Sony Vaio Tap 20 review
|Review Date||23 Nov 2012|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317U|
|Processor external bus||100MHz (DMI)|
|Processor clock speed||1.7 GHz|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel HM76|
|USB2 ports (front/rear)||2/0|
|Firewire ports (front/rear)||0/0|
|eSATA ports (front/rear)||0/0|
|Wired network ports||1x 10/100/1000|
|Wireless networking support||802.11n (dual band)|
|PCI-E x1 slots (free)||N/A|
|PCI-E x16 slots (free)||N/A|
|Free memory slots||0|
|Hard disk model(s)||Hitachi HTS541010A9E680|
|Total storage capacity||1,024GB|
|Graphics card(s)||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Sound||Realtek HD Audio|
|Sound outputs||3.5mm stereo line out, 3.5mm mic in|
|Supported memory cards||SDXC, Memory Stick HG Duo, MagicGate|
|Optical drive type(s)||none|
|Viewable size||20 in|
|Keyboard||Sony Keyboard VGP-WKB14|
|Mouse||Sony Mouse VGP-WMS21|
|Software included||Fingertapps Organizer, Family Paint|
|Operating system||Windows 8|
|Operating system restore option||restore partition|
|Warranty||one year RTB|
Feature or menace?
You state the Vaio has a built-in battery as if this is a good thing!
What it *actually* means is that if/when the battery develops a fault you have to buy a whole new PC or send it back to the factory. Also you can't just carry a spare battery around in case it runs down away from an electrical source, because you can't swap them out.
Also being able to move a *LAPTOP* around from room to room without plugging it in is hardly new nor is it a unique feature. You can do that with *every* mobile device since the first laptops were invented. That's the *whole point* of batteries.
By CeltiKaos on 3 Dec 2012
Or instead of sending it back...
...to the factory if you need to replace the battery, you could actually read owners manual to discover you could change the battery yourself.
By Ignorance_is_bliss on 5 Feb 2013
We probably should have included a photo of this
Ignorance_is_bliss is correct. As we mentioned in the review, the rectangular plastic panel on the back with 'Vaio' written on it comes off to reveal a standard Sony laptop battery, which is entirely user-replaceable.
By kat_orphanides on 5 Feb 2013
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