So I had a few tablets, computers, phablets whatever sent to me to review and I am slowly getting to all of them now.

The first one I am unboxing is the fabulous Sony Vaio Tap 11 tablet/keyboard/stylus combo.

This 11.6-inch tablet has a kickstand and a detachable keyboard. It’s also extremely thin, promises plenty of battery life, and comes in at just $799 for a Pentium processor and $999 for a more powerful Intel Core chip.

The Specs

Here, Sony is using a new Haswell Y-series chip, which is specifically designed to bring notebook-level power to tablets.The notebook is also available with a Core i3 or a Core i7 processor configuration, and the less powerful Intel Pentium 3560Y.

I’ll do a review later but I wanted to show you the hardware.

It has a 128GB SSD, 4 Gigs of memory and has an 11.6 inch screen running graphics at 1920×180.

I was very impressed by the look and feel and this unit is running core Windows 8.

Where to Purchase

Sony – VAIO Tap 11 11.6″ 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop – 4GB Memory – 128GB Solid State Drive – Black

The Photos

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About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Windows 8.1

    Will you be updating Windows 8, and then upgrading to Windows 8.1, I bet you the tablet/remote desktop peace will perform much faster

    • Onuora Amobi

      Its a review unit so I might not. Even as it is now, it’s pretty fast.

  • aseries

    I wanted you to see this. With a few accessories and stuff I don’t use much since I went to all laptops I am able to setup my ASUS T100 as a pretty good desktop. I added a UNITEK USB 3.0 3 port hub and Ethernet adapter, USB 3.0 64 GB Flash, 64 GB SDHC ,Bluetooth mouse and micro HDMI cable. Connected this to an unused keyboard and a seldom used 22 inch monitor with HDMI input.

    • Onuora Amobi


      Seems like a Frankenstein setup but it’s working for ya!

      • aseries

        I think this is the way things are going. The latest MAC Black Tower is based on external port connections and minimal internal expansion. I ditched my desktop towers and I run three Laptop systems. The other two are both setup with TV on Win Media Center and they both are what you would call Frankenstein systems.

        • Onuora Amobi

          Sounds like it.

          Is it hard to maintain all these pieces?

  • Rumin8

    It looks pretty. However that kick-stand at the back looks pretty flimsy for what at 11.6 inches must be a heavy slab (based on looking at a Acer W700). It looks to likely to break off? Is it metal? And even if it does not, it looks too easy to knock over the expensive slab, which would not do it a lot of good on a hard surface. Considering that this is not low-cost kit, I would have expected something more reassuring.

    • Onuora Amobi

      Yeah funny about that. It’s sturdy but looks flimsy and low quality all at the same time.

      It is cool that you can use the keyboard from so far away though. I like that it doesn’t have to be physically connected to the tablet.

  • Edward Allen

    Looks OK for a notebook/tablet hybrid. Does it come with the option to use a keyboard having a version of the alpha-numeric keypad on it?

    • Onuora Amobi

      I dont know if you can swap out the keyboard for another one or if Sony make an alternate keyboard for it.

      • Edward Allen

        It’s a small point about the keyboard, Onuora! I like the looks of this Sony Vaio and I would certainly recommend it!

        • Onuora Amobi

          It’s pretty nifty.

          Interesting hardware choices out there if you love Windows 8.

  • Ray C

    Looks nice, and I’ve never had a problem with any of my past Sony devices, at least not their PC devices.