Sony Vaio Tap 20 release date pegged for October, brings Windows 8 for the family

Sony Vaio Tap 20

The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is amongst the many devices launched by the Japanese conglomerate including the Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook that poses as a tablet as well. The slate in question spans 20 inches wide and its release date is scheduled for October.

The company is basically trying to bring about a ‘fresh concept’ through its Sony Vaio Tap 20 tabletop PC. The device blends in the conventional AIO design with a little twist through. Users will be able to place it in various angles for viewing pleasures, like a lean back position for enhanced touch input and up-right for a desktop-like appearance. The Vaio Display Plus screen employed here has a 10-point multi-touch panel with resolutions of 1600 x 900 pixels and it’s powered by the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for clear visuals.

Sony Tabletop PC

The third generation lineup of Intel Core processors takes charge here with options of the i7-3517U, i5-3317U and i3-3217U CPUs, coupled with HD Graphics 4000. Apart from built-in stereo speakers, a subwoofer and ClearAudio+ as well as S-Force Front Surround 3D technologies, users can choose between Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro platforms. The hoarding capacity employed is based on selection between 750GB or 1TB HDDs operating at 5400rpm. The system is configurable with up to 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM and weighs approximately 5.2kg.

Coming to the extra perks, the company has thrown in a host of applications including Family Paint, Fingertapps Organizer and friendly calendar that are designed to make the most out of the multi-touch display. The Music Unlimited service will be available as well, in selected countries. For connectivity, users will have WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Ethernet at their disposal along with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a card reader and an HD webcam.

Sony AIO Concept

The Sony Vaio Tap 20 price is still under wraps, but the release date details are available now. The tabletop PC is scheduled to launch in October, 2012.