Both the Asus ET2700INKI and the Sony Vaio Tap 20 are available from Bargain Crazy for £900 and £700 respectively. Use the code WTEN at check out until tomorrow and you will get a 10 per cent discount which will bring the price of the products to £810 and £630 respectively, both excluding delivery charges. Note that the Sony PC is refurbished while the Asus one isn't. Both however come with a year's warranty.
The Vaio Tap 20 from Sony, otherwise known as the SVJ2021V1E is touted by the Japanese company as the most ingenious family VAIO to date. It can be used either as an all-in-one desktop PC or as a big screen tablet. It runs on an Intel Core i5-3317U processor clocked at 1.7GHz (with a turbo boost up to 2.6GHz), 3MB L3 cache and two cores. There's also 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, Windows 8, Intel HD Graphics 4000 (indicating that it is an Ivy Bridge CPU), Realtek HD Audio, a 20in touchscreen Vaio Plus display with a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution, a wireless mouse and keyboard. Connection options include two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a webcam and even a battery that can power the Tap 20 for up to three hours. Note that this giant tablet weighs a chunky 5Kg, or around seven to eight Apple iPad tablets.
As for its Asus counterpart, the ET2700INKI is the company's top of the range AIO. Surprisingly enough, it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium rather than Windows 8, a choice possibly motivated by the fact that this is a non-touch display, something that discourage many prospective customers. The rest of the configuration reads as follows. Intel Core i7-2600 CPU with four cores, 8MB L3 cache, 8MB cache), 8GB of RAM, 2TB hard disk drive, a 27in display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, DTS Surround Sensation Ultra, Nvidia GT540M graphics with 1GB of memory, Blu-ray combo, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, a webcam, keyboard, mouse and an impressive array of connectors.
It is obvious that both target two separate audiences; the Tap 20 looks for a close interaction with the users while the Asus ET2700, because of its lack of touch capabilities, has a much more traditional approach. Check out the review of Sony Vaio Tap 20 AIO here.
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