Sony Vaio Tap 11

Specifications

Sony Vaio Tap 11Notebook: Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Vaio Tap Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 71.36% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 62%, features: 78%, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Tap 11

80% Sony Vaio Tap 11 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
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 without making a serious compromise on the highly attractive form factor and, we suspect, the price point was increase too. It may be a little bit big to use as a general purpose tablet, but if you’re happy to cart it around with that purpose in mind then you might be able to mentally shave off the £300 or so that you’ll be saving on a decent Android or iOS slate.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Sony VAIO Tap 11 Ultrabook review: Sleek and sexy, but far too slippery
Source: PC World English
The VAIO Tap 11 is sexy enough to earn a look at its high points first. As I’ve already mentioned, Sony managed to stuff an impressive amount of computing prowess into this small frame, which is similar in size to letter paper and only four-tenths of an inch thick. Its 11.6-inch screen, with its resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, looks great and is very responsive to the touch. It has an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP webcam above the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Sony Vaio Tap 11 (SVT1121C5E) review - full Windows 8 tablet slim and stylish but mediocre performer
Source: PC Advisor English
The lightweight, slimline design of the Sony Vaio Tap 11 is undeniably attractive, and it's powerful enough to handle both entertainment and routine office work when it needs to. However, its modest battery life, and rather unappealing keyboard make it look a bit overpriced compared to rivals such as the Surface Pro 2 that come in well under £1000.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony VAIO Tap 11 review
Source: IT Reviews English
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 might be the best looking tablet PC we've reviewed, but while the tablet is attractive, the performance leaves something to be desired.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony VAIO Tap 11
Source: PC Mag English
While the Sony VAIO Tap 11 doesn't offer the best performance in the PC tablet category, it does have the distinction of being one of the thinnest, lightest tablets I've seen. Combine the lightweight design with fairly good battery life, and the VAIO Tap 11 proves to be both portable and stylish. While the Editors' Choice Microsoft Surface Pro offers better performance and battery life, the Sony VAIO Tap 11 does add some desirable features, like the digitizer pen, adjustable kickstand, and an excellent display. If performance isn't a priority, the Sony VAIO Tap 11 is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony VAIO Tap 11 review
Source: Techradar English
Intel is still working on getting the right formula for its lower-powered chips, and that's very much clear in the Sony VAIO Tap 11. The dream of having a full Windows 8 PC in a truly iPad-like package is so close to being achieved here, but remains imperfect.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Sony VAIO Tap 11 Review
Source: Slashgear English
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 closely once we get to spend more time with the refreshed Surface.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2013
meet Sony's answer to the Surface Pro
Source: Engadget English
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 Core i5 or even Core i3 chip, it would be undercutting Microsoft in a big way, and giving people a very good reason to not buy the similar-looking Surface Pro 2.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
50% Sony VAIO Tap 11
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 11-inch screen than the 10.6-inch Surface Pro 2, offering excellent image quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
83% Sony VAIO Tap 11 review
Source: PC Pro English
Despite its flaws, the Tap 11 is a highly attractive Windows 8 tablet. Performance is ample, battery life is acceptable, and the combination of lightweight design and a proper active stylus works wonders. If you’re looking for a device that can flit between stylus-equipped tablet and laptop roles with ease, this isn’t it – only Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix manages to perform such a feat with any conviction – but if you can live with the limitations, this £999 tablet packs huge potential into a classy package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Sony Vaio Tap 11
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: light and slim design; good storage capacities; keyboard included
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2014
Windows 8-Tablet mit Magnet-Tastatur
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: outstanding concept; inaccurate realization; dull workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2013
Tablet, który może być laptopem. Ale tylko czasami...
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High quality materials; very good display; good sound; quiet and efficient cooling system; stylus pen; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Обзор Sony Vaio Tap 11: Ультратонкий Windows-Планшет
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Thin; small tilting stand; good IPS display with wide viewing angles; good performance; Negative: Expensive; not good keyboard; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
80% Đánh giá Sony Vaio Tap 11 – laptop lai độc đáo
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
SONY VAIO Tap 11の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Relatively high performance; stylus pen. Negative: Relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2013
91% 가장 얇고 가벼운 하이브리드 PC - 소니 바이오 TAP 11 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% 가장 얇고 가벼운 하이브리드 PC - 소니 바이오 TAP 11 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 5000:

ULV integrated GPU (GT3) with 40 EUs (no eDRAM) found on certain Haswell processors.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4210Y:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 1.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.8 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews


71.36%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Devices with the same GPU

» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
Core i7 4650U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
Core i5 4260U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch-G2
Core i7 4550U, 14.0", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7003UBM
Core i7 4550U, 14.0", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE
Core i7 4550U, 14", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE
Core i7 4550U, 14.0", 1.3 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 MD760D/A
Core i5 4250U, 13.3", 1.35 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Sony Xperia T3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Sony Xperia E1
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4", 0.119 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521A7E
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Pentium 2117U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-flip SV-F15N1Z2RB
GeForce GT 735M, Core i7 4500U, 15.5", 2.3 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip SV-F13N1J2R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
Adreno 305, unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit 11A SVF11N1S2E/B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 0.83 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 11 SV-F11N1C5E2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), unknown, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Sony SVT-1121B2E/W
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Pentium 3560Y, 11.6", 0.75 kg
» Sony VAIO 13 SV-F13N1A4E
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXB
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 21.5", 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 11
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip SV-F13N1X2E/S
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 13.0", 1.4 kg
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$554.99 Sony 11.6" VAIO Tap Laptop 4GB 128GB | SVT11213CXB

$59.99 Sony VGP-AC19V74 AC Adaptor for VAIO Tap 11 or Flip 13

$645.00 Sony VAIO Tap 11 SVT11213CXB Tablet (Black) - Intel Pentium 3560Y 1.20GHz - 4GB RAM - 128GB SSD - Webcam - Windows 8 64-bit - 11.6" (1920x1080) Touchscreen/Digitizer Pen

BIRUGEAR 6FT Micro HDMI Cable + Stylus (Silver/Black/Red) + Cleaning Cloth for Google Nexus 10 ; Microsoft Surface 2, Surface with Windows RT ; Nokia Lumia 2520 ; Sony Vaio Tap 11 ; Dell Venue 11 Pro ; GoPro Hero3
» 5.15 GBP (lowest price)
5.15 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

The displayed prices can be up to one day old.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Sony > Sony Vaio Tap 11
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10- 6 (Update: 2013-10- 6)