|Screen Size||20 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|Max Screen Resolution||1600 x 900 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Core i7 3537U|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Sony VAIO SVJ20237CXB 20-Inch Mobile All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Speaking to the Ivy Bridge i7 CPU (3rd gen iCore)/8GB DDR3/1TB HDD variant of the Sony Tap 20, this all-in-one seems like a textbook example of a brilliant idea getting manhandled and mutated by a corporation with too many chefs in the kitchen before it could reach retail shelves. Here are some examples of what I mean by that:
* Despite featuring one of the best CPUs available for consumers, and ample RAM to utilize it, the Tap 20 moves like a bare-bones laptop from 5-10 years ago. That's because EVERYTHING it does is slowed down immensely because Sony cheaped out on the hard drives and only offers SATA HDDs with the lowest read/write speeds @ 5,800 RPM.
* Note: Sony's site, support materials, and other literature all state that the Vaio Tap 20 is incompatible with SSDs.
* Note: The Tap 20 is NOT incompatible with SSDs.
* Note: Upgrading to an SSD is mandatory and obligatory if you ever want to see that i7 shine.
* Sony Vaio Care (which comes pre-installed) detected a problem with my wireless connectivity the first time I started it up, even though I had already connected to my wifi router and had seen no issues firsthand. After Vaio Care 'corrected' the issue, the PC rebooted, and Windows immediately notified me of a hardware fault now being detected with (you guessed it!) the Intel wireless components.Read more ›
With the i7 processor and 8 gigs of ram, I've had nary an issue with speed, whether it's when I'm trying to access my musical files or surf the net. I have an external drive with 2 TB's of music on it, and the computer can handle what it takes to rifle through the thousands of songs with ease. The specs more or less speak for themselves, and I haven't had any issues with the computer not performing the way a computer with these specs should. It would have been nice to get a solid state drive over the DDR, but I'm guessing Sony wanted to keep the price as close to 1,000 dollars as they could here. It doesn't mar the overall experience, though.
I reckon the real draw of this computer is the 20" touchscreen, and so far it's been a real beauty, and a joy to use. I own an iPad 3, so I'm used to touch screens and varying levels of responsiveness whilst connected to wi-fi hookup. I've experienced no lags, drops, streaks, or breaks in responsiveness after a month of usage. I've started to prefer browsing with this over my iPad simply because the size and display is so impressive. You can lay back on the couch with this and use the touch screen just as you would an iPad, with an even better screen. It's more limiting as to what you can access, but for what it claims to be able to do, it does with aplomb. I click hyperlinks, flash links, and pretty much any link you can think of, and it works immediately and accurately.Read more ›
First of all, this machine is fast and powerful, obviously faster even compared to my other new (purchased early 2013) Dell desktop. You can run multiple Adobe programs on it and a browser and not even feel a little lag. So that is very nice.
The touch screen might take getting used to for some, but not a whole lot if you have used a smart phone or tablet. I like Windows 8 in this format much better than on my other desktop, which is not connected to a touch screen. It's definitely made to be used that way. If you really can't stand it, this one comes with a mouse too, which is actually a very sleek and ergonomic model. It also comes with a keyboard which I found kind of awkwardly small but still very much useable.
If you are thinking because it is all in one it will be like a laptop...don't bet on it. It is good and sturdy, small enough to pick up and show something to someone briefly, but not small enough to sit with it on your lap or anything like that. This is good, though, because it has already weathered one attempt by my cat to liberate it from the desk, without budging.
The picture is really great, and because of this it is good for watching movies, playing games, and working with graphics programs. It comes with some neat programs already loaded: SoundForge, DVD Creator, Acid Music Studio 9.
The only slight problem I have had with it is that sometimes after it has been "asleep" we have to reset the wireless connection.Read more ›
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Great that you have a nice big touchscreen with a good keyboard. It makes all the difference.
Powerful processor and plenty of memory. Read more
it was hard at first for me to be able to understand this , but once I got started I think I figured it out ,
its a great pc to have , just need more instructions