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Sony VAIO Tap 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the sound and performance are overall positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reliability and touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard and value for money.

design, portability, screen, performance, sound

battery, build quality, connectivity, touchpad, reliability

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 78 reviews)

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Expert review by:

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.

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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,...

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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

We're getting closer, but we're not there yet


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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.

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Sony VAIO Tap 11


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 $1,099 Sony VAIO Tap 11 is a sleek and attractive Windows 8 tablet, but it has some limitations. On the plus side, the Haswell processor and zippy SSD provide plenty of oomph for running Windows 8 and desktop apps. Plus, the Tap 11 has a larger...

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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.

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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...

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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...

Consumer review by:

Easy to use, convenient


I have used a Microsoft Surface Pro and find the Sony Vaio Tap to be similArThis product is... Good sound quality, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails,...

Fast start

Short battery life

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Doesn't work as great as a laptop I've ever had.


Just not happy with this purchase. This laptop is not what I thought it would be.This product is... Big screen size, A nice compact size, not as good as it's made out to be.About me... Budget Conscious, Gamer, Business Professional, retired,...

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Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


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


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