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Sony Vaio Tap 11 Review

Sony Vaio Tap 11

Posted: , by Daniel P.




Sony placed an 8 MP Exmor RS sensor on the back of the Vaio Tap 11, and a 1MP Exmor R front-facing camera, capable of HD footage, which comes with dual array mics for better Skype video chat sessions. The pictures come with enough detail for the resolution, and realistic colors, but the frames often get underexposed, making them much darker than reality. Indoor the photos are fairly usable when the lighting is enough, but noise quickly starts to creep up otherwise.


Annoyingly enough, pictures open with the Modern UI Windows viewer by default, which, besides rather slow to load, means a trip to the Metro interface - a nuisance, especially if you are doing something in the Desktop app.

Sony supplies an excellent music player app, which scouts for and categorizes your tunes, and flaunts a number of equalizer presets built in. The stereo speakers sound pretty potent for such a compact tablet, and produce a comparatively rich sound to boot, one of Sony devices' traditional strong points.

For video playback in the Modern UI you have to rely on the default media player out of the box, and even if you download a 3rd party app, MKV files might still play without a sound. Of course, Vaio Tap 11 is running Windows, so you can scratch all gripes that stem from the stock apps, and install any program your heart desires for your media playback needs.

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posted on 02 Dec 2013, 03:49

1. noteseries (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

3800mah battery??.... hell no!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:35 3

6. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

since when is a batery capacity measured by mAh ??

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:01 1

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Thanks a lot dear Daniel :D

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:08

3. taikucing (unregistered)

battery sucks

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:04 1

13. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

But it's sooooo thin :D

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:21

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Hey Daniel,
Is there any difference between the battery life of Pentium model and Core i models?

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 08:33 1

12. Daniel.P (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Sony says up to 6 hours for the Pentium, Core i3 and Core i5 versions, and up to 5 hours 45 minutes in the general description where Core i7 is included. With average usage you'll be lucky to get 5, we'll run a battery test and update with the results...

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:48

14. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Waiting for your battery test...

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 02:54

15. PromoGuy (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)

What is the model number for the tablet with the sim card slot? the people at Sony have no idea what I am talking about!
Thank you!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:26

5. hmd74 (Posts: 488; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Surface pro 2 for me...

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 04:51 2

7. twens (Posts: 1060; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Microsoft really saw the future with the new design and concept of w8. I still find it hard to believe a full operating system is now running on so slim tablets. Geeks and software writers will be the ones to benefit most from this new form factors. Full computing power now in your hands when ever and however. People who are hating on w8 just can't see the future. Microsoft is way ahead of the competition this time. Time will tell soon.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 05:58

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Gorgeous device!!! Is it running full windows 8?

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 06:11

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Read the first line of third paragraph in introduction!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 06:43

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I read, but still I was confirming. ;)

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 07:48

11. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Sony really loves to cram in the innards in a small and slim body like the PS4.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 08:46

16. kemety (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

I am having the hardest time finding online anywhere in the world a store that sells the Vaio Tap 11 with the 4G SIM card slot, where is this sold? How did you get your hands on one?

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 16:48

17. skeptik (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)

Try Teleflora!!

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PhoneArena rating:
Display11.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels (190 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Intel Core i3-4020Y processor
Size7.4 x 12 x 0.39 inches
(188 x 305 x 10 mm)
27.2 oz  (771 g)

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