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Sony 20 Tab

Sony went big at IFA 2012 yesterday by unveiling a 20" Windows 8 table-top PC, which (when laid on a flat surface) looks something like a battle overview screen from Star Wars. The device is set to sport an Intel i7, i5 or i3 processor, accompanied by a maximum of 8GB RAM, 750GB or 1TB HDD, USB 3.0, SD card slot, HD webcam and Intel HD 4000 graphics. Powering Windows 8, the Sony VAIO Tab 20 will definitely turn heads.

Our team on the floor at IFA in Berlin managed to take a minute to look more closely at the Sony VAIO Tab 20, which can be seen in the video. Be sure to take a gander and see just how large this portable device is - remember it features a built-in, rechargeable battery but does weigh in at 11 pounds. The stand is visible in the short clip to reveal just how the table-top PC can be used as both a tablet or as a desktop.

Stay tuned for more action from IFA 2012!



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Coffee says:

Love these big screens, more and more like the original Surface, can't wait for more. 

daguila29 says:

I thought I knew what tablet I wanted when the Surface was introduced. Now im torn, I wish I could buy them all. Specially the Sony VAIO 11. and the Ativ or this family Tab would look so awesome in my living room. ....agghhh (Pulling my hair out)

x I'm tc says:

That's what's called a good problem to have.

brandoshido says:

First world problems, eh?

MastrMeatWad says:

I actually like the concept and size of this VAIO.  Price will be out the range I want to spend, probably.

Sarang68 says:

Oooohh! Mama Mia.

Wow what's the price tag I think I have chosen my home computer lol

Guakala says:

I guess this would be the ultimate "sitting on the couch" tablet... But hey, am I the only one waiting for a 7in Windows 8 tablet? So many in the 10in range but I have yet to hear anything about a 7in :(

Lumia Tablet maybe? LOL

Shane says:

Ok, I love the concept of this device.  I think this would be great for parties.  However, will it be party proof (as in spill proof).  I could see some great adult drinking game apps, trivial pursuit type board games utilizing this device.  Essentially a mobile PixelSense device.  Great idea.

incendy says:

Looks great as a desktop replacement, although needs an SSD drive. If the HDD is replaceable and it has wacom tech built in, I would buy this.

ebradley says:

It doubt it will be as clean as the Surface. Think bloat ware.
That is why I am not getting a Samsung. They are proud of the way they can create lag.

WinPhanKyle says:

That tablet is a MONSTER! Holy crap. Although I would love this, I have to ask myself is this practicle?

WinFan1 says:

Pure Awesomeness still going with a surface though :p

nizzon says:

Does open apps "reset" if you go to start and launch the app again from the tile (like on WP), instead of using the swipe from left history feature?
Personally Im not that fond of the history feature, flicking through apps will get old pretty fast I think, will be faster to go straight to Start and pick what I want from there. But if that will reset the session then Im screwed. :/

J4rrod says:

You have three options: swiping in the apps (like you said), bringing up the most recent apps bar by swiping in then making a U turn back to the bessel (this brings up the apps bar like what happens when you move to the top/bottom left corner with a keyboard mouse), or you could go back to Start as that does not reset the apps.

nizzon says:

Great thanks!

Interesting that the demo dude seems to struggle to use the Windows 8 UI - he brings up the desktop and then tries to swipe something in from the left but nothing happens, I guess because no metro apps are running.

RayWP7 says:

I think I missed something. Did I miss what type of HDD?  With 750GB to 1GB, I'm guessing it is NOT SDD.  Spindles on a tablet ... even an 11lbs one seems kind of silly? Or not?

krashek says:

He doesn't know how to use Windows 8 -.-

gorebashd says:

Holy big batman!! And does he even know how to use windows 8? Lol

CX1 says:

Would look nice on the wall in my kitchen

TheMofaDe says:

Omg I would love to show off that monster Go Sony!!

big_slim750 says:

Is that an Xperia WP8 next to the right of it @ 20 seconds??

ustudio says:

no sony doesnt do wp 8 did yall see sammys 27 incher series 7 all in one

valapsp says:

No discrete graphics?

chris_abr says:

They only create problems
such as bad battery life and the computer getting seriously hot. The hd4000 plays most of the games just like a discrete graphics would. Not a high end one, but it does an awesome job.