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Sony VAIO Tap 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 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. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and durability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the keyboard and performance. Some have doubts about the durability and connectivity.

portability, design, usability, screen

reliability, price, size, connectivity, durability

58% 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)

Aug, 2016

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...

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: 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...

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 - Pocket-lint


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

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

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 excels in many areas, while a few other low points rub off some of the appeal. On balance, though, Sony has got it broadly right. A better keyboard would earn it an extra half star, although it’s unlikely that would be possible...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 review


The ideal Windows 8 tablet PC is very close to being a reality

Extremely thin ; Responsive keyboard cover ; Great Photoshop functionality

Battery life could be better

Scores Every month, it feels like the gap between tablets and laptops is getting smaller – or at least, it feels like a new company is trying to make it smaller.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Sony took to the floor at its IFA 2013 press conference announcing a bundle of new products, among which was the Sony Vaio Tap 11. Said to be the "world's

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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:2D / Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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

General Features

Convertible: No
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 / HD Graphics 4400 / Intel ® HD GPU


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


Island-style keyboard: Yes


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


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
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:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Number:3560Y PENTIUM / I3-4010U / I5-4210Y
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 package size:40

Weight & Dimensions

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