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Sony Tablet S Tablet Review

A poor offering from Sony, with little to recommend it against the competition.

October 07, 2011
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Device & Specs

Though it's quite common to see, the devices themselves actually look somewhat similar if you take their casing off. Both have dual-core processors, comparable RAM, and hard drive space. Though the iPad has a larger screen and thinner profile, the Sony Tablet S fits in the hand better, albeit with the issue of the camera being covered by the thumb. From a hardware standpoint, if you want a little more durability, we'd stick with the metal case of the iPad 2 over the cheap-feeling plastic of the Sony Tablet S.

Screen

With a smaller resolution and screen size, the Sony Tablet S is more portable, but those with a penchant for streaming content to watch on their tablet may prefer the larger screen of the iPad 2. TKTKTK

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Battery

Considering the fact that the iPad 2 has a battery that allows you to watch video for almost double the time of the Sony Tablet S, we're willing to go out on a limb and say the iPad 2's battery is better than the Sony Tablet S.

eReader

As eReaders, both devices function much in the same way, with access to some of the same software via their respective application marketplaces. However, if you were to include physical attributes of each tablet, the Sony Tablet S would win out, as it fits in the hand far easier, with the weight of the device less awkwardly distributed.

Internet

Both tablets are running the latest versions of the most competitive tablet software at the moment, and as such, they both have very similar internet features. In addition, they have access to very similar applications; the only major advantage one holds over the other here is that the Sony Tablet S can support flash.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  12. Blackberry PlayBook Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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