Pros

  • Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Sony's Bravia video technology

Cons

  • Thick and heavy for its size
  • Short battery life
  • 5400 rpm hard drive

At A Glance

Sony essentially created this market, which means the Tap 20 has been around for a while. This computer is thicker and heavier than it should be, but Sony has priced it aggressively.

Manufacturer’s Description

The VAIO Tap 20 features exceptional picture quality and a capacitive touchscreen. Every touch of your finger elicits snappy performance no matter what you're doing. The 20” 1600 x 900 touchscreen LCD is equipped with IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisp image from any viewing angle. Backed by Sony TV technology, the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 adds sharpness filters and noise reduction to display rich, beautiful content on your VAIO Tap.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel i7 3517u
Processor speed 1900.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor All-in-One
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000
Storage
Drive 1 size 750.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 027242859821
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 8092.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick PRO Duo
SD card SD Memory Card
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Wireless Keyboard

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 95.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 14.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 1028.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 2460.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1467.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 173.2   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 264.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 160.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 264.1   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 6.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 26.3   Watts
Power
Battery Life 2:21   hh:mm
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 40333.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 281.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 4278.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 594.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1024x768 17.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 43.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 18.0   Frames per second (higher is better)