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VAIO Tap 21 Mobile Desktops


At Home Anywhere

Boasting one solid piece of glass that reaches from edge-to-edge, an elegant aluminum back and a multi-position stand, this portable all-in-one PC fits perfectly in any room. Surf the web, balance your budget, play games and more wherever you want–from office to bedroom to living room, VAIO Tap 21 goes anyplace the action is. And with the hinge that adjusts with just a touch, you can seamlessly use it in any position from upright to tabletop. Designed with one or more users in mind, you can explore it on your own, invite your friends, or complete a project with a co-worker.

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Made to Move

With a built-in battery, wireless keyboard and mouse for cord-free convenience, VAIO Tap 21 easily moves from home office to kitchen to couch for the enjoyment of all. Simply pick it up and carry it from room to room–no unplugging or shutting down necessary.

Entertaining From Any Angle

Tilt your VAIO Tap 21 to achieve the ideal angle for any activity thanks to its multi-position stand. Just push down gently until the position is perfect. Lay it flat to play board games, prop it up to watch a video, or set it on your desk to work on a project. You can even hold it in your lap while sitting on the sofa, and use the wireless mouse and keyboard for long-term typing and ultra-precise pointing.

Vivid Visuals

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer incredible HDTVs, your movies and presentations will shine with exceptional HD picture quality. Equipped with a 21.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen LCD with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, you'll notice that images nearly pop off the screen with brightness and clarity and incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Thanks to IPS (in-plane switching) for crisp visuals from any viewing angle, it's perfect when gathering around a conference table to impress your clients. Or use the HDMI® output to easily connect your VAIO to a compatible HD monitor or HDTV.

Speed Things Up

Boot up faster, launch apps quicker and enjoy enhanced overall performance with cutting edge SSD (Solid State Drive) or HHD (Hybrid Hard Drive) storage options.

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 12

Available on Sony VAIO Tap 21, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 lets you 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 give a fun puzzle effect; and Old Photo Restore, which helps you fix an old or worn photo. A $99 value.

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Fun at Your Fingertips

Discover a new fun way to view, organize, and share content with VAIO Tabletop. Shop for gifts, plan a trip or party and look back at all the memories you created while organizing your photos. Its large, interactive touchscreen makes it feel as if you are touching printed photos on a table.

Create Your Masterpiece

Unleash your creative side with the Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition. Pre-loaded with three powerful applications: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge and Audio Studio software, it's just what you need to make your own movies, record or mix your own music, or bring an artistic edge to your latest project. Create virtual masterpieces with ArtRage® Studio software. Preinstalled on all VAIO touch PCs, its easy-to-use interface puts the fun at your fingertips.

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Loud and Clear

Effortlessly enjoy audio quality that's distinctly Sony with ClearAudio+ mode. One simple operation activates the perfect sound settings for your conference calls, favorite music, blockbuster movies and the latest games. With Sony's unique sound processing technologies, turn up dynamic bass and soaring highs with less distortion for an unmatched video watching, music listening experience.

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.

Never Shut Down

Whether you're done for the day or just stepping out for a latte, there's rarely a reason to power down your Tap 21. Featuring Sony's Rapid Wake technology, simply enter into energy-saving sleep mode that helps keep data safe and secure. Battery drain is minimal, so your PC can stay asleep for days10. Want to rouse it from slumber? Press the power button and get back to business in about two seconds.

Wondrous Webcam

The built-in HD web camera features a Sony Exmor R® image sensor which helps create a crisp, bright picture — even in dimly-lit rooms. The webcam is perfect for snapping self-portraits, video conferencing with a client or catching up with your friends.

Instant Exchange

Effortlessly share to Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled wireless devices with a simple touch. It's all about wireless connectivity that's so easy, anyone can do it. Share and display websites from your phone on your VAIO Tap 21 PC. Stream your favorite playlist to a wireless speaker instantly. Take connecting with friends to the next level by sharing web addresses with one touch to their smartphone. NFC makes it all possible, with more fun and less hassle.

Sony Entertainment Network

It's all on Sony Entertainment Network – your all-access pass to stream millions of songs, and rent or buy the latest movies, TV shows and games, all through one account. Enjoy millions of songs from Music Unlimited or download your favorite blockbuster hits with Video Unlimited. It's also easier than ever to access all your other favorites like Netflix®, YouTube®, Hulu Plus, Pandora® and many more22.

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With PlayMemories Online, all of your photos and videos can finally be stored, accessed and neatly organized in one place – regardless which device they were taken with. Enjoy your memories wherever, whenever you want on your smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. All images and video clips are automatically optimized to the screen size they're on. Create a photo album in 3 easy steps to share with friends and family via email or brighten a loved one's inbox with a personalized postcard – it's easy.

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Sony's Got You Covered

VAIO PCs come pre-installed with VAIO Care software. With a simple push of the ASSIST button, it can help you update, troubleshoot and keep your computer in tip-top shape. For more in-depth assistance, Sony Premium Services offers personalized tech support in your home or office, help by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and convenient on-site installation – we'll even show you how it works.

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  1. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary.
  2. Based on Sony engineering testing. Actual performance may vary considerably based on hardware configuration, software, power management settings, environmental conditions, wireless connectivity and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
  3. GHz denotes maximum microprocessor internal clock speed and may vary based on application.
  4. Availability may be limited. See limited warranty for details.
  5. 1GB = one billion bytes. 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity will be less.
  6. Kaspersky Internet Security 30-day subscription is pre-installed on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the product to work. After your 30-days are finished, buy Kaspersky Internet Security to continue to be protected from cybercriminals, identify theft, viruses, and other threats.
  7. Buy Microsoft® Office 2013 to use the full-featured Office software on this PC.
  8. Available on select Intel® Core processors. Requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit
  9. Requires an Intel® Wireless Display-enabled system, compatible adapter, and TV. 1080p and Blu-ray Disc or other protected content playback only available on 2nd gen or newer Intel® Core processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible adapter and media player, and supporting Intel WiDi software and graphics driver installed. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see
  10. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit
  11. For some third party software, Sony provides initial support. Additional support may be available from the applicable vendor. Availability may vary by vendor.
  12. No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Requires an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled system, including a 2nd gen Intel® Core processor enabled chipset, firmware, and software, and participating website. Consult your system manufacturer. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting damages. For more information, visit
  13. Not all models are eligible. Registration required. See for details.
  14. Allocation of system memory to graphics varies depending on operating condition, version of device driver and total system memory size.
  15. Accidental damage from handling ("ADH") shall apply to damage caused by things such as drops or spills that arise from normal handling and use of the product. ADH coverage only applies to operational or mechanical failure caused by an accident from handling that is the result of an unexpected or unintentional external event that arises from your normal daily usage. If the original product is replaced due to ADH coverage, all ADH coverage obligations will have been satisfied and will not apply to replacement products. ADH coverage does not protect you in the cases of (a) theft, loss, misplacement, war, terrorism, fire, abuse, a willful or intentional act, (b) alteration or modification of the Product in any way, (c) damage caused by failure to perform manufacturer's recommended operating instructions/standards or recommended maintenance, or (d) cosmetic damage (e.g., scratches or dents) that does not prevent the proper functionality or use of the Product.
  16. PC Essentials is available ONLY in store and for 30 days after purchase, and includes Recovery Media Creation, Optimization, Data Migration and Software Installation (for additional terms and conditions regarding PC Essentials, please see
  17. Requires wall mount bracket sold separately.
  18. No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Requires an enabled chipset, BIOS, firmware, and software, and a subscription with a capable service provider. Consult your system manufacturer and service provider for availability and functionality. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For more information, visit
  19. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.
  20. With built-in keyboard. As of June 5th, 2013.
  21. As of June 5th, 2013.
  22. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires an 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended).
  23. Wireless service sold separately. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
  24. As of Feb 4, 2013.
  25. Requires that all ports and covers are firmly closed.
  26. As of September 4th, 2013, without included keyboard.

PC hardware and software are available in a wide variety of options and every VAIO PC may not be compatible with all such options. Sony disclaims any representation or warranty that your VAIO PC will be compatible with every combination of products that you may connect. While Sony representatives or authorized dealers may make recommendations to help you make your purchase decision, they are not authorized to modify this disclaimer. Simulated graphic shown on display. Features, specifications and pre-installed software are subject to change without notice.

Certain Microsoft products included with this computer may use technological measures for copy protection. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH THE PRODUCT ACTIVATION PROCEDURES. Product activation procedures and Microsoft's privacy policy will be detailed during initial launch of the product, or upon certain reinstallations of the software product(s) or reconfigurations of the computer and may be completed by Internet or telephone (toll charges may apply).

This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.

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