Sony announces Vaio Tap 11 Windows 8 Tablet PC
Sony announced not only the new flagship Xperia Z1 but also a sleek and thinnest Windows tablet dubbed Sony Vaio Tap 11. The device was announced at the IFA 2013. The device has slim profile from its other Windows 8 counterparts, though not “thinnest ever” and comes powered by a an Intel Core processor.
The tablet keeps the Sony‘s OmniBalance design and power and volume keys look a lot like Xperia Z series. The tablet also has kickstand to put it on a flat surface and comes with a wireless magnetic keyboard that can be attached to the screen which doubles as its protective display cover. The keyboard also has a touchpad of an average size but the battery inside the keyboard is not juicy enough to give the tablet extra life. The tablet is less than a centimeter thick.
Spec-wise, the Sony Vaio Tab 11 is powered by Core processor with an unspecified Intel chipset. The the device sports a 11.6-inch Triluminos display with 1920×1080 pixels Full HD resolution, 4GB of RAM and an SSD of up to 512GB.
The tablet also features an 8 MP camera as well as aluminium power butto. The camera is powered by an Exmor RS sensor and should shoot things good and offer you low-light photos but the device lacks a flash for the camera. There is also a front-facing camera for video call purpose.
In terms of ports, there are an HDMI-out, USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card slot. with a protective removable cover, which also makes the device look neat and sleek. The device also features IR blaster making it possible to use the device as a wireless infrared remote for TV. There is Sony’s One-Touch connectivity feature letting you play audios via NFC speakers and headphones.
The Vaio Tap 11 also comes with a digitizer so that users can easily take down notes or draw things on the screen. The stylus can also be used for professional photo editing and photo manipulation. The tablet comes preloaded with drawing and photo-manipulation apps and it will also work with other applications as well.
The tablet is running on the Window 8 full version, not the half-baked Windows RT, so things should be fine on the device and you can also have the usual desktop features on the tablet.
When it comes to life of the battery, the Sony promises 6 hours of battery life on a single charge but that could vary on different configurations. The time is not that bad but certainly lower than standard Windows 8 tablets offer.
The new Sony Vaio Tap 11 Windows 8 Tablet PC will be available in black or white starting from Autumn 2013 and release date for other parts of the world will be announced later.