Sony Vaio Tap 11

Released October, 2013
  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8
It's thinner and lighter, despite having a larger screen (both have 1080p resolutions), and really feels very portable in tablet form.
by c|net (Oct, 2013)

Features Key features of the Sony Vaio Tap 11

screen resolution

Vaio Tap 11
1920 x 1080
Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440

memory

Vaio Tap 11
0 GB
Miix2
8 GB

camera resolution

Vaio Tap 11
8 MP
Surface Pro 2
0.9 MP

CPU Frequency

Vaio Tap 11
1.5 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz
ATIV Tab 3
1.8 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Vaio Tap 11


8.0
Raw performance isn't the most important thing when it comes to ultraportable tablets and hybrids, especially as the Windows 8 tile interface has been finely tuned to run smoothly with nearly any processor, as have Windows 8 apps such as IE10.

8.0
If it sounds too good to be true, there's the inevitable catch, as this slim body fits a smaller battery, and the Tap 11 battery life is half of said iOS or Android tablets.

Overall

7.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

High-res tablets like the Vaio Tap 11 are worth it for their screen alone, especially if you are coming from a crappy laptop HD display of yesteryear, where a movie can be watched by only one person, for example, as the slightest screen tilt deteriorates the picture badly.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
It snaps magnetically onto the display, serving as a screen protector.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Since the goal has obviously been to make a standalone slate, the screen part houses all the ports and slots, and the keyboard only serves for typing and screen protection.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Operating System

Alternatively, if you don't need legacy Windows program support and aren't going to use any wacky peripherals that need Windows drivers, you can always get the feathery iPad Air, or a slim Android tablet like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z for half the Tap 11 price, though with much less storage capacity.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
It is still pretty good for such a thin and light standalone Windows tablet, but Android and iOS slates are usually running twice as long, and the same goes for most current Windows convertibles with Haswell, so there's a price to pay for the Tap 11's footprint.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
The Vaio Tap 11 is just the next in the line of slim, sexy looking devices Sony churns out, and as far as Windows tablets go, it can brag with “the thinnest” title, too.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Operating system

The circular metallic lock key is done in the Omnibalance design tradition of recent Xperia phones and tablets, immediately implying this tablet is a Sony, regardless of the operating system.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
It is incredibly thin and light for an 11” Windows slate, and still manages to pack some punch, giving you access to legacy programs and a million of peripherals.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Sony packs some bonus software in with the Vaio Tap 11 (and much of it also appears on other Vaio laptops as well), including ArtRage Studio, a painting and drawing program.
by c|net (Oct, 2013)

Thickness

Moreover, Sony supplied the tablet with an excellent 1080p display, and added more value with two additional input methods like the slim magnetic keyboard cover and the Active Pen stylus, without adding bulk in the process.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Sony's execution with the thin kickstand doesn't help in that respect, too, though it is good for desk work.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Magnetic keyboard The keyboard is rather thin in its turn, and with brushed aluminum looks on the back.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Size

The Bluetooth keyboard is just 4.5mm thick, so even when it's tacked on, the Vaio Tap 11 is still thinner than an ultrabook.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
When we saw the relatively thin kickstand initially, we had qualms about its rigidity, but the weight is very well balanced, and the tablet doesn't wobble even when you poke at the touchscreen.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Such a thin tablet doesn't leave much room inside for a large battery pack, and Sony quotes about 5.5 hours of endurance from the 3800 mAh pack, despite the frugal Haswell processors.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 11.6"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 189 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Clock speed 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 771 g
Size 305 x 188 x 10 mm
Thickness 10 mm

storage

Internal storage 128 GB
RAM capacity 0 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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