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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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ustudio says:

wow, thats what i was gonna say

aubreyq says:

Like Keanu Reeves would say (in Neo voice): Whoa.

WinFan1 says:

"We know to much"

Wyn6 says:

You mean the same way he would say it in any other movie he's been in? ;)

ahmadcrofton says:

How much will it cost??

aubreyq says:

"Will you be purchasing one?"
 
Depends on how much it costs. But it definitely has my interest.

rhlamb says:

If the price is right I could see devices like this becoming the standard "family computer."

veii says:

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.

brui82 says:

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?

funkyGeneral says:

Where are you whipping out a 20", 11lb tablet from anyways... ^_~

rhlamb says:

The back of his flat bed pickup truck... Where else would he carry something this big!

laserfloyd says:

Hey Tim Cook, how's that toaster/fridge combo lookin' now? Pretty good I'd say!

stjimmie says:

Paaaahahahaha...

erichon99 says:

So this is a tablet-convertible Desk PC?  tempting for a fair price

darthhen says:

Holy crap!! Imagine sitting at Starbucks with this monster!!!

Fiann says:

You'd look about like those retards who show up with an iMac and use it.

ThePKReddy says:

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.

venetasoft says:

No ssd????No than you..

Luminatic says:

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?

MaulerX says:

Hmmmm.... Looks interesting indeed!

lippidp says:

It'll be interesting to see how this does. I thought the "family computer" was a thing of the past.

ebradley says:

It does seem interesting. I wonder how much bloatware it will have. Depends on $$$

Nakazul says:

If I can flip it around and use it as a table it would be awsome! ..:-P

linusyee says:

Don't need to flip. Just put a cup on it and a virtual coster should appear... Hehe..

RayWP7 says:

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!

thirdday2002 says:

Now that's what I call a tablet!

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.

Renigade16 says:

Reminds me of the old MS Surface table pc.
I'm interested for sure.

silverdoe says:

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