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World's thinnest Win 8 tablet Sony Vaio Tap 11 gets a price and a release date

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World's thinnest Win 8 tablet Sony Vaio Tap 11 gets a price and a release date
Remember that crazy thin Sony Vaio Tap 11? Thin for Windows 8 tablet standards, that is, but at but at sub-10mm thickness and less than two pounds of weight for an 11-incher, the Vaio Tap 11 would be a remarkable engineering achievement on any platform.

Long story short, Sony just filled in the all-important price and release date details today, and it seems that the Vaio Tap 11 will lift off at $799, which is fairly reasonable considering you are getting an 11.6" full HD Triluminous display and frugal Haswell processor that powers full-blown Windows 8, and can fire up legacy Windows programs if needed.

There will be a choice of Pentium 3560Y, Core i3, i5 and even Core i7 processors, 128, 256, or 512 SSDs, and the tablet even has its own USB 3.0 and microHDMI ports for your portable convenience. Sony solved the tablet-for-work conundrum, too, by simply providing a detachable keyboard towards the tablet, which serves as cover when attached to the screen with magnets, and juices up from the slate itself in the process. It is aluminum-clad, with chiclet keys and trackpad, so you can get some serious work done when you detach it from the tablet. Sony has also provided a stylus, with accompanying apps for taking notes, drawing and annotations. 

$800 is apparently the price for the lowest configuration, which would still offer quite a bit, and release date for the US is pegged at the end of October, so not much to wait. Check out our Vaio Tap 11 hands-on from the MWC expo last month below.



source: Sony

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:49

1. Tommy1960i (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Is it Windows RT?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:53 11

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Windows 8. -__-

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:53 13

3. Kurai (unregistered)


Read the article . . . god

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:54 3

4. sinple (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


this run windows full

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:24 2

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3621; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No it's a Windows TR.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:27 2

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


No, it's a Dowswin TR from Softmicro.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:45

21. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


*Tfosorcim

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:55 3

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 431; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I'm just not convinced at this level of pricing. Its a tablet with an attachable keyboard. starting at $800 I think the dell venue pro has my name written all over it. People buying a tablet will have no need for an I7 processor.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:55

6. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


For $799 you will only get Pentium processor which is pathetic compared to Surface Pro 2 which has Core i5.

I think with core i5 this will cost around $1100.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:59 1

10. Beijendorf (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


More importantly, the Surface 2 Pro has the latest generation Haswell-chips, while this uses the "Tic" generation to the "Toc" generation that is currently out.

Old technology for a premium price. Way to not understand the market, Sony.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:32

25. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Microsoft surface pro 2 does not come with a keyboard. It sells separately which is almost130$. And sonys keyboard is actually a keyboard not something that you need time to get used to. Surface actually costs more than vaio tap with same configuration with the accessories and surely heavier than the vaio tap.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:56

7. Beijendorf (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


It makes me a bit sad they went with a last-gen processor, when the newer generation has a much lower SDP/TDP (much longer battery life) and stay cooler. To think they could perhaps even have made this tablet water-proof by not needing fan vents would have made it worth its weight in gold.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:58 5

9. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


What the hell are talking you about?

It comes with Haswell processors which are the latest processors from Intel.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:05

11. Beijendorf (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I was looking at the model number, which was apparently only listing the Pentium-processor (3560Y) rather than the Haswells.

My bad.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 17:02

23. shuimaranaman (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


You're an undeducated idiot. Stop jumping on the bandwagon like every other troll, and shut the fcuk up.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:56

8. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Good caus im buying this device :D

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:15 1

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3204; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


This thing is GOOD!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:35

15. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 69; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Looking good, similar of Omni Balance design for smartphones,looks so nice on this PC Tablet!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:54

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


sexy thing

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:38 1

17. Taters (Posts: 3525; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I'll wait until you can get one of these for $500 but either way, Sony has the right idea. Tablet thinness and weight with i5 haswell power along with a keyboard just as good as their laptops. Big win Sony!

The surface on the other hand is a fail. Ultrabook weight and size with a much crappier keyboard.

Sony is going the right direction while an Ultrabook is a much better buy compared to the Surface Pro 1 or 2.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:40

18. fay99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


All the latest high end ultrabook and duo from Sony have serious Wi-Fi issue. Have they ever been able to fix it? I hope the issue will not be carried over to this tablet.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:34

26. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


According to engadget it has powerful wifi reception.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 13:01

19. runzlord (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Nice :)

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:44

20. livyatan (Posts: 732; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


That Pentium is a new generation also.
It's a Bay Trail platform

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:08 1

22. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


WOW,this thing made me crazy at the first glance.
This is how a great company designs.
All hail to Sony

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:20

24. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2807; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Super Awesome!!!!! Just loved it...

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