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Sony VAIO Tap 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and keyboard. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and price get less positive views.

design, portability, screen, keyboard, performance

battery, reliability, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO Tap 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen. The design is also appreciated. The usability and portability get mixed comments. Many are less positive about the battery and durability.

design, screen

reliability, price, durability, battery

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio Tap 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (White) - (Intel Core i5 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM,128GB SSD, Windows 8)Sony Vaio Tap 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (White) - (Intel Core i5 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM,128GB SSD, Windows 8)

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: W. Bryan Hastings (

W. Bryan Hastings


This super-svelte Ultrabook/tablet hybrid comes with sharp looks, impressive specs—and a host of design and usability shortcomings.

Thinnest, lightest Ultrabook on the market ; Vivid display readable even from the side ; Solid benchmark performances

Nearly impossible to use on your lap ; Mediocre battery life ; Display sometimes slow to respond to orientation changes ; Screen prone to glare

Sony's super-svelte VAIO Tap 11 comes with sharp looks, impressive specs—and a host of design and usability shortcomings.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Sony VAIO Tap 11


The Sony VAIO Tap 11 might be the best looking tablet PC we've reviewed, but while the tablet is attractive, the performance leaves something to be desired.

Slim and stylish design. Wireless keyboard cover. Adjustable kickstand. Includes digitizer pen and apps for handwritten note taking and pen-compatible screen clipping

Modest performance and battery life

Mobile tablets and slate PCs seem to be everywhere these days, but few do much to distinguish themselves from the dozens of other black rectangles with touch screens on the market. The Sony VAIO Tap 11 manages to do what most other tablets fail to do,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: DannBerg (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review


Windows 8 has inspired plenty of strange notebook designs, from the swiveling screen on the Dell XPS 12 to the flexible Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. But Microsoft's own Surface tablet is the beacon for Microsoft's true vision of the future of Windows 8...

Extremely thin and light ; Beautiful display ; Surprisingly good keyboard

Mediocre build quality ; Can't connect keyboard when using tablet ; Needs deeper pen integration

Taking a page from Microsoft's playbook

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Sony Vaio Tap 11


It's been nearly one year, but we still point to Microsoft's Surface Pro as the best example of a full Windows 8 tablet with a high-res screen and an Intel Core i-series CPU. That configuration makes for an experience much closer to a full-power PC,...

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 has a full Core i5 CPU, but is thinner than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro 2 and weighs less. A keyboard cover and active stylus are included in the price.

The slender kickstand and free-floating keyboard cover don't work well on laps or other uneven work spaces. Battery life could be better.

Sony's thin, powerful Tap 11 tablet shows up the competition in terms of design. It's not ideal for everyone, but only a few tweaks away from being the runaway leader in this smallish category.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Review


Sony knows how to make a good looking tablet. Flush from the success of the XPERIA Tablet Z, the company has borrowed the same slimline aesthetic for a Windows 8 version, the Sony VAIO Tap 11. It's the thinnest full-Windows tablet around with a proper...

For the moment, though, the VAIO Tap 11 has plenty to recommend it. The form-factor is impressively slim and well-constructed, the display is excellent, and the digital pen functionality works well. Sony’s runtimes may not be the very best we’ve seen...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 review: meet Sony's answer to the Surface Pro


It wasn't until I was in a meeting with Sony, getting hands-on with its holiday lineup, that I realized something: the company didn't have a proper

Thin and light design ; Bright display, wide viewing angles ; Sturdy kickstand ; Pen input works well ; Keyboard and pen included

Some build quality issues ; Finicky touchscreen (a fix is coming) ; Starts with a Pentium CPU

At $800 with a keyboard included, the Tap 11 seems tempting. However, to hit that aggressive price, Sony compromised on build quality and also settled for weak starting specs.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Review


The Sony VAIO Tap 11 offers a sharp display in a thin design, but its short battery life and awkward detachable design are drawbacks .

Slim design; Sharp display; Quality audio; Accurate pen input

Impractical as a notebook; Short battery life; Runs a little hot

The Sony VAIO Tap 11 offers a sharp display in a thin design, but its short battery life and awkward detachable design are drawbacks .

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 Review


Sony's engineering chops are really showing this year, across its phones, tablets and convertibles portfolio. 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...

Slimmest, lightest design of a full-size Windows 8 tablet ; Very good 1080p display ; Included Active Pen stylus and magnetic keyboard cover

Battery life is on the short side for a Haswell device ; Thin kickstand only lets you prop the tablet on a desk

Vaio Tap 11 is one of the most evolved instances of the new device breed that became possible with Microsoft's touch-friendly Windows 8, coupled with the frugal Haswell processor family of Intel. It is incredibly thin and light for an 11” Windows...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Tablet Review


According to the company, this is the “thinnest” slate available on the market today and, by the looks of it, Sony built it to provide direct competition to Microsoft's Surface Pro. The design is really classy and light, and the slate can be handled...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Nik Rawlinson (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review


The Vaio Tap 11 is Sony's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. It's slim - less than 1cm from front to back, which Sony reckons makes it the "world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet" - and equally at home propped up on the desk like a regular PC, or...

Highly responsive touchscreen with excellent image quality and decent viewing angle, well-balanced and comfortable stylus, feels quick in use, long battery life

Disappointing keyboard, lacklustre cameras, a bit big for general tablet use

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Apple Lightning Connector: No
Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Integrated Cursor Control: No
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
TV Card: No
USB Hub: No
Video Editing Card: No
Voice Control: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type of Connection:Plug


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4200 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:3560Y PENTIUM / I3-4010U / I5-4210Y