Sony Tablet S Tablet Review
A poor offering from Sony, with little to recommend it against the competition.
It should be interesting to see how tablets like the Sony Tablet S manage to stay alive once the Amazon Kindle Fire comes out with it's ludicrously low pricetag, and competitive hardware. It will also be interesting to see how Sony's other tablet, the Tablet P due to release later this year, fares in our testing. In the meantime, Sony's first entry into the tablet arena will probably fare about as well as an unarmed man challenging a Roman gladiator. Though the brand recognition is certainly there, the Sony Tablet S really doesn't do much of anything to set it apart from the pack of Android tablets: this tablet is thoroughly unremarkable.
When you start using the Sony Tablet S, you can expect an experience very similar to every other Android 3 tablet out there, with only a few things changed to match Sony's other products. The differences in the user interface are mostly aesthetic, with a couple of things like the IR remote feature built in.
If you're looking for a portable tablet that will keep you entertained for anything longer than a car ride, you may want to look elsewhere, as this tablet does not have the battery life to compete with tablets that are even cheaper. Beyond that, the Sony Tablet S is about as average as you can get in terms of Android-running machines. The ergonomic design was a good idea, but executed poorly for those with even average-sized hands. You may want to continue looking if you are able.
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