Sony Vaio Tap 20 SVJ-2021 Series

  • Sony Vaio Tap 20 SVJ-2021 Series
Based on 39 scores, 60 reviews available
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  • Excellent-quality screen.
  • Multitouch screen.
  • Innovative hinge and kickstand.


  • Mobile components limit performance.
  • Not full 1080p HD.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TrustedReviews on 60

The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is difficult to recommend. It has a large screen and some claim to in-house portability, but when it weighs as much as a desktop PC, the equation doesn’t quite fit. Especially when the screen has fewer pixels than some 10-inch tablets that cost less than half the price. And if you want a pure at-home PC, the Tap 20 seems pricey.

By Maximum PC on 80

Sony markets its Vaio Tap 20 as a mobile desktop, but you could say that about any portable computer. We think “laptablet” is closer to the mark. With its 20-inch display, the Tap 20 is both a big laptop and a gargantuan tablet. And it wouldn’t make...

By Computerworld on

Of all the computers I've looked at over the last 25 years, these two were the hardest to pick between because they are so similar -- and, at the same time, so different. I really like the Tap 20's handle-stand and the inclusion of ArtRage software....

By LaptopMag on 70

The first Windows 8 all-in-one with a touch screen and integrated battery provides fun for the whole...

By SiliconRepublic on

The Vaio Tap 20 was unveiled last summer at IFA 2012, along with a slew of new products from Sony. With this and the Vaio Duo 11 hybrid tablet, Sony is clearly trying to provide for different needs across the broader base of the tablet market rather...

By Good Gear Guide on 65

Sony’s VAIO Tap 20 wants to bridge the gap between your study desk and your couch. With its internal battery it’s good for around 90 minutes of Web browsing or video watching -- not a huge amount, but better than nothing. It’s got Ultrabook-class...

By Legit Reviews on

The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an awesome hybrid mobile device for Windows 8 that brings the touch experience to life, but an old school 5400RPM hard drive that was first released in 2010 makes the Tap 20 sluggish....

By NotebookCheck on 74

Sony Vaio Tap 20 Sony's Vaio Tap 20 roused high expectations . It offers a great concept, in which a wide variety of possible uses can be seen quickly. Young and old alike could really find a family-suitable PC in this device. The large multi-touch...

By DigitalVersus on 60

While the Vaio Tap 20 is definitely not one of the best all-in-ones in terms of processing, connectivity and extra features, Sony did grab our attention with a comfortable touch experience and a well-configured screen. But to get more than three stars,...

By on 60

The kickstand moves between 15-90°, or it folds back flush so the device can be used in ‘tablet' mode – though it does resemble some sort of ubertech balance-board.In a way, it makes sense: touch and tablets were made for each other, and the 10-point...

By PCPer on

This isn't the first all-in-one design with a touch screen and it isn't even the first one with a small embedded battery for slight mobile use but it is one of the first in a new generation of products enabled by Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture and...

By PCAdvisor on 70

It’s pretty expensive at the moment, but we reckon Sony is on the right track with the Tap 20 and that devices such as this could still find a place in many homes once the price the price of this 20in tablet is closer to a 10in model.

By PC Advisor on 70

Spec sheet aside, the Sony VAIO Tap 20 does work well as a family PC that can be shared by several people and easily carried from room to room. After a few days of testing we got used to having it on hand for a quick spot of web browsing or firing up...

By Wired on 50

Windows 8 has hardware manufacturers trying out some new dance moves. We've seen a wave of oddball hybrid devices running Microsoft's new touch-sensitive, power-sipping OS, most of which combine a portable tablet with a sliding or detachable keyboard....

By on

If you wanted to see some of the features (and annoyances) associated with the Sony Vaio Tap 20 in action, now is your chance, because I've managed to compile a video review of the all-in-one-tablet-hybrid combo. Don't forget to read the full review if...

By on

Let's start with the positives, shall we? The form factor Sony is bringing to the table with the Vaio Tap 20 is certainly interesting and the portability will definitely be useful in some circumstances. I could easily imagine a workplace environment...

By Pocket-lint on 70

"Interesting" is the word that springs to mind, but the Tap 20 fails to cohesively gel and feel like a fully successful product. It's fine enough as a standalone desktop, and while it does function as a tablet, it's the sheer scale, weight and limited...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 64


By Channel Pro on 60

A battery-powered all-in-one? Sony scores for originality but the benefits are marginalRating: 3Average: 3 (1 vote) Let nobody accuse Sony of a lack of ambition with its initial Windows 8 devices. The slide-out VAIO Duo 11 convertible was bold, if a...

By TechRadar AU on 60

Buying Guide 25 best laptops in the world This whole review has been a big fight for us. We're torn between innovation, which is a tremendous thing, and the fact that this particular innovation just hasn't come off. The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is an interesting...