• 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

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Lighten up with the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet PC with Intel Core or Pentium Processor. Thanks to an aluminum magnetic cover that includes a removable wireless keyboard with touchpad, you get a high performance PC that travels like a tablet. This model has a 4th gen Intel Core i5-4210Y (1.50GHz / 1.90GHz) processor, an 11.6" Full HD IPS touch display (1920 x 1080), 4GB RAM, 128GB (128GB x1) SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4200, digitizer stylus, micro HDMI out, USB 3.0, and NFC.

Manufacturer’s Website

Sony VAIO Tap 11

The Specs

Processor type Intel Core i5-4210Y
Processor speed 1500.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display size 11.0 inches
Touchscreen Multitouch
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4200
Drive 1 size 128.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Micro HDMI
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Memory size 4.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Width 11.9 inches
Depth 0.4 inches
Height 7.5 inches
Weight 1.72 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)


Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 249.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery Life 4:26   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 6.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2132.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 1824.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5078.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 250.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 334.1   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 207.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 317.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 436.1   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 1.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.8   Watts
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 2.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 11.5   Frames per second (higher is better)