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Sony unveils new Windows 8 VAIO Tap 20 table-top PC

20 inch Sony tablet

Hold onto your seats, this is a big one. Sony has unveiled a 20" table-top Windows 8 PC today at IFA Berlin, titled VAIO Tap 20. The battery-powered PC features a stand allowing the user to adjust the device to suit immediate needs, whether it be tablet photo viewing (on the lap as it weighs in at a sturdy 11 pounds) or desktop-style web browsing. It's a Windows 8 PC that's surely going to turn some heads, so what's included in the package?

Loaded with Microsoft's Windows 8 touch orientated operating system, the VAIO Tap 20 sports inuitive control with crisp audio. Making use of S-Force Front Surround 3D technologies by Sony, the table-top PC not only looks great, but will sound just as clear. NFC is supported out-the-box, and the PC will sport an Intel i7, i5 or i3 processor, maximum of 8GB RAM, 750GB or 1TB HDD, USB 3.0, SD card slot, HD webcam and Intel HD 4000 graphics.

Some highlighted features of the new 20" Windows 8 table PC:

  • New-style PC for the entire family with multi-touch panel
  • Unique adjustable stand for comfortable computing in any position: lay-flat, tilting or desktop-style
  • Built-in battery gives portability around the home
  • Unique multi-user apps including Family Paint and Fingertapps Organizer

Will you be purchasing one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Android Central, Sony

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Sony unveils new Windows 8 VAIO Tap 20 table-top PC

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I'd love to whip this out and use it like a tablet when everyone around me is using a 7", it would be amusing.... To me, anyway.

I'm imagining the humorous implications along the same lines as holding an ipad to your ear to pretend you're really tiny.  Or is that just me?

Only thing that will screw this over is the mechanical hard drive. Its bad news for the average user who don't know how to handle with care.

Wow. I never intended to buy any tablet as I don't see how to use it, but I guess I need to find some good excuse to get one anyway ...
 
btw, am I the only one who thinks that the "touchscreens" they used on the enterprise (next generation) looked a little like Windows 8?

I'm not even sure what I think of this.  Great coffeetable type PC, for sure.  11 lbs just seems pretty dang heavy.  Heavy means CLUNK when it falls.  I guess I want to see what Surface looks/feels like along with competitors.  Not the same "class" but as I said, I'm not sure how this makes me feel!

Looks awesome! I think it would be used just around the house. But the convenience it would provide as a home PC/tablet would be worth it, imo.

Kaz Hirai unveiled a Microsoft-powered product. It's surreal. It's like he's unveiling the PS4 with Xbox LIVE onboard! LOL