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Sony VAIO Tap 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the price. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and durability.

performance, design, portability, usability, keyboard

reliability, battery, durability, connectivity

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the durability and connectivity, while opinions about the keyboard and performance are mixed.

portability, design, usability, screen

reliability, price, size, connectivity, durability

58% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: W. Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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...

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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review:

 

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 (slashgear.com)

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...

Sony expects the VAIO Tap 11 to hit store shelves in late-October, by which point Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 will have just had time to begin filtering out to tableteers. Only time will tell how the two compare, but that’s something we’ll be looking at...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

Thin and light designBright display, wide viewing anglesSturdy kickstandPen input works well Keyboard and pen included

Some build quality issuesFinicky touchscreen (a fix is coming)Starts with a Pentium CPU

When we learned that the Tap 11 came standard with a Pentium processor and not a fourth-generation Core chip, we were forced to rewrite parts of this review: the review card and even the conclusion you're reading now. Had Sony started at $800 with a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

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: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

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: David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Review and Ratings

 

The ultrathin Sony VAIO Tap 11 looks great and ships with a wireless keyboard and pen, but beneath the hood this tablet suffers from slower performance and shorter battery life than the competition.

Attractive thin and light design ; Comfortable keyboard ; Excellent audio ; Gorgeous 1080p IPS display ; Pen included

Cannot use tablet and keyboard on your lap at the same time ; Fair amount of keyboard flex ; Terrible palm rejection on the touch pad ; Tepid performance ; Short battery life

Unfortunately, Sony's decision to pursue an ultra-thin and -light design had adverse consequences for the Tap 11's battery life. It was the only tablet here to fall short of the four-hour mark in our video-playback rundown test:

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Archambault (windowscentral.com)

Review: Sony Vaio Tap 11 - The Windows 8 tablet to beat

 

When you pick up Sony's Vaio Tap 11, you can't help but feel that it is a direct competitor to Microsoft's Surface line of devices. A few different OEMs have already tried to cut out their spot with devices similar to the Surface, but none have yet to...

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):7.99 / 8

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:76611
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):7.4
Height (tablet mode):0.39
Weight (tablet mode):27.5
Width (tablet mode):12