The ‘family tabletop’ PC features a 20-inch LED backlit IPS display with 1600 x 900 resolution which has been optimized for 10-point multi-touch operation. It comes with a choice of touch apps and Sony, through certain partnerships, aims to enhance the touch experience.
Showing that it is made for family use, its battery is removable and it can even be kept flat to allow for playing games. The Mobile Bravia Engine 2 ensures images are crisp and clear while the wide angle panel and the in-built stand allow it to be viewed from many angles. An Intel HD Graphics 4000 solution helps on the multimedia front.
The tablet PC employs third generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and runs on 64-bit Windows 8. It comes with 4GB, 6GB and 8GB DDR3 memory options and several hard drive configurations including a choice between 500GB, 750GB and 1TB HDDs, and 256GB and 512GB SSDs.
It houses a slot for a Memory Stick Pro Duo card as well as an SD memory card. Then there is 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC capability. Its internal 5000mAh battery, the company claims, is capable of delivering 2 hours and 45 minutes of power when running default settings.
The Sony Vaio Tap 20 comes with a starting price of $880. It will be made available towards the end of October in black and white color options when Windows 8 is launched.