows 8 touchscreens

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


When new and interesting architectures and technology are developed, it enables system designers to build creative designs and systems for consumers. With its renewed focus on power efficiency as well as performance, Intel has helped move the industry...

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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.

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"Great for the entire family!"


I was looking for something to replace the old desktop running Vista. I wanted something that ran in the windows 8 environment and could still be considered a working person's computer if needed. This fits the bill nicely. Certainly not for everyone,...

* Portability - No it's not a replacement for your tablet, but it will certainly set-up quickly anywhere you need

* Bloatware

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"I keep on finding new reasons to love this!"


As a tech geek, I love innovative designs like the Sony Tap 20.

- Despite not being 1080p, the screen is fantastic.

I would love to see future versions of this PC to be slightly thinner and lighter.