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

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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Vaio Tap 11
  • Display 11.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Intel Core i3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3800 mAh

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27 Comments

1. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Is it Windows RT?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Windows 8. -__-

3. Kurai unregistered

Read the article . . . god

4. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

this run windows full

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No it's a Windows TR.

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, it's a Dowswin TR from Softmicro.

21. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

*Tfosorcim

5. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

6. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 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.

10. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

25. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

7. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

9. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

What the hell are talking you about? It comes with Haswell processors which are the latest processors from Intel.

11. Beijendorf unregistered

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

23. shuimaranaman

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Good caus im buying this device :D

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This thing is GOOD!

15. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

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

16. DLanor1107

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

sexy thing

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

18. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

26. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

According to engadget it has powerful wifi reception.

19. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Nice :)

20. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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

22. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

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