Summary: 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 has great looks and design, decent hardware that performs well, and offers good multimedia potential. However, it's rather large for a tablet when it comes to personal use, and quite cumbersome to move around.
Pros: Good overall performance, Multitouch screen, NFC, Stylish looks
Cons: Screen is a fingerprint magnet, Heavy, Cumbersome to use purely as a tablet
Excerpt: 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. But more unique than the laptop/tablet hybrid is this contraption: the desktop/tablet hybrid. This is where Sony has turned to create the VAIO Tap 20 Mobile Desktop .
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. It’s got Ultrabook-class specs, so it’s more than capable of light-duty everyday tasks. It’s very big and heavy for a touchscreen, tablet-esque device though, and the bundled accessories aren’t very good.
Pros: Built-in battery, Large screen (for a tablet), Versatile design
Cons: Heavy, cumbersome, Low screen resolution, Bundled keyboard and mouse aren’t great
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.
Sony Vaio Tap 20 : 20 Zoll großes All-In-One-Tablet
17 March 2013
Summary: Als Tablet zu schwer und unhandlich, als All-In-One fast schon zu klein, mit zu wenigen Schnittstellen gesegnet und ohne optisches Laufwerk: Sonys Vaio Tap 20 ist ein Luxus-Produkt. Man braucht es nicht, aber es macht dennoch Spaß. Interessierte sollten sich jedoch selbst die Frage stellen, ob sie auch dann noch einen Einsatzzweck für das Vaio Tap haben, wenn die anfängliche Neugier und Begeisterung längst abgeebbt sind.