Tablets are the trendy must have device at the moment. It seems like everyone has one or wants one. There are a lot of tablets on the market today, and we’re even beginning to see hybrid tablets, or convertible tablets that can switch into ultrabooks. But what about desktops? Will we see the tablet design implemented into what has been a traditionally large computing form factor?

This is where Sony has turned to create the VAIO Tap 20 Mobile Desktop. It’s got a 20-inch touchscreen and comes bundled with a keyboard and mouse, so it looks more like a small all-in-one PC than anything else. But it also has a retractable kickstand on the back, so it can be laid flat on a tabletop or even carried like an overgrown tablet. A built-in battery also makes it possible to use it for up to three hours without any external power source…

It can be laid flat on a tabletop or even carried like an overgrown tablet. A built-in battery also makes it possible to use it for up to three hours without any external power source.
While that may sound like Sony’s designers were a bit confused about what the final product should be, the Tap 20 is actually a pretty compelling choice for tech-savvy families wanting a “living room computer” that’s easy to move around, or those users looking for an entertainment device…

Sony bills the Tap 20 as a “mobile” desktop, but you’re not going to want to carry it outside of the house often, or ever. The 20-inch screen is too bulky to fit into a backpack, and the machine’s 11.46-pound weight certainly isn’t that portable. It could possibly be useful for short jaunts in the car — but at that point, you might as well just get a tablet. Carrying the Tap 20 from room to room, however, is easy enough. It could be great as a shared family computer, or something you can carry with you from the kitchen to the garage (as long as you plan a second trip to fetch the keyboard and mouse).

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