Sony Tablet S Review
I've had the opportunity to review a few tablets in my day. The Samsung Galaxy lineup of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and now I was able to get my grubby mitts upon the Sony Tablet S from Sony. The first thing you will notice is that the design of the tablet is quite unique and Sony isn’t shying away from pricing this tablet at $399 (16GB) and $499 (32GB). Sure it lacks any cellular connectivity (at least in the U.S.), making one start to wonder if a WiFi-only tablet would hold up against the competition. Let’s find out and get down to business, shall we? As we examine the Sony Tablet S. My video review...
As I said before, this design is one to surely stand out in a lineup of tablets. It has a wedge shaped design, giving it a very distinct futuristic look, and does a great job when placed on a table. The forward slant takes a great bite out of glare making it comfortable to type on. These benefits, however, come at the price of thickness due to that unique wedge shape. Weighing in at 1.3 pounds, the Sony tablet feels very solid in the hands and somewhat more stable and sturdy that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Going around the edges, you will find the power and volume buttons, speakers, a headphone jack, and a tethered cover protecting a Micro-USB sync connection, as well as a full-size SD card reader. A preloaded app handles the chore of moving your files back and forth from your card. Now I know that I said it has a SD card reader, but this one is simply just for handling your media transfers - not actually meant to act as a memory expansion slot.
Unlike some other Honeycomb tablets with a 10.1-inch screen, Sony goes with a 9.4-inch screen running TruBlack technology from its Bravia TV line, making the screen contrast POP. You don’t really feel the smaller screen become a problem, as the overall form factor brings it close to the iPad’s dimensions.Continued on the next page