Sony Reveals Its Updated Tabletop Windows 8 PC VAIO Tap 21

Sony Vaio Tap 21 Windows

 

Sony today announced the updated tabletop Windows 8 PC VAIO Tap 21 at IFA. The new portable Windows 8 PC comes slightly larger screen than their predecessor and weighs less than it. It comes with full HD display, latest Intel Core processors, touch optimized apps such as Family paint and more.

Read more about it below.

 

Sony was first to market with the portable all-in-one segment with VAIO Tap 20. Its successor, VAIO Tap 21, is about 30 percent lighter. Now encased in aluminum with clean edges and a diamond cut VAIO logo, VAIO Tap is sleeker than ever.

The new tabletop PC now features a freestyle stand which allows users to easily change the angle of the screen with one hand. Thanks to the internal battery, VAIO Tap 21 can be carried around the home or laid flat on a coffee table for the whole family to play games on the large screen.

Users can also stand VAIO Tap 21 upright and use it as a fully-functioning desktop PC to work on documents, surf the web and check emails or use the device to display a presentation with the supplied wireless keyboard and mouse.

VAIO Tap 21 comes with applications that are optimized for responsive 10-point multi-touch operation, including Fingertapps™ Organizer, and a calendar app for family members to communicate digitally via posted to-do lists and recorded messages and videos. VAIO Tap 21 will be available with a Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and can be configured with a Solid State Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive.

Also included with both VAIO | Flip PC and VAIO Tap models is ArtRage® Studio, the premiere digital arts software. ArtRage Studio offers natural painting tools such as oil paints and watercolors, along with utilities to make painting easier for anyone who wants to paint or draw on their computer regardless of skill level.

For those who want to try their hand at video creation and music recording, VAIO | Flip PC and VAIO Tap 21 models include a pre-installed version of Sony Imagination Studio™ VAIO® Edition software, about a $200 value, including four powerful Sony applications: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID™ Music Studio, Sound Forge™ Audio Studio software.

Drawing on Sony’s TV heritage of delivering the best picture quality, the new VAIO | Flip PC and VAIO Tap models feature TV technology resulting in a sharp and gorgeous Full HD 1920 x 1080 display (select models with have a high resolution 2880 x 1620 display with 4K HDMI output ).

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  • grs_dev

    I have the first gen Tap 20. One thing it has going against it is its weight. On the other hand it does prevent small ones from just lugging it around the place and potentially damaging it by either dropping it or nicking it.

    The first gen also seems to have surface responsiveness issues. The screen does become unresponsive at times if the memory usage is stressed. By stressed I am talking about maybe 6 YouTube videos going at the same time with a few Windows Store apps launched and in the background (not as background tasks). I can’t tell if it’s a Windows 8 problem running on that particular configuration or a Sony device driver issue.
    The keyboard and mouse hardly ever get used.

  • tropolite

    I’m looking forward to trying this one out. I was looking at the Tap 20 but as grs_dev said weight was an issue. This may have to be my next coffee table PC