Rated 1 out of 5 by VaioUser7784 Low Quality Touch Screen.
Sony did a good job with the overall aesthetics and internal components on the i5 version of this tablet. The tablet is very thin and does not feel heavy at 1.7 lbs. It is a good computer. However, the touch screen on the tablet is lower quality than the rest of the computer. This mistake may cost sony a potential winner in the tablet battle this year. Imagine using an expensive computer with a cheap mouse and keyboard that does not respond appropriately.
The touch screen lags a lot when you use your finger. Prior to launch, I wondered why sony insisted on having a stylus with the device. After using the tap 11, it is obvious. The device is much more difficult to use without the stylus. If you compare the sony tap 11 touch screen with the ipad, surface pro 1 or 2 touch screen, you will notice a significant difference. The sony tap 11 almost forces you to use the stylus to make the touch interface on the device usable. At a cost of $1050 + tax for a laggy TOUCH screen tablet, we should see the price drop very quickly.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KevGA Great for hybid pc and tablet
I choose the Tap 11 over the Surface Pro 2, at least I gave it a try because the online sale told me that I have 30 days to return if I don't want to keep it. I like the Tap because it a little bit bigger screen, type keyboard included, and the most is the form factor. It is super thin and light, and the screen color is stunning (after adjusting b/c it is too dark for me at first). Comparing to the Surface Pro 2 is too thick and heavy to operate as a tablet.
I won't admit that I've had some problem with the Tap: unable adjust the brightness after upgrade to Win 8.1,but this is fixed by a Sony online technical. My wireless connection is dropped like very 10 mins at home, but it doesn't happen at my work place! I'm going to change my router if I see that I can fix the connection.
One thing I hope Sony will hear is that the Tap is very limitation of input connector. It just has one USB port. I hope Sony will release a dock for the Tap soon in order to make it more possible as use as a desktop with hooking up the Tap to a bigger screen and other peripherals.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CruzeBear Everything I could have asked for
i 5 tap 11, 128GB
It's fast I'm an engineer and I need Powerful. People Are Saying 6 hours of Battery life but on the lower Brightness I've got it going from early morning to late afternoon on a single charge. The Size is great as well as the two options between the stylus input and keyboard. I love drawing and taking Notes and the tap ll is just Phenomenal at both.
I would say two major cons are first the touch screen and apps can act up a little. I'm assuming Sony will be releasing more Support and drivers for this. Number two, Its a tablet, I Would love for more accessories to treat it more like a tablet.
Example, a case that connects the keyboard and tablet so it can be used in a laptopish style. I wish they would have left Hardware capabilities for a detachable battery like my laptop Vaio S Series.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mk366 Works For Me
This tablet is just what i was after works well as a tablet and as a laptop.
The only issues I have had where updates disabling my wireless.I rolled back and waited a week. That fixed the problem happened twice. Key Board stopped working the other night a reboot fixed that. Also happened after after an update. I mainly use word, excel, one note and pdf's with this machine and it has worked just fine for me pen is great. I'm not seeing the poor build quality another poster talked about. Not much to say looks good works like it should.
January 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by unhappyuser poor quality
Horrible quality. When I get this tablet, my heart break when I see there is a huge gap between the screen and the frame. Bring it to the sony store for exchange. They refused to do that and I need to ship back first. Bad tablet,bad service. Better to avoid to save your time.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sporeboy Super innovative and just cool
I bought this for my wife actually, but ended up setting it up of course. She wanted a tablet but needed something more robust for work + she likes taking notes with a pen. Voila! I have to say, I was a bit skeptical and bought this a bit on a chance.
But I have to say, this is the first computer or tablet that I really have to say WOW! It's both the Sony Tap, but also Windows 8.1 This is an incredibly cool and innovative product combo, and I'm thoroughly hooked. I don't really need a new computer, my Win 7 laptop still works fine, but I'm very tempted.
Starting with my main CON: surprisingly few APPs. I knew there were fewer than Apple or Android, but it's a bit of a let down. That being said, there are many good ones, and because it is also a computer, I'm willing to go with it with the solid hope that this will get better over time.
+ The screen is brilliant, and great viewing from all angles. Touch is perfectly responsive.
+ Using the Win 8.1 tile system, we found intuitive and fun. I don't understand all the haters about this OS. It's my first introduction to 8.0/8.1 and I quite like it. You can switch to the desktop mode with one click. Easy.
+ The keyboard is surprisingly very comfortable and accurate to use and light as a feather.
+ The pen similarly works perfectly and recognized our handwriting even when sloppy. By holding the pen side button, you can erase. Nice.
+ The software after all updates was solid and streamlined.
- the battery perhaps could be better, but I did notice that it charges very fast, much faster than other computers or tablets that I have. The upside is the light weight of the laptop certainly. I don't find it awful, but something to manage if going on the road.
I've been working with this for over a week. I updated all the software. This computer and 8.1 OS have been out for almost 6 months, so I consider them baked and most of the kinks worked out. I'm sure my review, if done 4 months ago, would have been a different story.
If you like the idea of having a device that allows input from pen, keyboard and finger seamlessly interchangeably -- this is it. Kudos to Sony on this one. I think the negative reviews just didn't spend enough time, or had incorrect expectations.
I guess just to address one that I kept seeing. Why doesn't the tablet/screen attach to the keyboard, without which makes for typing in your lap difficult. I went two days without even looking at the keyboard. If you really need to do serious typing with the device in your lap... then get a laptop, that's the point. But to blame this as a fault on the VAIO TAP I don't get it.... that is what makes this design so great, it's assuming a travelling keyboard usage of probably say 10% to 20% and 80% pen/finger. Or otherwise at a desk. Having now used this device, I find this repeated criticism really unfair.
I'm using the 1.5Ghz model and the performance has been solid, I don't think the upgrade/custom 1.7Ghz model is necessary. But I also wouldn't risk the Pentium.
Anyways -- very happy customer. Please continue to build Windows APPs
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hpayat does GPS and 3G ?
This tablet I will definetelly buy but Does it has 3G and GPS?
these properties should be in spec. Unfortunatelly I could not see these?
November 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EugeneB Just quck review after puchase
Very good computer but I can't understand how I can use mobile power supply with it. Sony Vaio Tap 11 has original uncompatible power jack. I got unexpected surprise
January 31, 2014