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7.1
10 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Battery life
    5.8
  • Display
    8.5
  • Durability
    5.4
  • Expandability
    8.0
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.1

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User reviews

7.3
3 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 15, 2013

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.

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8.0
CNET Oct 15, 2013

Sony's thin, powerful Tap 11 tablet shows up the competition, design-wise. It's not ideal for everyone, but only a few tweaks away from being the runaway leader in this smallish category.

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7.0
PC Mag Nov 14, 2013

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.

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5.0
Laptop Magazine Oct 15, 2013

Overall, the VAIO Tap 11 combines a sharp display and a smooth pen experience in a thin design, but this hybrid doesn't work well enough as a notebook to justify the high price.

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8.0
SlashGear Oct 15, 2013

For the moment, though, the VAIO Tap 11 has plenty to recommend it. The form-factor is impressively slim and well-constructed, the display is excellent, and the digital pen functionality works well.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 2, 2014

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 ...

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8.0
phoneArena Dec 2, 2013

It is incredibly thin and light for an 11” Windows slate, and still manages to pack some punch, giving you access to legacy programs and a million of peripherals.

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6.0
Computer Shopper Nov 8, 2013

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.

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6.0
TechRadar Nov 7, 2013

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.

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6.0
Expert Reviews Dec 3, 2013

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

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 4, 2013

So far as we can tell, the biggest downside is that the keyboard doesn't include any extra ports or a built-in battery ... So, you'll have to hope the tablet alone delivers good enough battery life, and make do with the ports on the device itself.

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Laptop Magazine Sep 4, 2013

We found the magnetics used to keep the keyboard attached to the slate to be somewhat lacking during our hands-on, though Sony said it is still fine tuning the design.

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TrustedReviews Sep 5, 2013

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 and we'd be keen to see how valuable the...

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TechRadar Sep 6, 2013

This is a superb tablet, though, and shows just what you can do when you combine Windows 8 with a company that can add its own features, without them feeling like bloatware.

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6.0
beauford beauford

I was pretty excited about this new Sony Vaio Tap 11 device. It was touted as a more stylish alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. In my four days of using this device, I formed a lot of opinions about the Sony Vaio Tap 11, as well as this new hybrid category of devices in general. Out of...

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