Excerpt: The new VAIO Tap 20 captures everything that is quintessentially Sony while leaving your current notions of gadget “categories” in shambles. The Windows 8 device is technically positioned as an all-in-one desktop, but it’s definitely borrowed highlights from tablets. Features like an integrated battery, 20″ 1,600 x 900 touch screen, built in kickstand, ClearAudio+ and proprietary goodies like OneTouch –- a simple device pairing technology that connects Sony NFC devices...
Conclusion: That said, this is a unique product, and a well-executed one for what it is. (And in case you thought Sony wasn't serious about buyers taking this tablet around, the company is offering a $59.99 carry case for it, to be available in December.) If you're strapped for space for your desktop, like the design and semi-portability, and want bragging rights to one of the world's biggest "true" tablets (so far, anyway!
Pros: PC converts into giant tabletop tablet, Good complementary apps, Excellent-quality screen, Handsome, minimalist design, User-replaceable battery
Cons: Small screen for an AIO at this price, Just two USB ports
Summary: This diminuitive 20in Sony is a bit of a wild card. Is it a desktop? Is it a giant tablet? Is it, perhaps, both? That’s what Sony is going for with the Tap 20. It’s a PC with a 20in screen and a fold-away stand, allowing it to either be a standard desktop – or a knee-strainingly bulky slate.
Conclusion: The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is big, bold and unlike much else on the market, but it's also just a bit strange. Arranged in the desktop-like position we have few qualms - it delivers enough power to cater for most tasks, though is nothing special for the £1,000 asking price, and won't cater for demanding gamers. If you're after a standalone desktop or all-in-one then there are plenty of other dedicated machines out there that don't have the touchscreen facility.
Pros: Clever adjustable stand, screen looks good throughout various viewing angles, responsive to touch, battery could save from power outages, interesting new category
Cons: Not a Full HD screen, it's heavy, battery won't last out that long, not powerful enough to be considered a pro desktop, should be slimmer
Conclusion: Let's give it its due. The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is as versatile as a non-laptop gets. It has its moderate muscle, it has a hundred different places you could put it in your home, and that screen is - at least if you're thinking tablet - absolutely enormous. We don't really feel like Sony has successfully chipped out a new foothold in the PC cliff face, but the Sony Vaio Tap 20 is interesting, at least. We have to give it that.
Summary: Ordinateur familial ou tablette numérique tactile géante pour toute la famille, le VAIO Tap 20 fait débat sur son usage. Nous l’avons surtout utilisé comme ordinateur posé sur sa béquille ce qui, nous pensons, sera sa principale utilisation dans les foyers qui l’auront adopté. Sur les genoux, il est trop lourd et trouvera sa place, à plat sur une table basse pour des sessions ludiques.
Pros: Qualité de l’écran, Silence, USB 3.0, Double usage PC/tablette géante, Accessibilité de certains composants
Cons: Performances en retrait face à la concurrence tout-en-un
Summary: Claro que para se atingir este valor foi fundamental a utilização de componentes de baixo consumo, como o processador Intel Core i3-3217U de 1,8 GHz, que possui uma placa gráfica integrada Intel HD Graphics 4000. Os 4 GB de memória RAM do tipo DDR3 1600MHz SO-Dim e os 750 GB de espaço em disco completam a lista de especificações técnicas deste computador que, tal como poderá imaginar, não foi propriamente pensado para lidar com os jogos 3D mais exigentes do mercado.
Pros: Design e qualidade de construção | Conceito inovador de desktop e tablet num só dispositivo