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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Pro vs Sony Vaio Tap 11 specs comparison

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 13:56 posted on

Other companies came out with very compelling Win 8 Pro slates, but Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 is a big improvement over the unique Surface Pro before it, too, so let's see how it stacks up against its predecessor, and against the thinnest and lightest Win 8 tab out there, Sony's Vaio Tap 11, thrown in as another Core i5-powered representative...

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:16 5

1. DLanor1107 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


sexy sony!!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:18 2

2. ZeroCide (Posts: 696; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Tough call. Small +/- to both.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:27

3. LikeMyself (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


PhoneArena you are doing a great job:)
Can you please do some more comparisons with other ultrabooks or w8 pro tablets as I'm about to spend my cash on this instead of a Sony Z1 soon?
Please help me coz I'm still confused after doing some personal researches!
This tablet sounds like a dream tablet for me atm.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:43

4. livyatan (Posts: 708; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


In this comparison, Sony clearly owns Microsoft (again)
The mass of just 780grams for such hardware is like defying the laws of physics.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 20:31 4

9. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Surface has the better processor, and you can get it with 8 gigs of ram.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 07:30 1

12. livyatan (Posts: 708; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


They have the same Haswell LP chip, what are you talking about?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:38

13. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Nope. The vaio tap uses a last gen i5.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:13

15. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Sony already has a working Haswell version.....

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:27

5. torr310 (Posts: 402; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Battery information is very important, which is missing.
I would love to know how long they last.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 16:17 3

6. papss (unregistered)


Sonys terrible battery life killed it for me.. All day every day the surface wins

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 21:32

10. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Is the Surface thin and light as Tap 11? no

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 17:35 1

7. HildyJ (Posts: 155; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. I was willing to trade all day battery life and a weight of under 1.3 pounds for the speed of the first surface. I suspect I will make a similar decision when I upgrade. Even if the ThinkPad Tablet 3 uses Bay Trail instead of Haswell, I'll probably stick with low weight.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 19:59 1

8. anleoflippy (Posts: 300; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


The Sony anyday.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 22:14

11. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Sony wins automatically. The entire purpose of a tablet is thin and sexy. If that wasn't what they were looking for, they would just get any ultrabook over the surface.

The goal for for EVERY PC developer should be to make an i5 haswell windows 8 PC the same size, weight, and battery life as an iPad 4/nexus 10.

Whoever does this first automatically wins and gets a sale from me. The Sony is definitely a lot closer to an iPad 4/PC hybrid.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:25

14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1104; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


this a tough call but I have to see the price of the 128 gig surface pro 2 versus the price of the Sony Tap11 which is 128 gigs. I would never buy a surface pro with less than 128 gigs especially since it only costs about a 100 dollars more to pay for it. to me right now the sony wins the design award but if it's battery life is Poor which I read it is then the Surface Pro 2 wins
even though it's a heavier tablet

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