Relatively Affordable Hybrid All-In-One
Sony's attempt at the mobile desktop with the VAIO Tap 20 is a mixed bag of offerings. It is certainly the most affordable of the options on the market right now but it isn't quite as portable as it could be and it sacrificed a bit too much on the display. The portability of the system is also hampered by the limited battery life. Still, the system is a tad bit faster than the other hybrid all-in-ones currently available even if the storage system is on the slow side.
Built-in battery, Large screen (for a tablet), Versatile design
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 specs, so it's more than capable of light-duty everyday tasks. It's very big and heavy for a touchscreen, tablet-esque device though, and the bundled accessories aren't very good.
Seamless integration with the Windows 8 user interface
The Tap 20 is an unusual product. It's relatively underpowered as a desktop system, but its strong suit is as a shared family PC, with the ability to be moved easily around the home. And its potential as a shared gaming device is impressive. Unfortunately, it isn't as strong on the productivity side, and the lack of MPEG-2 playback - more a Windows 8 problem than Sony's - makes it an imperfect entertainment system.
Screen looks good throughout various viewing angles
The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is big, bold and unlike much else on the market, but it's also just a bit strange.
Arranged in the desktop-like position we have few qualms - it delivers enough power to cater for most tasks, though is nothing special for the £1,000 asking price, and won't cater for demanding gamers.
If you're after a standalone desktop or all-in-one then there are plenty of other dedicated machines out there that don't have the touchscreen facility.
Seamless capacitive touch screen
The Sony VAIO L24 (SVL24114FXB) touch-screen, all-in-one desktop PC extends the VAIO L Series with a newer third-generation Intel Core processor and DX11 integrated graphics. It's a very good media consumption computer, but there may be better choices out there if you are a photographer/videographer/musician.
Fast Responding Capacitive Touchscreen
Sony has carved out a niche with their VAIO L series all-in-one that will be great for some but not the best option for others. Specifically, Sony has taken their experience with HDTV's and basically attached that to the guts of their mobile computer. This makes it extremely versatile for someone that wants an HDTV as well as a computer. The HDTV functions aren't tied directly to the computer and the OS making it perfect for this role.
Oct 20 2010 - Sony's VAIO J all-in-one desktop is going to be directly compare to Apple's 21-inch iMac because of its similar screen size and price tag. It does have the advantage of coming with a Blu-ray drive and a touchscreen display. The downside is that the lacks the same level of performance or sophistication of Apple's design. The decision between the two will really come down to if you want the touchscreen and Blu-ray or not. Oct 20 2010.
Excellent bundled software
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The Sony VAIO VPC-J113FX/B is the lowest price member of the VAIO J Touch family of all-in-one desktop PCs. However, to reach this price point, many components had to be downsized or cut to the point that rivals and previous models are much more competitive on a feature for dollar basis.
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