Surf the web, work, sketch, play games, or watch movies from any room. Meet the large, touchscreen PC that does what you want and goes where you need it. The sleek design features a unique hinge that automatically adjusts while you enjoy the best of Sony, including a 21-inch TRILUMINOS Display for Mobile, Clear Audio+ and powerful 4th gen Intel processor. It's a pleasure at any angle.
Beautiful in any room
With one solid piece of glass that reaches from edge-to-edge, an elegant aluminum back, this modern portable all-in-one pc fits perfectly in any room. And with the hinge that adjusts with just a touch, you can seamlessly use it in any position from upright to tabletop.
The multi-position stand lets you tilt the VAIO Tap 21 to achieve the ideal angle for any activity. In an upright position, set it on a desk or table and use the wireless mouse and keyboard when you are typing for a long period of time or need the mouse for precise movements on the screen. Want to move the PC closer and just use the touchscreen? Just push down gently on the PC until the angle is perfect for you to tap and swipe away. Lay it flat to play board games or prop it up to read. You can even hold it in your lap while sitting on the sofa while surfing the web.
21.5" Full HD touchscreen display
Backed by Sony TV technology, the 21.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen LCD with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors - just the way you want to see them. Thanks to a new-generation technology that makes colors purer and more distinct with a wider color range, giving images a heightened sense of depth. Equipped with IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisp image from any viewing angle.
A truly mobile desktop
Feel free to roam from room to room with the VAIO Tap 21. With a built-in battery, you can take this portable PC from the home office to kitchen to couch without the hassle of unplugging and rebooting. Hold it flat in your lap to browse the web, or position it upright and use the wireless keyboard and mouse when working.
Hybrid Hard Drive
With a HHD (Hybrid Hard Drive) you get the best of magnetic-hard disk drives and flash memory. Get faster access to your data, and faster boot up compared to a standard hard drive.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Empower your creative vision with editing options for every user level, and turn ordinary snapshots into something spectacular. Easily organize, edit, and create brilliant photos to share via print, the web, Facebook, and more. New effects include Zoom Burst, which brings dramatic action to your photos; Photo Puzzle, which gives a fun puzzle effect; and Old Photo Restore, which helps you fix an old or worn photo.
ClearAudio+ mode allows you to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. One simple operation activates the perfect sound settings for your music and video. With Sony's unique sound processing technologies and you'll hear dynamic bass and soaring highs with less distortion for an unmatched music and movie experience.
High Speed Wireless Internet - 802.11ac
The new 802.11 ac Wi-Fi standard is the latest on the market and offers a fast wireless connection speed. With this next generation 802.11 internal wireless card, you can do away with messy Ethernet cables and send and receive data via wireless network faster than ever.
With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply put the PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in two seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.
Create something worth sharing
Create music and movies like never before with the Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition. With four powerful applications: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio and DVD Architect Studio software pre-installed, it's just what you need to bring your imagination to life. Create your own movies, record or mix your own music, and burn DVDs or Blu-Ray Disc media with select models.
No cords, no hassle
The wireless keyboard and mouse is designed specifically for the VAIO Tap 21 giving you the freedom and convenience to control your computer in comfort. This wireless combo makes it easy to enhance productivity, access and navigate the things you do most. The 10 key numeric keypad is perfect for spreadsheets and finance applications making work a snap.
A touch of sharing
Quickly share music and URLs with compatible devices. See the same website that's on your smartphone from your VAIO PC. With NFC (Near Field Communication), it all happens by simply tapping compatible devices together on the touch icon. Connecting devices has never been this easy.
Exmor R web camera technology
The built-in webcam lets your family and friends see clearly while chatting even in low-light. Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology by Sony that lets you enjoy low noise images even in dimly lit rooms.
ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls.
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy
With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
This is not your ordinary calendar or message board. This unique app lets you post voice messages, photos, drawings, and video messages online to help the whole family stay organized and aware of everyone's schedule. Get creative and add your favorite team's logo on game days, or record a happy birthday song to play on your kid's birthday, or post a photo of your vacation destination on the days you will be gone.
A whole new fun way to view, organize, and share content. Use VAIO Tabletop to shop for gifts, plan a trip or party and look back at all the memories you created while organizing your photos. That large touchscreen makes it feel as if you are touching printed photos on a table making it playful and intuitive.
Use the HDMI output to easily connect your VAIO to an HD monitor or HDTV via HDMI input ports found on these devices. You only need one cable to transfer high-definition audio and video PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
Award winning service
There's nothing "standard" about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. Case in point: To give our customers the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, when possible we'll come to you to repair your PC for a variety of issues. Not many other manufacturers offer in-home service, and this is one of the reasons why Sony was awarded as the Tech Support Showdown Winner 2 years in a row by Laptop Magazine.
- Processor Type: Intel Core i5-4200U
- Processor Technology: Dual Core
- Processor Speed: 1.60GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.60GHz
- Processor Cache: 3MB
- Anti-Virus Software: Kaspersky Internet Security 30-Day Trial Offer
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio
- Supplied Software: Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
- Screen Size: 21.5"
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Backlight Technology: LED
- Display Technology: Full HD, Triluminos Display for Mobile
- Touch Technology: Capacitive Touchscreen
- Installed Memory: 4GB (4GB x 1)
- Memory Type/Speed: DDR3L/1600MHz
- Max. Memory: Fixed
- Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 4400
- Graphics Video RAM: Internal
- Maximum Resolution HDMI: 1920 x 1080
- Storage Type: Solid State Hybrid Drive
- Storage Capacity: 500GB + 8GB NAND
- 10-Key Numeric Pad: Yes
- Camera: HD Web Camera powered by Exmor R for PC
- Keyboard: Wireless QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
- Microphone: Built-In Dual Array Microphone
- Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+
Inputs and Outputs
- DC-In: 1
- USB 3.0: 1 + 1 (Charge)
- HDMI Output(s): 1
- Headphone Output + Microphone Input: 1
- Memory Stick + Secure Digital: 1
- Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Standard (4.0 + HS)
- Ethernet Protocol: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
- Wi-Fi Adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (802.11ac/a/b/g/n)
- WiDi Ready: Yes - Intel Wireless Display Technology
- NFC: Yes
Service and Warranty Information
- Onsite/In-Home Service
- International Service: Yes
- Toll-Free Phone Support
- Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
- Priority Phone Support
- ENERGY STAR: 5.1
- ROHS: Compliant
- EPEAT: Silver
- Action Buttons: ASSIST, Windows
- Battery Type: Internal Lithium Ion Battery (VGP-BPS34 3650mAh)
- Battery Life: Up to 2 hours 45 minutes
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): 20.62" (W) x 1.40" - 12.22" (H) x 6.86" - 12.64" (D)
- Weight (Approx.): 8.60 lbs. (with Internal Battery)