Sony Vaio Tap 20 – A Family Windows 8 Touch PC

The advent of Windows 8 OS has compelled many PC and tablet manufacturers to come up with new machines, compatible with the latest operating system from Windows. Sony does not remain far behind in this race. The popular brand has come up with its new offering – Sony Vaio Tap 20 which it refers as a family touch PC.

The new entry in the Vaio lineup serves dual-purpose. First, it can be held in an upright position with the help of a built-in kick stand and used as desktop along with the wireless keyboard and mouse supplied.

Secondly, it can be transformed into tablet by enabling its touch-friendly mode.

The internals of Sony Vaio Tap 20 remain standard. Power is derived from an Intel Core i5-3317 paired with 4 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard disk. Outer appearance indicates, there’s only one control and that’s a Home button situated at the bottom of the screen with a Windows logo on it. So evidently, the machine runs on Windows 8. It can run on Windows 8 Pro too.

Apart from this, the tablet-desktop hybrid has a display resolution of 1600×900, Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 connectivity and a built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor. Use of Mobile Bravia Engine 2 by Sony ensures crisp movie viewing with fine details!

Though Windows 8 is sufficient to carry out various tasks, Sony has given its product a finishing touch by adding few value apps which may come useful such as Family Paint and Calendar. The former lets two people draw, paint, sketch and daub simultaneously from opposite ends of the large touch-screen and share results to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The latter allows family members add sticky notes scribble notes and see at glance what others are up to. Besides this, the 20-inches touch-screen device makes it easier to connect other home devices to it and share content via it. How? It includes One-touch function, a characteristic of Near Field Communication technology (NFC) that permits you to instantly establish a wireless connection between two devices by just tapping them. No Bluetooth connection or Wi-Fi set up required for the purpose.

To know more, visit Sony Press Center.

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