Sony unveiled its very thin slate Vaio Tap 11 last week at IFA 2013 and it’s ready to bring it to the market late this month, according to people familiar with their plans. The device is known as “the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet PC”.


It’s meant to be a Surface Pro rival and it comes with a 9.9 mm thick chassis, a 1.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4210Y processor and a 11.6 inch Full HD touchscreen. This is a hybrid, not just a simple tablet and it comes with a wireless keyboard and touchpad, with those acting as a protective cover for the slate.

There’s also a digitiser stylus in the mix, infrared connectivity and support for NFC interaction. There’s a USB 3.0 port on board, micro HDMI, microSD, kickstand at the back and an 8 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor. The product will be available in black or white and pricing has yet to be revealed.