Excerpt: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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 hardware and the finger supportive Windows 8 in...
Pros: 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 user-friendly screen and the very appealing system perfor...
Cons: 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" applications. For the Vaio Tap 20: Particularly a...
Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-in-One Touchscreen Computer and Tablet Review
4 March 2013
Excerpt: 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 towards new form factors like the Next Unit of...
Excerpt: Windows 8 marked a major overhaul of Microsoft’s operating system, but it wasn’t just the software that got a makeover. Manufacturers also built new hardware to work with Windows 8’s touch-focused interface, including a diverse range of tablets, laptops and hybrid designs .
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.
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.
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: Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an all-in-one touch screen computing device that operates on Windows 8. It is a perfect combination of PC and a tablet. Tap 20 comes as a space-saving all-in-one desktop that of course can be converted into a tablet anytime you wish to.
Pros: Good display , Multitouch screen , NFC included , Impressive design
Cons: Heavy , Expensive , Too big to be called a Tablet , No HDMI
This touchscreen PC has a built-in battery -- you can use it on your couch
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: Built-in battery, Large screen (for a tablet), Versatile design
Cons: Heavy, cumbersome, Low screen resolution, Bundled keyboard and mouse aren’t great