Sony has introduced a new 11 inch tablet featuring an Intel Haswell processor, a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, and support for digital pen input. It also has a kickstand on the back that lets you prop it up on a table or desk, and works with a keyboard dock.
Sound familiar? While the Tap 11 shares a name with Sony’s Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one desktop PC/big-ass tablet, it looks a lot more like Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro.
The tablet features an 11.6 inch IPS display, an N-Trig active digitizer, micro HDMI and full-sized USB ports, stereo speakers, and support for up to 512GB of solid state storage. The base model will have a 128GB SSD.
It measures 0.4 inches thick before you add the keyboard.
Processor options will range from an Intel Pentium CPU to a 4th-generation Core i7 chip.
Sony hasn’t announced the price or release date yet, but the company is showing off the tablet and keyboard in black and white colors… so it looks like you’ll have some options to mull over while you wait for more details.
This is surely the way the VAIO Tap 20 should have been designed as well. Maybe they could have managed the same weight as Dell’s XPS 18 then.
The Tap 11 looks good, but we must hope it doesn’t have the same digitizer problems in Photoshop as the Duo 13 has, since they didn’t use Wacom’s digitizer protocols but some cheap off-brand digitizer that doesn’t support the industry standard. Sony went cheap and their Duo 13 digitizer doesn’t work in Photoshop – at all…
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