Sony Vaio Tap Series

Sony Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXBProcessor: Intel Core i5 4210Y, Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Pentium 3560Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 11.6 inch, 21.5 inch
Weight: 0.8kg, 3.9kg
Price: 800, 1200 euro
Average Score: 68.85% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 62%, features: 78%, display: 90%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Sony Vaio Tap 11

Specifications

Sony Vaio Tap 11Notebook: Sony Vaio Tap 11
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 71.36% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

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%
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
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%

 

Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121C5E

Specifications

Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121C5ENotebook: Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121C5E
Processor: Intel Pentium 3560Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121C5E (Model)

Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

40% Sony Vaio Tap 11
Source: Digital Versus English
The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a stylish, well-designed machine. Unfortunately, it works much better as a tablet than as a laptop, and even as a tablet it suffers from a severely flawed screen, so-so processing power and low battery life. How could we even think of giving it more than two stars?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Sony Vaio Tap 11
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a stylish and versatile tablet, and it’s one of the few with Intel Core CPUs under $1,000. Of course that $799 model means significant performance concessions, but if you’re workload is light to moderate and you just want to watch full HD movies, edit photos, get work done in MS Office and play iTunes content, it gets the job done fine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXBNotebook: Sony Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXB
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 21.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio Tap 21 SV-T21227CXB (Model)

 

Sony VAIO Tap 21 Multitouch Mobile Desktop
Source: Hot Hardware English
The benchmarks, however, don’t convey what the user experience was like with the Sony VAIO Taop 21. Though the machine didn’t tear up the benchmarks, it was actually a pleasure to use. Sony didn’t outfit the system with very powerful hardware, but the user experience is still very good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2014

 

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

Intel HD Graphics 5000:

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

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell): In the mobile Haswell Celeron and Pentium integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

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.

Intel Pentium:

3560Y:

Entry-level ULV dual-core processor with Intel HD integrated graphics. Certain Haswell features like Turbo Boost and AES have been disabled.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


» 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.

3.9 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


68.85%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-19 (Update: 2013-12-19)