Sony Vaio Tap 11 SVT-1121

  • Sony Vaio Tap 11 SVT-1121
70
Based on 29 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    8

Pros:

  • Core i5 CPU.
  • Thinner than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro 2 and weighs less.
  • A keyboard cover and active stylus is included in the price.

Cons:

  • The slender kickstand and free-floating keyboard cover don't work well on laps or other uneven work spaces.
  • Battery life could be better.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 40

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

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...

By NotebookCheck on 85

Expensive Christmas: The test configuration of Sony's Vaio Tap 11 SVT-1121G4E/B costs 1299 Euros. Sony worked very hard. The thinnest Windows tablet was supposed to be on the shelves for 2013 Christmas sales. It is now here with a thickness of just 10...

By PC World on 50

Sony's super-svelte VAIO Tap 11 comes with sharp looks, impressive specs—and a host of design and usability...

By Expert Reviews on 60

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

By Phone Arena on -

Vaio Tap 11 is one of the most evolved instances of the new device breed that became possible with Microsoft's touch-friendly Windows 8, coupled with the frugal Haswell processor family of Intel. It is incredibly thin and light for an 11” Windows...

By PCAdvisor on 70

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...

By PCMag on 70

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.

By PC Advisor on 70

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 . ...

By Computer Shopper on 60

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....

By The Verge on 69

The $999 Vaio Tap 11 with 128GB of storage and an Intel Core processor feels like it still has a few quirks to work out before it catches up to Microsoft. And it makes clear just how hard it is to build a device that's equally suited to life as both a tablet and a laptop - the perfect hybrid's probably still a long way off.

By TechRadar on 40

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...

By techradar.com/au/ on 60

The Sony VAIO Tap 11 is another brave venture into the tablet world from Intel and Microsoft, and another one with a few stumbles. While the Surface Pro 2 is comfortable in its guise as a laptop that happens to look mostly like a tablet, the likes of the...

By CNET Australia on 80

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

By wpcentral.com on -

Overall the Sony Vaio Tap 11 is an excellent product and one of the best Windows 8 tablet hybrids we have reviewed to date. The exterior is beautiful, and the 1080p HD display shines like none other we have seen before. The kickstand and wireless...

By SlashGear on -

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...

By LaptopMag on 50

The Sony VAIO Tap 11 offers a sharp display in a thin design, but its short battery life and awkward detachable design are drawbacks...

By Engadget on -

For now, we'd encourage you to at least wait for our Surface review to see how the two stack up. And Sony, if you're reading this, it's not too late to rewrite the Tap 11 as a more competitive product: all you need is a little price drop.

By PC Pro on 83

Sony marries nippy performance and a superb HD screen to create the most desirable Windows 8 tablet...

By TechRadar on -

Microsoft's original Surface may have been hampered by the decision to use the Windows RT OS, but when the Pro version was released it proved that Windows 8 can work well on a tablet – all you need is a decent keyboard case and a boatload of power. Sony...