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Sony VAIO Tap 21

Sony VAIO Tap 21
alaScore 85

9 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 5 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Nov 8, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 321646 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 13, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 21 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the usability.

design, size

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO SVT21218CXB 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen DesktopSony VAIO SVT21218CXB 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB)

 

The Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB) is a vast improvement over last year's portable all-in-one desktop

Portable around the house. Huge screen for a portable device. Ultrabook performance in an all-in-one desktop form factor. Comfortable keyboard and mouse included.

Quite a few pre-loaded apps. Reflective glass. No latch on arm. Shorter battery life than rivals.

With a decent feature set, the Sony VAIO Tap 21 is an attractive entry to the portable all-in-one desktop field. It will keep many users happy, particularly if they limit their portable use to around a home or office with a lot of tabletops in it. That...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Tap 21 gets sleeker and better in its second outing: hands-on

 

There may be a lot of touch-screen tabletop Windows 8 tablet PCs, but the Vaio Tap 21 has the looks to compete.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio Tap 21 gets sleeker and better in its second outing: hands-on

 

There may be a lot of touch-screen tabletop Windows 8 tablet PCs, but the Vaio Tap 21 has the looks to compete.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Tap 21 gets sleeker and better in its second outing: hands-on

 

There may be a lot of touch-screen tabletop Windows 8 tablet PCs, but the Vaio Tap 21 has the looks to compete.

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Certificates

EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Capacity:3650
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 5100

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

Autonomy mode: Yes
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3650
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
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
PCI Express configurations:2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i7-4558U
Processor boost frequency:3.3
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR188
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4558U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): 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): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75992
Processor code:SR188
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Storage media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.85
Height:1.4
Weight:8.6
Width:20.6