Earlier today at IFA, Sony unveiled not only the VAIO Duo 11, but the VAIO Tap 20 which they are calling a Family Touch PC. Like the VAIO Duo 11, the Tap 20 will run on Windows 8 which means that it’s not entirely surprising to learn that it too will sport a touchscreen display, a 20” one at that.
With its built-in kickstand, the Tap 20 can be propped up and when attached with a keyboard and mouse, could transform itself into a desktop of sorts. However when laid flat, the Tap 20 turns itself into a 20” tablet where families can gather around it and play digital board games on.
It comes with some proprietary Sony features, like ClearAudio+ which supposedly sets a new standard in audio technology, and OneTouch that lets the Tap 20 pair with other Sony NFC products simply by tapping them together without the need for complicated setup procedures.
Depending on your needs, the Tap 20 can be configured to sport Intel’s Core processors in either the i3, i5 or i7 variety. It will come with 4GB-8GB of RAM, a 750GB or a 1TB HDD, a display resolution of 1600×900, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 connectivity and a built-in webcam. It will run on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. The Sony VAIO Tap 20 will be available from the end of October 2012 but in selected countries only. [Press release]