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Sony VAIO Tap 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 11. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the connectivity and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Tap 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony VAIO Tap 11


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 products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability and connectivity, while the keyboard and performance get mixed comments.

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58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Sony Vaio Tap 11


Hands-on: Sony unearths this slimline Microsoft Surface rival.

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a great looking tablet and the detachable keyboard is major plus as well. The slim, lightweight design is sure to appeal and the screen is a beautiful full HD offering. We do have some concerns about aspects of the build quality...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Nik Rawlinson (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review


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 thinnest Windows 8 tablet" - and equally at home propped up on the desk like a regular PC, or...

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 : 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

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

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

Sony VAIO Tap 11 review


An interesting experiment in hybrid design, but this Windows 8 tablet is both too expensive and underpowered compared to the competition

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Sony Vaio Tap 11 (SVT1121C5E) review


Sony seems to have a bit of a fetish for developing "the world's thinnest" gadgets. They've already done it with the recently launched Vaio Pro, and they're now turning their attention to the tablet market with the new Sony Vaio Tap 11 Windows tablet.

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Sony Vaio Tap 11: Slimmer, lighter than Surface Pro 2


This Core i5 Windows 8 tablet outshines the competition, but won't sit in your lap.

The ; 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

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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.

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 : 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.

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...

Nov, 2013